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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.


Workforce

As restaurants furlough workers, pizza chains start hiring

Domino’s and Jet's are hiring for various positions as deliveries surge.

Operations

Restaurants have the White House's ear

A request for $145 billion in direct aid is already getting federal attention, says a National Restaurant Association official.

All K-12 school buildings will remain closed until May 1 due to COVID-19.

The retailer is strongly encouraging the community to reserve the first hour of store opening for elderly.

The coronavirus crisis is likely to accelerate a slow move toward automation as online demand overwhelms operations and threatens profits.

Chains discontinue roller grills, soup stands and other stations until further notice

The parent of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse detailed how it has changed operations to temper the wallop, and warned of the potential damage if the situation worsens.

During the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, independent operators struggle to make life-or-death decisions for their businesses.

The company is extending royalty and ad fund payments to help operators conserve cash.

It will provide additional funding for food assistance programs such as the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

The spread of COVID-19 has closed dining halls, but there are still students and staff on campus that need to be fed.

U.S. food leaders are preparing a list of requests to help address the coronavirus crisis, including relaxing some child labor regulations and authorizing the National Guard to deliver food in emergencies.

Raley's introduces prepacked "Senior Essentials Bags" filled with fresh items and pantry staples for older and at-risk customers in self-isolation or quarantine.

Credit Suisse U.S. says Hershey’s confectionery business is resilient

Nine more operators reveal strategies to combat the virus

The food and games chain put a cap on the percentage of shares investors can own following a steep drop in its share price.

The two-month coronavirus shutdown will be bad enough, but so will the inevitable recession that follows, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

No matter where they are located, operations need to come up with creative ways to generate revenue amid the outbreak, Advice Guy says.

Administration will forgo on-site supplier verification audits during coronavirus outbreak

The industry's food haulers say they lack the cash flow and capital to keep supplying restaurants and noncommercial customers.

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