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Data shows how lockdowns devastated restaurants in Canada

- General News
The impact of the pandemic has hit the Canadian Restaurant industry hard and with the Restaurants Canada Trade Show in town May 9th to the 11th, new data identifies exactly how many restaurant businesses have been shuttered in Canada in the past 12 months.

Restaurant365 reports rebound in restaurant sales

- General News
As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses its two-year mark, Restaurant365, the leading all-in-one restaurant management platform, today reported that sales across their customer base have increased since the onset of COVID-19, and restaurants show signs of being better positioned to invest in new technologies to continue to improve operations.

Fruit Logistica 2022 relaxes Coronavirus restrictions for participants

- General News
"Meet onsite again" is the motto of this year's Fruit Logistica. The conditions that the global fresh produce industry will need to follow when it meets in Berlin from the from 5 to 7 April 2022 are now clear.

Study shows green vegetables help prevent, fight COVID-19

- General News
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report evidence from lab experiments that a chemical derived from a compound found abundantly in broccoli and other cruciferous plants may offer a potentially new and potent weapon against the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common cold.

RoboResearch report shows consumers returning to normal on foodservice and retail

- General News
RaboResearch colleagues from the consumer foods team published a report recently on consumer behavior changes that persisted through the latest Covid-19 wave, signaling that they are lasting behaviors.

Restaurant sales drop again in January

- General News
January marked the second month in a row that restaurant sales dropped from the previous month.

Restaurant industry hit hard by omicron variant, asking for government help

- General News
The National Restaurant Association today released new survey data highlighting the devastating impact the omicron variant has had so far, and the positive impact the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) had on the industry.

Casual dining chain launches small, to-go format

- General News
TGI Fridays plans to open a 2,500-square-foot to-go and delivery concept as a way to adapt to consumer dining habits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NGA urges Biden Administration to grant vaccine mandate grocery exemption

- Retail
The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has written a letter to the Biden administration urging the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to consider exempting businesses in the food supply chain from the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate following the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to lift the stay on the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).

Kroger will end COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated workers

- Retail
Cincinnati, OH-based Kroger Co. plans to cut some COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated workers starting January 1.