Meijer has begun implementing daily health screenings for team members reporting to work at all its stores and facilities in the retailer’s ongoing effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
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Publix is rolling out contactless pay options to all its stores, including GreenWise Market. The rollout is expected to be completed by Saturday, April 4. This is one more measure Publix is taking to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the pandemic.
Based on the latest guidance from federal, state and local government and health authorities, Bed Bath & Beyond is extending the temporary closure of its retail stores until at least May 2, 2020.
A diverse group of student industrial designers recently won the top prizes in the International Housewares Association’s 27th annual Student Design Competition. Their winning concepts are said to help protect vulnerable populations and address the environmental impact of personal care products.
As its stores remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ross Stores will temporarily furlough the majority of its store and distribution center associates, as well as some other associates across the business starting on Sunday, April 5, and until operations can resume in their areas.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has appointed Paul Cichocki as evp/membership, analytics and business transformation, effective April 1. Cichocki will be responsible for the company’s membership, marketing and analytics organizations, and will report directly to BJ’s president and CEO Lee Delaney.
As a precautionary measure, Ulta Beauty has decided that all stores will remain temporarily closed until it is safe to reopen. The company will continue to consider available guidance provided by federal, state, and local government and health officials when making decisions to reopen stores.
Based on the latest guidance from federal, state and local government and health authorities, and in the interest of the health and safety of its customers and associates, Stein Mart is extending the temporary closure of all stores beyond the previously announced March 31 date. As the situation continues to evolve rapidly, Stein Mart is not currently able to predict when the stores will reopen.
Office Depot has completed a previously announced feasibility review, and its board of directors approved proceeding with the implementation of a holding company reorganization.
Lidl has opened its state-of-the-art regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, Maryland. The new 700,000 square-foot facility will serve as the backbone of Lidl’s regional store network, supplying products to stores in five states.
As Walmart, Sam’s Club and the country continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, the retailer said it remains focused on the health and safety of its associates. Walmart said it has decided to begin taking the temperatures of its associates as they report to work in stores, clubs and facilities, as well as asking them some basic health screening questions.
In its ongoing support to slow the spread of COVID-19, Kohl’s is extending the duration of its temporary store closures until further notice. Due to the significant impact to the business, Kohl’s is taking additional actions to strengthen its financial flexibility.