Rite Aid has expanded actions the company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning immediately, Rite Aid plans to hire 5,000 associates for full and part-time roles across the country to support store and distribution center teams. Positions will include cashiers, pharmacy technicians and distribution center associates.
Lamps Plus has seen a purchasing shift towards products that have helped consumers make their homes more functional and comfortable as stay-at-home requirements spread across the U.S. in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nordstrom has appointed two new members to its board of directors: Jim Donald, co-chairman of Albertsons board of directors and Mark Tritton, president and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond.
The Container Store is closing all remaining stores that were not already shuttered in accordance with state and local orders, and shifting to click and pick up/contactless curbside delivery and scheduled in store appointments, only allowing one customer in the store at a time, in select locations, where it is legally permitted and store employees wish to work.
As RH enters the fourth week that its galleries, restaurants, and outlets in North America have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the retailer has temporarily furloughed approximately 2,300 team members, and permanently reduced its workforce by 440 team members.
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.
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.
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon have expanded their joint program by offering participants insight into the counterfeit sales volumes of known infringers.
In a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, eBay is launching Up & Running, an accelerator program designed to help retailers without an e-commerce presence transition to selling online.
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.
In the second quarter, Walgreens retail sales in the U.S. edged up as the company prepared for the spread of COVID-19 to the country.
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.