Lowe's has sped up plans to add self-service lockers in its stores across the U.S. The home improvement retailer, which currently has lockers for online order pickup near the front of 50 stores in Charlotte, Philadelphia and the New York tri-state region, expects to have lockers in place at stores in most major metropolitan areas by Thanksgiving, with the balance being added to its 1,700 locations by March. Lowe's said the installation of the lockers will be completed roughly a year ahead of its original schedule… The novel coronavirus outbreak forced retail stores and restaurants to close in New York City. It also meant many white-collar office workers are now working from their homes in the suburbs and a large number of city dwellers have moved out of the city. At the same time, tourist visits to New York have all but vanished, leaving businesses in a bind. CoStar expects that 7,700 stores and restaurants will be forced to close by the end of 2020...