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.
Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Cindy Davis as evp/chief brand officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and president of Decorist, effective May 26, 2020. Davis will report directly to Mark Tritton, Bed Bath & Beyond’s president and CEO.
As consumers continue to seek out creative ways to elevate their coffee experience, Luigi Bormioli has cast a spotlight on its Glass Pour Over Coffee Maker.
In a May 6 survey, more consumers expressed a willingness to shop retail stores, but most remain wary, according to Coresight Research.
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.
Rite Aid has partnered with Instacart, which will allow customers to conveniently order and receive essential health care and grocery items delivered directly to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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.”
Igloo has donated $203,794 to the CDC Foundation and the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, in the fight against COVID-19.
The new Hy-Genie No Touch Hand Tool from Mark Feldstein & Associates allows users to keep their hands safe from coming into direct contact with pathogens found on surfaces including those on store checkouts, ATMs, touch screens and gas pumps.
Consumers in the U.S. are expanding purchasing beyond the essential needs of their families to incorporate more creature comforts into their extended stay-at-home living situations, according to weekly retail tracking data from The NPD Group.
Fraud attempt rates in online retail reached 4.3% in April, slightly down from 5.3% in March but still up from 3.8% compared to the month last year, according to ACI Worldwide.
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.