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Coronavirus

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.


Carbonated Beverages Have a Problem

The Lempert Report: COVID-19 has forced a decrease in ethanol production and increased the cost of CO2 used in foods and beverages.

Meat Alternatives See Sales Gains, But Lose Share

Sales of meat alternatives have been up by double digits for 11 weeks, but the growth is not keeping pace with meat.

A surge in restarts has 74% of the segment back in business.

Extraordinary demand, supply restrictions and a softening in promotions have seen prices creep higher, but conditions are otherwise right for deflation, the author says.

U.S. same-store sales are up 14% so far this quarter, including 21% the past four weeks, as consumers stay in and order pizza.

The group will include experts in the fields of epidemiology, nutrition and more.

Foods and beverages emerging in Asia are worth watching.

Includes meal kits and fresh produce crates available for curbside pickup or delivery

Full-service chains in particular are at a greater risk of default, thanks to coronavirus restrictions, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The new normal doesn’t look much like the old normal, and these consumer behaviors are expected to last for a while.

Will be available in nearly 60 stores, retailer says

The pace of menu development is picking up as stay-at-home orders lift.

Parkland, Wawa, Rutter’s among the c-store chains giving back

Personal liability was waived for lease defaults, and sidewalk fees were suspended.

After weeks of ensuring local residents stay fed, noncommercial operators are now receiving tokens of appreciation from those around them.

COVID-19 has elevated stress and anxiety levels among owners, managers, employees and customers. Here’s how foodservice spots are adapting.

The chain says it will relocate more locations from malls to drive-thrus and build more pickup stores and add curbside and delivery options.

The pandemic has sparked a pivotal moment for e-commerce adoption, but success requires agility and strategic investments right for the long haul, the author says.

Retailer provides business update on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

Takeout and delivery have helped many of the segment's big brands weather the lockdown of dining rooms. Will that momentum continue?

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