As virus-era attacks on Asians rise, past victims look back
Asian Americans have been facing a dangerous climate since the coronavirus entered the U.S. a year ago. A rash of crimes victimizing elderly Asian Americans in the last two months has renewed outcry for more attention from politicians and the media. A recent wave of attacks on elderly Asian Americans — including the death of an 84-year-old San Francisco man — has fueled worries that hostilities have only worsened. AdA rash of crimes victimizing elderly Asian Americans in the past two months has renewed outcry for more attention from politicians and the media. Ad“Our work to address anti-Asian racism is inextricably tied to fighting anti-Black racism,” Choi said.
Walmart shares fall on earnings miss, retailer sees sales growth slowing in coming year
Shares were down nearly 6% Thursday morning, as investors reacted to the retailer's warning that it expects sales to moderate this year. It said earnings per share will decline, but will range flat to slightly higher after excluding divestitures. The big-box retailer has benefited from pandemic trends, as Americans buy more groceries, cleaning products and other essentials. He said it will step up investments to adjust to the significant ways the pandemic has transformed the retail business. For example, he said Walmart will spend on automation to speed up the number of curbside pickup orders it can fill.cnbc.com
Walgreens' new CEO Roz Brewer on bias in the C-suite: 'When you’re a Black woman, you get mistaken a lot'
Prior to joining Starbucks in 2017, Brewer spent five years as the CEO of Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart. As a longtime executive in corporate America, she's spoken openly about the bias and challenges she's faced as one of very few Black women in the C-suite. In this new role, she will be the only Black woman currently serving as a Fortune 500 CEO, and just the third Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 firm in history. "When you're a Black woman, you get mistaken a lot," she said during a 2018 speech at her alma mater Spelman College, which is an all-women HBCU. Sometimes people assume you're in the wrong place, and all I can think in the back of my head is, 'No, you're in the wrong place.'"cnbc.com
Tribes try to shield elders and their knowledge from virus
That means losing elders to the virus could wipe out irreplaceable pieces of culture. Concern for elders is also apparent in the tribe's COVID-19 vaccine-distribution plans. Roy Boney Jr., who manages a Cherokee language program, said the vast majority of Cherokee speakers are elders. Pequot elders play an important role in the effort to revive the tribe's language, which is no longer widely spoken. Karen Ketcher was among 28 Cherokee Nation elders who have died from the coronavirus.
Doordash partners with Sam's Club on same-day prescription deliveries
DoorDash announced Friday it is launching a partnership with Sam's Club to provide same-day prescription delivery service to patients across the U.S. The deal involves 500 Sam's Club locations in 41 states, and is implemented through Drive, the platform DoorDash offers to businesses looking to integrate delivery into their own platforms. In this case, customers who want to access the service will have to request it through the wholesale club directly, and both members and non-members of Sam's Club can take advantage of same-day delivery. DoorDash Chief Operating Officer Christopher Payne said expanding beyond food delivery has always been part of the company's mission, but the pandemic highlighted the urgency of same-day delivery. However, with the delivery space shifting quickly and companies adding new partners, Payne said, DoorDash is always looking ahead.cnbc.com
Smaller hams, downsized desserts: Sam's Club adds petite packs as Americans plan smaller holiday gatherings during pandemic
This holiday season, however, the Walmart-owned warehouse club is shrinking the size of some foods to better fit Americans' plans for scaled-down holiday celebrations during the coronavirus pandemic. Megan Crozier, Sam's Club's chief merchandising officer, said the retailer added smaller packs during the pandemic as Americans' routines changed. She said the petite packs sold well, so Sam's Club decided to keep them and make holiday-themed additions. These steps come as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge Americans to make smart choices this holiday season. "You can go through your holiday shopping list, and those are going to be offered in smaller sizes," he said.cnbc.com
Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks
Last week, Starbucks announced that customers who visit its company-owned café locations in the U.S. will be required to wear face coverings. Costco Wholesale Club was one of the first major retailers to require face coverings for customers at all of its stores. “I think Walmart's decision will give cover to other retailers to require masks," said Michael J. Hicks, an economist at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Social media is full of videos capturing clashes between those who are asked to wear masks, and employees who are under orders to make sure people wear them. About half of U.S. states require masks in public places, according to the RILA.
