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Kroger Bringing on Furloughed Sysco Employees

The grocer, which has been on a hiring spree in an attempt to keep up with the increasing consumer demand incited by the spread of coronavirus, has made similar agreements with other companies.

Walmart is expanding the ways in which it provides contactless services during the coronavirus health crisis.

Walmart Expands No-Contact Transactions During COVID-19

Walmart is offering new, contact-free ways for consumers to purchase items during the coronavirus health crisis, intended to keep both consumers and its associates safer.

While RIS’ exclusive poll found retail executives are being tasked with learning how to navigate curb-side pickup, surging online orders, and stock outs, it also reveals for 42% of respondents, sales are seeing a boon from this historic event. Find out exactly what our readers are saying.

There are two big questions in retail today: What can we do now and how can we plan for the future? Here are answers provided by experts in a follow up blog that incorporates insider feedback.

The biggest unknown is whether there will be a delayed economic recovery or a prolonged contraction. Regardless of the outcome, retailers and their CPG suppliers need to think ahead and be prepared to act quickly. 

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos addressed his employees in an open letter posted on the company’s website, thanking them for their work.   

Albertsons Companies is installing “sneeze guards” in its checkout lanes as a protective barrier between customers and associates during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Aptos will help the fashion brand and retailer improve its planning and buying decisions across its design, merchandise and operations.

In addition to boosting PTO and promising pay should they need to be quarantined, a few retailers are increasing what their workers are calling for most: more money.

As many retailers close stores due to concerns over the coronavirus, some are hiring associates by the thousands, and speeding up the hiring process dramatically.

As delivery demand surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports of Amazon’s struggles to keep consumers’ orders coming are beginning to surface. Find out how the e-commerce giant is stepping up to meet the challenge.

An altered landscape will emerge for both consumers and retailers after Covid-19 passes. Here’s a look at some long-lasting effects to plan for.

Gap Inc. said it is considering exiting or subleasing some of its flagships, including the Gap and Old Navy flagships in Manhattan’s Times Square. Find out why.

From facial payment kiosks to immersive in-store customer engagement, 3D is having a moment. A look at the present and future of 3D in retail.

From facial payment kiosks to immersive in-store customer engagement, 3D is having a moment. A look at the present and future of 3D in retail.

Walmart will pay its employees to stay home if they are under quarantine or fall ill. Get the details.

Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS are partnering with each other and with the government to assist with adding drive-through COVID-19 testing sites on their store properties. Get the details.

The tech, which combines computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning, detects what consumers remove or return from shelves, tallying them in a virtual cart.

Nordstrom says it will close all six Trunk Club stores, is retiring its co-presidency, and revealed several plans for 2020 including a new dedicated e-commerce site. Get the details.

In a move not seen often in modern retail, the off-price chain will instead invest in brick-and-mortar expansion.

In a move not seen often in modern retail, the off-price chain will instead invest in brick-and-mortar expansion.

Lowe’s website is still “under construction,” CEO Marvin Ellison said, but the home improvement retailer expects to gain a sales boost this year as the e-commerce work is completed, and will also roll out its new POS system to improve the customer and associate experience. Get the details.

The number of households shopping health stores is nearly double the prior year by mid-February, a new Shopping Behavior Index reports. Find out more insights from this weekly index providing visibility into U.S. consumer buying behavior shifts driven by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Walmart has pulled a top Sam’s Club exec to head up its e-commerce operations. Find out who Walmart choose in its latest executive shuffle.

Miller was given the award for her work in transforming Neiman Marcus into a nimble and personalized luxury retailer. Most significantly, this included shifting the company to maintaining a “cloud-first” strategy.

Just over two weeks ago, the nation’s oldest family-owned and operated retailer of athletic apparel, footwear and sporting goods said it would close 24 stores of its 153 stores. Now, after 130 years, Modell’s Sporting Goods has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close all of its stores.

Sales were down in nearly every category, with e-commerce serving as one of the lone bright spots.  

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