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Instacart Says Strike Had ‘Absolutely No Impact’

The company says a recent walkout by some workers not only had no negative impact on sales but it actually sold more groceries on its platform in a 72-hour period than ever before.

Fresh Food

COVID-19’s Latest Trade Show Victims: IDDBA and United Fresh

The fresh produce trade association moves to a virtual show that will feature live keynote presentations, roundtable discussion groups, community networking and a robust expo floor.

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.

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.

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

With restaurants shut down, the two associations are working to redirect the foodservice produce supply chain to individual retailers.

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