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Retailers open COVID-19 test sites across the country

NEW YORK — As testing becomes more important in the battle against COVID-19, retailers are stepping up. For instance, CVS Health has opened more than 50 COVID-19 test sites at selected CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations across Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, with additional sites to come. The new sites will utilize self-swab tests and

Walmart comp sales rise 10% in Q1

Walmart comp sales rise 10% in Q1

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart posted strong sales gains across its businesses in the first quarter, with demand driven by the COVID-19 outbreak. Unprecedented demand for products across multiple categories led to strong top-line results. But certain incremental costs negatively affected operating income, including costs associated with enhanced wages and benefits as well as safety and

Amazon tops Kantar, WPP ranking of retail brands

Amazon tops Kantar, WPP ranking of retail brands

LONDON — Internet giants Amazon.com and Alibaba top the this year’s BrandZ ranking of the “75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands,” which was released Thursday by Kantar and WPP. The report, which was launched in conjuction with the World Retail Congress, found that the value of the world’s top 75 retail brands has grown 12% —

Walmart and Nextdoor launch new program

Walmart and Nextdoor launch new program

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is partnering with Nextdoor, a social network for neighborhoods, to make it easier for neighbors to help one another during the coronavirus pandemic. The partners on Thursday announced the launch of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a program that facilitates Nextdoor members in either asking for help or offering help in shopping for

Walmart beauty exec retires

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Jody Pinson, one of the most respected faces in mass market beauty retailing, has retired after 30 years at Walmart. Pinson held myriad positions through the years at Walmart, from tagging apparel in a warehouse to participation in the management training program. She was promoted to a buyer role in 1999 and

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