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Retail leaders react to protests, riots in wake of George Floyd killing

Many of the nation's top retail leaders reached out to their employees and the community at large as they temporarily shut stores in select locations across the country amid disruptions and destruction in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

TravelCenters of America adding more locations

TravelCenters of America Inc. is expanding its footprint through conversions.

Shoppers want retailers to offer clean stores and delivery perks in response to COVID-19.

It’s not just the obvious suspects — namely Walmart and Target — that have the potential to benefit from the liquidation of Pier 1 Imports.

Five Below

Five Below is not backing down from its aggressive store expansion.

Amazon is reportedly making good on plans to expand its new brick-and-mortar grocery concept beyond Southern California.


The COVID-19 pandemic took a big toll on Ulta Beauty, which reported a first-quarter loss amid plunging store sales. 

Ron Lutz

Brick-and-mortar stores across the country, from Nordstrom to REI, are reopening with limits on customer capacity.

Dollar General store exterior

Dollar General Corp. reported its biggest same-store rise in more than 10 years amid surging demand driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An e-tail giant is using two brand new stores to increase its online grocery delivery capability in the Los Angeles area.

J.C. Penney is reopening more stores that were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it also gets ready to permanently shutter some of those locations.

Forty-seven percent of people are willing to visit a store this week.

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