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.


Workforce

Papa John’s says it’s hiring 20,000 new workers

Pizza Hut said it is hiring 30,000 workers as the pizza chains both work to fill open positions and meet growing demand.

Operations

Their dining rooms closed, restaurants mimic dine-in experience via takeout and delivery

As they suspend on-premise operations to prevent spread of the coronavirus, here’s how some restaurants are creating on-premise ambiance and community in the era of social distancing.

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.

Couche-Tard reports positive growth ahead of coronavirus crisis as it keeps an eye on Caltex

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.

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.

Operators are inviting consumers to shop their inventory for food and supplies.

Coconut water company sees incremental profits amid coronavirus outbreak

Chicago’s One Off Hospitality teamed up with Maker’s Mark and the LEE Initiative to fund a program for industry employees.

The cafeteria has been closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Crashing oil prices mean short-term pain for the market, but regulations ensure long-term gain: Bloomberg

Families First Coronavirus Response Act addresses immediate needs of two outreach programs.

New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets are temporarily limiting shopper traffic and implementing bi-weekly bonuses and enhanced benefits to its staff members who work in-store as the coronavirus continues to evolve.

The c-store industry, always on the front lines of consumer life, is helping to set the stage for the post-coronavirus economy

But conditions forced the temporary closure of 27 properties, the company said.

Marriott has already said it will furlough tens of thousands.

Kroger, Albertsons and Stop & Shop are now among those issuing temporary pay bumps and bonuses for workers, showing "real leadership," union president says.

The fast-casual chain says it is insolvent and has appealed to the German government for assistance.

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