360-degree experience helps restaurateurs map best practices for reopening and inspire customer confidence.
June 15, 2020
Sysco has launched its Restaurant Readiness Tool, a first-of-its kind simulation that intuitively provides a comprehensive view of best practices, key considerations and essential supplies for operators reopening their restaurants as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders continue to ease.
Brand has seen 211% growth since last year, due to consumers seeking functional beverages amid COVID-19 pandemic.
June 12, 2020
According to recent Nielsen data, plant-based beverage brand and wellness shot category leader, So Good So You is now the #1 refrigerated functional beverage brand at Publix stores nationwide (including all kombucha, shots and functional drinks). So Good So You is also the #1 shot company by gross dollars and has seen growth of 211% over the last year.
Atlas Copco USA’s employee-driven Water for All program launches its second round of COVID-19 relief, supporting the distribution of fresh drinking water to Navajo Nation. Atlas Copco will provide $25,000 to Can’d Aid, enabling the organization to deliver more than 50,000 cans of fresh drinking water to the area.
Lee Kum Kee, a leader in authentic Asian sauces and flavors partnered with the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S.--Panda Express--to prepare over 1,000 bowls for the health care staff on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California; Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles; and Dignity Health California Hospital in Los Angeles. Lee Kum Kee is gathering members of their volunteer team to help distribute these bowls on site and to make sure that each frontline staff member receives a meal.
To address concerns about the introduction and spread of COVID-19 at customer workplaces, Hyster-Yale Group is introducing a virus safety initiative for lift trucks. Developed in partnership with its nationwide dealer network for the company’s Yale and Hyster lift truck brands, HY-Shield Clean is a lift truck sanitization program designed to help keep facility personnel safe during all aspects of forklift activity, including daily operation and service calls.
EnerSys will once again unite with the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to support the annual National Forklift Safety Day. Now in its seventh year, this special day will be held on June 9, 2020, and serves as an important reminder in keeping the safety of forklift operators top of mind. This year’s event carries even greater importance due to the global crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as supply chain operations are in overdrive to ensure the flow of products and resources in all industries across the nation.
Cooper Farms is donating $500 to The Ohio Association of Foodbanks as a part of team member and social media outreach. The company is also donating another 25,200 dozen eggs to foodbanks in Lima and Toledo, to provide much needed protein. This donation comes just weeks after a donation of nearly 6,000 pounds of turkey and two truckloads of eggs to the association.
In an effort to give back to communities that have been adversely affected by the recent pandemic, John Soules Foods donated a truckload with over 37,000 lbs. of chicken to a charitable organization in Boerne, Texas, serving the Hill Country area of Texas. The company delivered 150,000 portions of boneless chicken wings, tenders, and chicken fillets to the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries in Boerne, Texas, which serves eight surrounding counties to help people in need.
Del Monte Fresh Produce launched its new ‘Can Do Done Daily’ campaign, which aims to highlight its dedicated workforce, who have been going above and beyond during these trying times. The new campaign, which features stories from Del Monte Fresh Produce employees in all sectors, from warehouse operations to merchandising and more, showcases the exemplary work Del Monte Fresh Produce’s staff has remained committed to executing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, despite the challenges they have faced.
Working with the Feeding America food bank network, FiveStar, the maker of Simply Fresh branded products, is now on the frontlines distributing fresh and wholesome foods directly to the community as part of a massive USDA-funded program known as “Farmers to Families.” FiveStar committed to providing hundreds of thousands of boxes filled with high quality, fresh, healthy products through the end of June. FiveStar’s Farmers to Families boxes include generous portions of Caesar Salad, Coleslaw Salad, Sweet Onion Broccoli Sauté Kit, Asian Stir-fry Kit, Almond Cranberry Salad, and Crisp Sliced Apples.