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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.

Holiday Shoppers, 2021: Price-Conscious But Ready to Spend

More than 40% of consumers said they have low financial comfort right now, Kroger-owned media and data company 84.51° finds, but only 12% are planning to cut back on holiday spending.


In-N-Out takes a stand on diner vaccination mandates

The burger chain’s one location in San Francisco was temporarily closed after it refused to check dine-in customers for their vaccination status. It has since reopened for takeout.

The National Restaurant Association has asked a coalition of civic leaders to maintain the concessions that allowed sidewalk and streetside structures to pop up during the pandemic.

Experts discuss navigating a post-pandemic world

Gov. Abbott issued an executive order Monday that bans any business in the state from turning away an employee or customer because they opt not be vaccinated against COVID-19.

People are moving back to New York City. But not necessarily its offices, says RB's The Bottom Line.

From RLOY to booming beverages, here’s what jumped out on day 1

A requirement was approved Wednesday by the City Council, and Mayor Eric Garcetti has already signaled his support.

A new survey also indicates that most operators have yet to finalize a plan for dealing with the requirement.

Labor, out-of-stocks and a litany of challenges have kept the industry’s distributors on their toes, embracing innovation

Labor problems and the delta variant are undercutting sales, while costs soar, the National Restaurant Association found in a survey.

The delta variant continued to dampen consumer confidence this month, The Conference Board reported, while a new Dunnhumby survey called out shopper dissatisfaction in grocery stores.

CDC endorses additional dose for employees in convenience stores, grocery stores

Pandemic-related modifications in c-stores have given rise to lifestyle changes, innovations

But operators said in a Golden Gate Restaurant Association survey that the inoculation requirement has created few operational problems.

Celebrations expected to near pre-pandemic levels

West Hollywood's requirement will apply to employees as well as guests, and does not accept negative COVID tests as an alternative to vaccines.

The attorneys general of the participating states said in a blunt letter to the president that they would pursue every possible legal action to kill the plan.

Consumers pulled back on restaurant dining in August, but inflation may be affecting what's going in their grocery cart, new IRI research indicates.

Operators will soon be checking proof of inoculation in Seattle, most of upper Washington and two of Hawaii's islands. The state's most-visited island has also re-imposed capacity caps.

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