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Ulta Beauty, At Home in additional measures to reduce costs; CEOs forgo salaries

Ulta Beauty and At Home Group have joined the growing list of retailers who are taking additional measures to shore up their finances and reduce expenses as their stores remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gartner: Three steps to mitigate supply chain disruption from COVID-19

Retail chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) should combine an effective near-term response to the impact of COVID-19 with a plan for longer-term recovery.


The company formerly known as Restoration Hardware is tightening its belt.

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Walmart has taken additional steps to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Wayfair is delaying its annual online shopping holiday, but will offer another special digital promotion.


Tyson Foods is using new technology to check employees’ temperature as they walk into the building.


More retail companies are furloughing employees and announcing executive pay cuts — some to greater degrees than others — as stores remain closed indefinitely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lululemon athletica inc. is paying its employees even as its stores remain shuttered amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Meijer joins the growing list of retailers checking the temperature of its employees to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe work environment.


BJ’s Wholesale Club has joined other big-box retailers in limiting in-store traffic and implementing additional measures to support the health and safety of customers and employees during the current pandemic.

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Ross Stores is taking additional steps to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ulta Beauty still plans to open new stores this year, but not as many as previously planned.

Lowe’s Companies is doubling down on its in-store social distancing measures during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Kroger Company is increasing its efforts to reward employees working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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