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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.

The Importance of Virtual Supplier Onboarding During COVID-19

In the midst of COVID-19, organizations within the food industry have been forced to pivot quickly in a variety of areas, and supplier partnerships have been no exception. The global pandemic has caused a wide range of impact, from a heightened number of force majeure letters and furloughs on one end of the spectrum, to overwhelmed, overworked suppliers lacking capacity on the other.

Whole Foods Market: A Proactive, Digital Response to COVID-19 Challenges

"Together with FoodLogiQ we were able to spring into action and execute on heightened food safety and sanitation procedures driven by COVID-19 and digitally validate they are being followed in our stores and distribution centers. Thank you to FoodLogiQ for our continued partnership and for working together to keep both our customers and team members as safe as possible.” - John Burns, Global Vice President, Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Quality Standards.

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