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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.


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24 states unite to block Biden’s vaccine mandate

The attorneys general of the participating states said in a blunt letter to the president that they would pursue every possible legal action to kill the plan.

More Meals at Home, But Less Meat in Baskets, IRI Finds

Consumers pulled back on restaurant dining in August, but inflation may be affecting what's going in their grocery cart, new IRI research indicates.

Operators will soon be checking proof of inoculation in Seattle, most of upper Washington and two of Hawaii's islands. The state's most-visited island has also re-imposed capacity caps.

The reservation platform partnered with identity company Clear to help restaurants track COVID-19 vaccinations and test results for their employees.

Few details are available about the president’s pending requirement that employers of at least 100 workers demand proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests. Here’s what’s come to light on the key questions.

Leading retail and consumer-goods groups are seeking further guidance and assistance from the federal government in response to the announced mandate, which the Retail Industry Leaders Association called "a colossal undertaking."

The mandates will impact a wide swath of the workforce, including employees in healthcare and in the private sector.

Changes in the rules for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans will expand eligibility while quadrupling the amount that can be borrowed.

Companies with 100 or more workers would have to require vaccines or weekly COVID tests. The National Restaurant Association backed the move.

In-store sales grow 8%, fuel gallons up 9% in first quarter of fiscal year

If you're in a Southern market, it could be yours, according to a new study. But gird yourself if you're in Washington, D.C.

In a Q&A, California Grocers Association President and CEO Ronald Fong discusses the lessons 2021 is teaching, and shares thoughts about what needs to happen to help grocers now.

The reservations company added a host of new features after hearing from restaurants that they needed help enforcing vaccine policies.

A snapshot just released by the National Restaurant Association shows a business solidly in recovery mode, but with uncertainties arising because of the delta variant.

A survey of about 5,300 small businesses reveals that the delta strain of coronavirus has landlords waiting and operators worried.

The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index fell 13.4% from July and is down 5.1% from August 2020.

Under the pilot program, restaurants converted from a pre-existing dining establishment can use the safety approvals granted to the concepts they replace. The shift is expected to cut two weeks out of the opening process.

Indications are mounting that the answer is yes, though no proposal has been formally introduced. Speculation abounds as to when it would happen.

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

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

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