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Best Buy signals slowing sales of work-from-home electronics

Best Buy signals slowing sales of work-from-home electronics

By: Uday Sampath Kumar
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: February 25th, 2021
Best Buy Co Inc signaled a slowdown in the coronavirus crisis-driven demand for remote-work computer equipment as it missed holiday-quarter sales estimates, sending its shares down 8%.
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.
Workers at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Mich. freezer farm

Pfizer Sets Up Its ‘Biggest Ever’ Vaccination Distribution Campaign

By: Costas Paris and Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 21st, 2020
The U.S. pharmaceutical giant is preparing to ship billions of Covid-19 vaccines using frozen boxes, cargo planes and trucks in a mega logistics operation.
Covid Blunts Unilever’s Edge in Emerging Markets - WSJ.

Covid Blunts Unilever’s Edge in Emerging Markets

By: Saabira Chaudhuri
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 28th, 2020
Dove soap maker’s business in countries such as India, for years a competitive advantage, becomes more challenging.
Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity - WSJ

Covid-19 Vaccine Race Turns Deep Freezers Into a Hot Commodity

By: Jared S. Hopkins
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 4th, 2020
Drug, logistics and public-health officials assemble a cold-storage supply chain as experimental vaccines approach the end of late-stage testing.
Why are there still not enough paper towels?

Why Are There Still Not Enough Paper Towels?

By: Sharon Terlep, Annie Gasparro
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 21st, 2020
Blame lean manufacturing. A decadeslong effort to eke out more profit by keeping inventory low left many manufacturers unprepared when Covid-19 struck. And production is unlikely to ramp up significantly any time soon.
Best Buy warns of slowing sales after work-from-home boom

Best Buy warns of slowing sales after work-from-home boom

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 25th, 2020
Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) warned on Tuesday of a slowdown in sales growth in the third quarter as it faced risks from unemployment, lower government stimulus and lockdown-hit global supply chains, sending the shares of the U.S. consumer electronics retailer down 4%.
Home Depot Braced for Covid Pain—Then Americans Remodeled - WSJ

Home Depot Braced for Covid Pain—Then Americans Remodeled

By: Sarah Nassauer
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: August 16th, 2020
After lobbying to be open, the big box scrambled to meet demand. Old benchmarks don’t apply, says CEO Craig Menear: ‘None of that has a correlation anymore.’
Clorox CEO-elect says company is making 1 million wipes packages a day _ Fox Business

Clorox CEO-elect says company is making 1 million wipes packages a day

By: Lucas Manfredi
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: August 10th, 2020
Store shelves won't be fully stocked with its products until 2021 due to a supply shortage.
Starbucks, PepsiCo, and BMW partner to fix a global problem worth trillions

Starbucks, PepsiCo, and BMW partner to fix a global problem worth trillions

By: Nate Berg
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: August 6th, 2020
COVID-19 made it clear: The supply chain desperately needs an upgrade.