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Poultry worker's death highlights spread of coronavirus in meat industry

Three Tyson Foods poultry plant workers have died in recent days of COVID-19. The fact that working at processing plants often entails standing elbow-to-elbow with fellow employees doesn't bode well for America's supply chain as the virus continues to spread, and experts say that extended plant closures of this nature could lead to long-term shortages of certain products. Read more at The New York Times


Walmart, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Giant go with one-way aisles to combat coronavirus

One-way aisles and limits on customer counts are the latest additions to a slew of precautions retailers are taking to curb the spread of COVID-19. Walmart, Kroger, Hy-Vee and Giant stores will admit shoppers in on a one-in, one-out basis after a certain limit has been reached. On top of this, employees are being closely monitored for signs of the virus, many retailers have implemented sneeze guards and shoppers are spaced out in check-out lines by 6 feet. Read more at Supermarket News


100 Subways selling groceries through Subway Groceries program

Subway Grocery is a beta program started recently the popular sandwich shop that allows consumers to buy deli items such as baked bread, deli meats, sliced cheese, vegetables and soup and either deliver these orders or have them ready for curbside pickup within an hour. This venture gives consumers a safer way to obtain groceries and allows franchisees to supplement off-premise orders. Read more at National Restaurant News


Lucky's Market will stay Lucky's Market under new owners

The Clintonville, Ohio, Lucky's Market will keep its name, staff and operations the same as before it was bought by Dave's Market. Lucky's auctioned off six stores last month to purchasers including Publix and Aldi. Read more at Columbus Business First


Why NYC grocery stores that cater to the rich are struggling amid coronavirus

New York City's upscale grocery stores are suffering as the city's more affluent residents are leaving in droves for less-infected areas like the Hamptons or the Berkshires. Grocers in poorer boroughs are also reporting slower business, but because much of their clientele have lost their jobs and are only shopping after receiving SNAP benefits. Middle-income areas, however, are thriving, so hard-to-get items like Clorox wipes are now being diverted to these locations from the other two. Read more at New York Post

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