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Labor Costs Affecting the Foodservice Supply Chain

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Oct 17, 2019 1:08:24 PM

Rising labor costs aren’t only a concern for foodservice operators, they’re also a concern for the industry’s supply chain. David Maloni, ArrowStream economist, noted that food manufacturing wages have been on the rise as well, climbing an average of 3 percent annually during the last five years.

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Restaurants Battle Rising Labor Costs

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Oct 10, 2019 6:24:00 PM

Despite some recent slowing in restaurant sales, growth in 2019 for the industry as a whole has been good. However, rising labor costs continue to be a major concern for the industry.

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USDA Points to Big Pork Supplies

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Oct 3, 2019 11:13:51 AM

 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Chicken Wing Demand Challenges

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 26, 2019 8:52:36 AM

David Maloni, ArrowStream's economist, noted this week that chicken wing prices haven’t rallied as they usually do this time of year. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Hamburger Prices at Risk

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 18, 2019 10:51:08 AM

David Maloni, ArrowStream commodity expert, stated this week that domestic lean beef trim prices have been resilient the last few weeks. What's the cause?

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Cheese Prices Continue to Rise

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 12, 2019 11:10:44 AM

Cheese prices continue to rise with both blocks and barrels reaching fresh multi-year highs this week

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Topics: Market Intelligence

ArrowStream to Speak on the Digital Transformation of Foodservice Supply Chain

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 10, 2019 5:07:16 PM

ArrowStream's supply chain and commodities experts, Jeff Dorr and David Maloni, will present at Revelry Group's Financial Leadership Exchange (FLEX) September 15-18, 2019, in Sun Valley, ID. 

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Topics: News

Trade War Subsidies Helping Farmers and Restaurants

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Sep 4, 2019 12:24:12 PM

The USDA projects the total net farm income to rise to $88 billion this year. ArrowStream's commodity expert, David Maloni, noted that this would be $4 billion more than the previous year and the highest since 2014.

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Tighter Beef Supplies Projected for Autumn

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 28, 2019 11:55:26 AM

ArrowStream commodity expert David Maloni noted the August 1st U.S. cattle-on-feed inventory was just 0.2 percent larger than last year with placements into feedlots in July 2.1 percent lower vs. 2018. Maloni explains why this is significant and what the projection models show for beef supplies:

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Strategic Sourcing

Cheese Prices Reach Multi-Year Highs

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 21, 2019 8:02:58 AM

David Maloni, ArrowStream commodity expert, noted this week that July domestic milk production was nothing to get excited about as it was flat with the prior year.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Strategic Sourcing

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