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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.


OSHA advises restaurants and other workplaces to put masks back on

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


How restaurants view vaccination mandates

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.

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

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

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 recent flurry of earnings reports shows a sector enjoying a clear boom. The question is, will it last?

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

Starbucks will have employees wear masks in company-owned stores as retailers take more aggressive action on masks.

While requiring other businesses to mandate proof, Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged restaurants and bars to act now voluntarily, before vaccination passports could be required.

Louisiana and much of northern California, including San Francisco and Berkeley, are now mandating that customers wear face coverings again.

As the coronavirus surges once again, workers could avoid going back to the office, delaying an already uncertain future for urban restaurants, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Effective Aug. 3, Target will require masks for team members in areas of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission as defined by the CDC.

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