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CVS Expanding COVID-19 Test Sites

Building on the company’s efforts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, on Friday, May 15, CVS Health will open more than 50 COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The opening of hundreds of additional test sites across the country will be announced over the next two weeks.

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Kroger Expands Workforce

Kroger said it has hired more than 100,000 workers in the past eight weeks, including those from the hardest-hit sectors like restaurants, hotels and food service distributors.

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Zavor Unveils New Air Fryer Oven

Zavor is adding to its kitchen electrics lineup with the Crunch Air Fryer Oven. The Crunch air fryer features two ceramic coated non-stick cooking trays, rather than a pull-out food basket, offering users more cooking convenience and versatility.

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Plum Expands Distribution Network

Plum is expanding its distribution network as it moves forward in its next chapter of global growth for its wine appliance. The company has partnered with Eastern Marketing, Maple Distributing, and Pinnacle Sales Group to position Plum for increased widespread distribution in U.S. markets beginning May 2020.

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Vesa Equity Takes 5% Macy’s Share, Intends Management Talks

Vesa Equity Investment has acquired a 5% stake in Macy’s, with its purpose, according to a filing with the United States Security and Exchange Commission, “to engage in constructive discussions with the issuer’s management and/or board of directors, other stockholders of the issuer and other interested parties that may relate to the business, management, operations (including cost structure), assets, capitalization, financial condition, strategic plans, governance and board composition and the future of the issuer.”

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The Container Store Sales Decline In Q4

The Container Store saw its preliminary sales decline in the fourth quarter ended March 28, with the pandemic impacting the retailer’s performance. The company noted that one bright spot, however, was the increase in online customer orders.

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Coral UV Launches Sanitizer

With recent attention paid to at-home disinfection, Coral UV has introduced the Coral UV 3-in-1 sanitizer, a compact, UV-C sanitizer that provides an easy and chemical free solution for sanitizing everyday items.

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Kitchen Electric Sales Heat Up As Consumers Get Cooking

James Beard called bread “the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods” and it seems today’s consumers agree, propelling sales of breadmakers to new heights. Indeed, sales of kitchen appliances have surged in recent weeks, as the COVID-19 health crisis and stay-at-home mandates fueled a renewed interest in home cooking, especially appliances suited to making comfort cuisine— sandwich makers, slow/multi-cookers, air fryers, convection/toaster ovens— as well as appliances used for fun foods, including popcorn makers, indoor grills and treat makers.

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