Growers Hand Out Free Orchids as China Market Shrivels

Orchid growers in Nakhon Pathom gave out free bouquets after finding themselves overstocked as flower exports to China shrivel under the spread of the coronavirus.

Instacart Accelerates Launch of Grocery Drop-off Service Amid Coronavirus Fears

March 6, 2020 Uday Sampath, Reuters

Instacart said on Thursday it has brought forward the launch of its door-step grocery drop-off service in response to a surge in consumer demand amid rising fears of the coronavirus spreading in the United States.

Coronavirus Shutters Southeast Alaska Geoduck Clam Fishery

The coronavirus that emerged in late 2019 has infected more than 60,000 people, mostly in China. Though there haven’t been any confirmed cases in Alaska, geoduck clam fishermen are feeling ripple effects.

Mexico Sees Bigger Chinese Demand For Its Beef on Coronavirus Concerns

February 7, 2020 David Alire Garcia, Reuters

China’s appetite for Mexican steaks and other cuts of beef is expected to increase more than 40% this year, in part due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to Mexico’s top cattle association.

N.S. Lobster Shipments to China Drop ‘Dramatically’ Due to Coronavirus

January 29, 2020 Paul Withers · CBC News

The coronavirus is putting the brakes on Nova Scotia lobster sales and shipments to China, which is a crucial market for Nova Scotia lobster exporters.