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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.

Operations

Illinois reverts to a mask mandate for dine-in restaurant guests

Restaurant employees will also be required to wear a face covering. The mandate applies to residents and visitors despite their vaccination status.

Workforce

A bad image costs chain restaurants’ new hires—and aid dollars

Independents had an easier time getting staff and federal relief, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Industry officials say the surge in COVID infections from the delta strain of coronavirus is already dampening traffic and raising the industry's vulnerability.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also intends to use federal funds to pay for employee raises and childcare.

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New research shows that a decision to take or leave a restaurant job can hinge on often overlooked aspects of a worker's life.

Groups in San Francisco and New York City have mounted awareness campaigns aimed at lessening conflict with anti-vaxxer customers.

The vast majority of companies mentioned the variant and renewed coronavirus surge, but most remain optimistic about their own businesses.

Responses have ranged from summoning lawyers to treating the requirements as a marketing opportunity.

The requirement applies regardless of the individual's vaccination status, and only to guests who are dining inside.

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