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Retail Champions 2020: Walmart

BENTONVILLE, AR— It would be tough to find a retailer better suited to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as it has rolled across the U.S. than Walmart, and the retailer is almost certainly going to come out of the crisis stronger and more capable.

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Retail Champions 2020: Kroger

CINCINNATI— Kroger is entering a new phase in its development influenced by the coronavirus crisis but with deeper roots and a definite vision of a future when the company will have more ways to engage consumers.

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Retail Champions 2020: Home Depot

ATLANTA— Home Depot has experienced some tailwinds through the buffets of the COVID-19 pandemic, as experienced by the home center/hardware channel, that should position it to maintain momentum through the next stages of recovery from the crisis.

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Retail Champions 2020: Costco

ISSAQUAH, WA— The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. drove consumers to Costco as a place to stock up on food and household essentials, but images of consumers driving wagon loads of groceries, paper towels and other necessary products out of its warehouse clubs don’t provide the whole picture.

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Retail Champions 2020: Amazon

SEATTLE— Amazon is likely to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic with the most gained as consumers become more reliant on online shopping, the channel it leads, but the company also has been, in many ways, the most challenged retailer in the U.S. as a tidal wave of sales has threatened to overwhelm its systems and its high profile has made it a target of scrutiny.

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Other Retailers Gain Foothold In Shifting Marketplace

NEW YORK— When Kroger published its “Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses” to help business create safe working environments in the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was simultaneously realizing how great an effect the coronavirus was having on life in the country and beginning to look forward to the end of movement and shopping restrictions that made them radically reconsider how they might purchase everything from food to durable goods such as major appliances.