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.


Brookshire Grocery Co. Giving 5% Discounts to Seniors

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Denny’s, KFC and Chipotle are among the chains offering delivery deals as they work to offset dine-in sales declines.

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

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.

Students will learn remotely for the rest of the semester.

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

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.

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

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

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