COVID-19 case studies

See examples of how the food and grocery industry is implementing best in class initiatives to help combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Walmart is repurposing its large car parks through the summer to offer drive-in cinemas.
Robotics company Refraction AI has partnered with The Produce Station, an independently owned grocer in Michigan, to offer customers contactless delivery via its autonomous robot.
Frugalpac has developed a paper wine and spirits bottle.
Walmart has shared more details on its cashier-free test in Fayetteville, USA.
Lush, creators of 100% vegetarian, fresh handmade cosmetics and soaps, has created a one-wash soap to help protect people from COVID-19.
Swedish market leader ICA has accelerated the rollout of its ICA Pronto rapid delivery app to support older or more vulnerable people amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
United Supermarkets, which is run by Albertsons, is improving its grocery Click&Collect (C&C) service by utilising geolocation technology that allows customers to share their location using a smartphone as they drive to a store to signal their arrival time at the collection area.
Hy-Vee transitions to a new ‘Find Your Smile’ campaign which emphasises multiple dimensions of wellness.
Starbucks had begun boosting digital capabilities and transforming stores to serve “third place” needs (a place outside work and home) before lockdown but announced it will accelerate these plans to drive sales in a post-COVID world.
Aramark has opened 100 pop-up grocery stores in US healthcare facilities to support frontline workers as part of a suite of measures to reconfigure its traditional service model.