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.
Food companies and retailers are re-evaluating service hours as states begin to outline reopening phases. While risk mitigation procedures such as enhanced sanitization programs, implementation of protective barriers and employee PPE requirements are likely to remain unchanged, some businesses are looking at ways to continue streamlining operations and inventory management while managing rapidly shifting consumer behaviors. According to Nielsen and Rakuten Intelligence, U.S. online sales of consumer grocery packaged goods grew 56% for the week ending in April 18th, compared to the same period a year earlier. And with so many moving pieces around new reopening rules, keeping agile is essential for satisfying requirements through dramatic swings in demand.