As consumers increasingly turn online for their food and beverage needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo Inc. launched and, two direct-to-consumer websites where shoppers can order an assortment of PepsiCo’s food and beverage brands. Read more »


The pandemic has produced panic buying, historic price increases for grocery staples and worries about disruptions to the nation’s main protein supply chains. But now Tyson Foods, one of the major meat processors in the U.S., has said it will lower some of the prices it charges food retailers for beef, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more »


The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauds the introduction of the Assistance and Gratitude for Coronavirus Heroes in Agribusiness who are Invaluable to the Nation, or the AG CHAIN Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn (G.T.) Thompson (PA-15) and Dwight Evans (PA-03), this bipartisan bill would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential employees in the food and agriculture industry defined as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security. Read more »


The Treasury Department, in coordination with the Small Business Administration (SBA), has provided guidance regarding how SBA will review borrowers’ good-faith certification as well as … Read more »

Iowa Grocery Industry Association NGA Paycheck Protection Program


The Midwestern grocer said yesterday that customers will see a “Get It Faster” option on Aisles Online time slots where the two-hour pickup option is offered. Read more »


President Donald Trump has signed an executive order meant to bolster the production of U.S. seafood as a way to help the economy, a move applauded by industry coalition Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS). Read more »


As the coronavirus made its way to the area, people flocked to Fiesta Foods in Mapleton to stock up on food and supplies.

“It was like the place was on fire without a fire,” said Chuck Ferris. “It’s been crazy.” Read more »


Darren Rebelez, president and CEO of Casey’s General Stores Inc., has been selected the 2020 Retailer Executive of the Year by Convenience Store News’ blue-chip panel of convenience retailing leaders. Read more »


Kansas City, Kansas-based Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, and FutureProof Retail (FPR), a provider of line-free mobile checkout and service counter solutions, have partnered to provide FPR’s mobile self-scanning checkout and counter service solutions as a no-touch technology solution to AWG member retailers. Read more »


Dallas, Texas-based Dean Foods Co. has completed the previously announced sales of substantially all of its assets, including the sale of the assets, rights, interests and properties relating to 44 of the its fluid and frozen facilities to subsidiaries of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). Read more »