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ROANOKE, Va. Part of Wards Road in Lynchburg will be down to one lane starting today. Part of Boonsboro Road in Lynchburg will be down to one lane today and tomorrow. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.Martinsville Speedway and NASCAR will honor frontline healthcare workers today. You can take part in the Special Olympics of Virginias Virtual Torch Run. To recreate the 1,900 mile Law Enforcement Run, you can register and take part in the Virtual Torch Run.
Walmart will require all associates to wear masks or other face coverings at work
Walmart and Sam's Club will require their approximately 1.5 million U.S.-based associates to wear masks or other face coverings beginning on Monday, according to a memo sent by the CEOs of Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club, a Walmart division. The retailers will also encourage customers to wear face coverings, according to the memo, which is dated Friday. "We have evolved our policy on face coverings from optional to mandatory as public health guidance has shifted," Furner and McLay wrote. Read more: Walmart employee's family files wrongful death lawsuit after man dies of coronavirus complicationsThe financial crisis caused by Covid-19 has also led to an onslaught of new job applicants. "With this knowledge, we believe it is simply in everyone's best interest to use masks or face coverings to curb the spread of this disease," they wrote.cnbc.com
Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Walmart, Slack, WPP, SAP, J&J, Roku & more
Slack Technologies Slack said it had more than 12 million active daily users during September, up 37% from a year ago. WPP, Omnicom The ad giants are among U.S.-traded advertising stocks that could be impacted today after French rival Publicis cut its full-year sales outlook. Ford's China sales had fallen by about 36% in the first quarter and about 22% in the second quarter. Roku Roku was upgraded by RBC Capital to "outperform" from "sector perform." Fastenal The maker of construction and industrial supplies reported quarterly profit of 37 cents per share, 2 cents a share above estimates.cnbc.com
Walmart's US president Greg Foran to depart, with Sam's Club CEO John Furner taking over
Walmart said Thursday that its president and CEO in the U.S., Greg Foran, is stepping down, to be replaced by the head of its wholesale Sam's Club business, John Furner. Foran is leaving to become CEO at Air New Zealand Limited, the company said in a press release. "John has done a fantastic job at Sam's Club, and he will continue the momentum we have in Walmart U.S.," CEO Doug McMillon said in a statement. Walmart said it will name Furner's successor as president and CEO of Sam's Club at a later date. He became Sam's Club CEO two years ago.cnbc.com
Walmart's Sam's Club launches health care pilot to members
KPRC via CNNNEW YORK - Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on everyday care its customers might delay or skip because of the cost. The pilot program could potentially be rolled out to members in all the states, says Lori Flees, senior vice president of Sam's Club Health and Wellness. Sam's Club emphasized that the new initiative is not a health insurance plan but a discount health program that can supplement insurance and bring down out-of-pocket costs. Sam's Club says its program is designed to cater to members - individuals, business owners and families who are delaying or skipping basic care because of high deductibles. Each bundle also offers prepaid health debit cards to be used within the health services network.
Walmart's Sam's Club launches health care pilot to members
The telehealth program will introduce patients to a new form of care in which people can be diagnosed and treated without talking to or seeing the doctor. Patients who click on the 98point6 app first tell their symptoms to a chatbot or automated assistant that uses artificial intelligence. The information then gets passed along to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment, often just through secure messaging.chicagotribune.com
Sam's Club offers chip card to prevent fraud
Sam's Club offers chip card to prevent fraud Most U.S. credit cards use decades-old technology. It is easy to hack and leaves customers vulnerable to fraud, but now Sam's Club is the first major US retailer to embed microchips in credit cards to combat thieves. Paula Reid reports from Sterling, Virginia.cbsnews.com
Walmart gets into the used video game business
Walmart gets into the used video game business You can soon start trading in your used video games at Walmart stores. But there's one catch: You won't get cash -- instead you'll get credit to buy merchandise at Walmart and Sam's Club stores or on the retailer's website.cbsnews.com