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Target Joins Walmart in Ending Thanksgiving Store Shopping
Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales. The move comes as stores are rethinking this year’s Black Friday shopping bonanza weekend — along with other key retail days during the holiday season — as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Stores always depended on big holiday crowds and work as much as a year in advance with manufacturers on securing exclusive items. Now, the virus has turned the holiday shopping model upside down. Stores have slashed orders and crowds are an anathema. With fears of a wave of virus cases in the fall, the biggest nightmare would be if retailers had to reclose during the most critical time of the year, analysts said.
“Historically, deal hunting and holiday shopping can mean crowded events, and this isn’t a year for crowds,” Minneapolis-based Target said in a corporate blog posted. It said its holiday deals would come earlier than ever — starting in October. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced it’s move last week.
Get Ready For The “Hocus Pocus” Game - Many of us are looking forward to Halloween, and now we can celebrate a little early.
Disney has created a “Hocus Pocus” board game! We first got a sneak peek during the Toy Fair 2020 and now it’s here. “Hocus Pocus: The Game” follows the movie storyline and adds lots of fun to game night.
The game is packaged like Winnie’s book of spells and even features the black flame candle. it’s available online at Amazon and in your favorite stores.
Burger King Has Discontinued Its Apple Pie And Fans Are Heartbroken
Here’s some really bad news for all of you Burger King Apple Pie Lovers—the dessert has been discontinued!For the uninitiated, the Burger King apple pies were REAL SLICES of pie with gooey apple filling—not like the ‘handpie’ style that you find at most fast-food joints. Rumors about its demise began swirling earlier this month and now it’s been confirmed as official by Delish.com. ARedditpost suggested the worst fears were true after a BK rep confirmed the news to the website.
Google To Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021
There are some jobs worth having, just ask those who work for Google. Seems that if you work for the tech giant, you can return to the office in July. That's July of 2021.
CEOSundar Pichaireportedly made the call last week after speaking with other execs and it means Google is the first major US corporation to formalize such an extended timetable due to COVID-19. The need to oversee at-home schooling was one driving factor, as was the flexibility the move would give in terms of allowing employees to sign year-long leases should they want to work elsewhere in the US.
An email to employees from Pichai read in part: "To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we'll be extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021, for roles that don't need to be in the office. I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next 12 months."
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Source: Wall Street Journal