Policy/Regulatory

Retailers

Price Chopper Resumes Single-Use Bag Ban

The retailer reinstated its ban of single-use plastic bags on Aug. 1, in accordance with a state ordinance that began March 1 but has been delayed.

Retailers

Walmart to Require Face Coverings at All U.S. Stores

The move, which could trigger friction with some shoppers and could influence peers, comes as COVID cases continue to rise and national mandate efforts stall.

New Era of Smarter Food Safety leverages digital tools and traceability in new blueprint for reducing foodborne illnesses.

The pandemic has pushed more shoppers online, but serving SNAP customers virtually means costly investment for small retailers, association says.

A new bill known as the AG CHAIN Act would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for essential employees in the food and agriculture industries.

A food industry roundtable discussion with the vice president was tinged with controversy and tragedy, but it showed stakeholders are dedicated to addressing industry disruption.

The Lempert Report: With large meat plants slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, workers have been offered bonuses to stay on the job—but money isn't the main issue.

The Utah Republican said the “bonus” would give the employees of essential businesses an incentive to work rather than collect unemployment.

Invoking the Defense Production Act, President Donald Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing facilities open during pandemic.

The week ending April 19 marked the seventh week of coronavirus-related shopping patterns and with it, strong demand for pork, chicken and beef, which pulled up total perimeter performance.

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