Ahoy Captain Cats here and today some news regarding GameStop.
According to an official press release, starting on March 22 all GameStop locations that are not closed in accordance with either state or local order will still be open but only allow curbside pickups and eCommerce delivery only. George Sherman, the CEO of GameStop stated the following:
“This is an unprecedented time and each day brings new information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority has been and continues to be on the well-being of our employees, customers and business partners. We have been steadfast in our adherence to CDC-guided safety and local government orders for retailers in each of our communities. As millions of Americans look to GameStop to adjust to their new normal of increased time at home, for work, learning and play, we have implemented practices to help ensure the safety and health of our employees, customers and partners. We believe it is prudent to institute further safety protocols while meeting this increased demand through curbside pick-up. As such, stores that remain in operation will provide only pick-up at the door or delivery to home activities to further protect our employees and customers.” – George Sherman, CEO of GameStop
There has been some kind of backlash with them being open during this time and I can see why they are getting the backlash, they want to make a profit on this but that shouldn’t be the reason to just be open.