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    Major cities across the United States fell victim to mass looting throughout Black Friday weekend as retailers fell victim to what liberal officials deemed "organized robbery." California was hit with "smash and grab" and "flash-mob–style" looting in Los Angeles County, according to a report . A group of 15- to 20-year-olds wearing ski masks allegedly broke into a Home Depot on Friday and seized mallets, crowbars, and sledgehammers. 'LOOTING' DEEMED RACIST TERM, CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCING 'ORGANIZED ROBBERY' That same night, across the city in the Beverly Grove area, thieves reportedly used pepper spray to subdue individuals at a Bottega Veneta store before fleeing with a significant amount of high-end merchandise. In Minnesota , multiple Best Buy stores were looted, according to a report . Thirty individuals entered the Burnsville storefront and walked away with electronics, while "adult and juvenile suspects" stormed the Maplewood location and left with "televisions, tablets, and hoverboards," police said. Up to 10 people entered a Home Depot in California on Friday night and left with...
    (CNN)Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics' stores.But this year's Small Business Saturday promotion is unlikely to change the fortunes of independent shops in America, which have diverged dramatically from their larger rivals.Small retailers have been squeezed out throughout the pandemic and are at a significant disadvantage navigating the current supply chain crisis, rising inflation and the shortage of workers, said retail analysts and supply chain experts.First, as Covid-19 spread last year, many small shops did not meet the criteria of "essential" businesses and had to close down. Their larger competitors such as Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Costco (COST), Home Depot (HD) and others were able to stay open. Labor shortage? Not at TargetWith smaller retailers closed and spending on travel and leisure at a standstill, these major chains boomed as Americans stocked up on groceries, household basics, office supplies and furniture during stay-at-home mandates.Read MoreMeanwhile, the pandemic caused roughly 200,000 more small businesses to close in the first year of the pandemic than in a typical year, the Federal...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thanksgiving is here and that means after the Turkey comes shopping, Black Friday shopping. Unlike previous years, many major retailers are closed on Thanksgiving this year, which shouldn’t be a problem because most early Black Friday sales are available online, and some are available before Thanksgiving. Whether its post pandemic staffing issues or the popularity of simply shopping online, the major retailers say they’re  closing on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees time to spend with family. So to help with your holiday shopping, here’s a list of many major retailers Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours. Aldi – Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours on Black Friday. Best Buy – Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Open 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. Black Friday. Big Lots – Open from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Open from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. BJ’s – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Opens at 7:00 a.m. on Black Friday. Costco – Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday hours vary depending on location. CVS – Open regular store hours on...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A year after the COVID-19 transformed the holiday shopping season, many major retailers will still be keeping their doors closed on Thanksgiving. On Monday, Target announced that they will no longer be opening on Thanksgiving Day from now on. It’s a major change from basically a decade ago, when Target and other big box stores started opening on Thanksgiving to get a jump on the holiday sales rush. READ MORE: Pushed To Pay Cash? Seniors Struggle To Get $35K Refund For Canceled CruiseMany other major retailers will also be keeping their doors closed for at least this Thanksgiving. The following is a list of stores in the greater Sacramento area that will be closed: READ MORE: Police: Homeless Man Stabbed At Turlock Park Was Possibly Targeted Because Of His RaceBest Buy Burlington Costco Dick’s Sporting Goods Hobby Lobby Home Depot Ikea Kohl’s Macy’s Marshalls Nordstrom REI Sam’s Club Target T.J. Maxx Walmart Some retailers will be open on Thanksgiving, but most are drug stores: CVS Dollar Tree Old Navy Rite Aid Walgreens MORE NEWS: Warning Light Prompts...
    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the trend among major retailers was to open on Thanksgiving Day. It was a way to give stores a head start on Black Friday sales. But the pandemic changed everything, forcing retailers to limit crowds inside. The pre-COVID-19 holiday openings also sparked some public criticism that stores opening on Thanksgiving Day were spoiling once-a-year special family gatherings. Target announced this week that it will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making the change permanent. More Thanksgiving News Although no other big retailer has announced plans to permanently close on the Thanksgiving holiday, when most stores close up shop Wednesday night ,they won’t reopen until Friday. Once they reopen, many retailers will offer added early-morning hours for shoppers. The list of stores closed for Thursday is expansive. Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. So will clothing retailers Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Big-box chains Costco and Sam’s Club will also be closed for the holiday. As will Kohl’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Depot and Lowe’s. Office Depot and Staples will also be...
