Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

 Albertsons LLC has implemented a contactless temperature check and health screening solution for associates.

 The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC will hire more than 5,000 people across its stores, distribution centers and e-commerce operations.

 Vallarta Supermarkets has partnered with Instacart to offer same-day delivery.

 Walmart Stores Inc. announced that it has more than doubled its number of personal shoppers for fulfilling pickup and delivery orders.



 Aldo Group Inc. plans to close all of its Call It Spring store locations over the next few weeks, as it shifts toward a direct-to-consumer online strategy.

 Caleres announced it will close 133 Naturalizer stores in the United States and Canada by early 2021.

 Rite Aid Corporation is expanding the age range for its COVID-19 testing. The retailer said that its no-charge testing sites will offer testing for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals 13 years old and older.



 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened their first two franchised ghost kitchen locations in San Francisco, CA. The company is planning to open an additional six locations in the area next year.

 El Pollo Loco is planning two new store concepts for 2021 that are designed with COVID-19 in mind. One concept will not feature a dining room and the other will feature a smaller dining area with an expanded outdoor seating space.

 Fox Restaurant Concepts will be launching a takeout-only restaurant called Fly Bye in December. The company also plans to launch a takeout-only version of their Flower Child restaurant next year.

 Jimmy John’s Franchise LLC is testing a partnership with DoorDash and their Self-Delivery service. The service will allow Jimmy John’s to utilize the DoorDash marketplace while still maintaining their own fleet of delivery vehicles.

 la Madeleine Inc. is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by adding drive-thru lanes to their restaurants.

 Simply Southern Restaurant Group LLC has opened a remodeled restaurant in Hixson, TN. The new restaurant features a drive-thru and expanded patio seating.