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•  From CNBC:

"Target has benefited from Americans turning into chefs and bakers during the coronavirus pandemic.

"The big-box retailer wants those consumers to see it as a grocery destination now and in the future. This month, it is adding hundreds of new food and beverage items that shoppers can only find at its stores and website. It’s also launching a new premium line, Good & Gather Signature, with about 60 small-batch Italian sauces, gourmet pastas and pizzas and specialty coffees that cost $2.99 to $9.99.

"They are all part of Good & Gather, its private label that debuted a year ago and recently reached $1 billion in sales. With the expansion, the brand will have about 2,000 items, making it Target’s largest in-house brand by assortment … All Good & Gather items are made without artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic colors and high-fructose corn syrup. Target is phasing out two other private labels: Archer Farms and Simply Balanced. It will keep Market Pantry, another food and beverage brand, but slim it down and limit it to basic items like baking supplies.

"Along with launching Good & Gather and expanding its assortment, Target announced in June that it’s adding fresh and frozen items to its same-day order pickup and drive up services at hundreds of stores. By the holidays, the company plans to offer them at more than 1,500 stores.That’s roughly 80% of its 1,871 stores nationwide."

•  From Axios:

"The collision of three unprecedented events — the pandemic, its economic toll and an uprising against racial injustice — is causing an extraordinary level of angst among workers.

"Why it matters: High anxiety levels are touching employees in nearly every industry — as measured by the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index and other polls — and labor unrest could be bubbling beneath the surface.

"For example, 43% of Americans in last week's Axios-Ipsos coronavirus survey reported that they were concerned about their job security, and 44% said they were worried about their ability to pay their bills."

•  From USA Today, a report that beginning today, Kohl's is rolling out a new loyalty program.  The new Kohl's Rewards program will replace "previous loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in which members earned points on purchases that were then converted into rewards.

"Now, with the free program, members earn 5% Kohl’s Cash daily on every purchase and will get personalized deals and perks like a birthday gift."

The story says that "the 30 million members of Yes2You Rewards program, which launched nationwide in 2014, will be automatically transitioned into Kohl’s Rewards and existing Yes2You Rewards points will be converted into the new program."