    PALO ALTO (KPIX) — The start of the holiday shopping season is less than a month away and with pandemic restrictions easing, many retailers predict people will be coming back to the stores in record numbers. Economic experts estimate people could spend more than $850 billion shopping for the holidays but, this year, there will be fewer shopping days because some of the biggest names in retail say they’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with family. Those companies including Best Buy, Costco, Forever 21, Home Depot, HomeGoods, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Target and Walmart. “What they’ve realized as retailers is they’ll make just about as much money if they don’t open on Thanksgiving,” said Bob Phibbs, CEO of the Retail Doctor. He says that, during the pandemic, more people got comfortable shopping online so the brick-and-mortar stores don’t need to pay staff overtime to have physical stores open when they can just get people to shop via their websites. Also, with the continuing labor shortage, getting enough staff to work on Thanksgiving could be a...
    Automotive fuel retailers have said the British government’s push to switch to more environmentally friendly petrol was a “major factor” in last month’s alleged fuel crisis, which saw station forecourts run out of fuel as a result of panic buying. Despite warnings of a HGV driver shortage, like those seen across Europe, official figures from the Department for Business, Enterprise, and Industrial Strategy released on Thursday show that deliveries to petrol stations remained steady throughout the summer months. But it was the government’s ‘green’ push for retailers to switch over to E10 petrol that prompted fuel retailers to start “emptying their tanks as fast as we could” which then became a “major factor” in remaining extra stock quickly disappearing from forecourts when motorists began panic buying, according to The Telegraph. E10 petrol contains around 10 per cent renewable ethanol which the government says will help to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and became the standard grade for petrol in Great Britain last month. Other petrol in the UK containing up to five per cent renewable ethanol, called E5 petrol, will still...
    (CNN)A dozen major companies earned an F for failing to publicly address the growing problem of toxic chemicals that may be in the products they sell to consumers, according to the 2021 Who's Minding the Store? A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals. The report is a collaboration of nonprofit partner organizations, including the environmental advocacy groups Toxic-Free Future, WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Defend Our Health.Dirty Dozen 2021: View the list of foods with the most and least pesticidesThis year's Toxic Hall of Shame includes the well-known brands of Starbucks, Subway, Publix, Nordstrom, Ace Hardware, 7-Eleven, Sally Beauty and Restaurant Brands International (RBI), the parent company of Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons, a popular Canadian fast-food chain.Rounding out the list are 99 Cents Only Stores; Sobeys and Metro, which are the second and third largest food retailers in Canada; and Alimentation Couche-Tard, which operates Circle K and Couche-Tard convenience stores in the US, Canada and more than a dozen other countries worldwide."We score companies on a curve," said report coauthor and Mind the Store...
    When Rose Ingleton launched her own namesake skincare line two years ago, she couldn't get her products into big retailers and was forced to use her own funds or get help from family and friends. But things changed after the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Ingleton, a New York dermatologist, who's Black, reconnected with beauty chain Sephora and now her products can be found on the retailer's website as well as at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. "There was this sudden awareness," Ingleton said. "I am now at the top food chain. I'm now getting ready to approach deeper pocket investors." Ingleton has experienced newfound exposure at a time when the beauty industry is trying to address criticism that it centers too many of its products around whiteness. Retailers are pushing more items onto shelves that represent the diverse women they serve. Sephora, Walmart and Target are just some of the companies now increasing their offerings of Black-owned brands.Merchandising and the messageRetailers embracing makeup of color is happening just as women of color are buying more beauty...
    Loading the player... Outspoken supermodel and television personality Chrissy Teigen has found herself in hot water the last few weeks after it was revealed that she once bullied a 16-year-old nonbinary person on social media, going as far as to suggest they commit suicide. Now Page Six is reporting that three major retail department chains have dropped her signature products from their stores, as a response to the current backlash and public outcry. (Credit: Getty Images) Read More: Chrissy Teigen asks Biden to unfollow her on Twitter: ‘It’s not you it’s me’ Bloomingdale, as well as its parent firm Macy’s, were planning to sell 31 items of Teigen’s kitchen and dining line in stores, but reportedly pulled out at the last minute when Courtney Stodden shared that when they were a teenage reality star married to 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson, the model made it a habit of publicly bullying them on social media. “They pretty much had it together … but had to cancel it,” the anonymous source told Page Six. It has been reported that Target, which also planned to...
