In this edition of 5 Things, Food Management highlights five things you may have missed recently about developments affecting onsite dining.
Here’s your list for today:
- Study: school policies heavily impacted female workforce participation
When schools started up last September, roughly 865,000 women had dropped out of the labor force compared to 216,000 men, according to calculations made by the Center for American Progress, which evaluated workforce data published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. More recently, an analysis published in the journal Gender & Society shows that the gap between mothers’ and fathers’ labor force participation was smaller in states where students received in-person instruction, either full-time or part-time, but the gap grew by an average of 5% in states where only virtual learning was offered.
- Penn Health to require all employees to be vaccinated
The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will require all employees and clinical staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than Sept. 1, 2021. The decision places UPHS among the first health systems and the nation’s largest to date to mandate the vaccination for all its employees.
- Rodale partners with retirement community on organic farm
Regenerative organic agriculture organization Rodale Institute has announced a partnership with Cornwall Manor Retirement Community in Pennsylania to create the Cornwall Manor Rodale Institute Trailside Organic Farm later this year on the community’s grounds. Cornwall Manor will use the organic produce grown on the farm to be served in all campus dining areas.
- Elior revenues drop 22.3% in latest fiscal six months
Elior Group, the French parent company of Elior North America, the 5th largest foodservice contractor in the US, reported a revenue decline of 22.3% on an organic year-on-year basis for the first half of its 2021 fiscal year, ended March 31, 2021. The report did not break out results for North America specifically but did note that international operations, of which the US market constitutes the largest portion, declined as a percentage of the business from 56% to 52% after an organic revenue decline of 25.3% over the six-month period.
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- NFL team to hold showcase to trial menu additions for the fall
The NFL’s Washington Football Team and concessions operator Levy are holding a Flavors of the DMV Showcase on June 14 at the team’s FedExField stadium to audition potential additions to its gameday menu lineup for the fall. The entry event will include local and regional restaurants, food trucks and stands as part of the competition.
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