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United Fresh Requests ‘Urgent Action’ from USDA

Given the "seismic impact throughout the produce supply chain" of the coronavirus outbreak, United Fresh President Tom Stenzel is calling for the immediate implementation of government programs designed to stabilize the industry.

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CARES Act to Provide Relief to Grocers, Consumers

The bill moves onto the House and includes additional aid for consumers and benefits to grocers, including a delay in payroll taxes.

The abrupt change in consumer behavior and the prospect of a recession that has come along with the pandemic points to encouraging longer-term trends at the extreme food discounter.

Store traffic and sales of pantry staples are up across the chain, but the impact of COVID-19 has led the retailer to delay plans for remodels and new stores.

Vegetables were up nearly 41%, while fruits increased 27% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

QuickEats, a tiny, cashierless store in California, debuts AWM's Frictionless technology to address safety protocols.

The California chain has hired temporary workers to help with cleaning and stocking, and it has given existing employees a retroactive raise.

It’s “slim pickings” as sales surge across all proteins and offerings; department sales were up a whopping 76.9% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

Coronavirus concerns led to the cancellation of the annual event.

Hard-hit companies such as Hilton, BJ's Restaurants and Regal Cinemas are referring their furloughed workers to Albertsons jobs.

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