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.


Restaurateur who stole $3.2 million in COVID aid is sentenced to 2 years in prison

Donald Finley, owner-operator of the now-closed Jekyll & Hyde eatertainment concept in New York City, has already repaid the funds he received from the Paycheck Protection Program and another government program.

NACS Chairman: Embracing Advocacy and Supporting the Front Line

Q&A with Don Rhoads, chairman of NACS and CEO of Convenience Group LLC

Foxtrot, Sheetz, Wawa gaining foothold in crossover retail space

The burger chain told workers outside of California and Oregon that they are not allowed to wear masks on the job.

About 31,000 requests for aid were rejected for being invalid or outright fraudulent, according to the SBA. Now it's investigating 720 RRF grants that may be bogus.

Donald Finley, former operator of the now-defunct Jekyll & Hyde theme restaurant, acknowledged that he misused funds from 29 federal loans.

Big city downtowns may never be the same. But smaller communities are booming, creating new opportunities for operators.

The owners of Rockstar Dough LLC and Chicken Feed LLC face charges of wire fraud and money laundering.

The jury sided with the plaintiff, who said the retail giant breached its early pandemic contract. Walmart said it’s reviewing its legal options.

Multiconcept operator Besim Kukaj used his $1.5 million loan to buy luxury items, feds say.

Another $75 million was found for hotels. The money is intended to ease a transition from survival to sustained recovery.

OnCue invests in program to help employees better manage customer threats and interactions

The pan-Asian concept opens a seventh unit this week in Tampa, with two more to come.

Nostalgia and ready-to-eat offerings among innovations highlighted in study

The restaurant industry is entering a new year with more distance from the bleakest days of the crisis than the calendar might suggest.

They're still furious over how they were treated at the pandemic's start, the research shows. The way to get them back is showing them proof that a repeat won't happen.

Industry leaders took reporters behind the numbers for a clearer, more nuanced picture of hospitality's ongoing rebound from the pandemic.

But the assistance, capped at $25,000, would be available only to small operations.

Izzat and Tarik Freitekh were sentenced to 36 and 87 months in prison, respectively, for defrauding the aid program.

The assistance grants will be distributed to 169 operators who've already been notified of their funding.

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