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Grocery, Supermarket and Retail Food Industry News

Retailers

Rhode Island Issues State-Mandated Social Distancing Rules

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.

Retailers

23 Lucky’s Stores Sold in Bankruptcy Auction

Aldi, Publix, Southeastern Grocers gain multiple Florida stores and Dollar General gains a distribution center as estate nets $29 million.

The week of March 15 marked a turning point for the grocery industry, which saw sales across the store rise a whopping 62.5%.

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.

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

In a bankruptcy court-led auction, the ShopRite operator buys five stores and a distribution center, outbidding Bogopa, while Key Food takes a Brooklyn store and Amazon eyes remodeling 2 New Jersey units.

WGB's March Endcap guest is concerned that grocery workers’ designation as essential service providers is at risk due to lack of masks, sanitizers and arbitrary communication.

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

Coronavirus concerns led to the cancellation of the annual event.

In survival mode, some restaurants are turning to grocery, but is the turn just a stopgap measure or a new reality?

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