We have hired 2,000 people due to coronavirus demand

We have hired 2,000 people due to coronavirus demand

Kroger has hired more than 2,000 people in the last week to keep up with increased demand from the coronavirus outbreak, CEO Rodney McMullen told CNBC on Tuesday.  “We’re hiring every day,” McMullen said on “Closing Bell.”  Kroger, the...
Sephora, Ulta shutter stores, shift to online sales

Sephora, Ulta shutter stores, shift to online sales

As Sephora, Ulta Beauty and other makeup stores temporarily shutter, they’ll join a growing list of retailers roiled by the coronavirus outbreak, but they face unique challenges. Closed stores will suspend many of the retailers’ typical sales techniques:...
Macy’s is closing stores nationwide because of coronavirus

Macy’s is closing stores nationwide because of coronavirus

Scott Olson | Getty Images Macy’s is closing all of its stores nationwide, effective at the end of business Tuesday through March 31, to try to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  The closures include all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury,...
Retailers withdraw earnings forecasts as coronavirus shuts stores

Retailers withdraw earnings forecasts as coronavirus shuts stores

Retailers are grappling with a new normal, as the coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., holing consumers up at home and prompting a change in what they are shopping for. But nobody truly knows what that is going to look like a month from now, a week from...
Trump spoke with restaurant company CEOs about coronavirus response

Trump spoke with restaurant company CEOs about coronavirus response

Drive-through customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. Getty Images President Donald Trump spoke with executives of the largest U.S. restaurant companies on Tuesday about the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. Participants...