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


Editors’ Roundtable: Will the Delta variant hurt the recovery?

RB editors give their views on the latest surge of coronavirus infections and its potential to limit the restaurant industry’s recovery.


Expect facemask requirements to return, health officials warn

With COVID infections rising again because of the Delta variant, some areas are already asking restaurants to voluntary require face coverings. Health officials say a return to mandates is likely.

The federal government distributed $15 billion in aid last month under a new family aid program. The question is, how much might flow to restaurants.

The move marks one of the first instances of safety measures being re-imposed because of the fast-spreading Delta variant of coronavirus.

Operators say the potential lifeline was jerked away in an information vacuum that left them angry and frustrated.

A survey of procurement specialists also points to renewed respect for purchasing and distribution functions.

Nearly a quarter say they're doing well financially, and 90% believe they'll be there in a year, according to a new report from Quadrant Strategies.

Forget ghost kitchens. Some chefs are skirting the industry entirely to serve food out of their houses.

The federal grant program will officially end July 14 unless Congress replenishes the COVID relief pool, a possibility looking increasingly unlikely.

Customers can get a free entree that day by saying "Friends BOGO" at checkout in participating restaurants.

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