Tipsheet: WM #5 Covid Response | H&M Uneven | Shopify/WM Team


Walmart is joining forces with Shopify “…we are joining forces with Shopify…to open the Walmart Marketplace to their sellers. As our CEO Doug McMillon recently said, competition is good in the retail business, and we want more retailers not fewer.” Press release


The Harris Poll Essential 100, a ranking of corporate response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Walmart #5, CVS #10, Walgreens #15, Lowe’s #21, Home Depot #23, Target #29, Best Buy #32, Costco #34…

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Trader Joe’s near Seattle ‘autonomous’ protest zone temporarily closed at Fox Business. “The fate of businesses in the zone remains unclear as protesters began occupying several city blocks in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood last week. They declared the area, which includes an empty police precinct, a “cop-free zone.” Read more


Walmart’s Marc Lore continues company stock selloff, cashes out $10.27 million at Talk Business. Read more


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H&M says recovery uneven after March-May sales tumble 50% at Fox Business. Read more


Walmart tests self-checkout only location at Fox Business. “Walmart Supercenter Store #359 (Fayetteville, Arkansas) is removing its conveyor belt lanes and replacing them with self-checkout counters. The goal is to see if the increased use of self-checkout will speed up purchases while providing a safer experience for shoppers through less interaction.” Read more


Smithfield Foods is missing about a third of its employees at a South Dakota pork plant because they are quarantined or afraid to return to work at Reuters. Read more


How Tim Hortons knows where you sleep, work and vacation at Financial Post. “…I saw my coordinates in a trove of data that RBI sent to me…According to the data, Tim Hortons had recorded my longitude and latitude coordinates more than 2,700 times in less than five months, and not just when I was using the app.” Read more


Amazon workers interviewed as part of New York Attorney General’s probe into company’s coronavirus response at CNN. Read more


Walmart hand-holds small Indian firms reinventing themselves amid pandemic at Business Standard. “We have expanded our online engagement and support to MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) to help them identify new demand trends and adapt to the new economic realities of these challenging times,” said Nidhi Munjal, vice president, international partnership services of Walmart.” Read more


Hidden vault concealing guns and money is hot-selling accessory for pickups, SUVs at USA Today. “Columbus-based Console Vault expects this will be its most profitable year in nearly two decades. Co-founder Scott Bonvissuto said people are more focused on personal safety and securing weapons in compliance with conceal-carry laws.” Read more


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