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.


Operations

Independent operators demand government action to keep their businesses alive

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

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Dine-in restrictions expand to N.Y., N.J. and Conn.

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.

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.

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.

The chain is going to a takeout-only model to reduce the spread of the coronavirus as chains focus increasingly on drive-thru and delivery.

In response to high volumes and food safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, industry pacesetters adjust game plans.

The closures came as the countries take more drastic efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Reservations plunged and sales fell as fear of the coronavirus kept people home and away from restaurants.

The coronavirus has hit independent restaurants hard, as Alinea's data shows. Momofuku announced Saturday night it would close all units until further notice.

President declares national state of emergency, announces partnership with Walmart, Walgreens, Target

Basket Economics: Once again, the timing couldn’t be worse for the eternally patient, private equity-controlled retailer.

K-12 operators are working to set up meal sites so students affected by COVID-19-related closures don’t miss out on meals.

The service said it will forgo up to $100 million in fees.

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