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McDonald's is working to secure masks for some workers following employee protests over anti-mask policies

McDonald's has begun working to secure masks for some workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, McDonald's vice president of US communications David Tovar told Business Insider. Previously, McDonald's did not allow employees to wear masks or gloves to work unles…

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1:14pm PDT - April 1st, 2020

VR workplace training startup Strivr lands $30 million Series B

Virtual reality has been two years away from mainstream adoption for the past six years. In that time, huge companies have made big VR bets only to walk away, countless VR startups have faded or flared out and investment has slowed significantly. Building an …

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9:04am PDT - March 31st, 2020

'People are going out right now trying to fish and hunt deers because there's nothing to eat': In eastern Kentucky, the coronavirus is pushing one cash-strapped family to the edge.

Nearly 150,000 people live in the three counties surrounding London, Kentucky — Knox, Laurel, and Whitely. Residents of former coal-mining hotspot in Appalachia have struggled for years. The coronavirus pandemic is making their lives more challenging yet. One…

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7:53am PDT - March 31st, 2020

Amazon is offering warehouse workers more money to pick and pack groceries for delivery at Whole Foods stores as demand continues to surge

Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Amazon is offering its warehouse workers higher pay if they transfer to its grocery delivery unit. The retailer is trying to entice its warehouse workers to take up new positions picking and packing groceries for delivery at its Whole F…

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2:12am PDT - March 30th, 2020

Instacart Workers Plan Strike as Coronavirus Makes the Job Riskier

A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business

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6:54pm PDT - March 29th, 2020

Target pauses plans for grocery pickup amid COVID-19 outbreak

Target is pausing its plans to offer curbside pick-up of groceries and alcoholic beverages, citing the COVID-19 outbreak as the key factor in its decision to delay the launch. Although groceries via Order Pickup and Drive Up would be valuable services at a ti…

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9:15am PDT - March 26th, 2020

Sneeze guards, social distancing markers, and shopper limits: Here's what US grocery chains are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Kroger Several of the US' top grocers rolled out new measures in stores this week to protect workers and customers as the coronavirus continues to spread. These measures include sneeze screens and floor markings to map out the distance customers should be kee…

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5:36am PDT - March 26th, 2020

Lidl is planning to hire 1,000 US workers. If they contract the coronavirus, Lidl will fully pay for all testing and care, including hospitalizations.

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Lidl is hiring 1,000 temporary employees and rolling out new medical benefits that cover the cost of all coronavirus-related care, including testing and hospitalizations. Lidl will provide the coronavirus benefits to the tempo…

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5:30am PDT - March 26th, 2020

9 retailers that have hiked wages during the coronavirus pandemic

Amazon, Target, and Safeway have offered employees a temporary bonus during the coronavirus pandemic. A number of retailers have instituted additional changes to their wage policies, like paying employees regardless of whether or not they come into work. Chai…

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10:32am PDT - March 25th, 2020

Kroger is installing plexiglass shields at cash registers and urging the federal government to secure masks and gloves for grocery workers

Kroger, the nation's largest supermarket chain, is installing plexiglass shields at cash registers amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company also said it's allowing workers to wear masks and gloves. "We are advocating to government officials at all levels fo…

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2:24pm PDT - March 24th, 2020

Amazon is pushing back delivery dates for nonessential orders

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Amazon has adjusted …

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7:54am PDT - March 24th, 2020

Walmart ups minimum wage in e-commerce warehouses by $2 as orders surge on virus worries

Walmart Inc said on Monday it has temporarily raised entry wages for workers in its e-commerce warehouses by $2, following similar moves by rivals, as it attempts to manage a shopping surge brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

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9:12pm PDT - March 22nd, 2020

Walmart just opened its first drive-thru coronavirus testing sites. Here's what they look like.

Walmart's first coronavirus testing sites opened on Sunday in Northlake and Joliet, Illinois. The sites are currently serving first responders and healthcare workers and can administer up to 150 tests per day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie…

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12:09pm PDT - March 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus Price Gouging Complaints Surge Across U.S.

Across a country where shelves are empty, authorities receive a surge of reports about merchants trying to cash in on the coronavirus crisis

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1:05pm PDT - March 20th, 2020

Customers cheer after woman gives birth at Walmart

Customers cheered at a Walmart in Missouri after a woman gave birth to a baby girl in the store's toilet paper aisle

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9:04am PDT - March 20th, 2020

You can save $10 on Doom Eternal today before it officially launches

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10:43am PDT - March 19th, 2020

Amazon is looking to bring Target and Walmart into an open source technology group

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. The e-tailer, which …

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7:40am PDT - March 17th, 2020

Trump urges no hoarding as coronavirus panic strains grocery stores

The administration and food retailers say the supply chain is strong, despite long lines and empty shelves at stores.

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3:23pm PDT - March 15th, 2020

The Drive-Thru: Coronavirus changes retailers' cleaning and sick-leave policies

Hi! Junior Reporter Shoshy Ciment here, writing to you from my living room couch as I work from home for the foreseeable future. Like many other workplaces around the world, my office has made the move to close its doors for the time being. It's a pretty craz…

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8:14am PDT - March 13th, 2020

Amazon sells its self-checkout technology to other stores

Amazon wants to push retail into the future, but it could leave some customers behind. The e-commerce giant confirmed on Monday morning that it would start selling its cashier-less self-checkout technology to retail partners. The tech, which Amazon has dubbed…

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8:27am PDT - March 9th, 2020

Amazon's checkout-free tech is heading to other retailers

Checkout-free, cashless supermarkets -- a novelty shopping experience or the future of bricks and mortar retail? According to Amazon -- which turned the concept into a 10,400-square-foot reality -- it's the latter. After announcing its plans to license its au…

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5:25am PDT - March 9th, 2020

Walmart restricts employee travel and cancels upcoming conference over coronavirus concerns

Reuters Walmart is restricting employee travel for at least the next two months, the company said Thursday in a memo to employees. The company is restricting all cross-border international travel to business-critical trips, but will continue some domestic tra…

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8:38am PST - March 5th, 2020

Walmart and Verizon may turn stores into 5G hubs

It might not be long before your 5G phone is helpful during your next shopping trip. Wall Street Journal sources say Walmart and Verizon (Engadget's parent company) are in talks to equip stores with 5G service, starting with a pair of stores this year. The fa…

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1:47pm PST - March 1st, 2020