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

With sales in a free-fall, restaurants ask for government help

Industry leaders are pushing for relief measures such as cash infusions, breaks on delivery charges and suspension of sales taxes.

Topics

Restaurants come up with novel ideas to deal with novel virus

The COVID-19 pandemic is scaring customers away, but some operators are trying to drum up business with a little creativity.

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

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

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

From “contactless” delivery options to delivery deals and other offers, restaurants are trying a variety of ways to keep their customers—even those who may be wary of dining in restaurants right now.

The annual conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been called off amid coronavirus concerns.

College foodservice teams across the country are dealing with canceled classes, student evacuations and limited campus operations.

Supermarkets where the virus has come and largely gone saw an increase in produce, grocery and kitchen appliances, amid challenges of supply and worker availability. And consumers positively reacted to the smell of bleach.

The chain is implementing additional cleaning procedures and more in the wake of the coronavirus.

Yum Brands, which also owns KFC and Pizza Hut, said it is “encouraging” its franchisees to take a similar step.

All 19 Union Square Hospitality Group concepts in the city are closed until further notice in a move to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

How Casey’s, Wawa, Stewart’s, QuickChek and OnCue Express are dealing with the health threat

As the outbreak continues to spread, restaurants have been forced to change operations, cancel gatherings and even close. Here's how things have unfolded.

This year's winner will be revealed five months later than usual.

McDonald’s and Starbucks are among the chains that addressed customers about steps they’re taking to prevent the disease’s spread.

Here are tips for staying healthy—and staying in business—during this unprecedented crisis.

The escalation of the coronavirus pandemic has caused foodservice departments to make some changes.

A new study by software provider Womply reveals the growing business impact of the coronavirus, stoked by incorrect notions about the illness that began in China.

Restaurants in the biggest city in the first state hit by coronavirus are struggling to survive amid the quarantines. Here’s what some are doing to stay afloat.

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