30 Oct

About 20% of grocery store workers had Covid-19, and most didn’t have symptoms, study found

2020-10-30T16:05:13+00:00October 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

Grocery store work puts employees at serious risk for infection, a new study found, particularly those who have to interact with customers. These workers likely became a "significant transmission source" for Covid-19 without even knowing it because most in the study were asymptomatic. The analysis, published Thursday in the journal [...]

30 Oct

Kroger rolls out rapid antibody COVID-19 testing to all pharmacies

2020-10-30T15:35:01+00:00October 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The Kroger Co. has begun offering customers rapid antibody COVID-19 testing and plans to roll out the service to all of its 2,200-plus pharmacies. Kroger Health, the company’s health care services arm, said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration-authorized rapid antibody tests are now available at Ralphs Grocery pharmacies [...]

30 Oct

California grocers brace for holidays ahead of potential 2nd food stockpiling wave

2020-10-30T15:30:03+00:00October 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

Retailers are bracing themselves for a potential surge in food stockpiling as the always busy holiday season ramps up alongside California’s fight against the coronavirus. While it’s not uncommon to find a few empty shelves and a lack of turkeys at the grocery store around Thanksgiving, Raley’s grocery stores are prepping [...]

26 Oct

U.S. senators ask Amazon if it tracks employees, curbs bids to form unions

2020-10-26T16:20:34+00:00October 26th, 2020|Tags: , |

Four Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday sent a letter to Amazon.com Inc's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, demanding answers over its alleged moves to track and monitor employees and limit efforts to form unions. Democratic senators Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kirsten Gillibrand asked the company for details on [...]

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