COVID-19 Coverage for Foodservice Supply Chain
August 5, 2020
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center with revisions for South Carolina.
August 4, 2020
Even after accounting for pandemic related costs, the business continued to show strength and resilience. “We are investing in operational flexibility to ensure that we can continue to meet customer demand while living in a potentially long-term COVID-19 environment”.
August 3, 2020
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center with a revision to North Carolina.
August 2, 2020
McDonald’s, Shake Shack, Chipotle reset their businesses with a better understanding of the current stay-at-home lifestyle.
July 30, 2020
“For quick-service restaurants, they don’t want to reopen their dining rooms because this drags down profitability and increases costs.”
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center with an update for Virginia.
July 29, 2020
The shift from supplying keg beer that was sold in bars and restaurants prior to March lockdowns, to consumer-direct in cans and bottles during the pandemic, has put a strain on inventory, as has the increasing consumer demand for canned beverages.
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center with updates for Delaware, Kentucky and Utah
July 27, 2020
As beef producers struggled, the middle of the meat supply chain had huge margin spikes during the initial peak of the pandemic, demonstrating meat is a complicated business.
July 24, 2020
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center with revisions for Idaho, Louisiana, Oregon and Washington
July 23, 2020
Supply chain kinks required companies to learn more about what was happening in the supply chain, with freight and sourcing from suppliers. “Collaboration has reached a new level”.
July 22, 2020
Second-quarter sales for the beverage giant fell 28% from a year earlier as out-of-home consumption—everything from restaurants to vending machines—plummeted
July 21, 2020
Statewide restaurant closures and restrictions are having week to week impact on transaction numbers.
Slow slaughter capacity and backlog is creating “by far, the worst financial disaster ever for American hog farmers”.
The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe team has updated the attached document which tracks state and local face covering and employee health screening requirements.
July 20, 2020
Given the heightened risk of supply chain disruption, many companies are challenged with having to take a closer look at their suppliers at a time when travel is difficult.
Poultry to account for half of world increase in meat consumption. Low economic growth this year could contribute to a further drop in agricultural commodity prices, at least in the short run.
July 17, 2020
New information from the Restaurant Law Center includes updates for Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New York, Nevada, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
July 16, 2020
The macroeconomic shocks induced by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to put downward pressure on agricultural commodity prices with the potential for “a historically significant market shock” this year.
July 15, 2020
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center includes updates for California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee and Washington.
July 14, 2020
The beef processing industry is operating at 95% capacity with all facilities back online, pork production is up 10% over LY and chicken prices are improving.
July 13, 2020
The state is now expanding the shutdown of indoor dining at restaurants and wineries to all 58 California counties and the order also includes a complete shutdown of all bars.
Devastation for growers - Citigroup Inc. predicts that futures for arabica beans could drop roughly 10% in the second half of the year to about 90 cents a pound, hovering near break-even costs.
July 10, 2020
The firm is a large provider of buns and bread for foodservice and retail, product shortfall expected to be covered by other plants it operates for the near term.
Reopening foodservice outlets are helping but a slow road back to normal is expected. “We will be feeling the COVID impacts for at least two years, if not longer, as the supply chain disruptions even affected our seed potato supply”.
If and when operators can find the right products, many have come to accept that they will have to pay more for them and wait longer to receive them. “The supply chain has definitely been one of our biggest headaches”.
July 9, 2020
New Mexico will be closing indoor dining and Arizona is reducing indoor capacity to 50%. Read the latest from the Restaurant Law Center.
The pandemic is speeding the shift from human meat cutters to robotic butchers. Automation “is something we think is going to be revolutionary for our business. We are on the cusp of a significant rollout”.
The latest from the Restaurant Law Center includes updates to Florida, Georgia, New York and Tennessee.
July 8, 2020
Restaurant sales that had been improving since hitting lows in April are now sputtering in the first states to log rising case counts such as Arizona, North Carolina and Nevada.
July 7, 2020
Restaurants in Miami-Dade County and 6 additional California Counties must close indoor dining, and capacity has been reduced in Nashville. Read the latest from the Restaurant Law Center.
July 6, 2020
Growing outbreaks among farmworkers nationwide come as most employers are looking to reduce the threat of outbreaks among their workers and the coronavirus continues to sicken workers at U.S. meatpacking plants.
July 3, 2020
The small businesses in the extended supply chain, hidden from view in the lower tiers, present the most risk and the least amount of control. It's their failure that may have the greatest impact on your business and customers.
Recovery could take 1-4 years, profit margins will be hit by messy re-balancing, companies will need to rewire for agility versus trying to achieve static optimization states. Let's hope farmers and food producers can hang on.
July 2, 2020
Here's the latest information from the Restaurant Law Center.
The indoor dining postponement in New York City and ban in counties in California followed postponements in New Jersey, Philadelphia and roll-backs of dine-in restrictions in Texas and Florida.