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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.


Operations

Expect facemask requirements to return, health officials warn

With COVID infections rising again because of the Delta variant, some areas are already asking restaurants to voluntary require face coverings. Health officials say a return to mandates is likely.

Operations

Los Angeles County re-instates a mask requirement

The move marks one of the first instances of safety measures being re-imposed because of the fast-spreading Delta variant of coronavirus.

NCR predicts what will affect the industry in the months ahead

Operators say the potential lifeline was jerked away in an information vacuum that left them angry and frustrated.

Survey respondents say they expect disruption to continue

Volume dropped 31%, spending 29%

Offered in foodservice and professional varieties, they kill COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds

Nearly a quarter say they're doing well financially, and 90% believe they'll be there in a year, according to a new report from Quadrant Strategies.

A survey of procurement specialists also points to renewed respect for purchasing and distribution functions.

The federal grant program will officially end July 14 unless Congress replenishes the COVID relief pool, a possibility looking increasingly unlikely.

Forget ghost kitchens. Some chefs are skirting the industry entirely to serve food out of their houses.

Customers can get a free entree that day by saying "Friends BOGO" at checkout in participating restaurants.

The money will be allocated in grants of up to $30,000, with the exact amount determined by revenue losses in 2020.

Authorities say they're trying to tamp down the spread of the Delta coronavirus before it morphs into a vaccine-resistant form.

The unusual aid approach is in addition to $20 million allocated in direct grants to operators.

A look at 50 of the most notable deals this year shows how investors are increasingly eager to cash in on what is becoming an enormous market.

Vivek Sankaran says digital engagement, e-commerce and remote work are three sticky trends that "could be very positive” for the industry.

Retailer finishes fiscal 2021 strong, with record results, ‘bullish’ outlook

The daytime dining chain is tweaking its operations with the additions of bars and takeout areas while forgoing the dash into farther-afield ventures such as ghost concepts and virtual brands.

The state is also dropping all requirements that face masks be worn, regardless of an individual's vaccination status.

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