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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.


Pandemic Affects Mental Health, But Diet Can Help

The Lempert Report: The American Psychological Association reported 38% of Americans attribute unhealthy or excessive eating to stress normally, and the pandemic adds to it.

UFCW Calls Ending Extra Pay for Grocery Workers 'Unconscionable'

In a recent interview with CNN, UFCW President Marc Perrone suggests that all eyes are on Kroger with regard to the end of "hero pay."

Consumer spending at restaurants jumped 103% that Sunday, according to data company Womply.

As foodservice operations go contact-free to reduce the spread of coronavirus, here’s a look at two cashierless concepts that were seeing success before the pandemic hit.

Giant food distributors that had built their business by serving local concepts now face major changes to their own industry.

The fast-growing burger chain generated long lines with new openings and cut its service times down.

Over two-thirds of respondents anticipate a loss for their programs this school year.

The organization is inviting retailers to nominate produce team members for their extra efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak.

CEO Jason Hart acknowledges "market shifts" but assures shoppers of the discounter's "unbeatable value" behind innovative suppliers and operational efficiency.

Gov. Jay Inslee is sticking with the requirement that restaurants record who has eaten in their restaurants and when, but has alerted consumers that they can withhold their specifics.

The noncongregate feeding waiver, meal times waiver and parent pickup waiver have all been extended to the end of August.

In these challenging and uncertain times, we all need a reason to smile. With a nod to actor John Krasinski’s Some Good News, WGB presents five good things that happened in grocery this past week.

Out-of-the-box ways to enforce restrictions are not only effective, but they can also be a good marketing tool.

Fazoli's CEO outlines the strategies that have kept the chain ahead of the curve during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The Lempert Report: Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for people admitted to hospitals with COVID-19.

Does an end to one-way aisles and senior hours spell a return to normalcy for grocers around the country?

Garden Fresh Restaurants opts for liquidation rather than reopening its buffet-centric restaurants due to coronavirus restrictions.

Under scrutiny for letting hourly premiums expire, the retailer announces a "bookend" bonus.

Operators continue to make sure those in their communities stay happy and fed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Part of retailer’s efforts to keep stores clean, adapt to pandemic changes, understand customer needs

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