Supply chain

Fresh Food

Food Inflation Continues—Here's Why

The Lempert Report: Layering the pandemic on top of general market trends has made the situation worse.

Industry Partners

A Look at Rodale Institute’s U.S. Organic Grain Initiative

The Lempert Report: Group partnering with Bell & Evans and Cargill to invest $500 million to transition 50,000 acres of conventional soybean and corn crops to be USDA Certified Organic.

Complex businesses built for slow growth were overwhelmed by sudden demand, FMI panelists say, bringing new urgency for simplicity and collaboration.

Deal between supply chain management software firms unites established industry player with counterpart bringing on e-commerce fulfillment.

Disruption in the supply chain exacerbated by the pandemic will lead retailers to "take back control" of fresh inventories, Provender’s Neil Johnson says.

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court alleges that the retailer made an "enormous miscalculation" when ordering hand sanitizer to replenish shopped-down supply, leaving its manufacturer with millions of unsold units.

The St. Louis-based grocer says it wants its supplier base to be "reflective of the diverse communities" Schnucks serves.

The association adds five members to its board of directors, including the CEOs of C&S Wholesale Grocers and SpartanNash. Meanwhile, it joins the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance to help create a "safe, affordable and sustainable food supply."

While retailers and suppliers believe collaboration between them is improving, they give a mediocre assessment to elements of their partnership and reveal lots of room to improve shopper-centicity, the author says.

The post-COVID environment won't look like the pre-COVID world, the author says, so retailers better look hard at predictive demand.

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