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Business Insider contacted a slew of consumer companies to find out how they were contending with the outbreak.

Walmart, McDonald’s, Home Depot, and 16 other retailers share how the coronavirus outbreak could affect business

Business Insider reached out to a spate of global retailers, from Walmart to Walgreens, to understand how retail is handling the coronavirus.
JCPenney is losing a top executive.

A top JCPenney executive has resigned after just nine months in the role

Shawn Gensch joined JCPenney from Sprouts Farmers Market and reported directly to JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau.
Overcrowding in stores is leading to "purchase paralysis," Bed Bath & Beyond's CEO said.

Bed Bath & Beyond’s new CEO admits that stores are so cluttered that customers are leaving without buying anything due to ‘purchase p...

In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, Bed Bath & Beyond's CEO Mark Tritton discussed his plans to turn around the business.
Shoppers walk by a small-format city Target store.

The retail apocalypse has forced stores to abandon the mall and transform into a destination where shoppers can take a ‘vacation from reality...

Traditional retailers and big-box brands are pivoting to small-format concept stores to experiment with new retail strategies and curb costs.

JCPenney is closing 6 stores. See if your local store is on the list.

The store closures affect locations in Montana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

JCPenney is closing a customer service center in Kansas and cutting more than 200 jobs after disappointing holiday sales

JCPenney spokeswoman Kristen Bennett confirmed the closure and said other JCPenney businesses in the area will not be impacted.

Apple’s former retail chief says Amazon has a ‘tough’ decade ahead because rivals like Walmart and Target are growing faster

Amazon has a 'tough' decade ahead as rivals like Walmart and Target are seeing faster growth, says Ron Johnson, Apple's former retail chief.

Lululemon surges to a fresh high after boosting its sales forecast

"We're excited by the momentum in our business over the holiday period," Calvin McDonald, Lululemon CEO, said.

RETAIL ROUT: Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, and JCPenney slip on dismal earnings and weak holiday sales

The reports came after a shaky end of 2019, when a number of retailers cut full-year profit outlooks ahead of the important holiday shopping season.
A shopper browses on opening day of the Nordstrom flagship in New York City.

Experts reveal their biggest predictions for how retail will change in 2020

2019 was a tumultuous year for the retail industry. Looking ahead, we spoke with experts who gave us predictions for 2020 in retail and beyond.