Walmart takes firearms off the sales floor in some stores


A file photo of guns for sale at a WalMart store.

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Walmart said it’s removed firearms and ammunition from some of its stores’ sales floors, as protests sparked by the death of George Floyd continue across the U.S. and in some cases, have led to looting.

The big-box retailer said Wednesday that the items are still available for purchase, but are now kept in a secure room.

“As a responsible seller of hunting and sporting firearms, we have temporarily removed firearms and ammunition from the sales floor in some stores out of an abundance of caution,” the company

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Levi’s says ‘everybody has a new size,’ as shoppers return to stores


Levi’s clothes are seen on a store shelf in Miami, Florida.

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Some have joked that the “Freshman 15” is now the “Quarantine 15,” as living on lockdown encourages some to snack more on bread and baked goods, and workout less. 

And the iconic denim maker Levi Strauss & Co. is seeing that might actually be the case. 

As retailers slowly reopen during the coronavirus pandemic and shoppers return to stores, “everybody has a new size,” Marc Rosen, executive vice president and president of Levi Strauss’ Americas division, said in a Wednesday phone interview. “Consumers are

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American Eagle says it’s seeing ‘pent-up demand’ as stores reopen


Matthew Mitchell, center, talks with customers as Sierra Phillips adjusts a denim display at the American Eagle/Aerie store at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio on May 15, 2020.

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American Eagle Outfitters thinks it is the best retailer in the mall. And it’s stock is soaring. 

“We think we are getting more than our fair share of pent-up demand,” American Eagle Chief Financial Officer Mike Mathias said Wednesday morning during an earnings conference call with analysts, explaining how sales are bouncing back quicker than expected amid the Covid-19 crisis. 

“And there

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Retailers and restaurants have to rebuild after protests damage stores


Police gather in front of a Lowe’s hardware store to arrest looters during widespread unrest following the death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Retailers and restaurants shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic had just started to reopen their businesses. Employees at big-box stores worked to restock shelves and resume more typical store hours.

But in recent days, nationwide protests prompted by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have led to shattered storefronts and looting and forced many doors back shut. 

Over the weekend, protesters marched across cities including New York,

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