02 Apr

Traffic at Walmart, Costco and Target falls for the first time in weeks as coronavirus stockpiling behavior shifts

2020-04-02T20:11:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Traffic at Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp. dropped for the first time in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in the U.S., according to Placer.ai. Walmart traffic was down 6.7% year-over-year for the third week of March. The previous week, traffic was up 18.4%. At Costco, [...]

02 Apr

How COVID-19 could redefine labor in America

2020-04-02T15:13:14+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , |

In Covid-19's upheaval of the American economy, supply-and-demand patterns were swiftly knocked out of whack. Almost overnight, entire industries were crippled, sidelining workers and putting millions of people on the unemployment rolls. Seeking to ease the pain and balance out volatility in the labor market, corporations now are forging unlikely [...]

01 Apr

On the Frontlines of the Pandemic: Grocery Workers

2020-04-01T18:20:15+00:00April 1st, 2020|Tags: , |

It’s been more than three weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak prompted the first waves of panic buying. Shoppers around the country began crowding into the nearest grocery stores. Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, rubber gloves, medical masks and food all flew off the shelves. With non-essential businesses in states like California [...]