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Askov makes one of the best parkas you can buy, and it's relatively affordable for the quality.

The world’s first climate-positive outerwear brand makes a $495 parka you’re going to see everywhere later this year — we tried it t...

Askov Finlayson, a new Minnesota startup, makes $495 expedition-grade parkas and donates 110% of its carbon footprint to climate change solutions.
The Walmart executive said consumers are more interested in looking presentable from the "waist up," thanks to videoconferencing.

Shirt sales are booming at Walmart, and one executive says it’s because videoconferencing shoppers only care about looking good from the ‘...

Walmart's executive vice president of corporate affairs Dan Bartlett told Yahoo Finance that he credited the sales bump to videoconferencing.
Businesses and workers are stepping up to the challenge of staying afloat during a pandemic.

8 creative ways that retailers, restaurants, and service workers are staying afloat during coronavirus shutdowns

Coronavirus-related shutdowns have been catastrophic for retailers, restaurants, and workers. Here are eight tactics many are using to stay afloat.
A sign in a Florida Target.

Target is suspending all returns and exchanges for the next 3 weeks

Target said that any returns that expire during this period will be honored for three weeks after the holding period.

11 things Costco employees wish shoppers knew about working during a global pandemic

Costco employees don't always know when an item is coming back in stock and they don't generally store extra toilet paper in the back.
Emergency room nurse Kathy Nguyen wears a mask as deals with flu patients at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, U.S., January 18, 2018.

Gap Inc. is using its factories to make masks, gowns, and scrubs for healthcare workers

As the coronavirus prompts a shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment, retailers like Gap are stepping up to help.
A medical worker puts on a face shield during a drill as part of preparations in the event of a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, at a private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2015.

Nike is prototyping face shields for doctors and nurses in Oregon as the coronavirus rips through the globe

As some of its stores slowly reopen across the globe, Nike is stepping up to help healthcare professionals during the coronavirus outbreak.
The H&M clothing store in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 15, 2019.

Tens of thousands of layoffs could hit H&M employees as the coronavirus causes ‘significant negative impact on sales’

H&M said it experienced a "significant negative impact on sales" because of coronavirus and is looking for ways to cut costs — including layoffs.

All of Target’s Starbucks locations are temporarily closed, and many baristas are transferring to work in the superstore itself

Target employees who had worked in Starbucks cafés have the option to transfer to other jobs in the superstore.
At least some Costco stores are banning returns on in-demand items.

The Drive-Thru: The coronavirus outbreak causes stores to change policies and some to temporarily close

The coronavirus pandemic prompts stores to change their purchase policies — and many temporarily close. Read about it in The Drive-Thru.