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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.


SNA survey reveals how school districts are working to provide meals amid COVID-19 school closures

The survey showed that 1,211 respondents were either engaged in emergency meal and food assistance or were developing plans to feed students during coronavirus-related school closures.

Help Wanted: Food Retailers Reach Out to Displaced Service Sector Counterparts

Supermarkets are looking for warehouse, stocking, cleaning and delivery help as they deal with big volume and traffic gains amid the coronavirus crisis.

With some operators calling it a “bait and switch,” the third-party delivery provider is offering up new details on its repayment guidelines for restaurants.

After holding conversations with quick-service CEOs, the White House also disclosed that it plans to send cash to consumers to stoke spending. A small-business relief package is also in the works.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says measures will allow closed restaurants to continue paying their employees. Loans and direct payments to consumers would be part of a $1 trillion relief package.

The meals will be delivered to students in rural areas who don’t have access to a Summer Food Service Program meal site.

Denny’s was the first U.S. chain to acknowledge that the coronavirus would impact its quarterly results.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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

Grocers struggle to keep sweet and salty snacks in stock as consumers look for comfort in cookies and chips amid growing coronavirus fears.

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

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

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