Five Trends to Watch in Food Distribution

Disruptions in the food distribution industry that started before the pandemic only intensified during the crisis—and they’re not going away. That’s because more shippers are testing direct-to-consumer delivery, and retailers are adding distribution hubs closer to consumers. And, with the rise of those regional hubs, demand for short-haul drivers has grown, worsening what is already …

How COVID-19 is Testing and Strengthening Food Industry Supply Chains

COVID-19’s full effects will be studied in business-school curricula for years to come. The immediate impacts on food industry trade dynamics — from farmer to processor to consumer — have ranged widely. While the pandemic’s direct impact has been detrimental to the food industry, the companies that survive may find their travails a sort of …