Tag: Supply Chain

How Will the Red Sea Attacks Affect the Food Industry?

Ongoing attacks on container ships in the Red Sea are causing global shipping carriers, importers, and exporters to reimagine trade routes and merchandising plans in early 2024. That said, how is this evolving dynamic impacting …

Food Could Upend Upcoming Elections

Voters will be listening closely to what candidates say in addressing inflation and food supply challenges in upcoming elections worldwide.

The State of Wagyu in America

Wagyu often tops restaurateurs’ dinner menus as the cut de la creme, the luxurious and bougie beef, the apex protein for the apex predator armed with a sharp knife, a crisp vegetable, and an appetite for the sublime.

Food and Beverage Becomes Top Target for Cargo Thefts

As cargo thefts surge around the U.S., food and beverage commodities have become the top target, according to the latest CargoNet data. And the trend doesn’t show signs of slowing. CargoNet’s theft report revealed an …

Vegetable Oil Shortage a Growing Industry Concern

Vegetable oil, an essential in everything from pizza dough to shampoo, is in short supply largely because of weather disasters and the growing use of biofuels to replace fossil fuels as the fight against climate …

Food Fraud Awareness Increasing

Whether it be supplements spouting unproven health benefits, or products to which harmful substances have been added, food fraud is a growing problem globally. Fortunately, experts say food companies can take careful steps to avoid the issue.

Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Threats with ERM

Enterprise Risk Management is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential risks that could impact an organization. It helps organizations to proactively address potential challenges and opportunities, and to make informed decisions that …

Survey: CEOs see Slowed 2023 Growth

CEOs and other C-suite executives see slow growth and digital innovation ahead, the Conference Board 2023 C-Suite Outlook found. Some 1,131 C-suite executives responded to the board’s annual survey. Projected economic growth is expected to …

CEO: Supply Chain Transparency Key in 2023

After countless supply chain disruptions, and with a potential recession on the horizon, 2023 is set to be a transformative year for the grocery store segment. With that in mind, here are a few key …

Diesel Shortage Chokes Transportation from the Farm Gate

The well-documented diesel shortage in America is understandably causing concern across the country. But to what extent is the shortage cause for alarm for farmers and consumers alike? Opinions vary. From the pandemic, to the …

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FI Small Bites: Coffee Industry Latest

Despite the recent downward trend in coffee exports, the latest reports show some light in the darkened tunnel. What’s making things look brighter in the world of java? The Food Institute has the latest. Produced …

What U.S. Restaurants Can Learn from the U.K.

Struggling U.S. restaurateurs could learn a lesson or two from their counterparts in the U.K., where COVID, labor shortages, supply chain and energy issues, and Brexit, have complicated survival, experts say.

Food Inflation – What’s in Store for 2022 & Beyond?

Inflation has dominated the headlines in the first half of 2022, and it’s no surprise. Consumers are facing the highest inflation numbers in four decades. Food and beverage companies across the supply chain are grappling ...

Supply Chain Pain Now Seen Stretching to mid-2023

Supply chain pain could extend well into next year, industry experts said recently, further straining the U.S. food industry and other businesses. That’s according to Camerican International President Josh Gellert, who told The Food Institute …

Ingredient Shortages Hampering New Food Product Development

Research and development divisions at food companies report shortages of ingredients like MSG, sweeteners and soluble fiber are handicapping product development. Additionally, predictions indicate the problem could last well into the next decade. The 2022 …