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Bezos Boasts, but It’s Hard to Argue with the Man

In the first line of a recent letter to company shareholders, the Amazon Founder and CEO wrote, “One thing we’ve learned from the COVID-19 crisis is how important Amazon has become to our customers.”

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You Won't Believe What Consumers Are Stocking Up on in Utah

Spam — not the e-mail clutter — has become a go-to-item for some grocery shoppers during the coronavirus crisis, at least in the beehive state.

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Webinars Aim to ‘Engage, Educate and Elevate’ Hospitality Employees

We’d like to extend a major elbow bump to Forbes Travel Guide for introducing "Hospitality Strong" to support hospitality staff worldwide whose careers have been impacted by the global pandemic.

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That's Quite a Number

70

That’s the percentage increase from February to March of consumers who browsed retail websites for pajamas, according to data provider Inmar Intelligence, which attributes it to more people working from home during the stay-at-home policies created by the coronavirus crisis. Looks like a lot of people are going straight from bed to their makeshift home offices to work.

Today's Quote/Unquote:

"There are many small retailers that won’t be in business by the time the economy reopens if these loans dry up. This funding will let them keep their workers on the payroll and help the economy avoid the ripple effects that will come if additional businesses cease to operate and more people lose their jobs.”

 — Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, who welcomed an additional increase in funding for loans to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Company That Inspires Us

On a Health Kick

Vitamin Shoppe CEO Sharon Leite says each store’s “Health Enthusiasts” undergoe extensive product category training, which includes a robust curriculum of courses designed to elevate their expertise in need-based solutions and services.

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Product in the Spotlight

Green and Clean Shampoo and Conditioner

Wellnesse has launched an all-natural shampoo and conditioner that founder and “Wellness Mama” podcaster Katie Wells created at home more than a decade ago.

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Friday's Forum

For Retailers, Georgia is the Canary in the Coal Mine

Today, Georgia will allow several non-essential and close-contact retail businesses to reopen. But is this reopening too soon too fast, and will it lead to a spike in new coronavirus cases?

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