70% of French bought organics during confinement
Covid Food Protocol brand launched
Leading consultancy firm for the agri-food sector, Sanitex Seguridad y Calidad Alimentaria SL, has designed and registered a Covid Food Protocol brand, which certifies the implementation and application of a protocol against Covid-19 in accordance with scientific evidence, regulations and recommendations of health authorities such as WHO or the Ministry of Health.
Concerns over spike of Covid-19 cases in US produce sector
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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Pressing Refresh
The leading trade fair for the global fruit tradeoffers a special report about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the fresh produce industry.
Berlin, 17 June 2020 - As part of its continued commitment to supporting the international fruit and vegetable business, FRUIT LOGISTICA is making a special report about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the fresh produce industry freely available to all.
US$200bn extra spent on food and groceries in 2020 due to Covid-19
Coronavirus reduces global demand for containers
Danish shipping giant Maersk has predicted that shipping volumes will drop by as much as 25% in the second quarter of 2020 as a direct result of the impact of the current pandemic on global trade. Nevertheless, in a statement, CEO Søren Skou said Maersk is “strongly positioned to weather the storm”. Indeed, the firm posted a profit of US$197 million for the first quarter of 2020.
Morrisons offers discount for food suppliers
UK retailer Morrisons has announced it will be offering a 5% discount to all agricultural suppliers as recognition of their efforts to guarantee the functioning of the supply chain during the current pandemic, reports Fruitnet.com. The discount will benefit the 2,700 operators who supply Morrisons with fruit and vegetables, as well as other products, and will be valid until July 12th.
Retailers shift advertising strategies amid pandemic
The shape of grocery advertising has changed over the past month as the sector adjusts to a new reality. The latest USDA Retail Report shows that while advertising of agri-food products is down, US retailers are increasingly using flyers, with the volume up 6%. But 13% of the surveyed stores reported having no ads specifically as a result of COVID-19.