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Shoppers walk past a "Sale" sign outside a store at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 7.

Retail Spending Dips For 3rd Straight Month As Infections Surge

By: Alina Selyukh
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: January 15th, 2021
Restaurants and bars are reeling from persistent spikes of coronavirus cases and related restrictions in their communities, driving retail spending in December down for the third month in a row.
Dollar General storefront with 2 cars parked outside

Dollar General Will Pay Workers to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

By: Sarah Krouse
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: January 13th, 2021
Retailer is one of the first to dangle extra pay to staff to encourage them to get coronavirus shots once available.
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Masked customers browsed Bronner's Christmas Wonderland store in Frankenmuth, Mich., in early December.

Holiday Shoppers Steered Clear of Stores, Favoring Online Buying

By: Sarah Nassauer
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: December 26th, 2020
During a remade shopping season, many Americans ditched stores for digital outlets. And pandemic buying trends that favored household goods and food over apparel continued, according to early sales data from firms that track shopper spending.
CVS Health, Walgreens start to provide Covid vaccines at thousands of hard-hit nursing homes

CVS Health, Walgreens start to provide Covid vaccines at thousands of hard-hit nursing homes

By: Melissa Repko
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 18th, 2020
CVS Health and Walgreens are starting to give Covid-19 vaccinations to residents and staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, making them among the first Americans to receive the shots.
5 ways the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the future of retail stores

5 ways the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the future of retail stores

By: Lauren Thomas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 17th, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing retailers to rethink the role of the brick-and-mortar store.
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An accelerator and a stress test: How Covid has shaken-up L’Oréal’s digital plans

By: Molly Fleming
Source: Marketing Week
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
L’Oréal’s ecommerce business has almost doubled during the pandemic as shoppers seek beauty products online.
Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

Lockdown 2.0: Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

By: Richa Naidu, Victoria Waldersee, Siddharth Cavale
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
When rumors first began to circulate that the UK would go back into lockdown, Leanne Barnes despaired as bread and toilet roll flew off the shelves again at her local supermarket. But to her surprise, shelves were back to being fully stocked within a few days.
U.S. retail sales slow amid pandemic, lack of fiscal stimulus

U.S. retail sales slow amid pandemic, lack of fiscal stimulus

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
U.S. retail sales increased less than expected in October and could slow further, restrained by spiraling new COVID-19 infections and declining household income as millions of unemployed Americans lose government financial support.
Walmart forecasts promising holiday season as online sales soar

Walmart forecasts promising holiday season as online sales soar

By: Melissa Fares, Aishwarya Venugopal
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
Walmart Inc WMT.N said on Tuesday it was optimistic about its holiday sales prospects in a pandemic-ridden year after the big-box retailer beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results as Americans increasingly shift their spending online.
Sony PS5 sold out online as pandemic chills real-world retailing

Sony PS5 sold out online as pandemic chills real-world retailing

By: Sam Nussey
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 11th, 2020
Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) console launched in core markets on Thursday to intense interest online, but with first day real-world sales limited to pre-order pick-ups.