IRI’s On-Premise Decision Suite Reveals Restaurant and Bar Volatility Continues Due to COVID-19

December 27, 2021 IRI

IRI® shared on-premise data illustrating the highly volatile nature of food and beverage consumption at restaurants and bars, both nationally and on a regional basis, as compared to pre-pandemic levels. The analysis was derived from IRI’s newly launched On-Premise Decision Suite, a series of IRI solutions that create a holistic view of consumer behaviors at casual and fine dining restaurants and bars across food, beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverage categories.

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS: An Initial Overview for ABA Members

November 4, 2021 American Bakers Association

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  It will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow and go into immediate effect. ABA is still reviewing the ETS but wanted to provide members with information as quickly as possible.

Sustainable Seafood Sales Reached an All-Time High as Shoppers Cooked at Home in 2020-21

The momentum behind the sustainable seafood movement continues to grow, according to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the international not for profit responsible for the world’s most widely used sustainable seafood ecolabel. Despite disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, consumers bought record numbers of products with the blue MSC label in 2020-21.   

Floral Businesses Are Blooming in 2021

October 7, 2021 Rio Roses / Equiflor

As we head into the holiday season, the demand for flowers is continuing to grow like crazy. The wedding season was hectic, as so many people held their previously postponed ceremonies.

USApple: Many Apple Businesses Will be Left Out of COVID-19 Assistance Program

September 10, 2021 U.S. Apple Association

Many U.S. apple businesses won’t qualify for Critical COVID-relief assistance that was announced today by the Agriculture Department, said the U.S. Apple Association. The $700 million Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program is intended to support businesses that incurred worker housing and transportation costs, as well as personal protective equipment, testing and other related expenses. But, says USApple, the program’s focus on small producers means many U.S. apple businesses won’t be eligible.