Hayley Peterson, Business Insider

Hayley Peterson

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Recent articles by Hayley:

Walmart is turning parking lots in 26 states into drive-in movie theaters. Here's how to get tickets.

Movie showings include Friday Night Lights; The Karate Kid; Space Jam; Ghostbusters; Back to the Future; The Lego Movie; and Madagascar. → Read More

I got coronavirus while pregnant after months of strict isolation, and my case remains a medical mystery

For months I stayed away from people, washed my hands constantly, and disinfected everything around me. Then I tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Nordstrom is laying off workers and cutting hours and wages for those who remain

Nordstrom is letting go of workers who express doubts about coming back to work during the pandemic. → Read More

Walmart will close stores on Thanksgiving, ending a Black Friday tradition that drew huge crowds

Walmart also announced on Tuesday that it would provide another employee bonus of $150 to $300. → Read More

Aldi defies pandemic-fueled closings with plans to open another 70 stores this year

Aldi is on track to become the third largest grocery chain in the US by store count by 2022, behind only Kroger and Walmart. → Read More

Some stores are refusing to enforce mask mandates as anti-mask shoppers lash out at employees

The CEO of Foot Locker told the Financial Times that he is "not willing to put [his employees] at risk" of having to enforce a mask policy. → Read More

Even Kanye West can't save Gap, UBS says in brutal report on the retailer's Yeezy deal

To revive Gap's business, Yeezy "has to increase Gap's relevance with consumers so the rest of its business stops shrinking," UBS said. → Read More

JCPenney is cutting 1,000 jobs as it closes 152 stores

The job cuts will impact corporate, field management, and international positions, JCPenney said. → Read More

People are roasting Ivanka Trump for promoting Goya Black beans in a photo posted to social media

Critics accused Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president and White House adviser, of committing a federal ethics violation by promoting Goya beans. → Read More

Walmart will now require shoppers to wear face masks in all its 5,000 stores

Walmart said the new requirement, which applies to all Walmart and Sam's Club stores, would be enforced by employees stationed at entrances. → Read More

Retailers are facing a $62 billion problem that has nothing to do with the pandemic

Theft and fraud cost retailers $62 billion in 2019, up from $51 billion the previous year, according to a National Retail Federation survey. → Read More

Workers speak out against Black Lives Matter face mask bans, as companies like Starbucks, Taco Bell, and Whole Foods grapple with viral backlash

Restaurant and retail employees are fighting for the right to wear Black Lives Matter masks and t-shirts to work. → Read More

Wayfair shoots down conspiracy theory about child sex trafficking and expensive cabinets

A conspiracy theory speculated that the cabinets in question were in fact missing children who could be purchased through Wayfair's website. → Read More

Walmart and Target pull Washington Redskins products amid calls for the team to change its name

"We are discontinuing the sale of items that reference the team's name and logo," Walmart tweeted Friday. → Read More

Kroger developed its own at-home COVID tests and is giving them to employees for free

The grocery chain said the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the test kits. → Read More

Walmart is transforming its parking lots into drive-in movie theaters

The retailer is partnering with Tribeca Enterprises to hold a combined 320 showings through October in 160 parking lots. → Read More

Nordstrom says it's cutting corporate jobs as it closes 19 stores and slashes executive pay

Nordstrom did not specify how many employees would be impacted by the layoffs. A Tuesday report said the company cut 6,000 jobs in June. → Read More

Sears and Kmart are reportedly closing more stores. Here's the list of addresses.

The closing stores are in California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. → Read More

Planet Fitness customer tests positive for COVID, potentially exposing more than 200 people, health officials say

Planet Fitness shares fell as much as 6% following a report on the potential exposure at a Morgantown, West Virginia location. → Read More

Hopes of a retail rebound are surging, but a closer look at sales data suggests a long road to recovery

Sales dropped more than 63% for clothing and accessory stores and nearly 26% for department stores in May, compared to the previous year. → Read More