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Friday Round-up (6/12/20): The Latest Consumer Shopper Trends Reports


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.

While the number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 2 million in the U.S., parts of the country have taken significant steps towards reopening. Meanwhile, recent reports are indicating some lasting impacts this crisis may have on our daily lives. The Food Industry Association released its 2020 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report this week, which takes an in-depth look at consumer grocery shopping habits. With approximately 50% of American workers shifting from office work to remote work, it’s no surprise that shopping habits have also shifted.

Embracing Automated Messaging for Strong Crisis Communication


In response to a global pandemic and its massive effect on the efficacy, efficiency and accuracy of the food supply chain, quick, effective and dependable communication is vital. Specifically, internal communications and validation, location-specific supplier communications, and external, public communications are of utmost importance both during and in the aftershocks of crisis. And they are especially applicable now, in the face of what has commonly become known as a “new normal.”

Friday Round-up (6/5/20): Grocery sales hit another record-breaking month


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.

Friday Round-up (5/29/20): FDA Issues Temporary Policy to Alleviate Supply Chain Disruption


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 order to alleviate supply chain disruption due to COVID-19, the FDA issued a temporary policy this week allowing food manufacturers flexibility in food labeling. The temporary easement grants manufacturers the ability to substitute an ingredient that is currently not available with a similar ingredient, without having to create a new label. This newly-created option allows supply chains to continue to flow in a seamless fashion to get products to consumers in an efficient way during this trying time.

Using the Power of Traceability to Address Inventory Disruption


Since the onset of COVID-19, the supply chain has been characterized by constant, notable shifts. From changes in consumer behavior and purchasing tendencies to staff furloughs, supplier additions and product rerouting, the food supply chain has been literally and figuratively forced to think - and act - quickly on its feet. 

As a result, during this time, it has been essential for food brands to understand their products’ immediate location within the supply chain, as well as how this pinpoint fits into the overall route to its final destination: into consumer hands. Not only is supply chain visibility critical for optimizing efficiency, minimizing cost, preventing food waste and protecting the end consumer; it’s also vital for redirecting inventory, as well.

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