Why coronavirus probably won’t force American grocers to run out of food

The World Health Organization on March 11 declared the coronavirus a pandemic. Within a week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans keep a 14 day supply of food and other essentials. Alarmed consumers rushed to supermarkets hoarding groceries and cleaning products, leaving some stores trying to [...]

2020-04-06T20:31:17+00:00April 6th, 2020|Tags: , , |

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

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, [...]

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

Grocery workers are keeping Americans alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what they need.

As worried Americans pack supermarket aisles in anticipation of quarantines and shelter-in-place orders, grocery workers like Courtney Meadows are working at a frantic pace to keep Americans fed and alive, and risking their own health in the process. Meadows, a cashier at Kroger in Beckley, W.Va., said her store is [...]

2020-03-26T17:29:10+00:00March 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , |
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