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Retailers

Smart & Final Hiring Frenzy Nets 750 Workers in 6 Days

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

Fresh Food

Meat Sales Continue to Skyrocket Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

H-E-B and Favor Delivery launch a new personal shopper and delivery service for seniors 60 and older.

The first-of-its-kind partnership will immediately redeploy interested McDonald's workers at Aldi stores as the coronavirus puts unique strains on both. “Special times require special solutions,” an Aldi spokesman said.

Foodservice distributors such as Sysco and US Foods are turning to supplying grocery stores, and app-based delivery service Waitr has shifted to grocery delivery.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act addresses immediate needs of two outreach programs.

New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets are temporarily limiting shopper traffic and implementing bi-weekly bonuses and enhanced benefits to its staff members who work in-store as the coronavirus continues to evolve.

The scourge of COVID-19 provides a prime opportunity for food retailers to accelerate family meal promotions and meal guidance.

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