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Frosh urges Whole Foods, Amazon to strengthen worker protections during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 13 attorneys general calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to strengthen measures to protect the health and safety of their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general request updated information on several outstanding issues raised by the coalition in …


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REPORT: J.C. Penney planning to file for bankruptcy

UPDATE: J.C. Penney has filed for bankruptcyJ.C. Penney has filed for bankruptcy… Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major U.S. retailer may be ready to fold in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters reports that J.C. Penney is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection as soon as this week with plans to permanently close about a quarter of its …


White Marsh Mall giving away up to $100,000 to support communities, restaurants

NOTTINGHAM, MD—White Marsh Mall is supporting the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund in a big way. Shoppers simply need to share a photo of a meal from one of their restaurants (see list below) on Instagram using the hashtag #DineDelightDonate. White Marsh Mall will then donate $10 to the fund for every post between now and June 30…up to $100,000. …

The Avenue at White Marsh launches contactless pick-up for all tenants, shoppers

WHITE MARSH, MD—Federal Realty on Friday announced the rollout of a contactless pick-up program at all of its shopping properties, which includes The Avenue at White Marsh. Branded The Pick-Up, the program is being made available to all tenants and customers looking for comfortable ways to return to shopping at their favorite stores. The program expands on an already popular …

GSK Consumer Healthcare recalls Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement, Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement due to possible plastic contamination

BALTIMORE, MD—GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling five lots (listed below) of Benefiber Healthy Shape Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder and Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder due to the potential for green plastic pieces or shavings from bottle caps to be present in the product. There is a potential risk of choking or physical injury to the soft tissues of the …

Businesses, restaurants get creative, adapt during COVID-19 pandemic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As COVID-19 continues to affect daily life in Baltimore County and around the world, businesses are finding new ways to help the community and attract clients. Barnes & Noble on The Avenue is now offering curbside pickup for online orders as well as a “Virtual Story Time.” For curbside pickup, customers are encouraged to place their orders online, select …

Maryland grocery stores set aside shopping hours for seniors

BALTIMORE, MD—As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold around the world, some grocery store chains in the state of Maryland have set aside special shopping hours for seniors. Since those over 60 years of age are most susceptible to COVID-19, designated shopping hours help those who may be most vulnerable get the groceries they need with a reduced risk of …

Attorneys general call on Amazon, Whole Foods to provide paid leave to employees during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a group of 15 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general ask them to provide paid sick and family leave as required …