As Inventory Piles Up, Liquidation Warehouses Are Busy

Consumers are buying fewer discretionary goods and returning more. To clear their shelves, retailers are selling to liquidators at steep discounts.

#consumer-behavior, #e-commerce, #liquidity-services-inc, #national-retail-federation, #scranton-pa, #shopping-and-retail, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc, #warehouses

Where Can Young Children Get Vaccinated for Covid-19?

Age requirements vary among the larger pharmacy chains, and some won’t give the shots to children younger than 5.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc

Target Will Cut Prices to Clear Out Unwanted Inventory, Taking a Profit Hit

The move shows how inflation and changing consumer behavior are souring the business outlook for many retailers.

#company-reports, #consumer-behavior, #shopping-and-retail, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc

Under Pressure to Act, White House Says It’ll Address Formula Shortage

Senior officials announced minor steps the administration would take to try to increase the supply of formula, even as they conceded that Americans might not see quick relief.

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig Is Dead. What’s the New Popular Plant?

Meet the man working to put the next big “It” plant on every windowsill in North America.

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Walmart Says Vaccinated Workers No Longer Have to Wear Masks

The retailer said it was taking action after governors from Connecticut to California ended mask mandates recently.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #masks, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walmart-stores-inc

The Real Reason America Doesn’t Have Enough Truck Drivers

A 1,000-mile journey through the middle of America reveals the fundamental reason for truck driver shortages: It is a job full of stress, physical deprivation and loneliness.

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What to Do if You’ve Lost Your Covid-19 Vaccination Card

It never quite fit in your wallet, so it’s no surprise you may have misplaced it by now.

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The Narcotic Pleasures of #Cleantok

Why is it so calming to watch someone organizing a fridge?

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For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Woman Who Sued Walmart Over Shoplifting Arrest Is Awarded $2.1 Million

Lesleigh Nurse said she was wrongfully accused of stealing groceries from the Walmart in Semmes, Ala., in 2016. The retailer said it would appeal the verdict.

#alabama, #compensation-for-damages-law, #decisions-and-verdicts, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #mobile-ala, #nurse-lesleigh, #semmes-ala, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walmart-stores-inc

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Fueled Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

This is the first jury verdict in an opioid case. The decision embraced a key legal argument that judges in other opioid cases had recently rejected.

#cvs-caremark-corporation, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #liability-for-products, #ohio, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc, #your-feed-healthcare

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Perpetuated Opioid Crisis, Jury Finds

This is the first jury verdict in an opioids case. The decision embraced a key legal argument that judges in other opioids cases had recently rejected.

#cvs-caremark-corporation, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #liability-for-products, #ohio, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walgreen-co, #walmart-stores-inc, #your-feed-healthcare

Target Makes Thanksgiving Closings Permanent

“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard,” Brian Cornell, Target’s C.E.O., said.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #target-corporation, #thanksgiving-day, #walmart-stores-inc

Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays

Signing bonuses, higher wages, even college tuition. Companies are using perks to entice new employees in an industry that has been battered by the pandemic.

#amazon-com-inc, #best-buy-company-inc, #bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #labor-and-jobs, #ll-bean-co, #macys-inc, #minimum-wage, #national-retail-federation, #nordstrom-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

Corporate Climate Pledges Often Ignore a Key Component: Supply Chains

Many companies do not account for the emissions from their supply chains, which can be a significant majority of their contributions to greenhouse gases.

#amazon-com-inc, #bristol-myers-squibb-company, #corporations, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #target-corporation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #walmart-stores-inc

Global Shipping Delays Loom Over Retailers for the Holidays

The travails of a Chicago fishing company’s advent calendar highlight the supply chain hurdles for businesses trying to deliver items in time for the holidays.

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The Great Supply Chain Disruption

The supply chain crisis triggered by the pandemic was supposed to be over by now. It’s not.

#fedex-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #port-of-savannah-ga, #roads-and-traffic, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #walmart-stores-inc

‘Every Day Is Frightening’: Working For Walmart Amid Covid

As offices debate the merits and logistics of reopening, a parallel sphere of workers like Peter Naughton, a Walmart cashier, seem to inhabit another world. Often their jobs just got really hard.

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No, Walmart and Litecoin Are Not Partnering

Litecoin and other digital currencies jumped by as much as 30 percent after the announcement, which was republished as legitimate by media companies.

#businesswire, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #shopping-and-retail, #thomson-reuters-corporation, #twitter, #virtual-currency, #walmart-stores-inc

How Amazon Won Shopping

Amazon might not be the best shopping site, but using it can feel like magic.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail, #walmart-stores-inc

Companies Are Still Grappling With Their Vaccination Policies

Companies are sending surveys, offering cash rewards and requiring disclosures to find out how much of their work force is vaccinated.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-environment

Why Arkansas Is a Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party

Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems likely to bring the Trump brand to Arkansas politics in a big way. But the state is a testing ground for different possible futures for the party.

