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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.


COVID-19 Makes a Punishing Case for Automation in Grocery

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

7 Questions About the Outlook for Fuel

CSP talks with GasBuddy’s Patrick De Haan about how COVID-19 and the oil price war are playing out at the pump

Dining room closures and falling traffic have created a desperate situation for small restaurants.

With sales falling amid the coronavirus shock, the sandwich giant is reducing royalties and suspending ad funds.

CSP talks with an independent operator who has a unique action strategy to combat the virus

Hy-Vee is discontinuing its store circular, Schnucks is closing its customer service counters and Redner’s is banning reusable bags.

Restrictions on hours of service waived to protect supply against 'rush to the pumps'

The coronavirus shock is putting considerable pressure on franchisees large and small, and franchisors are already taking steps to ease the problem.

In a letter requesting $145 billion in direct aid to eating and drinking places, the Association said 5-7 million industry jobs could be lost.

Chuck E. Cheese and Dave & Buster’s face weeks without game-playing customers, which could be devastating.

Students will learn remotely for the rest of the semester.

Truckstops play key role in supporting professional drivers during COVID-19 pandemic

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

Coronavirus precautions could lead to job losses among customers, slower foot traffic at stores

Marriott expects to furlough tens of thousands of property-level employees, and the tally of industrywide job eliminations could top 4 million near term, said the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," RB editors discuss how the virus and steps to prevent its spread are impacting the industry.

The aid for employees sickened with COVID-19 will be required of all businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Enterprises with 50 or fewer workers on the payroll can ask for a waiver.

FSD editors discuss how school closures are impacting the state of school meals.

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

Officials of General Mills say they are pulling some April promotions with retailers as they adjust to demands of operating in a pandemic.

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