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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.


Biden announces new vaccine mandates

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

Financing

SBA sets a workaround for aiding restaurants left empty-handed by the RRF

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

It is the reservation platform's most robust tool yet to help restaurants navigate new guidelines. Also, DoorDash hits a milestone, Bite Ninja lands a big investment and more.

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

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

David Nelson’s look back at 2020

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