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True Value To Manufacture Hand Sanitizer

True Value Company has registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an over-the-counter drug manufacturer to produce hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lidl Opens Regional Distribution Center

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.

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Walmart To Take Temperature Of Employees

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.

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Kohl’s Extends Store Closures, Furloughs Associates

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.

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Kroger Accelerates Hiring Program

Kroger wants to provide new career opportunities for some 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors such as restaurants, hotels and food service distributors as part of a plan to hire additional workers over the next several weeks.

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Amazon Sets New Policies To Keep Distribution Moving

Amazon has been dealing with coronavirus complications in its distribution system including, for example, the closure of a New York City fulfillment center in the borough of Queens that had not reopened by press time as the company works to sanitize the facility after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.

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Groupon Names Cooper Interim CEO

Groupon said that Rich Williams is no longer serving as CEO and that Aaron Cooper, Groupon’s president of North America, has been appointed interim CEO by the board of directors. Chief operating officer Steve Krenzer is also no longer serving in his role. Williams and Krenzer will continue as employees of the company.

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