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.

OpenTable Data Shows Canadians’ Appetite For Dining Out Signals New Chapter For Restaurants

August 30, 2021 OpenTable

Canadians are eagerly returning to their favourite restaurants. According to OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Bookings Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), over 75% of their restaurants have reopened in Canada, and seated diners at those restaurants in August are just 3% below 2019 levels according to OpenTable’s State of the Industry Dashboard.

Third Assessment of Effects of Covid-19 For Consumers of Flowers and Plants

August 24, 2021 Flower Council of Holland

Research agency Motivaction has studied the effects of Covid-19 on consumer’s buying intention of flowers and plants for the third time in June 2021 on behalf of the Flower Council of Holland. The research focused on consumers in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the key conclusion is that consumers still think that flowers and plants are important. 

Supply Chains, Shortages, and Food Service: Leveraging Equipment to Navigate Post-Pandemic Challenges

For leaders in the food industry, it seems, the steady return to normalcy is simply a transition to a new state of uncertainty. As you prepare for widespread re-opening, you’re likely wondering how to tackle these new challenges while staying focused on recovering revenue and keeping up with demand. A big part of the answer lies in what you’re keeping behind the counter.

Relationships Helped Cheesemakers Through Pandemic

During the American Cheese Society’s virtual conference, Thursday, Emily Harbison, technical specialist with Dairy Connection, and Dave Potter, vice president of Dairy Connection, shared their perspective on how COVID-19 impacted the specialty cheese industry. Dairy Connection, Inc. is an ingredient supplier to specialty, farmstead, and small-to-midsize cheese and fermented-milk manufacturers nationwide.