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Retail Foodservice

Frontline Foods in Maine to the Rescue

The Lempert Report: A nonprofit called Frontline Foods has begun raising money through donations to buy food from local restaurants and then deliver it to front-line healthcare workers.

Retailers

The Paradox of the Sudden Recession

Conventional supermarket retailers may eventually reckon with increased demand for value, but the unusual circumstances have them riding high—not low, analysts say.

The last week has witnessed an outpouring of support for racial equality and social justice from the grocery industry, in response to the senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing protests around the country and the world.

Sales saw a 13% increase over last year in the last week of May.

During the last week of May, the meat supply remained tight but that did not affect demand, which was still high.

Growing sales and a slower dealmaking prompts the distrubutor to hold onto retail—for now.

The Lempert Report: McDonald’s drive-thru accounted nearly 70% of its revenue before COVID-19, and Dunkin's sales soared after its drive-thru lanes.

"America's first supermarket" and Stop & Shop end merger deal amid COVID-19-related changes to the marketplace.

The coronavirus pandemic provided conditions ripe for independents to exert local leadership and grow their base—as long as they executed, Rosie CEO Nick Nickitas says in an interview with WGB.

New data shows the retailer is making outsized customer acquisition gains—and gaining frequency—behind a unique omnichannel offering accelerated by the COVID crisis.

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