DoorDash Introduces Grocery Delivery Program

DoorDash has partnered with grocers across the U.S. to launch a grocery delivery service to its customers. Participating retailers include Smart & Final in California, as well as Meijer and Fresh Thyme in Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis. In the coming weeks, DoorDash will add Hy-Vee, Gristedes/D’agostino and more to its offerings, providing moreRead More

Nonprofit Offers Free Delivery to More At-Risk Customers

Perfect Strangers, a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides free delivery of groceries, meals, medications, and supplies to those at risk of exposure to COVID-19, is expanding its services into the greater Los Angeles area. Perfect Strangers’ geographic footprint will cover 18.7 million Californians. The expansion comes on the heels of success in the Greater SanRead More

OSHA, NAMI Partner to Reduce Worker Exposure to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the North American Meat Institute have formed an alliance to protect meatpacking and processing workers by reducing and preventing exposure to COVID-19. As part of this new alliance, OSHA and NAMI will work together to share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety andRead More

SFA Learning Center Resource: Financial Practices

Running a specialty food business requires an understanding of your finances and operations, from managing credit and internal financial controls, to key performance indicators and human resources. Learn more about how to keep your money in check by visiting the SFA Learning Center and clicking on Financial Practices under the Content Categories section, or by selecting Financial PracticesRead More

Foodservice Industry May Lose $300 Billion

The foodservice industry could lose anywhere from $250 billion to almost $300 billion in sales in 2020 compared to 2019, according to research from Technomic. While quick-service is among the segments performing best in the industry, full-service restaurants and bars are struggling. Technomic predicts that the success of the industry will be tied directly toRead More

Consumers Are Seeking Functional Food More Then Ever

Consumer attitudes toward functional food and beverages are continually evolving, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new focus on the health and wellness benefits that food can provide, said Laurie Demerrit, CEO of The Hartman Group. Demerrit spoke during an SFA Ask the Experts webinar, Thursday, about the impact of the pandemic on functionalRead More

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