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Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
November 2020
When we began 2020, nobody could have predicted how our lives would change as a result of COVID-19, let alone how tumultuous the food and beverage sector has been over the past nine months.

Starting with the retail grocery industry, business owners have had to adapt quickly – even more so than over the past several years where change has been the norm. New technology, industry disruptors, and changes in customer tastes have impacted independently-owned supermarkets especially hard. These shifts set the stage as we delved into this pandemic and allowed business owners to adapt to change much quicker. From increased PPE usage, deeper cleaning processes, enforcing social distancing, limiting the store occupancy, reducing hours, staffing concerns, and supply chain issues, this industry has been extremely challenged despite the fact that sales growth in many cases are well ahead of 2019 figures.
What's New at SobelCo
Look what's new this month at SobelCo

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance has finally issued guidance regarding tax liability for New York employers and their nonresident employees telecommuting from another state. The question for many months has been: “Do employees who usually work in New York but are telecommuting from other states (due do the COVID-19 pandemic) owe New York taxes for the wages they are earning while working outside the state?”
A Spotlight on Reima: A Response to Corona Virus-19
For 76 years, Reima has been a global leader creating inspiring and weatherproof premium children’s wear that enable all kids – and their parents - to enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather brings. As a result, Reima has a well-regarded reputation for its incredible durable and non-toxic outerwear which is distinctly created to protect both children and the planet.

But then the Covid pandemic hit

While the adult apparel industry has been negatively impacted by the pandemic as more people find themselves working from home, content with wearing casual clothes. (Are they really working in their pajamas?)
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