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The Friday Report: July 31st, 2020

The Friday Report: July 31st, 2020

General Mills Ramps Up Production by Outsourcing Supply chain disruptions have made it challenging for food manufacturers to replenish stores, even though production facilities have reopened and are working at full capacity.  General Mills has reached out to contract...

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The Friday Report: July 17th, 2020

The Friday Report: July 17th, 2020

Social Distancing Software in Use at Amazon Warehouses Amazon has put Distance Assistant, an innovative software designed to track if employees are effectively social distancing while at work in some of its warehouses.  The new software uses camera footage displayed...

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COVID-19 Shifts Grocery Supply Chain to 3PL Outsourcing

COVID-19 Shifts Grocery Supply Chain to 3PL Outsourcing

If there is one thing that businesses should have learned from the COVID-19 global pandemic is that their companies need to be agile enough to “roll with the punches”.  Grocery store retailers have seen the light.  Consumers, pushed by the pressure to remain safely at...

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How the Grocery Supply Chain Works

How the Grocery Supply Chain Works

Why has the issue of how grocery supply chains work captivated the public?  Because during the recent global pandemic, consumers have come face-to-face with this issue on a nearly weekly basis.  From shortages of toilet paper and meat to shelf stable favorites,...

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The Friday Report: July 10th, 2020

The Friday Report: July 10th, 2020

Special Thank You to These U.S. Manufacturers for Stepping Up to Produce Essentials Like PPE and Ventilators Before the coronavirus global pandemic, most personal protective equipment (PPE) was manufactured outside the United States, making these essential goods...

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The Friday Report: July 3rd, 2020

The Friday Report: July 3rd, 2020

New CPG Contactless Delivery Task Force Launched The Consumer Brands Association announced the launch of a major industry effort focused on contactless delivery.  The task force includes representation from 23 consumer packaged goods companies and will: Study the...

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The Friday Report: June 26th, 2020

The Friday Report: June 26th, 2020

Digital Transformation and Ability to Handle Omnichannel E-commerce Helps Retailers Wreaking havoc throughout the supply chain and retail industries, COVID-19 has rocked the boat for both online sales and brick and mortal retailers.  The big box retailers that already...

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The Friday Report: June 19th, 2020

The Friday Report: June 19th, 2020

Pocket Change Shortage Linked to Coronavirus Chalk this up to the law of unintended consequences.  Apparently, there is now a coin shortage in the United States.  Not only has COVID-19 disrupted retail supply chains but also the flow and distribution of currency,...

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The Friday Report: June 12th 2020

The Friday Report: June 12th 2020

Get Ready for Higher Postal Rates July 1, 2020 On July 1st, cross-border shipping rates will be increasing for many American shippers.  Last September, a deal was reached by the Universal Postal Union enabling countries which import over 75,000 metric tons of parcels...

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The Friday Report: May 29th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 29th, 2020

Sales of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Soar During COVID-19 Pandemic Although many meatpacking plants are up and running, thousands of workers have tested positive for coronavirus and some have died.  Although meatpackers have invested more in worker safety to reduce...

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The Friday Report: May 22nd, 2020

The Friday Report: May 22nd, 2020

Amazon Announces $4 Billion in Spending to Ensure Worker Safety In response to employee complaints and concerns about COVID-19 infecting its workforce, Amazon recently imposed over 150 industry-wide safety protocols and changes to its facilities and warehousess to...

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The Friday Report: May 15th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 15th, 2020

USDA to Launch Farmers to Family Food Box Program to Feed the Hungry Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has initiated a part of the federal response to those suffering from COVID-19 outbreak food challenges.  The new $3 billion plan named “Farmers to Family Food Box...

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The Friday Report: May 8th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 8th, 2020

COVID-19 Meat Processing Woes Lead to Increased Demand for Meatless Meat With the recent COVID-19 outbreak impacting meat processing plants across the nation, American consumers seem to be developing a taste for plant-based food products.  Beyond the meat shortages,...

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The Friday Report: May 1st, 2020

The Friday Report: May 1st, 2020

Macy’s Anticipates Reopening All Its Stores within 6 Weeks Anxious to get back to business, Macy’s announced that it would reopen 58 of its retail stores on Monday, May 4th in states that have eased stay at home restrictions.  This includes Georgia and South...

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The Friday Report: April 24th, 2020

The Friday Report: April 24th, 2020

Leveraging Its Logistics, Amazon Opens PPE Store to Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Governments Without much fanfare, Amazon opened a nonprofit store to provide personal protection equipment and needed medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19.  Known...

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The Friday Report: April 17th, 2020

The Friday Report: April 17th, 2020

New Tech Tools Ease Shortage of Overnight Rest Areas for Truck Drivers Two companies, Trucker Tools and TruckPark announced that they have formed an alliance to aid truck drivers in finding safe parking facilities for overnight stays.  Trucker Tools is a technology...

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