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Retailers

Target to Increase Representation of Black Employees by 20% in 3 Years

The retailer’s Workforce Diversity Report, based on 2019 information, reveals that its workforce of nearly 350,000 team members is 50% people of color.

Retailers

Giant Food Expanding Maryland Distribution Warehouse by 23%

To be completed this month, the expansion will help increase product capacity and streamline distribution and safety.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery store profits have increased nationwide.

Walmart has launched an exclusively self-checkout store in its home state. Is this the future for all or will it only play in small-format locations?

Safety—both food safety and ensuring staff and consumers are safe—is still paramount, of course. Fortunately, there are a few ways to ensure a streamlined work area, clean and safe kitchens, and reduced risk of injury and other problems.

As grocery stores become used to the new normal, retailers such as Kroger are discontinuing temporary pay bonuses that were instituted at the beginning of the pandemic.

As the COVID-19 crisis introduces a new reality in retail, the author shares insights on how to handle it.

New demands on labor and cleanliness will drive autonomous solutions for any number of dirty problems.

The new event will begin July 7 and run over the course of eight business days.

As social distancing became crucial to flatten the coronavirus curve, retailers moved quickly to limit traffic and enforce flow. But they didn’t necessarily do so with precision.

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