Qurate Retail Group

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Qurate Retail Group
Qurate Retail logo.svg
Qurate Retail Group's logo
Type Public
Industry Conglomerate
Country United States
Multinational Yes
Official website
Twitter (@QurateRetailGrp)
English Wikipedia article

Qurate Retail Group, formerly known as Liberty Interactive, is a media conglomerate based in the United States. Its subsidiaries include Ballard Designs, Beauty iQ, Cornerstone Brands, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, HSN, QVC, Ryllace, and zulily.

COVID-19 response

  • Encouraging 22 April 2020 (WHO.svg+42 dayssrc): Commits US$29 million toward "aiding victims of COVID-19, organizations fighting the disease, relief efforts, small businesses, and its own workers."[1]
    • Encouraging: US$19 million has been earmarked to supplement employee health-care costs associated with COVID-19, and additional pay and benefits for employees continuing to work at Qurate Retail studios and fulfillment centers.[1]
    • Encouraging: Remaining US$10 million is a combination of monetary and in-kind gifts from company's brands.[1]

Consumers

Employees

  • Encouraging: Several thousand office workers are working at home.[1]
  • Encouraging: Customer service agents, normally in a call center, are taking calls at home.[1]
  • Encouraging: Hourly workers still working at studios or distribution centers have received a $2 an hour increase and salaried workers have received a 10% increase.[1]
  • Complicated: If a worker's job requires them to be on-site but they are not comfortable being on-site, they can stay at home and receive 50% of their standard pay for two weeks.[1]

News articles

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Moin, David; Moin, David (2020-04-22). "COVID-19 Response: Qurate Commits $29 Million". WWD. Retrieved 2020-05-21.