FMI Introduces Health, Well-Being Initiative

FMI has launched a health and well-being initiative that includes research insights and programmatic support for the food industry. The initiative kicks off with the Power of Health and Well-Being report, which examines emerging consumer health and well-being trends and sets the stage for future innovation. The Retail Contributions to Health and Well-Being report willRead More

SBA Revokes Restaurant Revitalization Fund Approvals

The Small Business Administration has revoked Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant approval for almost 3,000 restaurant owners who were prioritized during the fund’s first three weeks when it was only accepting applications from women, veterans, and “socially and economically disadvantaged”, reports Restaurant Dive. The agency revoked the approvals after Texas and Tennessee judges issued injunctions on theRead More

US Foods Launches Products to Help Restaurants

US Foods is launching a summer lineup of products that aims to help restaurants having labor challenges. The 18 products are designed to reduce back-of-house preparation and skilled-labor demands. “Through each phase of the pandemic, our commitment to helping our restaurant operators ‘Make It’ with product innovation and expert resources has remained our number one priority,”Read More

Legislation Introduced to Replenish Restaurant Revitalization Fund

A group of bipartisan lawmakers have introduced new legislation to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund with an additional $60 billion. The act, lead by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), US. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), would not only cover all existing applications to the highlyRead More

Everything You Need to Know About Eating in Restaurants Right Now

Even if restaurants are fundamentally the same places they’ve always been — you sit, you eat, you pay — the pandemic altered much about the logistics of dining out in New York City. As more of us emerge from relative hibernation after a year-plus of avoiding most public places, we have to get acc… MoreRead More

New York Opens Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Applications are now open for New York state’s $800 million COVID-19 pandemic small business recovery grant program. The program reimburses New York small businesses with grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021. Grants will be awarded to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independentRead More

USTR to Discuss EU Aircraft Tariff Disputes

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will join President Biden on his trip to Brussels next week to engage in discussions to resolve the 16-year old Boeing/Airbus disputes, she said at an American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations town hall, Wednesday. “These talks will give us a chance, first and foremost, to champion theRead More

NYC Employers Expect Majority of Employees to Return to Office by September

Manhattan employers expect 29 percent of employees to return to the office by the end of July, and 62 percent to return by the end of September, according to a survey of employees by the Partnership for New York City, reports Food Dive. Over 70 percent of employers said they plan to adopt a hybridRead More

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