Walmart’s long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Walmart's long-lasting challenge: luring budget shoppers back to its stores

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) could face an uphill battle to reclaim US shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers … Read more

Four cargo ships sail from Ukraine -Turkish, Ukrainian officials

Four cargo ships sail from Ukraine -Turkish, Ukrainian officials

The Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Star Helena leaves the sea port in Chornomorsk after restarting grain export, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Ukraine August 7, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Smolientsev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Four ships carrying Ukrainian foodstuffs sailed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Sunday … Read more

US cruise operators’ recovery runs into rough weather as labor crises worsen

US cruise operators' recovery runs into rough weather as labor crises worsen

US Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings cruise ship Marina arrives at the Havana bay, Cuba March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 20 (Reuters) – Andrea Mather’s plans for a long-awaited summer cruise around the Hawaiian islands with her financial analyst husband unraveled after her booking with … Read more

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

MONTREAL/BENGALURU, July 15 (Reuters) – Christophe Gagnon considered quitting his avionics studies as COVID-19 crippled aviation, but the 21-year-old stayed in class and now the industry is desperate for more like him to keep planes flying. Two years after lockdowns nearly grounded the airline industry, repair shops and suppliers are scrambling for students like Gagnon, … Read more