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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NGA Backs Food Retail Pandemic-Recovery Push

NGA helps deploy an accreditation program for independent grocers

New CMO tasked with growing Brands+ portfolio

Rising Food Retail Prices Could Turn Consumers to Value Purchases

The USDA forecasts higher prices for many food items for 2020

Kroger Health Debuts At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Available to front-line associates

Instacart Looks to Credit Card Offers to Spark More Business

Food delivery services increasingly turn to card reward programs

Delayed Restaurant Recovery Will Boost Retailers’ Sales

Food retailers were again the beneficiary of restaurant industry woes in June and are likely to see a similar boost in July as a flare up of COVID-19 has hindered operators’ efforts to fully re-open

How to Be a Post-Pandemic Grocer

Future of food retailing requires increased vigilance around food safety andsanitation to deliver a next-generation store experience

Specialty Foods Gain a Bigger Spotlight in 2020

The pandemic and changing consumer desires account for the trend

Shoppers Are Stressed but Appreciative of Retail Workers

Concerns about COVID-19 soften in new Kelton Global survey

The rewards apply to workers across the retailer’s vast ecosystem

CPG Companies, Retailers Form Contactless Delivery Task Force

Group will work on electronic bill of lading solutions to boost safety, efficiency

Hy-Vee Aims to End Summer Hunger

Grocer, CPG partners will provide up to 1.5M meals to local food banks

PMA Cancels Fresh Summit 2020 in Dallas

Will move content into a virtual format

Advantage Sales research looks at pandemic’s effect on how, where Americans buy food

Cardenas Markets Enters L.A. Metro Area

Whittier, California, store slated to open July 1

Albertsons Reduced IPO Stuggles to Gain Interest

Long-awaited initial public stock offering received lukewarm response from investors during its first day of trading

Food Retailers Face New Pandemic Problems

Shoppers have fresh worries — but opportunities are out there

Cub Foods Launches Bus Service, Opens Community Stores

Grocer rebuilding two Minneapolis-area locations

Tech efforts lauded by Computerworld

How Retailers Can Build a Post-COVID Data-Driven Customer Strategy

This approach to business planning enables retailers to better weather future storms

Why Transparency Matters More Than Ever

New FMI report details opportunities for grocers

FMI, NGA, others urging U.S. Treasury, Fed to help retailers

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