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What will the post-pandemic workplace look like? Europe offers a creepy glimpse

4 days ago   |   By Fortune

A “Romware Covid Radius bracelet” beeps every time a Tata Steel Ltd. worker in the U.K. or a docker at Belgium's Antwerp port is within virus-catching distance of someone. At Bouygues SA construction sites and in Sanofi and Schneider Electric SE offices in France employees enter after thermal cameras check their temperatures. Invisible lasers will manage crowds at shopping malls and transport hubs in Spain and France, and some firms will use infection-tracing lanyard devices.
As Europeans head back to work, they're entering a world very different from the one they left. Workplaces from...
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Retailers made a hard pivot to curbside pickup during the pandemic - and it's starting to look like it paid off

Retailers made a hard pivot to curbside pickup during the pandemic - and it's starting to look like it paid off

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Curbside pickup has ramped up during the coronavirus pandemic. A 2019 analysis estimated that curbside pickup could be a $35 billion market by the end of 2020.
Retailers who reported earnings this week said their rollout of curbside services helped sales while stores were closed.
Curbside helps retailers move through inventory and cut costs while promoting customers' safety.
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As "nonessential" retailers temporarily closed their doors to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, many pivoted so that sales wouldn't have to stop...
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Italy's devastated retail landscape: Here's how one of the worst-hit sectors has been impacted by the pandemic and what it will look like

Italy's devastated retail landscape: Here's how one of the worst-hit sectors has been impacted by the pandemic and what it will look like

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Italy's retail industry is amongst the hardest-hit sectors by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
As businesses reopened on May 18, luxury fashion and retail brands in Italy are coping with piled up inventories of outdated stock, uncertainty about tourism, and financial anguish.
Experts gave us their insights on which Italian brands were the hardest-hit by the lockdown, how its retail industry has been impacted, and what its future prospects look like.
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After the country's traumatic 67-day coronavirus lockdown, Italy reopened its economy...
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Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

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