coronavirus

Retailers

Coronavirus Sales Boom Could Be Short-Lived and Costly, Analyst Warns

Food retailers are seeing explosive sales gains as sales shift from the restaurant channel, but they could soon dissipate and leave a mark on profits, a Barclays report said.

Industry Partners

Food Supply Chain Is Secure: UNFI

Industry leaders say cargo policy and manufacturing support can assure a secure food chain amid coronavirus crisis.

In response to high volumes and food safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, industry pacesetters adjust game plans.

Supermarkets where the virus has come and largely gone saw an increase in produce, grocery and kitchen appliances, amid challenges of supply and worker availability. And consumers positively reacted to the smell of bleach.

FMI issued its support of the measure that will unlock $50 billion in federal funds to address the outbreak.

Basket Economics: Once again, the timing couldn’t be worse for the eternally patient, private equity-controlled retailer.

The grocery industry is bracing for a pandemic, offering unprecedented methods to help stop the spread of the disease and keep shoppers and workers safe.

The distributor is working hard to meet demand, but suppliers are still catching up, CEO says in second-quarter financial update.

Major grocery chains across the country are limiting purchases on items from disinfecting wipes to shelf-stable foods in the wake of the coronavirus stockpiling frenzy.

The university’s single-largest revenue stream is upended indefinitely. Meanwhile, Natural Products Expo West organizers decide next steps on the postponement of last week’s confab.

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