Morocco World News: CGEM Guides Moroccan Companies Through COVID-19 Crisis Via New Website. “The bilingual platform, available in Arabic and French, offers regularly-updated information and advice for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The website also contains the latest coronavirus-related news such as the number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco, along with the various initiatives launched to support Moroccan companies and entrepreneurs.”
NECN: Vt. Businesses Struggling With COVID-19 Losses Get New Promotional Boost. “Monday, positive tests for COVID-19 in Vermont climbed to 256, up 21 from Sunday, while deaths remained flat at 12, according to the Vermont Department of Health. Positive test results are expected to continue climbing, as the state recently made more options for testing available by a doctor’s referral, said Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont’s health commissioner. Meanwhile, as losses to many small businesses grow day-by-day during the COVID-19 crisis, a new push is underway in Vermont to encourage support for mom-and-pop operations.”
News 5 Cleveland: Web developer creates website to help shoppers navigate COVID-19 pandemic. “With COVID-19 concerns causing many to panic-buy items at the grocery store, getting the essentials might end up a struggle for many shoppers. That’s how one web developer got the idea for a new website to help shoppers out. Quarantin.io, the website created by Chris Violette, allows users to check the stores around them and see what they have in stock before they leave the house.”
KCRG: New website hopes to streamline small businesses efforts to stay open. “While [Adamn] Hadjis and many other restaurants struggle to adapt in these unprecedented times, Monica Vernon, the Executive Director of the Czech Village New Bohemia, is hoping to streamline people’s efforts with a new website “Loveyourlocaliowa. The website launches Monday and will allow businesses to show people what they are doing to stay open while also giving customers a chance to learn how to get in touch with them all in one place.” The formatting for the URL is a little messed up; I’m hoping that’ll be fixed.
KARK: Local business owners create new free resource to help businesses statewide. “A group of local Arkansas business owners has come together to provide a free resource for all businesses across the state —in an effort to continue serving their community during these difficult times.”
News Channel Nebraska: New Website Aims to Help Nebraska Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic. “There’s a new website designed to help Nebraska businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. NebraskaBuyLocal.com lets Nebraska Businesses sell gift cards with one hundred percent of proceeds going back to the business.”
Reuters: Exclusive: Ross Stores, Other Retailers Cancel Vendor Orders Following Coronavirus Hit. “After closing stores around the world to curb the spread of the coronavirus, retailers are now telling some vendors to immediately cancel orders. On Thursday, discount store operator Ross Stores Inc sent a letter to its vendors, notifying them it would cancel all merchandise purchase orders through June 18 due to the impact the novel coronavirus has had on its business.”