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If there was ever a good time for the robots-taking-over-jobs argument, this may be it. Not just because factory owners don’t want to pay for rising labour costs, but because workers don’t want to gather every day in petri dishes.
Facebook on May 19 reached out to businesses struggling to survive the pandemic with free tools for creating online “Shops” at the social network and Instagram.
China, beset by the outbreak, was where disruptions began, but as the pandemic spread globally, so did plant closings and lockdowns. Apple, Intel and Qualcomm all point to vulnerabilities beyond China.
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd said on May 7 its fourth-quarter profit soared 200% due to surging demand for its Switch games console, and that title Animal Crossing: New Horizons shifted a record 13.4 million units in its first six weeks.
It was one of the smallest pieces in the world’s biggest science project that turned into the most vexing coronavirus supply-chain hurdle for Bernard Bigot.
Stoqo Teknologi Indonesia, an online platform that supplies fresh ingredients to food outlets, is shutting down, becoming the latest casualty of the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus outbreak has stalled American retailers’ e-commerce growth, sparked traffic declines and pushed many to lower quarterly guidance, according to a survey published April 22 by CommerceNext, which organises conferences for retail and direct-to-consumer marketers.
Amazon's moves to reduce strain on its grocery businesses by putting new online shoppers on wait lists and switching more Whole Foods resources to filling orders, is unmasking limitations at the company that was expected to upend the supermarket industry.
As the coronavirus pandemic leads to anxiety over the strength of the world’s food supply chains, everyone from governments to banks are turning to the skies for help.
Across the United States, millions of consumers are turning to Fresh Direct, Instacart Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Peapod and other services to fill their fridges via online delivery rather than brave going to a supermarket.