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Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new stress-management tool as other retailers cut costs and layoff employees

Apple is offering $100 to store employees who need to purchase equipment to work from home as stores around the world remain closed.
Walmart is limiting the number of customers admitted in its stores.

Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart stores will allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet of space, the company said Friday.

Hobby Lobby is closing all stores and furloughing ‘nearly all’ employees after it defied stay-at-home orders by quietly reopening location...

"The line our manager gave us [from corporate] was 'The employees got what the employees wanted; the stores were closed,'" one employee said.
Amazon plans to keep paying hourly workers impacted by coronavirus-related office closures.

Amazon is delaying Prime Day, its giant shopping extravaganza, until at least August

Amazon is delaying Prime Day until August, its massive annual shopping holiday that usually occurs in July.

30 ways people’s interests are changing during the coronavirus outbreak, according to Yelp

These charts highlight how the coronavirus outbreak is changing our interest in the ways we shop, eat, work, and relax.
Gap Inc. furloughed thousands of workers this week.

Hundreds of thousands of retail workers are being furloughed or permanently laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s who has been affect...

As retailers extend store closures and see brick-and-mortar sales come to a grinding halt, company executives are looking to cut costs elsewhere.
Yeast sales have spiked in the last week as more people turn to baking bread at home.

The Drive-Thru: Employees at Hobby Lobby, office supply stores, and fast-food chains speak out about working during the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact retail and fast food. Read about it in this week's edition of The Drive-Thru.
New Balance associate using and inspecting face masks at the company’s Lawrence, MA factory.

Inside one of the largest US sneaker factories that is making masks for hospital workers from laces and other trademark footwear materials

Here's how a sneaker factory shifted to producing masks from laces and other available sneaker material in less than two weeks.

State officials shuttered reopened Hobby Lobby stores in Colorado and Ohio, but employees in at least 14 states are still being told to work in defian...

Hobby Lobby stores remain open in at least 14 of 38 states under stay-at-home mandates, according to 20 employees speaking to Business Insider.
Sales at Olive Garden and other casual dining chains are plummeting amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus could send casual dining chains like TGI Fridays and Applebee’s into a dark downward spiral

Casual dining chains like Ruby Tuesdays, Applebee's, and TGI Fridays are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.