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.


Increasingly Muddy Waters Between Retail, Foodservice

In survival mode, some restaurants are turning to grocery, but is the turn just a stopgap measure or a new reality?

Tobacco Demand Steady Amid COVID-19 Crisis

‘No dramatic change’ as people continue to smoke in stressful times, analyst says

Kitchens are adding takeout and delivery dinners that feed larger groups.

Operators report frustration as their claims are denied during the coronavirus crisis.

The California chain has hired temporary workers to help with cleaning and stocking, and it has given existing employees a retroactive raise.

It’s “slim pickings” as sales surge across all proteins and offerings; department sales were up a whopping 76.9% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

Coronavirus concerns led to the cancellation of the annual event.

The salaries of the remaining home-office employees have been cut 50%.

Investors poured money into the industry, whose valuations had taken a beating in recent weeks, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Meal kits are keeping the multiconcept operator in business. Boxed meals are helping its soul.

Hard-hit companies such as Hilton, BJ's Restaurants and Regal Cinemas are referring their furloughed workers to Albertsons jobs.

The retailers temporarily close stores for deep cleans and restocking after team members test positive for COVID-19.

Traffic flat, in-store sales growing, fuel expected to crash

Ithaca School District decided to switch to home delivery to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The districts are in Louisiana and Tennessee.

H-E-B and Favor Delivery launch a new personal shopper and delivery service for seniors 60 and older.

The first-of-its-kind partnership will immediately redeploy interested McDonald's workers at Aldi stores as the coronavirus puts unique strains on both. “Special times require special solutions,” an Aldi spokesman said.

Measures include extreme sanitation, foodservice shakeups and more

Foodservice distributors such as Sysco and US Foods are turning to supplying grocery stores, and app-based delivery service Waitr has shifted to grocery delivery.

Shoppers stock up on more than disinfectant, toilet paper

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