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.


Pantry Loading Leads to Strong Beverage Sales in March

Analyst says immediate-consumption channels, including c-stores, saw softer growth

Operations

Dave & Buster’s weighs its options at a life-or-death moment for the company

The eatertainment chain, which has shuttered all stores due to COVID-19, has about 15 weeks’ worth of cash available.

The online grocery delivery company will distribute the free kits, which include face masks, hand sanitizer and thermometers, to its contract workers in the wake of COVID-19.

As the industry confronts its greatest challenge, we promise to be here for restaurants, their operators and their employees.

The retailer will begin daily temperature checks of staff and require them to answer questions before shifts.

Like other activities, holiday meals are pivoting to accommodate social distancing and lockdown guidelines.

Retailers are adding more cleaning products, ready-to-heat meals, bulk items amid COVID-19 crisis

Retailer withdraws 2020 guidance, pauses new-store expansion

Many are loosening liquor laws and extending tax deadlines, and some are offering low- or no-interest loans or grants. See what forms of assistance are available in your state.

New federal data shows more than half of job losses last month, though it doesn’t reflect late-month layoffs.

Restaurants spent too many years loading up on debt and dumping assets, and now those decisions are coming home to roost, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

How forgiving will shoppers be to a retailer that has failed to deliver on expectations during these challenging times?

Restaurants continue to come up with creative ways to deal with COVID-19.

The retailer gets lenders fully on board, increasing new funding as conditions shift for discounters.

Petrowski on how social distancing will weigh on gasoline and diesel consumption

Responses to the pandemic vary, putting lawmaking on hold in many regions

Opinion: C-stores have an opportunity to prove their value as a retail channel and as an employer of choice

Takeout and delivery business recently jumped 85%, but comps for March fell 46%.

In addition to previous social distancing measures, the retailer will now distribute personal protection equipment to employees and limit customers.

Massive and mounting unemployment figures do not tell the full toll of the coronavirus crisis on the restaurant industry.

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