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.


Financing

States OK deferment of sales taxes

With payments due today in most states, several have moved quickly—and under intense pressure—to delay the collections or waive penalties.

Financing

Needing cash, restaurant companies tap their banks

Several companies have drawn down on revolving credit lines as they seek to build up cash to get through a rough period.

The coffee chain is going to a drive-thru-only model for at least two weeks and will pay workers for the next 30 days whether they come to work or not.

How is the coronavirus affecting sales, traffic in stores?

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

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

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

Distributors of c-store food and beverages have taken action to combat the outbreak

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

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.

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

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

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

While questions remain around how at-risk populations will acquire meals, restaurants and private home delivery companies could help fill gaps.

FutureProof Retail is offering its scan-and-pay software solution to retailers free of charge during pandemic; downloads up 300% at Fairway Market stores in New York amid coronavirus crisis.

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.

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