The coronavirus pandemic is decimating parts of the retail industry, and some companies may never recover.
Hayley PetersonThe coronavirus pandemic is kicking off a downward spiral for many department stores and other mall-based retailers that could result in a new surge of bankruptcies and permanent store closings
"The parking lots are littered with gloves constantly, every day," said an employee of a California Safeway store. "It's maddening."
Hayley PetersonThere's a rampant problem with shoppers discarding used gloves, masks, and wipes in store parking lots and shopping carts.
Guess who has to clean them up?
The same retail workers risking their health to keep your fridge stocked.
In another recent incident, a driver reportedly hit a Walmart security guard after he was told only one person per car could enter the store.
Hayley PetersonShoppers are lashing out at retail workers as pandemic anxieties heighten.
A Walmart shopper sprayed Lysol in a cashier's eyes. Another shopper hit a Walmart security guard with his car in frustration over limits on how many people could enter the store.
Walmart has hired nearly 50,000 new workers since March 19, when the company announced plans to add 150,000 employees through the end of May.
Hayley PetersonWalmart is hiring ~5,000 people per day right now (total of 50K new hires since March 19).
And Amazon said it got 50,000 applications in the first 24 hours after announcing its hiring push.