    Target joined a growing list of major retailers on Monday announcing that fully vaccinated guests and staff can go maskless in stores following new federal guidelines last week that vaccinated people can ditch face coverings. “Target will no longer require fully vaccinated guests and team members to wear face coverings in our stores, except where it’s required by local ordinances,” the company announced Monday. “Face coverings will continue to be strongly recommended for guests and team members who are not fully vaccinated.” MANY STATES AND CITIES ARE WARY OF LIFTING MASK MANDATES DESPITE CDC BLESSING Other major retail chains announced they would lift mask requirements in stores over the weekend after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines Thursday that gave fully vaccinated people the green light to ditch masks. Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's, and Publix were among the first companies to update mask requirements for guests and staff over the weekend. However, some states and local governments have not lifted masking requirements, and people will still have to wear face coverings regardless of...
    EAST BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- Several major retailers said they are ready to lift mask requirements for vaccinated customers once California and local health departments follow the new CDC guidance.Walmart, Sam's Club, Costco and Trader Joe's all announced that they will be updating their mask policies to allow vaccinated customers inside without a face covering.Walmart extended that to employees as well, even offering a $75 bonus if employees can show proof.RELATED: SF business owners, employees wary of CDC's new mask-wearing guidance"To receive the bonus, you will need to show your original, completed vaccine card for visual inspection," Walmart executives wrote in an email to employees.At Costco, President Craig Jelinek said customers will be on the honor system."We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for members' responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy," wrote Jelinek.RELATED: Stores reviewing face mask policies after new CDC guidance released ThursdayOakland resident, Allison Tom, said she is skeptical of such an unenforceable policy."Anyone and everyone is going to say they are vaccinated. Who knows what will happen," she said.Despite being vaccinated herself,...
    Major retailers are hesitant about removing their mask mandate measures, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxing its COVID-19 protocols. Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are among companies aiming to hold out on making changes until they review the updated guidelines that lift the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people. Target will review the updated CDC guidelines while keeping its practice of masking and social distancing in place for customers and staff, according to a statement. Trader Joe's will not require that fully vaccinated customers wear masks, according to its website. KROGER TESTS GROCERY DELIVERY BY DRONE IN OHIO Walmart, which said masking has helped mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in its stores, will keep its mandate in place. "We serve millions of Americans every week and believe our policy of requiring associates and customers to wear masks in our stores has helped protect them during the pandemic, and we're not lifting those measures at this time," the company said in a statement. Kroger and Home Depot will also keep mask mandates in place for employees and customers....
    MAJOR retailers including Fry's Electronics and Christopher & Banks have closed permanently in the past year due to Covid. Other chains have shut plenty of stores as the pandemic continues to ravage the retail sector. 4Century 21 is among the retailers that went bust in the past year due to CovidCredit: Pacific Press/LightRocket via Ge Around 12,200 large and small retailers closed their stores in the US in 2020, according to data by real estate firm CoStar Group. This amounted to 159 million square feet of vacant retail space. Early on in the pandemic, some big retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Target, as well as drugstore chains CVS and Walgreens were deemed essential by authorities and allowed to stay open. Meanwhile, others were forced to shut and had to rely on online shoppers. In May last year, J.Crew then became the first big retailer to file for bankruptcy during the pandemic - but it has since recovered. Below's a list of shops that have had to close forever in the past year. Art Van Furniture In March last year,...
    While Alabama, Mississippi and Texas will soon join more than a dozen other U.S. states without statewide mask requirements, many major retailers and employers aren't ready to nix mandatory face-covering amid a pandemic that killed more than 1,900 Americans on Thursday alone. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is the latest to signal masks will soon be optional in her state. Kay on Thursday extended the state's mask requirement until April 9, at which point she'll let it lapse and leave the decision up to individuals.  The Republican state leader's announcement came two days after the governors of Texas and Mississippi said they would be dispensing with mask mandates and allowing businesses to operate at full capacity.   In decisions slammed as "Neanderthal thinking" by President Joe Biden, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared, "We are ensuring that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny." Meantime Mississippi's Governor Tate Reeves said he was "getting out of the business of telling people what they can and cannot do" in lifting mask mandates in the state. Executive...
