• GameStop

    Added May 1, 2020


    GameStop is the world’s largest video game retail chain. The company is headquartered in Grapevine, TX and has over 5,800 retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

    • GameStop tried to defy orders and argue that it was essential after it was told to shut down. It remained open until March 21st.
    • In a memo from GameStop, employees were told to “tape a GameStop plastic bag over their hand and arm” while handling credit cards.

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  • Travelodge

    Added Apr 27, 2020


    Travelodge is a budget motel chain that spans across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and Asia. Travelodge was one of the first motel chains in the United States after opening their first location in 1940. Now Travelodge has over 400 properties.

    • Travelodge found itself in hot water after it gave homeless families and key worker guests just two hours to leave their properties before shutting about 360 of it's UK hotels. This displacement led to widespread chaos.
    • Although the government’s guidance said hotels, hostels and B&Bs should close due to coronavirus distancing measures, it specifically exempted those accommodating homeless people or key workers. In fact they were told to remain open.
    • Furthermore, when the homelessness minister, Luke Hal, wrote to the chain advising them to re-open, Travelodge ignored the request.

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