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J.C. Penney: Company Must Emerge From Chapter 11 Quickly

J.C. Penney stated in a bankruptcy court document that it must emerge from Chapter 11 quickly in preparation for the 2020 holiday season, shortly after announcing that it had received approvals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas regarding First Day motions related to the company’s voluntary Chapter 11 petitions, including approval for it to access and use its approximately $500 million in cash collateral.

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Kroger Adds Bonus For Associates

Kroger is providing a special “Thank You Pay” to hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates to acknowledge their dedication to maintaining safe, clean and stocked stores.

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NRF: Retail Sales Drop During April

Retail sales dropped almost twice as much during April as they did in March as the nation’s economy saw its first full month when most businesses were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Retail Federation said.

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IHA Slates Educational Webinars

Educational sessions planned for the Innovation Theater and Smart Talks stage at The Inspired Home Show 2020 will be presented as a series of webinars over the next few months, the International Housewares Association said.

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Panasonic Teams With SideChef

Panasonic has partnered with the culinary platform, SideChef. The companies noted that the partnership aims to help families eat better, shop more easily and make cooking more accessible and enjoyable.

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Lamps Plus Reopening Select Stores

Lamps Plus has opened three of its Texas stores, one each located in Arlington, Plano and Austin, as it gets its store operation running again. The company opened the Texas stores during the week beginning May 3 and is opening Nevada and Arizona stores this week, with all to be in operation by Friday, May 15.

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