    Major retailers Walmart, Costco, and Kroger are reportedly selling Brazilian beef tied to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Source: News Time/YouTube The Guardian, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and C4ADS, a nonprofit data analysis agency, made the discovery. Their investigation found that a subsidiary of meat processing company JBS called Sampco Inc. has been importing thousands of tons of Brazilian beef into the U.S. for the past several years. In December, customers could find Sampco-branded beef for sale on both Walmart’s and Costco’s websites. Shipping data shows JBS supplied Brazilian corned beef to Kroger stores. JBS is the world’s largest meat processor, responsible for the slaughter of almost 35,000 Brazilian cattle each day, the Guardian reports. Over the past five years, separate investigations by various groups have linked the company to cattle farms that contribute to the loss of up to 115 square miles of Amazon rainforest each year. JBS denies it sources cattle from farms involved in the destruction of the Amazon. Companies and Environmentalists Respond The sale of JBS beef goes against both Costco’s...
    Fact check: Fake quote about right to bear arms attributed to George Washington Editorial: Follow the science: A mantra for fighting COVID in New York state Up to 10,000 retail stores in the US are predicted to close this year, according to new research © Provided by Business Insider Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Coresight Research report predicts a 14% increase in store closures from 2020 to 2021. The pandemic has taken a huge toll on brick-and-mortar retailers overall. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coresight Research released a report on Thursday estimating that the US may see as many as 10,000 retail store closures in 2021. Load Error The research firm's report detailed a 2020 year in review for US and UK stores and looked ahead to what's facing the retail industry this year. Looking back at 2020, Coresight's report found that US apparel stores suffered the most, with 3,151 closures. In the UK, 2,450 major retail stores closed and 477 opened last year.  Overall, Coresight found that major retailers shuttered 8,741...
    New York : Some PS5 consoles have been offered online by hoarders for more than $ 1,000. Photo: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / . / . This is good news if you are a fan of video game since the console PS5 new generation of Sony has returned to the major retail chains in the United States. Best buy, GameStop, Amazon and Walmart are offering a new console stock Sony as the company launched a new replenishment of the PS5. Several customers have complained on social media about how quickly the stock is disappearing again and about problems ordering it on retailer websites. If this is your case, you will have to wait a bit to order the console, although it is the most normal after the PS5 has been sold out in some places since November. Since the first orders for the PS5 went live in September 2020, it has been almost impossible to get it. However, it seems that during 2021 nothing will change. During the first two weeks of the year no sales of...
    Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, has begun the process of crying about being persecuted for his beliefs in overthrowing the democratically elected president. According to NBC News, Lindell says he has been dropped from Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s. Newsweek says that H-E-B and Wayfair have also dropped Lindell’s special brand of bullshit. Is this because Lindell has not stopped promoting the blatantly false story that the election was stolen from Donald Trump by magic? Is this because Lindell, last week, was photographed with notes from a meeting with the soon-to-be-ex president of the United States that seemed to bullet point sedition and martial law and the end of a peaceful transfer of power? Probably. There are numerous reasons to cut ties with Mike Lindell, but the voter fraud stuff is likely going to be litigated, and Mr. Pillowbrains is going to need to use some of his money for lawyers when that happens. For example, Dominion Voting Systems, the company maligned by right-wing misinformation, has reportedly sent a letter to Lindell threatening a lawsuit for promoting the misinformation that...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images After his continued spreading of election conspiracies, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says a number of major national retailers have dropped his brand. Speaking with Minneapolis Fox affiliate KMSP, the pillow magnate said that Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s, and Wayfair have all told him they will no longer sell his product. Lindell told KMSP that the retailers are bailing because of pressure on social media from “leftist groups.” None of the chains have yet confirmed Lindell’s claim. In an interview with the Right Side Broadcasting Network (via CNBC), Lindell called out the retailers for fearing public backlash from his promoting of conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump. “Kohl’s, all these different places. … These guys don’t understand,” Lindell said. “They’re scared. Like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they’re scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You guys come back anytime you want.’” Lindell, in a development reported Monday, is facing a lawsuit threat from Dominion voting systems. The company sent Lindell a letter on Dec. 23 stating it...
