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Walmart, Kroger among grocery stores installing plexiglass barriers, social distancing markers amid outbreak

Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Publix and other major grocery stores are adding physical barriers to keep customers and employees safe during the coronavirus outbreak. In press releases, both Walmart and Kroger shared that supermarkets would be adding temporary plexiglass sneeze guards to pharmacy lanes and checkout counters. Walmart shared the news Tuesday, confirming that all locations across the country will install the plexiglass shields at store registers in the next 2 to 3 weeks. The company will also be installing the barriers at both Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy lanes during the same time period. Kroger, which operates several regional chains such as Ralphs, Smith’s and others, also said it would be adding the sneeze guards on Tuesday to its more than 2,700 stores in the coming weeks, USA Today reported. Publix, too, announced this week it would be installing the guards to its store registers. Albertsons grocery stores, which own and operate supermarket chains including Safeway, Shaws, Star Market and Acme, among others, has already started installing the plexiglass barriers to its checkouts at its 2,200 locations. Installation is reportedly expected to be completed by the end of March. In addition to the sneeze guards meant to protect both customers and employees, the major grocery store chains have also implemented social distancing tools by installing floor decals and waiting points designed to keep people six feet away from each other. “Over the coming days and week we are installing floor decals in our stores at both the entrances and in checkout lanes, making it easier for customers to judge the proper social distance from each other,” a press release from Walmart read. On Monday, Albertsons shared it would be installing designated waiting points via floor markers, to be located throughout the store, and especially places where people congregate, e.g., checkout stands, the bakery and deli section, and the pharmacy. “We have seen our customers begin to implement social distancing on their own with our ‘two carts apart’ reminders as they shop our stores, so we think our floor markers will increase awareness,” said Vivek Sankaran, president & CEO of Alberstons brands. The floor markers will be rolling out in stores in the coming weeks, as well.

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Walmart pulls ‘Impeach’ Trump merchandise from website following backlash

Walmart is pulling anti-Trump merchandise sold by third-party vendors on its website, a company spokeperson told Fox News on Tuesday. After the chairman of Students for Trump, Ryan Fournier, tweeted at the company, linking to a page showing baby clothes sporting the words “Impeach 45” on it, a wave of backlash swept through the Twitterverse of Trump’s base — complete with the slogan “#BoycottWalmart.” Several other Trump-bashing pieces of clothing were sold through the site. The Walmart spokesperson told Fox News that the merchandise, though “not offered directly from Walmart,” is indeed being removed by the retail giant. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale attempted to assuage the outraged Trump voters, telling them on his Twitter account that the selling was “not deliberate” and thanking Walmart for “doing the right thing.”

Good on Brad for taking the high road…  Still..  If that bothers you, then take your business to Target or Amazon..

Walmart Selling Black Lives Matter Shirts with ‘Bulletproof’ on Them

Walmart is selling Black Lives Matter clothing and other items amid calls to designate the movement as a hate or terrorist effort. The retailer has banned sales of items bearing a Confederate flag, and an “All Lives Matter” bumper sticker saying it was “offensive.” Some of the Black Lives Matter clothing items also have the word “Bulletproof” on them. A search on the huge retail corporation’s website shows a wide assortment of clothing and other items bearing the text “Black Lives Matter,” and there is even a Black Lives Matter monthly pocket planner for sale. The retail giant recently faced media controversy when three of its employees in Georgia refused to bake a peace officer a cake for his retirement. Breitbart News reported in late September that the police officer’s daughter showed the bakers a design that said “Blue Lives Matter” with a blue line through the middle of the cake. Employees said it was racist. Her father was retiring after 25 years of service. A spokesman for the company later apologized for the incident. In June of 2015, Walmart had to apologize after one of its stores in Louisiana baked a cake decorated with an ISIS flag after it had refused to make one bearing a Confederate flag. Walmart joined Amazon, Sears, Ebay and others and stopped selling products displaying a Confederate flag saying it did not want to offend any of its customers.

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