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11:08 a.m. March 8, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Ocean Spray partners with Walmart for caffeinated sparkling waterAgricultural cooperative Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. has launched a new beverage, Ocean Spray Wave in collaboration with retail giant Walmart Inc. The caffeinated sparkling water is made with fruit juice and comes in four flavors including strawberry and lemon, and mango and passionfruit. The caffeine is sourced from black tea. Ocean Spray says the drink was developed and shipped in less than a year and launching exclusively at Walmart. Shares of Walmart have gained 9.8% over the last year while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 23.4% over the period.
2:54 a.m. March 2, 2021 - MarketWatch
German retail sales fall in JanuaryGermany's retail sales declined in January due to the partial retail closure starting on Dec. 16, the German statistics office Destatis said Tuesday. According to Destatis's provisional data, retail sales in January fell 4.5% in real terms and 3.9% in nominal terms on month. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 1.0% decline on month in real terms.
8:53 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Not all COVID small-business stories end badly — sales sprouted at this very vertical Chicago mushroom grower Windy City Mushroom found itself selling more product directly to homes not restaurants, growth that encouraged this farm-meets-factory to expandBusiness has bloomed beyond the typical restaurant buyers for Guy Furman, who runs the once almost exclusively wholesale Windy City Mushroom in Chicago. The mushroom “factory’s” survival — expansion, even — was the result of evolving consumer palates, home delivery and a push to buy local during food shortages.
8:18 a.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Randy Koch
Lowe’s steals Home Depot’s crown during the pandemic, card transactions show Home Depot was the growth darling going into the pandemic, but that was soon to changeHome Depot was the growth darling going into the pandemic, but that was soon to change.
3:24 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
With half of its business at retailers like Walmart and Amazon, Wrangler parent Kontoor Brands is ‘winning with the winners’ Kontoor Brands shares have jumped 23% over the past month, but the stock is down by half for the year to dateKontoor Brands, which spun off from VF Corp. in 2019, sells its Lee and Wrangler brands at large retailers, including Walmart.
3:56 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Top coronavirus doctor in Spain has a message for revelers and tourists: ‘A couple of drinks, you take off your mask, you sing and you dance — that’s a problem’ Dr. Vicente Soriano believes Spain won’t repeat the dramatic events of March and AprilMarketWatch spoke to Dr. Vicente Soriano, expert in infectious diseases and director of the UNIR Health Sciences School & Medical Center in Madrid, to discuss the latest coronavirus developments in Spain.
9:12 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Randy Koch
Amazon is clobbering Walmart in consumer spending, according to debit-card transactions The big divide occurred with the arrival of the coronavirusThe big divide occurred with the arrival of the coronavirus.
10:03 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Amazon drops online retailer Boohoo’s products amid allegations of poor working conditions and no COVID-19 protection Boohoo vows an immediate independent review of Leicester factoryShares of online fashion retailer Boohoo suffered heavy losses for a second day, even as the company said it would launch an immediate independent probe into allegations of poor conditions for workers and no protection from COVID-19.
9:55 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Brandy Wiltermuth
I take care of workers in Yakima County, a coronavirus hot spot: ‘The nearest hospital is a few miles away, but most refuse to use it’ The nation’s ‘fruit basket’ in Yakima County, Wash., has seen COVID-19 cases surge in recent weeksThe nation’s ‘fruit basket’ in Yakima County, Wash., has seen COVID-19 cases surge in recent weeks.
12:35 p.m. May 29, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Long lines and plenty of limitations on the other side of Spain’s pandemic experience A Madrid hairdresser and a shoe salesman struggle to reopenThis past week has brought some new freedoms, and the courage to revisit the hairdresser in Madrid.
1:58 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Plastic screens and makeshift grocery stores: How one restaurant chain is surviving the coronavirus crisis Welcome to the new normal of ordering food on Britain’s high streetBritish fast-food chain Leon has turned some of its restaurants into ‘mini-supermarkets.’
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