    Los Angeles County is actively investigating 538 workplace COVID-19 outbreaks — the highest number ever — as health officials continue to plead with residents and businesses to do all they can to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. The investigations are being conducted at nonresidential settings where at least three laboratory-confirmed cases have been reported and include every kind of workplace imaginable. Outbreaks have been confirmed at warehouses, corporate offices, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, police and fire stations, courthouses, retail outlets, car dealerships, restaurants and grocery stores. In short, as one slide noted during a news conference held by county officials Monday, “there are outbreaks everywhere.” Some larger retail chains have been especially hard hit, with 349 combined employees testing positive at 15 Target locations countywide, 263 workers at nine Home Depots, 92 at six Whole Foods Markets and 383 at nine Costco warehouses, according to county data. Tracking the coronavirus in L.A. County Tracking the coronavirus in L.A. County The latest maps and charts on the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, including...
    Capitol Police officer dies from injuries suffered in riots 7-Year-Old Ga. Girl Was Shot and Killed While Christmas Shopping, and Va. Man Is Arrested 5 changes to watch for in shopping as major retailers innovate to go green While the coronavirus pandemic captured the world's attention in 2020, the climate crisis was also massively destructive, with ramifications including an extended wildfire season in California and tens of thousands of deaths from air pollution and rising temperatures in the United States alone. © Provided by CNBC Amazon plans to have 10,000 new electric delivery vans from Rivian on the road as early as 2022 and 100,000 of the vehicles on the road by 2030. The global response to the climate crisis has been muted and insufficient according to international scientists and regulatory agencies, but with revenues and bottom lines at stake, businesses are increasingly changing their ways to adjust for the climate crisis. Load Error More than half of consumers — 57% — say they are willing to change their purchasing behavior "to help reduce negative environmental impact," according...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – 2020 has been a year like no other because of the pandemic, but hours of operation on Christmas Eve at most store will be similar to what they were last year. Target locations will open at 7 a.m. and shut down at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, two hours earlier than in 2019. Walmart, Kohl’s and Macy’s will close their doors at 6 p.m. on the 24th. Hours may vary at Costco stores, and senior hours may apply, but many locations are open 9-5 on Christmas Eve. More From CBS New York: Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Bill To Send $54 Billion To New York, Including Lifeline For Cash-Strapped MTA Police Say Ronald Destefano, 54, Was Struck And Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Stony Brook Snow Storm Leads To Heated Parking War In Passaic As Drivers Try To Reserve Dug-Out Spots
    Texas doctors in rural hotspots left out in cold on vaccine A mother who hunted down 10 of her daughters killers from a notorious Mexican drug cartel and brought them to justice hailed a hero 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © praetorianphoto / Getty Images The holidays have a funny way of sneaking up on you when you’re living a busy life or surviving a pandemic. One minute it’s Thanksgiving and the next, boom, Christmas is breathing down your neck and you haven’t finished your shopping. Lots of people find themselves engaged in last-minute shopping, and retailers do their best to accommodate. Tips: 29 Ways To Save on Holiday Gifts While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many shopping conditions, such as reducing the number of customers in a store at...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With Thanksgiving now complete, shoppers are looking ahead to Black Friday, which will be very different this year. Some small crowds gathered Thursday night outside Macy’s Herald Square to check out their holiday window display, but no one was inside shopping. Some small crowds gathered on Thanksgiving night outside Macy’s Herald Square to check out their holiday window display, but no one was inside shopping. (Credit: CBS2) This year, Macy’s and other big retailers are closed. RELATED STORY: How Will COVID Affect Black Friday Sales? Stores ‘Significantly Scaling Back,’ Says Expert It’s a big change from 2019, when crowds rushed into Macy’s at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Instead, the Macy’s flagship is set to open Friday at 6 a.m. while other department stores will open at 5 a.m. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Macy’s Keeping Holiday Magic Alive With COVID-Safe Thanksgiving Day Parade: ‘Some Lightness To Some Heavy Times’ COVID In NYC: In Response To New Restrictions, Staten Island Restaurant Declares Itself An ‘Autonomous Zone’ COVID In New Jersey: Newark Under 10-Day Stay-At-Home Advisory
    (CNN) — The pandemic has transformed the holiday shopping season. Another major difference this year: People planning to shop on Thanksgiving will have fewer options than they have had in the past. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other major retailers announced their decision over the summer to close stores on Thanksgiving Day. Macy’s announced in September that it will close on Thanksgiving. “We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones,” John Furner, CEO of Walmart US, said in July. It will be the first time in more than 30 years Walmart has closed on Thanksgiving. Costco, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Publix, Trader Joe’s and others have closed on Thanksgiving for several years and will do so this year. Walmart’s Sam’s Club chain historically has closed on Thanksgiving, as it will again this year. Thanksgiving closures have been a source of tension between retailers and labor advocates in the past, especially as many retailers in recent years have...
