Pharmacies Add Freezers, Train Staff to Handle Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Retailers are preparing to administer coronavirus shots, but many guidelines remain uncertain By Jaewon Kang, The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2020 Neighborhood grocery stores are aiming to become major providers of Covid-19 vaccinations. Supermarkets are rushing to secure freezers, thermometers and other medical gear for administering shots. They are also training staff and establishing…

Walmart Scraps Plan to Have Robots Scan Shelves

Retailer ends contract with robotics company after seeing similar results from workers grabbing online orders during pandemic By Sarah Nassauer, The Wall Street Journal // November 2, 2020 Walmart Inc. WMT -1.53% has ended its effort to use roving robots in store aisles to keep track of its inventory, reversing a yearslong push to automate the task with the hulking…

OH Workers Comp Group Enrollment Deadline

Enrollment packets due soon! The deadline to enroll in the Midwest Independent Retailers Association workers’ compensation group program is just around the corner! Make sure you choose our program administered by CareWorks Comp. Your organization requested a quote, and enrollment paperwork was sent to you for our traditional group rating and/or group retrospective rating programs. …

Record-Breaking Cases, COVID Defense Teams

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 29, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RECORD-BREAKING CASES Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has now hit a record number of cases reported in a single 24-hour period. Between yesterday and today,…

Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation //  October 27, 2020   (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UPDATED COUNTY RISK LEVELS Governor DeWine today announced that 82 of Ohio’s 88 counties are now considered high incidence counties as defined by…

Grocery Shoppers Are Stockpiling, Again

By Gina Acosta, Progressive Grocer // October 13, 2020  More than half of Americans say they are stockpiling groceries or plan to stockpile over worries about supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 surges and political unrest due to the presidential election. According to a new report from market research firm Sports and Leisure Research Group, roughly 52% of Americans…