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General Mills: Sales to Keep Beating 2019 Levels

Consumer packaged goods sales will continue to surpass pre-pandemic levels as more people keep working from home and enjoy meal preparation and baking, according to a General Mills statement. Sales slowed for General Mills’ final quarter of its fiscal 2021 year, but full-year sales grew 3% overall and 2% for its North America retail unit. […]

General Mills Takes Baking Brand to Another Aisle

For the first time in its more than 150-year history, Pillsbury will have ready-to-eat treats in the cookie aisle, reflecting a nation that’s over its pandemic baking craze. Nearly a year after laborious baking projects, such as sourdough bread, took over America as a form of distraction during new pandemic lockdowns, the pendulum is swinging […]

Kroger Joins Walgreens in Offering COVID-19 Shots

Some Kroger pharmacies in Wisconsin, which include Metro Market and Pick-n-Save locations, will start to receive COVID-19 vaccine this week, joining Walgreens pharmacies in providing shots to people who are eligible, officials said Tuesday. Kroger, which has 67 stores in Wisconsin, will get 2,340 doses of Pfizer vaccine in the state through a federal pharmacy […]

OSHA Updates Covid-19 Guidelines as Biden Administration Focuses on Worker Safety

The ‘first step’: OSHA has issued updated COVID-19 guidance for workplaces – the “first step” by the Biden administration and new OSHA leadership to address the pandemic. “The guidance issued today is the first step in the process, but it’s certainly not the last step in that process,” Jim Frederick, OSHA’s acting administrator and the agency’s principal […]

Fairchild Equipment Becomes 7-Time MVP Award Winner

Congratulations to MWFPA member Fairchild Equipment that has been awarded the prestigious Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award for 2021, based on accomplishments in 2020. This is the seventh time that Fairchild Equipment has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA).  Read More

U.S. Dept of Labor Reminds Employers to Submit Required 2020 Injury & Illness Data by 3/2/21

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers that the agency will begin collecting calendar year 2020 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2021. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2021. Electronic submissions are required by establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA […]

What You Need to Know: Employers Can Require COVID-19 Vaccination, With Exceptions

With COVID-19 vaccinations expected to start in Chicago on Tuesday, employers eager to return to some semblance of business as usual are contemplating how best to urge workers to get inoculated — and whether to make it mandatory. Can they require the vaccine? The short answer is yes, with some exceptions, attorneys say. The trickier […]

HR’s Next Big Job: Convincing Employees to Get Covid Vaccines

From HR EXECUTIVE: Even though company and HR leaders have already navigated a number of pandemic-related trials over the past year—from keeping employees safe and healthy and moving operations remote to navigating productivity challenges—they’re gearing up for perhaps their most significant challenge yet: getting employees to buy into the vaccines.  READ MORE