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Recalibrating food supply chain for post-COVID environment

  • Alan Adams

    Singapore

Singapore   /   Thu, September 24 2020   /  01:00 am
A staff member prepares a salad next to compostable food packaging at Mana Cafe in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China, on April 14, 2020. (REUTERS/Pak Yiu)

We are experiencing the biggest health and economic crisis in generations. COVID-19 has drastically changed our lifestyles and with emergency measures imposed by governments worldwide to curb the spread of the virus, major disruptions have emerged across industries. The food and beverage (F&B) sector is notably one of the hardest hit. From disruptions to supply chains to shifts in consumption habits, a new normal has emerged for businesses. With the end of COVID-19 nowhere in sight, these challenges will continue to ripple through the industry and impact the way business is conducted and the way consumers make purchases. To ensure that industry players remain competitive and relevant in today’s evolving environment, there is an urgent need to look towards the adoption of innovative solutions across the food supply chain in adapting to the new normal. On the consumer fr...