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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.

Friday Round-up (5/1/20): How COVID-19 is Shaping Consumer Behavior


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.

In the shock of change brought about by the coronavirus crisis, it can be hard to find a north star for strategic business decision-making. In the food industry, we know the immediate task at hand is to safeguard public health, while ensuring the supply chain continues to yield reliable food sources for consumers. Many businesses have adopted new sanitization programs or leaned on virtual supplier onboarding to work towards this daunting goal in real time, but organizations are also looking to prepare their organizations for a future shaped by this crisis. As the industry continues to reckon with the immediate challenges and risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to keep an eye on the permanent changes forming within public consciousness.