Retailers Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus

Ahold Delhaize, which announced a $10 million relief package to help in wake of COVID-19, joins other large grocery peers that are stepping up.

Fresh Food

Meat Sales Surge Even Higher: Up 91%

The fresh meat department has powered the perimeter to record-setting levels throughout the month of March as pandemic pantry-building shoppers frantically bought food for family meals for all three dayparts.

The retailer said it would send home employees with a temperature of 100 or more as it fights the spread of the coronavirus.

To help keep children and their parents moving during social distancing, the retailer debuts 15- to 20-minute videos that feature fun, physical activities.

Sunkist Growers recently announced it is giving three truckloads of fresh citrus fruit to California schools and food banks, while Reed's is stocking up first responders with beverages.

A month into the concerns over coronavirus, consumers' “new normal” includes online ordering and pantry stocking.

COVID-19 has delivered a big but delicate sales boom that has highlighted emotions—and will pressure retailers to adjust when the crisis subsides.

Grocers are creating new sanitation ambassador and social distancing director positions for in-store employees.

DoorDash, alongside e-commerce grocery solutions Mercato, Rosie, GrocerKey and Freshop, is offering free grocery delivery to shoppers 60 and older during the coronavirus crisis.

In effort to enforce social distancing standards, grocery stores will have to limit the number of customers to 20% of the store’s stated fire capacity.

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