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Lidl upgrades air filtration in U.S. stores to help prevent COVID-19 spread

Hospital-grade systems slated to be in all locations by year-end
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: October 20, 2020, 10:17 pm

Albertsons sees identical sales up 13.8%, digital sales jump 243% in Q2

CEO Vivek Sankaran says supermarket giant has ‘adapted quickly’ to changing shopper habits
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: October 20, 2020, 8:18 pm

Southeastern Grocers moves forward with IPO

After divestitures, company to operate 420 stores under three banners in five states
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: October 20, 2020, 5:28 pm

Former chairman and CEO of Harps Food Stores dies at 80

Gerald Harp worked in the family business for 45 years until his retirement in 2001
Author: Michael Browne
Posted: October 20, 2020, 4:53 pm

Amazon begins hiring for four new Amazon Fresh stores in Chicagoland

So far, e-tail giant has reported eight locations in California, Illinois
Author: Russell Redman 1
Posted: October 20, 2020, 3:57 pm

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Southern California restaurant chain Norms debuts new virtual burger brand, Zombie Burger Co.

The virtual brand will open in 6 neighborhoods Norms already serves, using the restaurant kitchens to prepare the delivery-only food
Author: Holly Petre
Posted: October 20, 2020, 10:28 pm

Restaurant chains move toward transparency with carbon labeling, other measures so consumers know what they’re eating

In a move to promote healthy eating and show customers how they are working to stop climate change, several brands have started labeling menus with carbon footprint information and using ingredients to reduce carbon emissions
Author: Holly Petre
Posted: October 20, 2020, 7:56 pm

Performance catch-up with some 2019 Next Generation Chains

How some previous Next Generation Chains are faring
Author: Alan J. Liddle
Posted: October 20, 2020, 6:52 pm

Bar Louie CEO Tom Fricke on the company’s future after being bought out of bankruptcy for $82.5 million of debt

Bar Louie’s secured lender Antares Capital LP took over the Addison, Tx.-based gastropub chain in May and begins a recovery period
Author: Joanna Fantozzi
Posted: October 20, 2020, 6:30 pm

State of the Plate: ‘Bankable’ menu strategies to drive traffic

Menu trend wrangler Nancy Kruse pinpoints the dishes that are winning across all segments at Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO
Author: Nancy Kruse
Posted: October 20, 2020, 3:24 pm