On PR Newswire: Shutdowns and Spending Due to COVID-19 Concerns
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
On March 18, General Motors Co. confirmed it will begin a systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions, to deep clean facilities, and continue to protect people. The suspension will last until at least March 30. Production status will be reevaluated week-to-week after that.
LendingTree released its study capturing how Americans are preparing for the coronavirus. The survey found that 63% of Americans purchased supplies related to the coronavirus outbreak, spending on average $178.44.
Have you heard? The Nutrition Facts label has a fresh new look! The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and drinks. This major update to the label, the first in over 20 years, is based on updated scientific information and input from the public. To help you understand how to use the updated label, FDA developed the education campaign, The New Nutrition Facts Label: What’s in it for You?, as part of FDA’s nutrition innovation strategy. This information can make it easier for you to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits.
The impact on supply chains has been widespread with autos, electronics, capital goods, commodities, and apparel sectors experiencing slowdown in sales and availability of parts in their supply chains, according to the latest research by Panjiva, the supply chain intelligence unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The Salvation Army, the nation’s largest social services organization with more than 7,600 service locations across the country, is increasing efforts to meet human need, no matter the cost. In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization has evolved service delivery to ensure immediate needs of community members, first responders, and government partners are met.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.