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  • Walton family’s Walmart hires 200,000 furloughed staff and pauses Asda sale, Barbour family switches production from clothing to personal protection equipment, Grosvenor Estate targets help at vulnerable businesses and families.

  • Dyson ventilators ready for regulatory green light, Latifi passion invests in son’s Formula One team, Kering’s Pinault and Michael Dell cut salaries.

  • Dilmah, the global Sri Lankan family tea producing business, has moved swiftly to safeguard its workforce and adapt its manufacturing when confronted by the coronavirus, and calls for humane family values to recalibrate the post-Covid-19 world.

  • Family offices in India have professionalised at an astonishing rate in the four years since Campden Family Connect was founded, but engaging the next generation remains a key concern and the coronavirus pandemic is causing pain as portfolios lose value.

  • Sodexo mobilises and board cut salaries, Henkel makes disinfectants and donates millions, coronavirus-testing Roche hailed by UK government.

  • The coronavirus pandemic may take an unprecedented toll on a family’s mental health, as well as their business wealth, with some members reacting to the threat with fear, aggression or optimism, while millennial next gens are coming of age in leadership.

  • James Dyson says “race is on” to make 10,000 coronavirus ventilators, Escarrer family braces Melia Hotels for coronavirus and world recovery, AB InBev adapts to changing consumer tastes with premiumisation strategy.

  • The families behind a British hospitality group, a German automaker and an emirates conglomerate are doing their bit in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by cancelling commercial rents, providing face masks and donating ambulances.

  • The boards of family businesses need to step up their professionalisation to broaden succession planning, introduce the next generation and improve the gender mix, says a leading international family business consultant.

  • Securing global supply lines, switching to mass production of hand sanitiser and protecting employees while calling for unity are among the ways family businesses are facing down the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.

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