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Stores like Walmart are changing Black Friday shopping to make it safer. Experts say none of it will matter if shoppers don’t wear masks.

Several stores have added additional safety precautions ahead of the Black Friday shopping frenzy to protect both customers and employees. We spoke to three experts to find out which precautions will actually help. The experts agree that enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing are good, but mandates like reducing store hours […]
Stores like Walmart are changing Black Friday shopping to make it safer. Experts say none of it will matter if shoppers don’t wear masks.
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Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, steps down after 36 years at the helm. He will be replaced by president Lauren Hobart, the first Dick’s CEO from outside the Stack family.

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ed Stack, will step down in February, the company announced Tuesday. The 850-chain retailer’s current president, Lauren Hobart, has been elected by the board of directors to become CEO and president from February 2021. Stack, who has been CEO since he bought the business […]
Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, steps down after 36 years at the helm. He will be replaced by president Lauren Hobart, the first Dick’s CEO from outside the Stack family.
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Retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are opting to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day in response to the pandemic. Check out the full list.

After Walmart became the first major retailer to announce plans to close on Thanksgiving Day, other companies are starting to follow suit, citing the coronavirus outbreak as the catalyst. The closures are challenging the future of the already contentious practice of staying open on the holiday, which some retailers have […]
Retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are opting to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day in response to the pandemic. Check out the full list.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO who led the chain in ending assault rifle sales and destroying $5 million in guns is reportedly testing the idea of a presidential run

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack is reportedly testing the idea of running as a third-party candidate in the 2020 presidential election. According to a new report from Politico, a focus group in Wisconsin was shown videos with Stack messaging and asked whether they would consider voting for a third-party […]
Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO who led the chain in ending assault rifle sales and destroying $5 million in guns is reportedly testing the idea of a presidential run
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The CEO of Dick’s explains how Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has helped his company turn the corner with Under Armour

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack credited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with helping to shape up his company’s Under Armour sales. In 2018, Stack expressed concerns that Under Armour’s “expanded distribution” strategy was hurting sales of the athletic apparel at his sporting goods retailer. Under Armour first partnered with Johnson […]
The CEO of Dick’s explains how Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has helped his company turn the corner with Under Armour
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Companies like Walmart and SoulCycle are facing more boycotts than ever in the Trump era, but many are still clueless in how to respond

Company boycotts are becoming more prevalent in our highly-politicized culture. Companies like Walmart and SoulCycle have faced boycotts. Companies can no longer ignore their customers when it comes to boycotts and hope it blows over. They must act definitively to address customer concerns. Michael Gordon is a long-time Democratic strategist […]
Companies like Walmart and SoulCycle are facing more boycotts than ever in the Trump era, but many are still clueless in how to respond
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Dick’s Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons — and its CEO tells us the gun industry’s blowback has been ‘a blessing in disguise’

Dick’s Sporting Goods destroyed $US5 million worth of assault weapons in 2018 after banning them from its Field & Stream hunting and fishing stores in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Dick’s banned them from its signature big box stores in 2012 following the Sandy Hook massacre. Dick’s CEO Ed […]
Dick’s Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons — and its CEO tells us the gun industry’s blowback has been ‘a blessing in disguise’
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