COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, Grocery Business is following developing stories to keep industry informed about changes impacting the sector. If there is information you would like to share with the industry, please contact editorial director Mary Scianna at [email protected].

Here is a rundown of the recent developments.

Dirty Money: WHO says currency doesn’t transmit COVID-19 but retailers taking precautions

Sobeys launches 'Hero Pay Program' to reward staff during pandemic

Walmart speeds up bonuses in race to hire

Giant Tiger increases wages and implements further measures during COVID-19 response

Metro, Loblaw and Sobeys boost pay for frontline workers

Walmart ups minimum wage in ecommerce warehouse by $2 as orders surge on virus worries

Loblaw Waives Plastic Bag Fee To Protect Cashiers From Personal Shopping Bags

London Drugs' Clint Mahlman surprised by COVID-19 toilet paper hoarding

The Grocery Industry Ramps Up Hiring In Wake Of Unprecedented Demand

Loblaws Stores Place Markers At Checkouts To Encourage Social Distancing 

Tyson Foods Retools Meat Production To Meet Surging Grocery Store Demand

Starbucks Closes Cafes In Canada, U.S., Moves To Drive-Through

A Single Factory Is Now Working 24/7 To Keep Kraft Dinner On Grocery Shelves

Canada’s competition bureau cracks down on false advertising, price fixing amid pandemic

Canadian beef industry stakeholders address COVID-19 crisis

McDonald’s Canada closes dining rooms, stops take-out service

 

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