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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.


Financing

SBA pulls the plug on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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

Emerging Brands

Inside the emerging world of home-based restaurants

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

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

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

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

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

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.

New vaccine scheduling options available through Uber’s app

After a tough year of a pandemic and local unrest, retailer has a renewed sense of optimism

The PPP and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund may be done, but the agency's Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program still has money available for loans and grants.

The association's Power of Health and Well-Being in the Food Industry report examines consumers' growing interest in health and wellness, as well as retailer progress and support.

The decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was unscheduled but expected. He had pledged to lift all remaining limits as soon as 70% of the population had been vaccinated.

New styles of service took hold during the pandemic, and dining teams rose to the challenge.

The celebrity chef announced the grants Saturday. Six other individuals were awarded scholarships totaling $175,000.

The Anderson-DuBose Co., based in Cleveland, Ohio, was chosen because of the support it provided 450 units in four states during the pandemic.

Vaccinated employees and guests no longer need to cover their faces, but how can an operator determine if they have been?

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