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In the Spotlight with FoodLogiQ's Pearson Futrell


FoodLogiQ's “In the Spotlight”  series features talented team members who play an important role in our company’s success.  Today’s spotlight is on Pearson Futrell, who joined FoodLogiQ in 2018 as an Enterprise Sales Development Representative (SDR) after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in business administration.

Friday Round-up (4/17/20): the Paycheck Protection Program, New Industry Coalitions and More


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.

Global COVID-19 cases surpassed the 2 million mark this week, with the United States accounting for roughly one third of confirmed cases.  While it may still be too early to tell, many are hoping that we are now seeing peaks across the country, with a downward trend in new cases on the horizon.

Friday Round-up (4/10/20): An Industry Shaped by 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 economic shock of the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact the American workforce this week. A whopping 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last three weeks, repeatedly breaking a record set in 1967, according to Politico. Many of these workers belong to the food industry, with service sectors being hit particularly hard. In addition to the CARES Act, states continue to develop their own relief programs geared towards supporting restaurants and workers. Restaurant Business reported on state-level assistance programs being implemented across the country; here is a breakdown of what each state is doing for restaurants impacted by COVID-19. From no-interest loans, to extended tax filing deadlines and eased regulation around food and beverage products, your business may qualify for local support.

Creating a Rapid Response Sanitization Program for Essential Food Businesses


As more is understood about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and transmission, food businesses that are critical to public function are creating new programs to enhance consumer and employee protections. Developing effective programs quickly ensures these manufacturing facilities and retailers are minimizing health risks related to the pandemic. Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are employing these strategies in our E-Book on coronavirus risk mitigation.

One of the most effective weapons against the novel coronavirus appears to be meticulous and regular sanitization and health protocols. During this crisis, it is paramount that facilities in operation understand how to enhance, pivot and deploy sanitization programs in immediate response to shifting guidelines. Execution of a successful new operational program requires seamless internal communication, and needs to be properly documented to ensure transparency and validity to any public-facing assurances.

Friday Round-up (4/3/20): Rising Unemployment, the CARES Act and more COVID-19 Updates


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 U.S. has benefited from nearly a decade of employment gains following the historic financial crisis of 2008. However, unemployment numbers reported at the end of March 2020 ended this trend, painting a worrisome picture for the workers and industries most acutely impacted by the unfolding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic; According to an update from NPR, the U.S. unemployment rate now stands at 4.4%, with 701,000 jobs lost in March alone - and economists are warning that this may only be the beginning. The restaurant industry in particular continues to feel the full force of economic turns taking place as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.