#arkansas, #clinton-bill, #cotton-tom, #elections-governors, #huckabee-mike, #hutchinson-asa, #republican-party, #sanders-sarah-huckabee, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Pharmacies Are Entering the Mental Health Market

Call it the ultimate in ‘retail therapy.’ Now you can shop for mental health services at CVS, Rite Aid and other national chains.

#albertsons-inc, #anxiety-and-stress, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #drugstores, #mental-health-and-disorders, #rite-aid-corporation, #shopping-and-retail, #walmart-stores-inc

Video Shows Police Laughing at Footage of Arrest of Woman With Dementia

The woman, who walked out of a Walmart in Loveland, Colo., without paying for $13.88 worth of items, said in a lawsuit that the police had broken a bone in her arm and dislocated her shoulder.

#colorado, #garner-karen-1948, #hopp-austin, #loveland-colo, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-loveland-colo, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walmart-stores-inc

These C.E.O.s Didn’t Sign Onto a Letter Defending Voting Rights

Hundreds of leaders and companies signed a letter opposing strict limits. They did not.

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As Mask Mandates Lift, Retail Workers Again Feel Vulnerable

“It’s no different now than it was a year ago,” one Kroger employee said, as states like Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements.

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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Sam’s Club C.E.O. on the Company’s High Sales and Low Wages

Kathryn McLay, an Australian who worked for years in finance, wants employees to know “how valued they are.”

#business-roundtable, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #sams-club, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

AT&T, JPMorgan and Coca-Cola Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Riots

AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.

#att-inc, #charles-schwab-corporation, #citigroup-inc, #corporations, #cruz-ted, #facebook-inc, #fedex-corporation, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #lincoln-project, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #marriott-international-inc, #morgan-stanley, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Trump Threatens to Reject $900 Billion Stimulus

The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.

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Justice Department Sues Walmart, Saying it Fueled Opioid Crisis

The 160-page civil complaint alleges the retailer knew its system for detecting illegitimate prescriptions was inadequate.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walmart-stores-inc

After a Hard Year, Holiday Commercials Get Real

Tear-jerker scenes and reminders of the coronavirus pandemic are part of a not-so-cheery seasonal ad blitz.

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As Customers Move Online, So Does the Holiday Shopping Season

Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #macys-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #walmart-stores-inc

Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more.

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Walmart Removes Guns From Sales Floor Citing Unrest

Walmart said the move was motivated by protests and looting that have roiled Philadelphia this week after police killed Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday.

#firearms, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shopping-and-retail, #walmart-stores-inc

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.

#amazon-com-inc, #dicks-sporting-goods-inc, #e-commerce, #robb-walter-1953, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc

TikTok Files for Injunction to Stop Ban of App

While President Trump has blessed a deal for TikTok, the video app filed to stop a ban of its service that is set to go into effect on Sunday.

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Beyond TikTok, Walmart Looks to Transform

Away from the political drama of the TikTok deal, Walmart has been taking steps that are already changing the company and, by extension, the broader retail sector.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

TikTok and WeChat: What They Tell Us About the Global Internet

Banned apps, nefarious theories, trade wars, voiceless users. The case of TikTok isn’t news to most of the world.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #international-relations, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #walmart-stores-inc

‘There’s No There There’: What the TikTok Deal Achieved

The agreement for the social media app falls short of President Trump’s promises.

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Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus On What Makes Their SPAC Different

Silicon Valley stars Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus explain what makes their blank-check company different.

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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their carts in surprising new directions.

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Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting of a Black Man in a California Walmart

The Alameda County district attorney said an officer used “unreasonable” deadly force in a confrontation that lasted less than 40 seconds.

#black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stun-guns, #walmart-stores-inc

Walmart Announces Membership Service in Attempt to Compete With Amazon

Walmart+ will cost $98 a year to receive free shipping for orders over $35. The company hopes to build on the success of its pickup grocery business.

#e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail, #walmart-stores-inc

Why Does Walmart Want to Buy TikTok?

The app’s Chinese version, Douyin, is trying to become a mobile marketplace where video stars promote products. That could be a model for the U.S. retail giant if it acquires TikTok.

#china, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #pinduoduo-mobile-app, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

Walmart Joining Microsoft in TikTok Bid

The retail giant said it was teaming up with Microsoft, which has been negotiating for weeks to buy the popular Chinese-owned video app.

#computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc, #zhang-yiming-1983

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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