Daily Headlines

April 03, 2020
Amazon Struggles to Find Its Coronavirus Footing. ‘It’s a Time of Great Stress.’ (WSJ subs.)
Dana Mattioli & Sebastian Herrera at Wall Street Journal
IKEA making masks to help fight coronavirus
Macy’s to furlough most of 130,000 employees as stores stay shut
Amazon fires worker who led New York strike over coronavirus safety worries
…Amazon worker speaks out after firing
Fox Business
Sales of meat increased 91% during the week ended March 22
IRI/Progressive Grocer
Lowe’s #3 in Radio Spots Last Week
Amazon Is Struggling to Pay Workers in Quarantine
The Atlantic
Williams-Sonoma fined $1 Million for misleading ‘Made in USA’ claims
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In chaotic times, gardening becomes therapy
Mall owner Taubman is telling tenants they must pay rent amid coronavirus
Rent the Runway lays off all retail employees due to coronavirus uncertainty
Walmart asking suppliers to focus on ‘new, innovative ways’ to serve customers
Kim Souza at Talk Business
Belk furloughs workers, cuts senior staff pay 50% during wave of coronavirus closings
Catherine Muccigrosso at Charlotte Observer
Target pauses plans for grocery pickup amid COVID-19 outbreak
Sarah Perez at TechCrunch
America’s department stores can make it as much as 8 months with closed stores before liquidity troubles mount, analyst says
Retailers want to stop paying rent to offset coronavirus closures
Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer
Amazon employees test positive for coronavirus at 6 US warehouses
Fox Business
Target X: Inside the Customer Experience at Super Target (Download report)
Field Agent
A Time to Lead with Purpose and Humanity
Hubert Joly at Harvard Business Review
Neiman Marcus partners with Joann Stores to sew masks, gowns and scrubs
Maria Halkias at Dallas Morning News