Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

 Food Lion LLC has doubled its partnership with Instacart adding the service to nearly 150 additional stores in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

 The Kroger Co. is requiring shoppers to wear a face mask at all stores.

 The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has introduced a free online dietitian program called Nutrition Partners. The new service enables shoppers to connect with licensed registered dietitians in a virtual nutrition consultation and receive guidance on making healthier food choices.

 Kroger, Walmart, and Wawa are among several larger retailers responding to the coin shortage by asking for exact change, electronic payment, or by stopping the return of change altogether.



 Best Buy Co. Inc. is making it mandatory for customers in all of its stores to wear face coverings.

 Costco Wholesale Corp. announced it will continue to offer special operating hours for members 60 and older and vulnerable shoppers every weekday morning.

 JCPenney Company, Inc. announced that it has identified 152 store closures. The company will reduce its workforce by approximately 1,000 positions.

 The Paper Store Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection blaming the COVID-19 pandemic.

 PVH Corp. plans to close 162 Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene outlet stores. The stores are expected to stay open through mid-2021. The retailer also announced it will reduce its North American office workforce by approximately 450 positions or 12%.

 Rite Aid Corporation opened 161 drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations on July 16 in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, more than doubling its testing capabilities.

 Sur La Table has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it has decided to close over 50 of its stores.

 Walmart Stores Inc. announced that they will make the wearing of face coverings mandatory for customers in all of its Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, beginning next week.



 Burger King announced that its sales have rebounded to an almost pre-COVID-19 level.

 Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened a new location in Sunbury, OH. The new location features the 100th Chipotlane, the company’s new drive-thru concept. The new store will also feature digital pick-up shelves and is part of the brands focus on off-premise sales following COVID-19.

 Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. has launched First Responder Tribute Cups that will be available through September 30th. A portion of every sale will be donated to The Dickey Foundation which provides safety equipment to first responders.

 Dog Haus International LLC is opening up a new virtual kitchen location in Los Angeles, CA. It will be their third virtual kitchen in Los Angeles and the first in Koreatown.

 Five Guys and Wendy’s have installed new contactless Coca-Cola machines in their restaurants. The machines use QR codes that interact with mobile devices to select flavors and pour the beverages.

 Logan’s Roadhouse Inc. is now offering new to-go options including family meal bundles and meal kits that guests can grill at home.

 The National Restaurant Association has drafted a legislative plan it is calling the “Blueprint for Restaurant Revival” and it has sent the document to congress. The plan hopes to establish a Restaurant Recovery Fund and prioritize testing for supply chain employees among other goals.