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IKEA eyes return to growth this year after sales shrank 4% in 2019/20

IKEA eyes return to growth this year after sales shrank 4% in 2019/20

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 6th, 2020
Retail sales at IKEA, the world’s biggest furniture group, shrank 4% in the year to the end of August as demand recovered quickly from a slump caused by COVID-19, brand owner and franchisor Inter IKEA said on Tuesday.
COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods - McKinsey

COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods - McKinsey

By: Sarun Charumilind, Ezra Greenberg, Jessica Lamb, and Shubham Singhal
Source: McKinsey
Date of Publication: August 17th, 2020
McKinsey Provides an update on how it wants to see safety measures proceed in order for economic growth to continue forward.
AMD is weathering coronavirus while biggest rival struggles

AMD is weathering coronavirus while biggest rival struggles

By: Wallace Witkowski
Source: Market Watch
Date of Publication: July 28th, 2020
Advanced Micro Devices in the age of COVID-19: Work-from-home, play-from-home all depend on chip-based infrastructure, which is expected to remain in demand for the year.
Papa John’s continues hiring spree with pledge to bring on 10,000 more workers

Papa John’s continues hiring spree with pledge to bring on 10,000 more workers

By: Amelia Lucas
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 27th, 2020
Papa John’s will hire 10,000 more workers as it tries to meet demand for its pizzas. Pizza chains have seen demand soar as more consumers stay at home. Papa John’s recently hired 20,000 employees.
S&P 500 closes nominally higher amid COVID-19 spikes, muted data

S&P 500 closes nominally higher amid COVID-19 spikes, muted data

By: Stephen Culp
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
The S&P 500 closed nominally higher on Thursday as investors weighed a resurgence in coronavirus infections and the possibility of a new round of shutdowns as well as data that suggested the U.S. economy might not bounce back with quick, V-shaped recovery.
JM Smucker CEO on Q4 earnings, business during the pandemic

JM Smucker CEO on Q4 earnings, business during the pandemic

Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 4th, 2020
J.M. Smucker CEO Mark Smucker discussed the food products maker’s quarterly performance and the growth he sees in the company’s brands.
A CEO Cheatsheet For Business Strategy After COVID-19

A CEO Cheatsheet For Business Strategy After COVID-19

By: Bob Zukis
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: March 30th, 2020
Corporate directors, CEO’s and the entire C-suite will be battling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on multiple fronts for months to come. But once things start to come under control, what’s next? Where’s the path to business renewal and growth and how is a company’s business strategy impacted by this crisis?
General Mills shares rise after COVID-19 sales boost drives higher expectations _MarketWatch

General Mills shares rise after COVID-19 sales boost drives higher expectations

By: Tonya Garcia
Source: Market Watch
Date of Publication: May 11th, 2020
"General Mills Inc. GIS, +2.79% said Monday that it now expects fourth-quarter organic net sales to rise double-digits as COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders drive increased sales, particularly in North American retail and the pet categories."