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Industries all across the country are experiencing the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Discover how it could affect the U.S. foodservice, grocery and convenience industries.


Plotting a course in a perfect storm

RB’s Top 100 Independents are a successful, savvy—and optimistic—bunch. Here’s how they’re handling the year from hell.


Six ways independents adapted amid the pandemic

Here’s how some members of this year’s Top 100 Independents pivoted to stay afloat.

The best practices address such additional areas as ventilation and the latest scientific indications on wearing masks.

Wisconsin Apple, a 25-unit operator, cited cost spikes amid depressed revenues as underlying factors.

A third wave of the pandemic is here, which could lead to more restrictions and consumer pullback. But spending trends could help, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

A new report shows how restaurants have come to depend on the services despite their downsides.

A brainstorming session by civic leaders yielded that and other suggestions for easing local operators through the winter.

Industry reps--and politicians--are citing indications that residential gatherings are far more of a danger than dining out.

The bond rating service said the industry’s outlook has stabilized as business conditions have improved.

The Series B investment reflects the growing importance of digital channels.

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