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.


What the coronavirus pandemic means for K-12 foodservice

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

Workforce

Widespread layoffs hit the lodging business

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.

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

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.

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

All schools in the state are closed for several weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

As consumers increasingly shelter in place to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, Instacart is challenged to meet the record demand for grocery delivery services.

Operators need to cut costs, focus on takeout and delivery and think outside the box as they face a long period with little sales.

A number of state and local governments are restricting dining out in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Growing restrictions and fear are keeping people at home as more than two-thirds of operators tell Black Box their traffic is down.

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.

Valuations for many chains suggest potentially serious problems, and that could bode ill for the entire industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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

Nicotine users may be stocking up as a precaution during COVID-19 outbreak

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.

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

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.

“Mobilizing food is one of the biggest challenges,” says the foundation’s executive director.

Organization turns its attention to Total Store Expo in August.

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