• CNBC reports that "Walmart is doubling down on its expansion into fashion with a new casual clothing line for men and women called Free Assembly.
"The brand will debut this week online and in 250 stores, hoping to appeal to shoppers who want style and value."
The goal is to use the coronavirus - which has closed numerous clothings stores while at the same time sending fashion trends in new and casual directions because of work-from-home orders - as a way to establish stronger fashion credibility, especially at a time when the country is dealing with an economic downturn.
• Walmart-owned Asda announced that it "is trialling a new convenience proposition, to provide customers with greater access to the supermarket’s great products and prices. The new offer branded ‘Asda On the Move’ will initially be trialled at EG Group fuel station forecourts in Ashby, Leamore and Primley in the Midlands.
"The trial of a new convenience proposition follows the successful launch of Asda’s partnership with Uber Eats in July, which has now been expanded to 25 stores, as the speed and convenience of this service proves increasingly popular with customers."