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Rite Aid, CVS Add New COVID-19 Testing Locations

JUNE 19, 2020 - Drug store chains Rite Aid and CVS announced new coronavirus testing sites on Friday. Customers can undergo tests at a total of 27 additional locations. The CVS pharmacies have already begun providing this service; new ... continued


ALDI, Amazon and DoitBest Rank Among Fastest Retail Websites

JUNE 18, 2020 - The speed of a store's website has a major impact on customer satisfaction. Shoppers often go elsewhere when pages take several seconds to load. On Thursday, Top Retail News tested and compared the speeds of 24 major retail ... continued


Target to Celebrate Juneteenth Holiday on Friday

JUNE 16, 2020 - Minneapolis-based Target has joined Nike and Twitter in celebrating a holiday known as Juneteenth. The retailer announced on Tuesday that it would recognize June 19th as a company holiday and continue to do so in the ... continued


Walmart Prioritizes Controversial Self-Checkout Technology

JUNE 15, 2020 - Self-checkout terminals have spread to large supermarkets across the nation, but Walmart is taking this trend a step further. One of the retailer's Arkansas stores has converted all of its checkout lanes to the system. However, this ... continued


Best Buy, Department Stores Reopen Over 850 Locations

JUNE 15, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrations against police brutality have forced many retailers to remain closed for up to three months. Some department and electronics chains reopened U.S. locations in recent days or plan to do so ... continued


Wegmans, Kroger, H-E-B and Bull Moose Expand Hours

JUNE 13, 2020 - Several major retail chains have extended their hours in recent days or plan to do so by Sunday. At the same time, they continue to take precautions and offer extra services designed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus ... continued


Retailers Continue to Reopen Stores in Chicago

JUNE 13, 2020 - Protests against police brutality forced many retail locations in the Windy City to close as looting and vandalism inflicted considerable damage. In recent days, numerous department stores and pharmacies reopened while others ... continued


Retail Stocks Lose Value as DJIA Plummets

JUNE 11, 2020 - As the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,861 points on Thursday, most retail stock prices also dropped. The sell-off was triggered by concerns regarding a continued economic downturn and the potential for a prolonged ... continued


More Retailers Make Donations to Promote Racial Equity

JUNE 11, 2020 - Two of the largest U.S. retail chains have made significant financial contributions in an effort to help minorities across the nation. They partnered with nonprofit groups that will use and distribute these funds at the local ... continued


Food City Supermarket Chain Continues to Expand

JUNE 11, 2020 - In a year that has forced many retailers to close their doors, Virginia-based Food City is adding more locations. The grocery chain opened a new store on Wednesday morning and announced plans to establish its first Alabama supermarket ... continued


Some Pennsylvania Stores Reopen; Others Remain Closed

JUNE 10, 2020 - Pennsylvania continues to apply different rules to businesses depending on the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks in specific regions. Counties that have reached "green" status face fewer commerce restrictions than those in the "yellow" phase ... continued


Field and Stream Safety Ropes Recalled

JUNE 10, 2020 - Around 63,000 Field & Stream climbing safety ropes were recalled on Wednesday. These products may fail at freezing temperatures, potentially resulting in falls and serious injuries. Customers can bring them ... continued


CVS Introduces Healthy Products with Recyclable Packaging

JUNE 10, 2020 - Pharmacy giant CVS launched over 100 new Live Better and Gold Emblem brand products on Wednesday. These items feature healthy, eco-friendly ingredients, and the drug store plans to offer "competitive" pricing ... continued


Macy's Reports Hopeful Signs Despite First-Quarter Loss

JUNE 9, 2020 - Department store chain Macy's revealed preliminary first-quarter financial numbers on Tuesday. It estimated a diluted per-share loss of $2.10 but saw better-than-expected sales at locations that have reopened ... continued


Franchise Group Sets Dividend Amount and Payment Date

JUNE 9, 2020 - The parent company of American Freight and The Vitamin Shoppe announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday morning. Any investor who holds Franchise Group stock as of June 22nd will receive 25 cents per share ... continued


Instacart to Begin Delivering Big Lots Merchandise

JUNE 8, 2020 - Discount chain Big Lots and delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership on Monday. Instacart will begin accepting online orders for the retailer's products and provide deliveries to customers throughout much of the United States ... continued


Kohl's Reduces Number of Temporary Store Closures

JUNE 8, 2020 - Major department store chain Kohl's released a new list of temporarily closed locations on Sunday night. The retailer originally shuttered more than 70 stores due to widespread protests and riots. Most of these locations have reopened ... continued


Rite Aid Highlights Superior Product Safety, Ethical Practices

JUNE 8, 2020 - On Monday, Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid released a yearly report on social responsibility. The drug store chain showcased efforts to banish hazardous chemicals from merchandise, benefit communities and reduce its environmental impact ... continued