Customers Still Like to Shop in Person, Even if They Get Only to the Curb

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.

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Walmart, Target and Other Big-Box Retailers See Profits Surge During Pandemic

Walmart and Target reported record sales in the second quarter, driven by the convenience of one-stop shopping and their e-commerce operations.

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How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper

Book sales jumped this spring at big-box stores, which stayed open and stocked essentials while other shops closed.

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Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

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Target, Don’t Tell Me You ‘Stand With Black Families’

My autistic son tried to hug an employee. Did you really need a police officer on the scene?

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Retailers, Battered by Coronavirus, Now Confront Protesters

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.

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Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

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.

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Target Temporarily Closing or Shortening Hours at 200 Stores

The company said it acted to ensure employees’ safety. A store in Minneapolis, where Target is based, was badly damaged and looted last week.

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Amazon Angles to Grab Back Customers

After losing some online shoppers to rivals during the pandemic, the retail giant is turning back to faster shipping times and big sales.

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Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure

As business restrictions are lifted, employees have moved from advocating workplace safeguards to making sure the measures aren’t removed too soon.

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Protecting Workers From Coronavirus: OSHA Leaves It to Employers

Critics say the federal agency charged with protecting worker safety has played a conspicuously small role during the pandemic.

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