COVID-19 Resources

  • Nicholas and Co Initiatives

    When COVID-19 hit our industry, Nicholas and Company made a concerted effort to quickly help our community. We have taken every precaution available to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our employees and community as diligently as we can. Visitors to the office and product returns are prohibited. Our drivers and our warehouse team members are following strict sanitization protocols, and each of our trucks are equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. All company events have been postponed to later dates, Sales Meetings have moved to virtual platforms, company travel is suspended until further notice, and we are proactively monitoring the health of any employees still permitted to come to work.

     

    Our Initiatives
    Letter from our CEOs Re: COVID-19

    Curbside Take-Out Guides for UT, ID, NV, WY

    Many restaurants in UT, ID, NV and WY are staying open for curbside takeout. Curbside To-Go Restaurants

    Community Donations

     When our restaurant partners closed abruptly, or slowed to a crawl, we were sitting on an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Knowing we were limited as to where we could distribute over 32 mixed pallets of fresh produce, Nicholas and Company decided to donate proportionately to the following charitable outlets.

     

    Granite Education Foundation – 8 pallets of various produce items

    New Life Church – Received an additional 2 pallets of various produce items

    Thayne Center at SLCC – One pallet of various produce items

    Kidsville Early Learning Center – One pallet of various produce items

    Nicholas and Company Team Members – Provided an event which gave over 1,700 cases of produce and dairy items to team members

    The Copper Onion (“feeding our foodservice workers”) – Received six pallets of various produce which was given out to the community on 3/27/2020

    Heber Food Bank – Received two pallets of various produce items on behalf of Dairy Keen, a customer of Nicholas and Company

    Utah County Food Bank – Received two pallets of various produce items

    SLC Food Bank – Picked up a 53’ trailer full of various produce. Has also picked up an additional 9 pallets of various produce and dairy pallets

    Christian Center in Park City – Has received two pallets of various produce items

    New Life Church – Has received a total of four pallets full of various produce items

    Loveland Living Planet Aquarium – Picked up a van full of various produce items.

    Ive Farms Mobile Petting Zoo – Received two pallets of various produce for their animals

    The Salt Lake City Mission – They have picked up 18 pallets of various produce and dairy items

    The Other Side Academy – Received four pallets of various produce, dairy, and dry donations

    Salvation Army- Received four pallets of various produce items

    The Hogle Zoo- received one pallet of various produce items

    Boise and Twin Fall Team Members – Received 2 pallets of various produce

     

    Upcoming donations include:

    Melaluca in Idaho  (“feeding our foodservice workers”) – Will be receiving 12 pallets of various produce on Friday 4/3

    Ketchum – Will be receiving a minimum of six pallets of various produce and dairy to help support a local food event/giveaway for the community

    Squatters/Wasatch – Will be receiving a minimum of six pallets of various produce and dairy to help support their employees and community

    Dairy Keen – Dairy Keen will be delivering an additional two pallets to the Heber Food Bank

    Tooele County School District – Will be receiving various produce items after spring break

    The Salt Lake City Mission – Picking up an additional 12 pallets of various produce and dairy items

    New Life Church – Picking up an additional two pallets of various produce items

    The Utah Food Bank – Picking up an additional load, quantities of pallets have not yet been determined

    Events: postponing, adapting for social distancing

    • All company travel has been suspended until further notice.
    • Upcoming internal Sales Meetings are moving it to virtual platforms. More information to come.
    • June 2020 Big Show has been postponed, date TBD.
    • We are reassessing our 2020 Events Calendar on an on-going basis as the situation evolves and more information becomes available.

    Onsite Safety and Sanitation

    • We have developed a strict protocol using the CDC, and the WHO guidelines for team members experiencing symptoms, or who have tested positive to help reduce the risk of further spread of the virus. Currently we have had no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at any of our facilities
    • Increased sanitation frequency in all community areas, including break rooms, conference rooms and rest rooms, doorknobs, and handrails. These high touch areas are sanitized and disinfected multiple times throughout the day.
    • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout all of our distribution centers and we have required our team members to be vigilant about hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
    • Our drivers and our warehouse team members are following strict sanitization protocols and each of our trucks are equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
    • We are requiring that our team members who can work from home to do so. For those that need to be onsite to do their jobs, we will closely monitor their health and require them to stay home if they are displaying symptoms that might compromise the health of others.
    • We have suspended visitors to our facility until further notice. Only team members, and a select few vendors are allowed on site to perform duties required to ship groceries daily.
    • All returns have been suspended until further notice.

  • External Resources

    External Resources

    To help you stay on top of the ever-changing conditions in the food industry re: COVID-19, links are listed below within the categories that provide valuable information relating to the pandemic, foodservice and restaurants.  

    Pop-Up Market Resources

    COVID-19 Food Industry Guidelines

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    Temporary Retail Requirements for Restaurants — Retail Agreement

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    Temporary Retail Requirements for Restaurants

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    SSDC Comprehensive Guide to Reopen Restaurants

    Brakebush Supports Rebate - Save up to $500!

    Jennie-O Turkey Burger - Free Samples and Rebate - Save Up To $500!

  • Downloads

    Downloads

    The COVID-19 situation continues to progress quickly, and Datassentials has been working fast (and furiously!) to provide the industry with insights we can use immediately. This is a time for our industry to band together! Datassentials has made all of their Coronavirus research available free of charge. Links are listed below:

    COVID-19 Reopening Map as of 5.19.30

    COVID-19 Report 1: Coronavirus & The Impact on Eating 3.12.20

    COVID-19 Report 2: Fear and Response 3.17.20

    COVID-19 Report 3: Into the Home 3.19.20

    COVID-19 Report 4: Hands Off 3.24.20

    COVID-19 Report 5: Sheltered 3.27.20

    COVID-19 Report 6: Healthcare Operators 3.31.20

    COVID-19 Report 7: Pent-Up Demand 4.1.20

    COVID-19 Report 8: The Operator Story 4.3.20

    COVID-19 Report 9: C&U Operators 4.6.20

    COVID-19 Report 10: Making Money Move 4.8.20

    COVID-19 Report 11: Reinvention 4.10.20

    COVID-19 Report 12: K-12 Operators 4.13.20

    COVID-19 Report 13: Money Matters 4.16.20

    COVID-19 Report 14: The Trust Issue 4.20.20

    COVID-19 Report 15: Ready or Not 4.23.20

    COVID-19 Report 16: The Human Condition 5.1.20

    COVID-19 Report 17: The Next Phase 5.8.20

    COVID-19 Report 18: Where's The Meat 5.13.20

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