Officially, the CDC is saying, "Use of alcohol or drugs may alter judgment and make it more difficult to practice COVID-19 safety measures."
It appears Bang and PepsiCo will continue to work in some capacity, but neither seems ready to go into the details publicly.
The National Retail Federation says it expects holiday sales to increase between 3.6% and 5.2% in November and December.
Purchase of healthy snack company Kind "clearly a play for Mars to expand portfolio beyond nostalgic and iconic sweet snack brands" like M&M's, says analyst.
One trend, "guilt-gifting," means people are looking for ways to overcome the angst of not getting to exchange gifts IRL with the people they love.
In one mid-October study, 90% of Americans said they will celebrate indoors; 61% will do so with people who don't live with them.
Still, "similar to its foray into food, Amazon will find itself facing formidable, deeply embedded competitors with voluminous store networks," says an analyst.
General merchandise, health and wellness and food remained the most vital categories for in-store shopping.
DoorDash says it plans to build products that can "facilitate the delivery of any item."
In one survey, only 78% of small breweries said they're confident they'll still be open at this time next year.