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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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White House eyes nationwide curfew: Report

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

Coronavirus Sales Boom Could Be Short-Lived and Costly, Analyst Warns

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.

The president and health officials also called on citizens to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, at home as well as outside.

As many states forbid dine-in service in the wake of the coronavirus, restaurant operators around the country are looking for help and answers.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will provide $1 billion in funding to food programs such as SNAP.

Industry leaders say cargo policy and manufacturing support can assure a secure food chain amid coronavirus crisis.

The indefinite closures add to a growing list of states that have banned on-premise operations in the wake of the fast-spreading coronavirus.

A number of states and cities Monday ordered restaurants and bars to close on-premise operations as leaders seek to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Gasoline market under arrest

The company said it is temporarily closing dining room seating over coronavirus fears, joining Starbucks in going takeout-only.

Associations partner with feds to ensure supply chain viability as stores discourage hoarding; sick and missing workers present another challenge.

Governments across the country have moved to close restaurants and bars to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The president and health officials also asked citizens to avoid gatherings with more than 10 people, at home as well as outside.

In the U.K., discounters are losing to big boxes for the first time in a decade as stock-ups devastate availability and grocers face much uncertainty ahead, the author says.

Follow the blog for the latest updates on the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry.

Restaurants that sell only food and nonalcoholic beverages appear to be exempted, along with supermarkets and sources of health supplies.

He also said restaurants should cut their occupancies in half, but stopped short of ordering outright closure.

Ohio’s indefinite ban starts at 9 p.m. tonight. Illinois will permit takeout service.

Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Kentucky have all restricted establishments to takeout and delivery as coronavirus disruptions spread.

The government's leading expert on COVID-19 recommended a two-week lockdown as states and cities followed suit.

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