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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.


The Biggest Walmart Headlines of 2021

In a year that saw deep investment in tech and automation for Walmart as well as consistently better-than-expected sales, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant also navigated choppy waters of supply-chain management and continued COVID uncertainties.

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Why this COVID surge may bring fewer restaurant restrictions than last time

Elsewhere in the world, service limits are being imposed on restaurants again. But in the U.S., officials are relying on vaccination and mask mandates to avoid caps on seating and hours of operation. At least until now.

Southern California’s Locali closed 2 stores during the pandemic and has sights on a new ghost kitchen

As of Jan. 3, total vaccination will be required of all restaurant guests and employees unless they've tested negative for COVID-19 in the prior 24 hours. Testing will no longer be accepted as of Jan. 17.

The measure takes effect Wednesday and will run for at least a month.

Modifications were everywhere in retail food programs this year

"Food and retail companies must use record profit margins to increase worker hourly pay and alleviate the impact of inflation," UFCW International President Mark Perrone wrote in a letter to grocery CEOs and other retailers.

Signs of future trends emerge, and they're doozies

A Deeper Dive: Roslyn Stone, chief operating officer of Zero Hour Health, joins the podcast to talk about the possibility of another wave and what restaurants can do to protect their workers and businesses.

John Peyton said Americans are learning to live with the virus and its various mutations, which is good for Applebee’s and IHOP.

The combination of more inflation concerns and the variant sent restaurant stocks tumbling once again on Tuesday.

Retailer avoided layoffs, now delivers 20 products fresh daily with innovative logistics

Starting Nov. 24, restaurants have a choice of either requiring vaccines or facemasks.

Fewer drivers this time of year than during height of pandemic

Court declines to lift pause on requirement it says ‘grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority’

Rule would worsen industry labor shortage, supply chain disruptions, association claims

Dr. Scott Gottlieb believes cases should decline after the holidays. He also said the Biden Administration’s employer vaccine mandate is unnecessary.

Delay would cost lives, filing says

Justice Department to respond to petitioners’ motion for a permanent injunction

Retailer sees fuel sales volume and store traffic grow as COVID restrictions ease

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