Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

15 Minute Listen: Consumers, Technology and Transparency in the “New Normal”

FoodLogiQ’s VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights Julie McGill is joined by Kinetic12 Partner Bruce Reinstein for a discussion about how the consumer mindset, food transparency and technology are shifting due to the COVID-19 crisis. These changes are shaping a “New Normal'' for the food industry, which we are only beginning to understand. Listen to the discussion on the New Normal, and learn what to expect in the coming months. 

Kinetic12 and IFMA first introduced their forward-looking research on the “New Normal” in a whitepaper titled, Looking Forward to Our New Normal. Since then, the organizations have produced a series of webinars and follow-up pieces exploring transformations in the food industry resulting from the COVID-19 global health crisis, including their most recent whitepaper, What’s Working and What Will Become Part of the New Normal

Friday Round-up (5/8/20): Supply Chain Flexibility and Blended Sales Channels During COVID-19

Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the food consumer overnight, leading to paradigmatic shifts in models for creating and selling food products. Divisions within the industry have subsequently begun to blur as restaurants, grocers, distributors and manufacturers borrow from one another to diversify sales channels and modulate margins.

Communicating Throughout Your Food Business During Crisis

Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are employing new communication strategies in our latest E-Book, 7 Ways FoodLogiQ Customers are Minimizing Risk During COVID-19.

The risk management programs developed in response to crises are only as good as your ability to communicate them. When attempting to rapidly deploy new procedures to mitigate risks associated with health concerns like the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), expectations, instructions and mechanisms for accountability must all seamlessly be deployed across an organization. Some programs will also require a public communications plan to ensure consumers are aware of changes to the shopping experience, and to build trust around your brand's commitment to health and safety.

Share the Love: Supporting Foodservice During a Time of Disruption

The foodservice industry plays a vital role in our society. It’s about more than just enjoying a great restaurant meal; it’s a gathering of friends and family to socialize and celebrate a sense of community. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends about $3,000 a year dining out. As people quarantine at home, it’s no wonder that COVID-19 has had a damaging effect on many restaurants.

With a Commitment to Traceability, Transparency and Social Responsibility, sweetgreen Has the Magic Recipe for Success

In the midst of COVID-19, seasonal restaurant sweetgreen is riding high on the wave of national admiration. Since March of this year, the beloved maker of nutritious salads and grain bowls has focused on delivering real food to healthcare heroes in the communities it serves. To date, sweetgreen has donated over 100,000 meals to more than 130 hospitals around the country through their Impact Outpost Fund, created in partnership with Jose Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. The company’s new goal is to serve 250,000 meals. We’re proud to call sweetgreen a member of the FoodLogiQ family, and we congratulate them on the launch of their new Plates menu — their first new menu category in four years. Read on to learn more about their people, their purpose and their commitment to food safety.