retail news in context, analysis with attitude

Random and illustrative stories about the global pandemic and how businesses and various business sectors are trying to recover from it, with brief, occasional, italicized and sometimes gratuitous commentary…

•  The US has now reported a total of 42,288,205 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, with 682,341 deaths and 32,176,784 recoveries.

Globally, there have been 226,672,138 coronavirus cases, with 4,663,045 fatalities, and 203,373,594 recoveries.  (Source.)


•  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 74 percent of the US population age 12 and older has received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 63.2 percent being fully vaccinated.