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Food Industry Financials: Employment, SJM, and more

Here are trending economic and food industry data points, as well as major economic and company earnings releases for the coming week: employment, earnings from The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) and more. Is America …

Food Industry Financials: Inflation, CBRL, SAFM, and more

Here are trending economic and food industry data points, as well as major economic and company earnings releases for the coming week: food inflation, earnings from Cracker Barrel (CBRL), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), Costco (COST) and …

Restaurant Traffic Up, But Industry Faces Headwinds 

Since the beginning of the year, foot traffic to U.S. food and beverage establishments is up 41 percent, according to Zenreach data. And with the weather getting nicer, vaccinations on the rise, and dining limitations slowly being lifted, restaurant traffic continues to soar. Restaurant …

Narrowing the Divide Between Food Insecurity and Food Waste

While the gap between food insecurity and food waste is significant, increased government, industry and community efforts can narrow the divide. But with global food demand projected to rise anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050 …

U.S. Seafood Suppliers Facing Major, Problematic Backlog

An influx of imports, plus work forces being affected by the pandemic, are causing backlogs at major U.S. seafood ports leaving stranded containers of frozen fish on ships and docks. Freezers in key port cities …

USDA Funds Research on COVID-19 in Supply Chain

USDA will run a $1 million research project on how COVID-19 may be transmitted through the beef supply chain, reported Reuters (Sept. 25). The two-year project, which begins in October, aims to reduce the risk …

FDA Takes Steps in Improving Food Traceability

FDA proposed a new rule that lays the foundation for end-to-end traceability across the food industry. The proposed rule would create a first-of-its-kind standardized approach to traceability recordkeeping, paving the way for industry to adopt …

Frozen Food Supply Chain Feels COVID Strain

With popularity of frozen foods up during the pandemic, supply chains for frozen products are undergoing their own set of challenges. Eighty-six percent of consumers said they bought frozen food in March and April, with …

Coronavirus Causes Strain on Meat Supply Chain

Meatpacking facilities across the U.S. have become hot spots for the coronavirus, impacting production of chicken, beef, and pork and causing worry about the nation’s food supply, reported The Wall Street Journal (April 28). In …

How Grocers Can Avoid Supply Shortages During Seasonal Spikes

This year’s Super Bowl showcasing the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers drew nearly 100 million viewers. Analysis of this year’s event found some interesting buyer behaviors for grocers and suppliers to consider. …

The Chicken War’s Strain on Supply

As fast food chains battle for the best chicken sandwich, poultry is in high demand. The chicken war began in the summer of 2019 when Popeyes launched its chicken sandwich. Months later, the chain is …

In the Event of An Emergency

The coronavirus is a reminder it is important for businesses to have plans in place in the advent of emergencies. The primary goals of crisis communication and management are to limit the damage, preserve the …

Top 6 Predictions for the Food Industry in 2020

Food in 2020 will be tasty, healthy and increasingly compatible with the imperatives of sustainability. While food will look and feel similar to what is consumed today, it will come from radically different sources in …

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