    As the coronavirus rampages across the U.S., retail workers are facing down holiday crowds and harried shoppers stocking up for potential future lockdowns. The pandemic has proved nothing if not profitable for major retailers, including Amazon and Walmart, which have booked record sales this year. Now they're being urged to share some of the profits with their workforce. Retailing giants have come under fire in recent days from labor and advocacy groups, who argue that the jobs of those dubbed "essential workers" remain just as risky as they were earlier in the year, when many retailers boosted pay for frontline employees during the public health crisis. "A number of companies at the beginning of the pandemic instituted hazard pay. They've almost all stopped," U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, told a Brookings Institution forum this week. "It's pretty simple — workers don't need a public relations campaign, they need better pay and better protections on the job." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The two retailing giants could have quadrupled the hazard pay given their workers...
    (CBS13/CNN) — The pandemic has transformed the holiday shopping season. Another major difference this year: People planning to shop on Thanksgiving will have fewer options than they have had in the past. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other major retailers announced their decision over the summer to close stores on Thanksgiving Day. Macy’s announced in September that it will close on Thanksgiving. “We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones,” John Furner, CEO of Walmart US, said in July. It will be the first time in more than 30 years Walmart has closed on Thanksgiving. Costco, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Trader Joe’s and others have closed on Thanksgiving for several years and will do so this year. Walmart’s Sam’s Club chain historically has closed on Thanksgiving, as it will again this year. Thanksgiving closures have been a source of tension between retailers and labor advocates in the past, especially as many retailers in...
    New York (CNN Business)The pandemic has transformed the holiday shopping season. Another major difference this year: People planning to shop on Thanksgiving will have fewer options than they have had in the past.Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Best Buy (BBY), Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), and other major retailers announced their decision over the summer to close stores on Thanksgiving Day. Macy's (M) announced in September that it will close on Thanksgiving."We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones," John Furner, CEO of Walmart US, said in July. It will be the first time in more than 30 years Walmart has closed on Thanksgiving. Why Thanksgiving turkeys will be smaller this yearCostco (COST), Home Depot (HD), Nordstrom (JWN), Publix, Trader Joe's and others have closed on Thanksgiving for several years and will do so this year. Walmart's Sam's Club chain historically has closed on Thanksgiving, as it will again this year.Thanksgiving closures have been a source...
    THE 2020 Black Friday shopping season will be unlike any shoppers have experienced, and even the beloved traditional ad scans have shifted over to the virtual world due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ad scans used to be physically circulated to shoppers via mail, but these days the beloved break pages are distributed via PDF files, deal pages on retailers website and even digital catalogs. 4Macy's is one of the retail giants that have released their ad scans onlineCredit: Reuters Dell was the first company to get the ball rolling with the first ad scan of the year, containing information on discounts on their laptops, desktops and monitors. This is a list of companies that have released their ad scans for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Macy's A shopper’s favorite, Macy’s Black Friday sales will begin Nov. 16 in stores and online. Some of the top deals Macy’s has to offer include: Belle De Mer Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings for $4.99 (Reg. $40). Philosophy 16-oz Electric Air Fryer for $10 (Reg. $20). Instant Pot Dup Nova 8-qt. Pressure Cooker for...
