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Why Antimicrobial Gloves Matter

Posted on 28th Oct 2020

While most federal and state laws require ready-to-eat foods to be prepared and served without bare hand contact, most have stopped short of mandating the use of gloves (although federal, state and municipal laws may vary). As a result, there are several ways foodservice providers have addressed this issue, including the use of tongs, forks and spoons, deli or waxed paper or even napkins. Some kit … read more
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Antimicrobial Gloves Increase Employee and Customer Safety

Posted on 27th Oct 2020

Observing grocery staff wearing gloves has become commonplace, particularly when working with ready-to-eat foods in the deli or produce departments, or when performing customer-facing tasks such as checkout or deli counters.Most operators in the food service industry know that disposable gloves go quickly. Best practices call for staff members to change gloves frequently as the gloves can quickl … read more
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Convenience Stores Embrace Safety Solutions to Earn Customer Loyalty

Posted on 6th Oct 2020

With no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, consumers are staying close to home and developing new habits. Most people are eating out less and looking for ways to buy groceries safely by avoiding large crowds and trusting that where they shop is taking every precaution to follow health and safety guidelines.As a result, convenience stores have seen an increase in shoppers stopping in for pre … read more
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Safe Contact During Pandemic Can Have Lasting Effects

Posted on 30th Sep 2020

Building a strong customer experience has long been a driving force for earning customer loyalty—but with the coronavirus pandemic, maintaining a positive customer experience while having little or no physical contact with customers requires restaurant operators to rethink their approach to how they do business.To thrive both now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic, operators must figure out how t … read more
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New Technologies Meet New Demands

Posted on 17th Sep 2020

The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge food retailers both big and small. Operators are looking for new and innovative ways to meet increased demand, ensure the safety and health of workers and customers, and maintain confidence in products and vendor services.Many of the new technologies being implemented to assist with these concerns were already making their way into everyday supermark … read more
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Operators Turning to Tech to Stay Safe

Posted on 8th Sep 2020

The food service industry continues to face the coronavirus pandemic head on.As such, operators are looking for—and finding—creative new ways to meet increased demand, ensure the safety and health of staff and customers, and maintain confidence in products and vendor services. Even though many of the new technologies being implemented to assist with these concerns were already making their way int … read more
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Tackling Pandemic Challenges with New Tech

Posted on 1st Sep 2020

Operators are looking for new and innovative ways to meet increased demand, ensure the safety and health of workers and customers, and maintain confidence in products and vendor services as the coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge food retailers both big and small.Newly developed technologies—many of which were already making their way into grocery businesses before the pandemic forced stor … read more
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From Plan to Action: Convenience Stores Moving to Protect Staff and Customers

Posted on 24th Aug 2020

Considered essential businesses, c-stores have remained opened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring a rapid response from retailers to follow health and safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and state and local health departments. Now, in addition to running their businesses, c-store operators are also challenged with ensuring the health and wellness of their cust … read more
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By Putting a Safety Plan Into Action, Food Retailers Can Stay Safe and Stay Open

Posted on 1st Aug 2020

With many restaurants closed or offering limited hours, people are cooking and eating at home more than they did before the outbreak of COVID-19 and will probably continue to do so for some time. Retail food locations, however, are one of the few places where it is impossible not to be around larger groups of people.As a result, customer expectations are changing dramatically, and the new normal … read more
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Staying Safe, Staying Open: Putting a Safety Plan Into Action

Posted on 31st Jul 2020

A visit to a restaurant looks very different today than it did just eight months ago. The new normal, which varies by county and state, includes customers waiting in their cars to be seated, have their temperatures checked as they walk in, being served by wait staff in masks and gloves, ordering from disposable menus, sitting at socially distanced tables and using contactless payment and hand-sani … read more
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