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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.


UNFI Shares Soar on Business Update

The distributor says third-quarter sales increased by 12% and earnings by 54% as pandemic proves out its strategy.

Food

Healthy menu items may lure consumers back to restaurants

Foods that promote wellness are trending up in response to the pandemic.

Produce sales were up 17% for the first week of May, proving consumers are still turning to fresh options in pandemic shopping.

Operations in seven states were given a go-ahead yesterday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. But Los Angeles will remain on the sidelines.

The burger giant is also taking steps to help its weakest franchisees as it works to jump-start the system’s recovery.

Dairy sales are up over last year as pandemic shopping patterns continue.

The discount chain says Q2 comps remain in the mid-teens as core values and assortment are highlighted.

Sustainable Restaurant Holdings blamed the coronavirus for the move, which is intended to help the company find a buyer.

The struggling sandwich chain said same-store sales are now down 45%, up from minus 68% during the height of the coronavirus crisis.

Retailer provided coupon for one sandwich for each purchased in the store or via mobile app

New line with DC Comics features Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, more

Harbor Retail creating prototypes to fit retailers' needs

As grocery stores become used to the new normal, retailers such as Kroger are discontinuing temporary pay bonuses that were instituted at the beginning of the pandemic.

Operators will be required to maintain a log of who ate when for 30 days as a condition of reopening their dining rooms. New Orleans backed off what appeared to be a similar policy.

Reatiler working with organizations in the coastal Georgia and South Carolina regions

The Fratellis to debut song on e-cigarette company’s age-restricted social-media page

Online platforms sell specialized food, beverage bundles and snacks

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

Retailers and brands need to navigate three distinct time horizons toward economic regeneration in a post-coronavirus world, predicts Nielsen's Scott McKenzie.

The regional retailer's new series features Buddy Valastro, Jeff Mauro, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman.

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