Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Panera Bread is selling groceries as restaurant sales plummet

Panera Bread is selling groceries as housebound consumers eat fewer meals from restaurants.

Customers are able to order breads, bagels, milk, yogurt, cream cheese and fresh produce as part of an initiative that began Monday.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many restaurants to shutter their dining rooms temporarily. Restaurant transactions plunged 42% during the week ended March 29 compared with a year ago, according to the NPD Group. . . . more