Randy Edeker spoke to Grocery Dive about employee safety, wins and challenges, and what the "new normal" could be once the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Read more »

 

The prevalence of coronavirus nationwide hasn’t kept grocery shoppers out of stores, and many are shelling out extra to get what they want, a new Harris Interactive/Toluna survey reveals. Read more »

 

Under the policy, all staff at stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, and corporate offices must wear a face mask or face covering. The company said it also will urge customers to cover their face when shopping. Read more »

 

Casey’s donated more than 30,000 pounds of food—equal to 25,000 meals—to the Food Bank of Iowa, as well as more than 7,700 pounds of food to the Terre Haute Catholic Charities. As the residents of Des Moines and surrounding communities continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19, Casey’s is proud to take steps to demonstrate its “Here For Good” mission, the convenience store said. Read more »

 

Small town grocery stores have been struggling, first against the rise of Walmart and then from the growth of Dollar General. But for many independent grocers across America, the coronavirus has provided an unexpected lift. Read more »

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating massive disruption in the food industry, which will result in increased demand for industrial cold storage space in the U.S., according to a new CBRE report. Read more »

 

Even as it has spurred a sustained boom in grocery sales, the pandemic has brought uncertainty to an industry used to generally predictable buying patterns. Read more »

 

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association announced April 16 that it has canceled its Get Connected annual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 350 individuals were expected to attend the event, scheduled July 7–9, 2020, in Okoboji, Iowa.

“Our primary concern is for the safety of our members, staff and those who assist us with this event,” explains IGIA President Michelle Hurd. Read more »

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Hy-Vee plans to sell footwear and accessories online and in stores under a partnership with Designer Brands Inc., the operator of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse stores. Read more »

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Panera has launched Panera Grocery, a new service enabling guests to purchase high-demand pantry items such as milk, bread and fresh produce alongside their favorite Panera soup, salad or sandwich. Read more »