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A passer-by holding a mobile device walks past a store window, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. According to the Commerce Department U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
WBEN Newsroom
June 16, 2020 - 1:46 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — American shoppers ramped up their spending on store purchases by a record 17.7% from April to May, delivering a dose of energy for retailers that have been reeling since the coronavirus shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two...
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“The grocery supply chains as a whole have been taken by surprise,” said Nallan Suresh, University at Buffalo Professor of Operations Management.
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Spokespersons for both Wegmans and Tops Markets confirm to WBEN that they are in the process of installing the shields at all pharmacies and front-end registers at all stores over the next several weeks.
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Barber Sami Matta, left, gives a haircut to Steve Perosino, of Dedham, Mass., right, at Chris & Sam's Barbershop, in Norwood, Mass., Monday, March 23, 2020. The Barbershop is to close by noon Tuesday, March 24, in keeping with Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker's order that all non-essential businesses close at noon Tuesday and remain closed through Tuesday, April 7, out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
WBEN Newsroom
March 23, 2020 - 4:55 pm
The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Following are business developments Monday related to the outbreak as governments attempt to stabilize their economies, companies struggle to cope and millions of people...
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WBEN Newsroom
December 26, 2019 - 6:25 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Holiday shopping doesn’t end with Christmas. AP Explains: What is Boxing Day? Shoppers can take advantage of fatter discounts on clothing, home decor and other items between Christmas and well into January. In fact, a National Retail Federation survey of nearly 8,000 adults...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 30, 2019 - 9:00 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A 21-year-old gunman shot another man in the leg during a fight in a crowded mall on Black Friday, then tried to drive a friend who had been stabbed during the fight to the hospital, police said Saturday. But the gunman, Kyree Truax, hit a bus on the way to the hospital...
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People shop at Macy's department store during Black Friday shopping, Friday Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. Black Friday shoppers fought for parking spots and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
WBEN Newsroom
November 29, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the ever-growing popularity of online shopping and...
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Shoppers enter a Best Buy store for a Black Friday sale Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
WBEN Newsroom
November 29, 2019 - 4:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas just got six days shorter. Black Friday once again kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season. But with six fewer days than last year, it will be the shortest season since 2013 because Thanksgiving fell on the fourth...
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May 14, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's largest retailer said Tuesday it's been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers to make that happen. The next-day...
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April 23, 2019 - 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying. It's a new technology being trotted out to...
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