Retail

Walmart, Target to Limit Shoppers in Store

Walmart and Target, the nation’s two-largest retailers, announced it would begin limiting the number of shoppers inside stores to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Walmart said stores will allow no more than five customers for each 1000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of a store’s capacity. An average Walmart store is […]

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Two NY Trader Joe’s Closed Due to Coronavirus

Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket chain, announced that two NY stores remain closed for cleaning after employees working there tested positive for Covid-19. The locations are in Hewlett in Westchester County and Merrick on Long Island. The Trader Joe’s store in Paramus on busy Rt. 17 is also temporarily shuttered. The Merrick and Paramus stores […]

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Walmart to Monitor Worker Temperatures

Walmart CEO and President John Furner announced that the company will begin taking the temperatures of employees as they report to work in Walmart stores, Sam’s Club stores and other facilities, as well as asking them some basic health screening questions. The company is now sending infrared thermometers to all locations, which could take up […]

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Macy’s to Furlough Most Employees

Macy’s, the largest department store chain in the country, says it will furlough most of its 125,000 employees as all stores remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company operates 775 locations under the names Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Blue Mercury. Furloughed employees will receive no pay. Beginning April 1, all employees at the director-level […]

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Costco to Close Two Hours Earlier

Costco, the nation’s leading membership warehouse chain, is closing at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays starting on Monday, March 30. This is usually two hours earlier for most stores. Gas stations at Costco will close at 7 p.m. Weekend store hours will remain the same. Costco has seen a huge surge in business over the last […]

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Shop-Rite Boosts Worker Pay

Wakefern Food Corp., the retailer-owned cooperative and parent of ShopRite supermarkets, is giving hourly workers a $2 per hour boost for the next month along with enhanced sick and leave benefits. The program would impact tens of thousands of employees working across ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite Marketplace, Dearborn Market and Gourmet Garage stores […]

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CVS Hiring 50,000 Employees, Adds Bonus Pay

CVS Health, which operates the largest drug store chain in the country with nearly 10,000 locations, is awarding bonuses to employees who are required to be at CVS stores to assist patients and customers in this time of unprecedented need. Bonuses will range from $150 to $500 and will be awarded to pharmacists and certain other health care […]

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Bed Bath & Beyond Closing Most Stores

UNION, NJ — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced it will close most stores by Monday morning, March 23, 2020, other than its buybuy BABY and Harmon Face Values stores, subject to state and local regulations.  The move is aimed at helping to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and means all but approximately […]

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Target Increases Pay for Hourly Workers

Target says it will increase worker pay by $2 an hour until May 2 and possibly beyond. In addition, Target is offering a new option for all employees who are 65 or older, pregnant or those with underlying medical conditions to access paid leave effective immediately. Target will also pay bonuses to frontline team members, […]

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Best Buy Switching to Curbside Pickup Only

Best Buy, the nation’s largest electronics chain, is changing plans and closing all stores beginning Sunday and will only offer curbside pickup or delivery from online orders. After announcing a few days ago it would allow 10-15 customers at a time inside stores starting on Monday, government ordered closures in numerous states have altered the […]