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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.


Coronavirus Update: March 9, 2020

A roundup of the latest industry-related news and information on COVID-19

Financing

Restaurant stock prices get hammered in another market rout

Stocks plunged amid an oil price war and coronavirus fears, continuing a two-week run of high volatility.

New report shows one-third of consumers plan to leave the house and dine out less often than usual

The company reminded operators to increase the frequency of sanitizing surfaces and has created a team to develop contingency plans for its U.S. locations.

Robust Q2 figures are enhanced by heavy volumes as the club store retailer's members stock up on virus prep needs.

CEOs of Papa John’s and Brinker International are among those who have bought stock since Wall Street’s coronavirus-related selloff began in February, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The casual chain posted a 2.9% comp gain and a 5.4% rise in revenues, but investors wanted to learn more about pandemic what-ifs.

Shoptalk has been rescheduled for September as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, moving Groceryshop to 2021.

A Technomic white paper examines how the virus could impact the food industry.

In a letter to the USDA, the association recommends steps such as waiving requirements for congregate feeding to allow grab-and-go service.

Every employer should be considering these moves right now, according to a law firm that specializes in employment situations.

Seven & i balking on price, fear of economic slowdown related to coronavirus

CEO Rodney McMullen says fourth-quarter results illustrate the retailer was deepening its "competitive moats" and seeing benefits from better execution.

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind, says a law firm specializing in employment issues.

According to a law firm specializing in employment issues, here are some guidelines to keep in mind.

Same-store sales in the country fell 78% in February, though 90% of stores are now open, and sales are improving as life slowly returns to normal.

As the outbreak intensifies, along with sharp increases in corporate travel restrictions and heightened concerns, the grocery industry’s key events and supply chains are taking major hits.

A Technomic survey reveals that Americans are paying close attention to the topic, even as they are uncertain about what to do.

From boosting cleaning efforts to seeking out ways to bolster delivery sales, restaurants are adapting to a fast-moving global crisis.

Projections of few retail buyers, exhibitors and low turnout result in decision

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