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Save Mart Cos. Turns Temps Into Full-Time Team

The Save Mart Cos. has dramatically increased staffing at its 206 stores since the start of the pandemic, hiring 1,000 team members, the majority of whom have become full-time workers.

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Facebook Live: Retailers Readjusting to New Reality

From permanent hires to rising profits, retailers are making changes to operations as a new reality sets in.

As municipalities lift COVID restrictions, the company shifts to a one-time reward bonus for average weekly hours worked since mid-March, a move drawing condemnation from a labor union.

Bryan Roberts spent more than 15 years studying the grocery industry as an analyst before a restructuring sent him to the front lines of the COVID crisis.

Grocery workers urge Kroger and others to reinstate hazard pay as they continue to face a risky work environment.

In a recent interview with CNN, UFCW President Marc Perrone suggests that all eyes are on Kroger with regard to the end of "hero pay."

Lidl and Best Market employees in New York are demanding hazard pay and faster response to illnesses, including at least 2 deaths.

Under scrutiny for letting hourly premiums expire, the retailer announces a "bookend" bonus.

A new bill known as the AG CHAIN Act would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for essential employees in the food and agriculture industries.

Retailer joins parent company Kroger’s expansion of plan to administer up to 100,000 coronavirus tests by the end of May.

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