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Industry Reaches Out to Federal Government for Help

U.S. food leaders are preparing a list of requests to help address the coronavirus crisis, including relaxing some child labor regulations and authorizing the National Guard to deliver food in emergencies.

Retailers

Raley’s Simplifies Shopping for Seniors

Raley's introduces prepacked "Senior Essentials Bags" filled with fresh items and pantry staples for older and at-risk customers in self-isolation or quarantine.

Hy-Vee is discontinuing its store circular, Schnucks is closing its customer service counters and Redner’s is banning reusable bags.

Officials of General Mills say they are pulling some April promotions with retailers as they adjust to demands of operating in a pandemic.

As consumers increasingly shelter in place to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, Instacart is challenged to meet the record demand for grocery delivery services.

Supermarkets are looking for warehouse, stocking, cleaning and delivery help as they deal with big volume and traffic gains amid the coronavirus crisis.

Organization turns its attention to Total Store Expo in August.

H-E-B and others shun special time slots while urging consumers to use click-and-collect and delivery.

Associations partner with feds to ensure supply chain viability as stores discourage hoarding; sick and missing workers present another challenge.

In the U.K., discounters are losing to big boxes for the first time in a decade as stock-ups devastate availability and grocers face much uncertainty ahead, the author says.

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