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Industry NewsCOVID-19 Update: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update: April 1, 2020


Grocery Business continues to monitor developing stories impacting the industry. The response to the current crisis by grocers and the entire food supply chain has been nothing short of remarkable. Amidst the rapid succession of challenges that have arisen in the past weeks, the industry has stepped up to the plate with ingenious ideas to ensure Canadians can continue to feed their families.

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Metro makes 2nd $1 M donation, invites customers to convert points to donations

Meet the man in charge of coronavirus-proofing Walmart stores in Canada

Loblaws Discount Division suspends flyers

Grocery workers put to the test as COVID-19 strains emotions

Food prices set to rise amid COVID-19 crisis

Some Whole Foods workers call for “sick out”

Walmart in the U.S. ramps up health safety measures at stores, starts temperature checks for employees

Some supermarkets require customers to wear face masks

U.S. Instacart and Amazon workers walk out

The Coca-Cola Foundation awards additional $13.5 million in grants in Canada, U.S. to address pandemic concerns

Goodfood Announces Plan to Match Donations to Breakfast Club of Canada COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Sysco Canada launches Foodies Unite to help the food industry

Conagra Brands raises forecast on heightened food demand during pandemic



IGD Retail Analysis: The Coronavirus and the impact on food retail



As Grocery Business continues to monitor developments, one of the unfortunate stories unfolding is the toll that COVID-19 is taking on frontline workers who are making sacrifices on a daily basis to keep stores open and shelves stocked.

Sobeys employee in Whitby, Ont. tests positive for COVID-19



Maple Leaf Foods’ Michael McCain: “Doing our part during the COVID-19 pandemic”

The North West Company: Update on COVID-19 response



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