Over the weekend, Hy-Vee, the Midwest grocer with 245 locations, began asking shoppers to move in a single direction in its stores, while Walmart will take similar actions this week. Safeway stores in the San Francisco area have requested that customers go only one way through the store and stay two shopping-cart lengths apart from other people. Read more »

 

Casey’s General Store plans to build a convenience store in West Des Moines that will only provide food and other products to the neighborhood near Eighth Street and Ashworth Road.

The store will not sell fuel. Read more »

 

Prior to the pandemic, experts predicted momentum for meat alternatives, low- or no-alcohol beverages and sustainability-driven purchasing behaviors. The trajectory of these trends has been altered by the political and economic uncertainty created by COVID-19 ... Read more »

 

The Texas-based grocery chain has teamed up with local restaurants to prepare meals-to-go for its Meal Simple program of chef-inspired grab-and-go meals. Read more »

 

Hy-Vee is telling employees it has their back when it comes to protecting their health during the COVID-19 outbreak. In an exclusive interview with KCCI, Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker confirmed they've ordered more Plexiglas shields that would go behind employees at the cash register. Read more »

 

Menards said its stores will no longer allow children under the age of 16 inside due to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement on its website says anyone looking 16 years old or younger will be asked to show identification. Read more »

 

As the pandemic quickly spreads across the U.S. and consumers stockpile items for a prolonged quarantine, food companies are boosting output and adding workers to keep shelves stocked. Read more »

 

How to Serve SNAP Customers from Home Q & A
FNS answers questions about how to get food to SNAP customers in light of social distancing. Read below to find … Read more »

 

John's Grocery, New Pioneer Food Co-op, and Bread Garden Market have adopted new shopping and safety procedures in an effort to keep up their local business while also mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read more »

 

On Sunday, regular gasoline was just $1.31 a gallon at the North Texas convenience stores owned by Bill Douglass of Sherman, Texas. Yet sales were down roughly 50% in some outlets, reports the Wall Street Journal. “It’s dropped so much that I’m bewildered,” said Douglass ... Read more »