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New hires who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination receive an additional $100 SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2021– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it is hiring 75,000 people in its fulfillment and logistics network across the U.S. and Canada as it continues to expand its
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Also: the latest tech offers new horizons for accessibility, Instagram adds pronouns, and Ohio creates lottery to reward vaccinated residents. Hello, communicators: Since the pandemic, many companies are exploring new accessibility communication tools to help differently-abled stakeholders interact with their content. The latest example comes in the form of a new, experimental device that turns […]
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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into its second year, it continues to inflict unprecedented personal, societal and economic disruption around the world. Although the pandemic initially hit sub-Saharan Africa less severely than other areas, in the first few months of 2021, just as the spread of COVID-19 appeared to be slowing, a second wave […]
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Company Release – 5/12/2021America’s largest grocery retailer invites local and regional growers and producers to apply for new accelerator program CINCINNATI, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a new partnership program inviting American growers and producers to apply for the opportunity to work with […]
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Also: Mattel wants to recycle old Barbies, YouTube offers funds to compete with TikTok for influencers, insights from Ragan’s Communications Benchmark Report, and more. Hello, communicators: Plenty of brands are looking to have an impact on the conversation around COVID-19 vaccines—despite mixed evidence on the effectiveness of incentives and giveaways. Following Krispy Kreme’s promo offering […]
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The Akron Beacon Journal reports this morning that c-store chain Sheetz “is boosting hourly pay for employees by $2 an hour later this month — and adding a temporary $1 an hour boost on top of that. “That will put the average wage paid for hourly employees at more than $15 an hour through the […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that a court in the European Union has voided a 2017 European Commission ruling that Amazon owed the EU the equivalent of $300 million in taxes, giving the tech company a major win that could have implications for other companies. Essentially, the EC maintained that Amazon cooked the books so […]
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From the Boston Globe this morning: “It can take a big push to make a drastic change. And when it comes to people’s work lives, there has been perhaps no greater disruptor than the COVID-19 pandemic. Many got laid off, or were suddenly allowed to do their jobs from anywhere. Some got sick, while countless […]
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Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council Benchmark Report reveals new areas of focus for communicators that add to more traditional concerns. New priorities have emerged in the communications discipline this year, all of them related to the shocks of 2020. They include diversity, equity and inclusion, communicating with the remote workforce, workplace wellness and communications via mobile […]
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As leaders think about the future of work and the hybrid workplace, here are the essential elements that must be present for workers to feel a sense of purpose and belonging. As leadership coaches, we have found that the dual pressures of performing and leading in the virtual work environment require gentle reminders for what […]
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Also: AAA seeks to calm consumer fears over gas shortage, Twitter tip jar posts home addresses, and Patagonia’s CEO shares strategies for activism campaigns. Hello, communicators: The Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA) and its Golden Globes awards mark the latest high-profile example of what happens when an organization takes too long to enact reform and improve […]
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Year-over-year sales growth of grocery private label hits 13.7% in 2020. For the fourth consecutive year, private label in grocery outpaced name brands, with year-over-year sales growth of 13.7% vs. 12.9%, respectively, according to Coresight Research’s recent report, U.S. Grocery Private-Label Market Set to Maintain Growth Momentum. Photograph courtesy of The Kroger Co. While private label’s […]
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Macy’s cannot offer the use of its Scan and Pay app for purchases from departments where employees make commissions, and must pay back commissions on such purchases, a labor relations arbitrator has ruled, reports RIS News. The determination applies to three collective bargaining agreements between Macy’s and employees at stores in Boston and other New […]
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In my FaceTime video yesterday, I went all Andy Rooney and said that I was tired of getting stuck behind professional shoppers – like those working for Instacart – at the checkout line, and advanced the suggestion that there ought to be dedicated lines for those folks.  I’m not alone in this; I know a […]
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This article is part 2 of our 5 part series in which Salesforce’s Global Innovation evangelist Brian Solis speaks with our customers about how they’ve transformed to adapt to change since COVID-19 hit in March 2020. “I love walking into a car dealership and spending the better part of my day negotiating a fair price […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) is saying that “with more businesses reopening and bringing employees back to work, the U.S. economy is on firm footing and could see its fastest growth in more than three decades.” While there is a great deal of uncertainty about how fast and far this economy will grow in 2021, […]
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This week our very special guest is Hubert Joly, former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and the author of the just released bestselling book The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism. In a wide-ranging interview we explore Hubert’s storied career as one of […]
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The competition in eCommerce is cutthroat. Every online brand and retailer wants the biggest share of the market they can get. And the competition is particularly stiff on online marketplaces such as Amazon. Amazon is the world’s biggest eCommerce platform — as of 2019, it had over 2.5 million active sellers. Moreover, Amazon boasts of […]
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America’s largest grocery retailer continues to transform e-commerce with introduction of drone delivery pilot taking flight this spring in the Midwest CINCINNATI and MONROE, Ohio, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Drone Express, a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Inc., today announced a pilot to offer grocery delivery via autonomous drones, expanding […]
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  Business is coming back faster than employees, faster than rental car companies can get cars, and technology focused platforms the ilk of Uber Eats are evolving to not only garner your business but garner your loyalty according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Uber Eats has been honing in […]
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Amazon.com announced Wednesday that it will give more than 500,000 workers a raise. The retailer will hike pay by between 50 cents and $3 an hour for over half a million of its U.S. operations employees, Darcie Henry, vice president of global human resources for Amazon, said in a company blog post. Amazon will spend […]
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Also: NYC mayor promises July reopening, Twitter tests business profiles, Dish Network calls T-Mobile ‘The Grinch’, and more. Hello, communicators: New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio has announced that the city will “fully reopen” for business on July 1, promising that offices and theaters will be able to operate at full strength by then as […]

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The secondary resale market continues to make headlines, teens don’t want to work in restaurants and Ahold Delhaize Q1 results:   Poshmark and ThredUp took some stock hits as investors are unsure of where to invest, but CEOs are encouraged by recent trends and think business will pick up throughout the year.  Mattel wants to buy […]
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Here’s the RetailWit’s top picks from yesterday: B&G Foods reports Q1 results (+12.4% sales, adjusted EBITDA +5.2%) and names former Mars exec Kenneth Keller as CEO. Sprout reports Q1 results (-9.4% ID sales). Bright spots for growth in the following month include smaller format stores, logistics, and targeting / digital capabilities. Ex-Barry Callebaut boss Antoine […]
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The secondary, or second hand, market is growing. Goodwill and second hand furniture and clothing shops have been around for some time, while online services like Poshmark and ThredUp have gained popularity over the past few years. Many consumers are finding value in reselling their gently used clothes to others, with the opportunity to make […]

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