Kelly Tyko, Knoxville News Sentinel

Kelly Tyko

Knoxville News Sentinel

Stuart, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

Free tacos! Taco Bell giving away freebie Tuesday as part of its coronavirus response

Taco Bell is giving away free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos March 31 in the drive-thru of participating locations nationwide amid COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Coronavirus is forcing retailers to suspend returns and change policies. Here's what you need to know

Target's return policy is changing because of the coronavirus. Others also are suspending returns or extending return periods because of COVID-19. → Read More

Cleaning produce in the age of coronavirus: Take these food safety steps, rinse and repeat

There's no definitive evidence that COVID-19 is spread through food, but you could get sick if you pick up an item than an infected person coughed on. → Read More

Costco cutting hours at stores, gas stations as of March 30 because of coronavirus crisis

Costco Wholesale Club is temporarily cutting weekday hours starting March 30 due to COVID-19. Stores will close at 6:30 p.m. and gas stations at 7. → Read More

Preventing coronavirus spread: Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons among grocers adding sneeze guards

Walmart and the nation's largest grocery store chains, Kroger and Albertsons, announced they are installing "sneeze guards" to stores nationwide. → Read More

Costco adds twice-weekly senior hour, beginning this week, to help meet coronavirus shopping demands

Costco Wholesale Club is starting a twice-weekly senior shopping hour amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Are liquor stores open during coronavirus? New York says liquor stores are 'essential,' can stay open

Liquor stores have been deemed "essential" retail in the state of New York and can stay open as part of the New York State on Pause" plan. → Read More

Starbucks says Seattle store employee diagnosed with coronavirus, location closed temporarily

Coronavirus spreads: An employee of a popular Starbucks store in downtown Seattle has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the company said late Friday. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond closing half of its stores due to coronavirus pandemic. Will your store stay open?

Bed Bath & Beyond is temporarily closing 800 stores due to the coronavirus, but plans to keep around 700 "essential" stores open with reduced hours. → Read More

Target increases hourly pay, announces paid leave program for employees most vulnerable to coronavirus

Target said it has a new paid leave program for staff 65 and up, pregnant or with underlying medical conditions, and is increasing pay by $2 an hour. → Read More

Need a job amid coronavirus crisis? Walmart announces plan to add 150,000 employees to meet 'demand in our stores'

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart is planning to add 150,000 new employees and also rewarding current hourly employees with cash bonuses. → Read More

Amazon Prime Pantry delivery service temporarily closed nationwide due to coronavirus demand

Overwhelmed by a surge in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon has temporarily closed its Prime Pantry delivery service nationwide. → Read More

J.C. Penney closing all stores starting 7 p.m. Wednesday due to coronavirus

J.C. Penney is the latest department store to announce it is temporarily closing all stores in response to coronavirus. It joins Macy's and Nordstrom. → Read More

Coronavirus has led many major retailers to close. Here's why Lowe's, Staples, CVS and others are staying open.

The nation's biggest retailers have temporarily closed thousands of stores to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Here's why some are staying open. → Read More

Walmart is cutting hours starting Thursday at stores nationwide, adding senior shopping hour amid coronavirus crisis

Walmart is trimming its hours for the second time in a week due to the coronavirus starting March 19. Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. → Read More

Coronavirus in Florida: Treasure Coast Square and all other Simon malls in the nation shutting down

Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing the Treasure Coast Mall and all of its malls and retail properties, because of the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Simon Property Group, owner of Woodburn Premium Outlets, closing malls due to coronavirus on Wednesday

Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus. → Read More

Stores designate shopping time for seniors, vulnerable amid coronavirus: Safeway, Whole Foods, Target and more

Grocery stores are adding "senior-only shopping" and designating time for those most vulnerable to COVID-19, including Albertsons, Whole Foods Market. → Read More

Target cutting store hours, dedicating weekly time for elderly and vulnerable shoppers

Target stores will close by 9 p.m. local time starting March 18, the retailer announced. Target will dedicate a shopping hour to vulnerable guests. → Read More

Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom to close all stores because of coronavirus

Department stores Macy's, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's are closing all stores because of coronavirus. Online stores will remain open. → Read More