Online orders have surged for retailers in the pandemic, as curbside pickup helps Americans satisfy their desire to hop in a car and drive to the store.
Walmart and Target reported record sales in the second quarter, driven by the convenience of one-stop shopping and their e-commerce operations.
Book sales jumped this spring at big-box stores, which stayed open and stocked essentials while other shops closed.
The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.
My autistic son tried to hug an employee. Did you really need a police officer on the scene?
Even as major chains boarded up stores and halted operations, they largely sought to convey empathy for demonstrators and did not condemn the damage to their businesses.
Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.
The company said it acted to ensure employees’ safety. A store in Minneapolis, where Target is based, was badly damaged and looted last week.
After losing some online shoppers to rivals during the pandemic, the retail giant is turning back to faster shipping times and big sales.
As business restrictions are lifted, employees have moved from advocating workplace safeguards to making sure the measures aren’t removed too soon.
Critics say the federal agency charged with protecting worker safety has played a conspicuously small role during the pandemic.