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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.


Marketing

With vaccine mandates a reality, restaurants push for acceptance

Groups in San Francisco and New York City have mounted awareness campaigns aimed at lessening conflict with anti-vaxxer customers.

Financing

Restaurants express caution on the delta variant

The vast majority of companies mentioned the variant and renewed coronavirus surge, but most remain optimistic about their own businesses.

Responses have ranged from summoning lawyers to treating the requirements as a marketing opportunity.

Several major players say they're already detecting a softening of sales. Will that carry into the group-party season?

Guidelines released on the brink of enactment leave restaurants with more than a few questions.

Employees will also be required to wear a face covering.

The recommendation applies to workers in high-risk areas, regardless of whether they've been vaccinated.

A survey shows little support for the measures, largely because operators fear constant conflict with guests.

The mandate also applies to restaurant employees.

The state liquor authority says it's already arranging meetings with suspected transgressors.

The company is delaying the opening of its offices by more than a month to give employees time to get the jab.

-The requirement will be phased into place starting Aug. 20. Children under the vaccination age of 12 are exempted.

Places that mandate proof of inoculation from all dine-in guests and employees won't be obliged to reinstate a mask requirement.

The Board of Supervisors has directed health, consumer-affairs and legal officials to have a feasibility study ready within two weeks.

A tax benefit would expire on Sept. 30 instead of Dec. 31 under the version of the bill that was approved by the Senate on Tuesday.

The delta variant of coronavirus has operators more worried than colleagues in other fields that the U.S. is hurtling into a return of 2020.

Customer survey by e-commerce provider Rosie further finds that 80% of shoppers plan to continue placing grocery orders online at the same rate or more in the coming 12 months.

Associations reiterate that burden should not be placed on businesses, employees

The diner chain saw a 22-point comp sales gap between 24-hour units and stores that couldn't field an overnight staff.

The requirement, the first of its kind in the nation, takes effect Sept. 13. Other cities are considering similar measures.

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