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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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States ease liquor laws to help restaurants

Illinois and New York have OK'd sales for off-premise, and New York and Ohio have permitted returns of unused St. Patrick’s stockpiles.

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The meals will be delivered to students in rural areas who don’t have access to a Summer Food Service Program meal site.

“Mobilizing food is one of the biggest challenges,” says the foundation’s executive director.

Organization turns its attention to Total Store Expo in August.

H-E-B and others shun special time slots while urging consumers to use click-and-collect and delivery.

Operators need to cut costs, focus on takeout and delivery and think outside the box as they face a long period with little sales.

Growing restrictions and fear are keeping people at home as more than two-thirds of operators tell Black Box their traffic is down.

Valuations for many chains suggest potentially serious problems, and that could bode ill for the entire industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Public companies work through one more challenge amid the coronavirus pandemic

The comment period has been extended by 30 days and will now end on April 22.

All schools in the state are closed for several weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

As consumers increasingly shelter in place to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, Instacart is challenged to meet the record demand for grocery delivery services.

With some operators calling it a “bait and switch,” the third-party delivery provider is offering up new details on its repayment guidelines for restaurants.

After holding conversations with quick-service CEOs, the White House also disclosed that it plans to send cash to consumers to stoke spending. A small-business relief package is also in the works.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says measures will allow closed restaurants to continue paying their employees. Loans and direct payments to consumers would be part of a $1 trillion relief package.

Denny’s was the first U.S. chain to acknowledge that the coronavirus would impact its quarterly results.

Grocers struggle to keep sweet and salty snacks in stock as consumers look for comfort in cookies and chips amid growing coronavirus fears.

A requirement that citizens be home by a certain hour could be an alternative to forcing restaurants to close or discontinue dine-in service.

Food retailers are seeing explosive sales gains as sales shift from the restaurant channel, but they could soon dissipate and leave a mark on profits, a Barclays report said.

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