Food supply chains: the hot issue of the day
This tweet makes me think it’s time to talk about supply chains.
Supply chains are a big problem right now, particularly for anything that has to be transported.
How come? Pandemic-induced buying sprees, coupled with shortages of:
- Truck drivers.
- Shipping crates.
Your local grocery store is out of items? Join the crowd.
Around 18% of beverages, 15% of frozen foods, 16% of snacks, 15% of candy and 18% of bakery items were out of stock at stores during the week ending on October 3, according to the latest data from IRI, which tracks in-stock levels at leading US grocery chains, big box stores, pharmacies and wholesale clubs.Before the pandemic, 7% to 10% of products were typically out of stock on shelves, according to IRI.
Nobody expects this situation to get better soon.
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- Food supply chain fragility: what can be done? Events over the past 18 months have shown how fragile our global food system is. Fotis Fotiadis, chief executive officer and co-founder of Better Origin, discusses what can be done in this opinion piece… Read
- UK beef ban by China risks damaging future trade: China’s latest ban of British beef imports over a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) could damage future trade with the country, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)… Read
- Fuel shortages create challenges for food and drink: As queues over the weekend left forecourts empty, members of the food and drink industry weighed in on how the fuel crisis has affected them… Read
- EVCL Chill enters administration placing jobs at risk: Chilled food logistics business EVCL Chill Ltd – including EVCL One, EVCL Two and EVCL Three – has entered into administration after struggling with challenges created by the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage, placing more than 400 jobs at risk… Read
- PepsiCo completes £14m distribution centre investment: PepsiCo has completed a £14m upgrade of its Southern Region Distribution Centre (SRDC) based in Leicester… Read