    New York (CNN Business)Two owners of a combined 130 or so malls across the US have filed for bankruptcy, signaling that the pandemic and shifting consumer habits continue to rattle the retail industry. CBL Properties (CBLPRD) and PREIT (PEI) filed for Chapter 11 on Sunday and both will continue operating while they navigate the restructuring process. The companies have previously warned they were in perilous positions because some of their largest tenants, including JC Penney, Tailored Brands and Ascena Retail Group, have filed for bankruptcy this year.CBL said in its bankruptcy filing that it has assets and estimated liabilities between $1 billion to $10 billion. The Tennessee-based company, which is the larger of the two, said in August that uncollected rents from retailers, declining customer traffic and mounting debt of about $1 billion were the factors in its decision to file for bankruptcy. It owns around 100 malls, predominately in the US southeast and midwest.For PREIT, the Pennsylvania-based company voluntary filed for Chapter 11. The prepackaged financial plan ensures $150 million in funding to "recapitalize the business and extend the...
    Major retailers across the U.S. are choosing to stock Thai-made coconut products even after an investigation alleged they were made with forced monkey labor. Chaokoh is the primary brand accused of making coconut products with monkey labor and giant retailers like Kroger, Albertsons, Publix, Walmart, Target and Amazon are all carrying the items despite the caught-on-video evidence released by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2019, the animal group started probing the abusive practice in the Southeast Asian country and spoke with numerous farm workers using monkey labor who confirmed their coconuts were being sold to Chaokoh, which sells coconut milk across the U.S. PETA’s investigation found chained-up monkeys can pick around 400 coconuts a day and are then stuffed in small cages until their next shift. Investigators with the animal group took video of the intelligent creatures inside their cages and one shows a primate frantically shaking the kennel in an apparent attempt to break out. Another clip shows two monkeys caged in the back of a pickup truck getting soaked from pouring rain with no...
    US sets record for daily COVID-19 cases A 24-year-old engineer created a website that tells you if your McDonalds has a working ice-cream machine Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © EugeneEdge / Shutterstock.com 8 Major Retailers Closed for Thanksgiving This Year Retailers always have taken varied approaches to Thanksgiving. Some stores historically have closed on the holiday, of course. Others traditionally have closed for the early part of the day and opened to shoppers later. It appears this year will be a little different, though. Numerous major retailers that opened on Thanksgiving last year have announced that they’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2020, which falls on Nov. 26. Avoiding crowds out of concern for public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic and from a desire to give employees a full day of rest are reasons often given. Here are some retailers that already have announced closures for this...
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The COVID-19 pandemic is already reshaping the holiday shopping season this year. Major retailers are kicking off Black Friday in October with major deals online, trying to lure families who may be more budget conscious. As CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Monday, it’s unlikely we’ll see frenzied crowds, doorbuster deals, and Black Friday as we know it this year. But retailers are still rolling out the deals. Consumer experts say get ready because the sales are already here. “October is really the beginning of this holiday shopping season kickoff, whereas in earlier years maybe it was early November,” said CNET’s Dan Ackerman. The country’s largest retailers are rolling out Black Friday this week, with Amazon Prime Day running from Oct. 13-14, Target’s Deal Days following suit and Walmart having its Big Save event through Thursday. Shoppers are already looking to capitalize. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t...
    When it comes to food waste, we can all do a better job of finishing the groceries we buy, especially fresh produce. However, food manufacturers are also big contributors to the problem, which is why almost 200 brands made a pledge to cut their food waste in half in the next decade. (Check out 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply Again.) The food makers to join the 10x20x30 initiative, which The Washington Post describes as “a global effort to slash the staggering amount of food that is discarded every year,” will now be working alongside some of the largest food retailers in the world in a joint effort to make a difference. Ten major retailers, which include Walmart, Kroger, and the parent of Giant foods, all joined the campaign last year. The ten were then expected to rally 20 of their suppliers to sign onto the initiative in the hopes of halving the world’s food waste by 2030, a goal that was initially set at the 2015 United Nations General Assembly. “Food loss and waste is...
