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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.

Operations

NYC, Philadelphia push off dining-room reopenings

The postponements, a result of the surge in new coronavirus infections, are indefinite.

Financing

Study shows Americans overwhelmingly favor an economic jolt for restaurants, hotels

7 of 10 say they would like to see more stimulus spending aimed specifically at helping the hospitality industry.

The association said it will launch a program later this summer to flag establishments that have undergone special training and met all safety recommendations.

Operators across segments are planning smaller locations optimized for off-premise as consumer habits change rapidly.

The Federal Trade Commission warned that con artists and consumer collaborators are trying to fool businesses with bogus passes.

Miami threatens immediate 10-day shutdowns, while Arizona closes bars.

Some restaurateurs say official guidance is unclear. RB asked three health experts for their recommendations.

To lure guests back to restaurants, bars, catered meetings and overnight stays, hotels are creating strict guidelines and innovative changes.

Meanwhile, Washington state is forgoing a lift in restaurant and bar capacities, and New Jersey is delaying the reopening of dining rooms. New York City may do the same. All are reacting to a surge in coronavirus infections.

New users are flocking to mobile apps, and tech companies are ramping up contactless options in the age of social distancing.

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