January 24, 2023
Supply Chain Stability, But at What Cost? | Top Ten Topics 2022
The pandemic may have eased, but 2022 saw no shortage of disruptions. Supply chains have adapted, innovated and recovered, but many of those changes come at a cost.
Highlights from this report on the top conversations in food, beverage and agriculture include:
- The immediate impacts of extreme weather drove up food costs.
- Agriculturalists and policymakers considered the long-term costs and benefits of stewardship practices and climate change.
- Tight supplies of workers, protein and fertilizer all raised production costs. Many brands passed these costs along to consumers.
- Inflation factored into rising food insecurity, where policy changes proved to be a mixed bag.
Withering Weather | Top Ten Topics Q3 2022
Quarterly Report | October 27, 2022
Third-quarter conversations turned toward interactions between nature and agricultural production as harvest approached. At the same time, food price inflation ...
Overlapping Crises | Top Ten Topics Q2 2022
Quarterly Report | August 3, 2022
In the second quarter, intertwined topics rose to the top of conversations among the leading voices in food, beverage and ...
War and Price | Top Ten Topics Q1 2022
Quarterly Report | April 27, 2022
In the first quarter of 2022, Russia's invasion of Ukraine added fresh disruptions to long-term supply chain problems. Between drought ...
Gearing Up for Global Challenges | Top Ten Topics – 2021 in Review
Quarterly Report | January 25, 2022
In a year when administrations changed in the United States, the food industry faced global problems. The causes and effects ...
Weathering Supply Changes | Top Ten Topics Q3 2021
Quarterly Report | October 26, 2021
This quarter, leading figures in the food production system discussed the most difficult challenges facing the industry — from weather ...