Walmart Warns of Tough Times Ahead

Bloomberg reports on Walmart’s warning about tougher times ahead, after the US retailer reported a surge in online sales during the Covid-19 pandemic, which it expects to retract when Government support dries up for consumers.

Aug.18 — Walmart Inc. has benefited from soaring online orders and a market-leading grocery business through the pandemic. But with federal stimulus checks no longer buoying consumer spending, tougher times could lie ahead. Jennifer Bartashus of Bloomberg Intelligence appears on “What’d You Miss?”

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

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