Jennifer Strailey

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Jennifer Strailey

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Trader Joe’s Tackles COVID-19 With Transparency

The retailer's most recent podcast offers a behind-the-scenes look at its go-with-your-gut direction during the coronavirus pandemic.


Raley’s Opens New Flagship Store in Face of Epic Challenges

The retailer says its newest concept store serves as a beacon of hope that grocery may one day return to "normal."

The retailer's ambitious plans to rapidly expand its curbside pickup through Instacart aims to extend the service to its more than 340 stores by early May.

In its latest step to assist customers most vulnerable to COVID-19, Walmart has designated an hour each morning for at-risk shoppers to pick up online orders contact-free at select stores.

It's a matter of life and death, says the UFCW, which is launching a new #ShopSmart campaign to encourage customers to protect America's food and grocery workers and the nation's food supply.

As Instacart usage and demand continue to surge, with order volume up more than 300% year over year in the first week of April, the company seeks to expands its customer service team from 3,000 to 15,000 by May.

Sandwiches and wraps continue to dominate grocery as well as mass merchant and c-store menus.

As the coronavirus-related death toll among grocery store employees continues to rise, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is calling for the immediate standardization of CDC safety protocols for retailers, food processing facilities and pharmacies.

The retailer and its union workers call on state and federal authorities to grant them priority access to safety equipment and other protections as they serve during the COVID-19 crisis.

The retailers are the latest to provide all employees with face masks and gloves.

In the past few weeks, the grocery industry has focused a great deal on preventing the spread of the coronavirus, but in the absence of an official federal mandate, it has been on its own when it comes to addressing worker illnesses.

The online grocery delivery company will distribute the free kits, which include face masks, hand sanitizer and thermometers, to its contract workers in the wake of COVID-19.

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