July 26, 2021
Returning to Abnormal | Top Ten Topics Q2 2021
In a quarter marked by reevaluation of supply chains and sourcing, stewardship practices emerged as the leading topic of conversation among influential figures in food production. Highlights include:
- On-farm stewardship practices drew interest from consumer-facing brands and policymakers alike.
- Drought spread across the West, dimming outlook for the nation’s food supply.
- A tight labor supply limited the ability for food companies to resume normal operations.
- Increasing demand for protein brought chicken wing shortages and encouraged investment in meat alternatives.
Supply Chain Stability, But at What Cost? | Top Ten Topics 2022
Quarterly Report | January 24, 2023
The pandemic may have eased, but 2022 saw no shortage of disruptions. Supply chains have adapted, innovated and recovered, but ...
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 ...