    The 10 largest retailers in the United States and many of the top 40 retailers have added a requirement that customers must wear masks to enter their stores. This guidance is based on that from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who has said that face coverings help stop the spread of the coronavirus. While the policy is posted, some retailers are finding it difficult to enforce. Walmart, who also owns Sam’s Club and is the nation’s largest retailer,  introduced a mask mandate on July 15. According to their website, the mask requirement is “a simple step everyone can take for their safety and the safety of others in our facilities.” So which retailers require masks to enter? These are the top ten: Walmart Amazon Kroger Costco Walgreens Home Depot CVS Target Lowe’s Albertsons While these companies have policies in place requiring that shoppers wear masks, enforcement is another matter in many places. Many retailers can only encourage customers to wear masks but stop short of denying them entrance due to concerns over violence and safety. If...
    As Americans struggle with what health officials say is one of the easiest ways of corralling the coronavirus, more and more major retailers are now telling shoppers they'll have to wear a face mask or consider other options like curbside pickup. Walmart, Target and CVS are among those enacting policies requiring that customers join their employees in having to wear a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19, which is surging in many parts of the country and has killed more than 141,000 Americans. The practice advocated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in wide use in other nations contending with the pandemic, but has proved particularly difficult to enforce in the U.S., where being told to wear a mask is viewed as an affront to personal freedom by some Americans. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Still, the country's struggle to contain the virus has more state and local governments enacting mask rules, and the National Retail Federation expressing hope that Walmart joining the effort would be a "tipping point in this...
    (CNN) — CVS and Target will require customers to wear masks in their stores across the United States as the retail industry moves to enforce mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re joining others in taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings,” CVS tweeted Thursday. The policy goes into effect Monday. Target said in a statement it would start requiring masks or face coverings starting August 1 in all stores. “This builds on the more than 80% of our stores that already require guests to wear face coverings due to local and state regulations,” it said. Target said it would provide disposable masks at entrances to customers who don’t have one. The announcement came a day after Walmart, Kroger and Kohl’s said that masks would be mandatory in all their stores and the National Retail Federation, the main lobbying group for the industry, called on retailers to require masks for customers. Best Buy announced Tuesday that it will require customers to wear masks. These companies’ measures go beyond US federal mandates on...
    Target has joined a list of the nation’s largest retailers that will require customers to wear masks as cases of COVID-19 spike. The policy will go into effect Aug. 1. More than 80% of Target’s 1,800 stores already require customers to wear masks due to local and state regulations. Target said Thursday that it will hand out masks at entrances to those who need them. The nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced this week that masks would be mandatory in all stores starting Monday. Starbucks, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Kroger Co. also have put mandatory face shield rules in place. Retailers have hesitated to make masks mandatory nationwide out of fear of angering some customers over what, even in a pandemic, has become a political issue. Mandatory masks put employees in the position of becoming enforcers and confrontations with customers have played out in multiple incidents caught on video. It was difficult to enforce such rules even in states that mandate face masks. However, the recent surge of new virus cases — particularly in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona — has...
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Target has joined a list of the nation's largest retailers that will require customers to wear masks as cases of COVID-19 spike. The policy will go into effect Aug. 1. More than 80% of Target's 1,800 stores already require customers to wear masks due to local and state regulations. Target said Thursday that it will hand out masks at entrances to those who need them. The nation's largest retailer, Walmart, announced this week that masks would be mandatory in all stores starting Monday. Starbucks, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Kroger Co. also have put mandatory face shield rules in place. Retailers have hesitated to make masks mandatory nationwide out of fear of angering some customers over what, even in a pandemic, has become a political issue. Mandatory masks put employees in the position of becoming enforcers and confrontations with customers have played out in multiple incidents caught on video. It was difficult to enforce such rules even in states that mandate face masks. However, the recent surge of new virus cases...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Target has joined a list of the nation’s largest retailers that will require customers to wear masks as cases of COVID-19 spike. The policy will go into effect Aug. 1. More than 80% of Target’s 1,800 stores already require customers to wear masks due to local and state regulations. Target said Thursday that it will hand out masks at entrances to those who need them. The nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, announced this week that masks would be mandatory in all stores starting Monday. Starbucks, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Kroger Co. also have put mandatory face shield rules in place. Retailers have hesitated to make masks mandatory nationwide out of fear of angering some customers over what, even in a pandemic, has become a political issue. Mandatory masks put employees in the position of becoming enforcers and confrontations with customers have played out in multiple incidents caught on video. It was difficult to enforce such rules even in states that mandate face masks. However, the recent surge of new virus cases — particularly in Florida, California, Texas...
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