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Creative COVID-Era Sourcing For Grocers

The coronavirus pandemic presented great challenges to grocery retailers faced with providing in-demand products to their shoppers. An overwhelming surge in demand put great pressure on traditional supply chains, compelling grocers to seek out alternative, creative avenues for many products. Solutions included tapping the waylaid foodservice channel, as well as many local vendors that seized…
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FMCSA Hours of Service Final Rule

In May of this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules, which made adjustments to existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FMCSA’s final rule on hours of service offers four key revisions to the existing HOS rules: •…
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Catching the E-Commerce Wave: Is Your Website Accessible?

Retailers have seen a surge in e-commerce since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, experiencing growth in the past five months that was projected for the next five years. With consumers from all demographics embracing online shopping, pickup and delivery, along with spending more time on social media platforms and mobile devices, the need for…
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Enhance Your Cleaning Standards and Protocols and Gain Customer Confidence

As consumers continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, their concern about store safety and cleanliness will be a determining factor in their decision to visit certain locations. A recent report from management consultants at McKinsey & Company stated that store cleanliness is the second most important driver for shoppers switching from their primary store. As…
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COVID-19 Food Industry Impacts

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on more change in the food retailing industry in the last three months than it has in the past decade – and more change is anticipated. Deemed as essential industries to the nation’s infrastructure, stakeholders throughout the supply chain are feeding families, creating new distribution channels and adapting to shifting…
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COVID-19 OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting: What You Need to Know

There are myriad workplace safety and health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the newly updated OSHA regulatory obligations for recordkeeping that employers must meet. And with thousands of worker claims made to OSHA involving COVID-19, the agency issued an updated enforcement guidance for onsite inspections. Eric Conn and Aaron Gelb from NGA’s Labor and…
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PPP Loan Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration has set criteria for loan forgiveness for PPP loans when used for payroll, mortgage, rent and utilities expenses.  Robert Graybill, President and CEO, FMS Solutions will review the steps for calculating the amount of a PPP loan eligible for forgiveness so that you can maximize the amount of loan forgiveness.  Register…
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The 2020 COVID Recession: the new type of shock

“This time is different.” The statement has been used so often in describing the possibility of a business downturn that it was used as an ironic book title (in 2009). In a world in which the government and individual action consciously shut down much of the economy—and in which some people are being paid not…
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