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Kate Hubbard

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A Guide to Food Safety Management for Supply Chain Partners

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Achieve efficient food safety management with software for suppliers and distributors. Supply chain partners can optimize operations without risking safety.

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6 Best Practices for Restaurant Supply Chain Management

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 20, 2020 7:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt that an ever-changing foodservice environment creates additional, unwelcomed supply chain challenges for restaurant chain operators, and many are discovering that what used to work is no longer enough to thrive in a modern foodservice environment. 

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Topics: Insider, Market Intelligence

5 Benefits of a Food Safety Management System

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Achieve food safety with a tech-enabled food management software. Learn how your competitors are surpassing product compliance while reducing their costs.

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Topics: Food Quality Control

Cheese Prices Falling

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 11, 2020 12:26:29 PM

ArrowStream economists have been closely monitoring dairy prices, specifically cheese, over the last few months during the pandemic. In the most recent issue of the Maloni Report, they discussed the decline in the cheese market. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Cheese Prices Still Inflated

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jul 27, 2020 11:24:08 AM

ArrowStream economists note that although there’s been some modest price softness for cheese blocks recently, this market, along with the cheese barrel market, remains historically inflated. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Restaurant Sales Improve as Grocery Stores Decline

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jul 20, 2020 3:53:39 PM

ArrowStream economists reported that restaurant sale trends appear to be improving, but while the industry may be recovering, it still falls behind other business segments. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

USDA Boosts Protein Supply Forecasts

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jul 14, 2020 9:01:30 AM

Last Friday, the USDA released a plethora of data important to the restaurant industry. While ArrowStream economists weren't surprised on grains expectations, they did comment on the increase of protein supply expectations. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Restaurant Recovery Faces Additional Obstacles

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jul 7, 2020 8:14:58 AM

Analysis of ArrowStream’s network of more than 200 chain restaurant brands by our economists revealed June data which signaled that the overall restaurant industry continues to slowly improve, but remains below year-ago levels. However, with states confirming recent increases in COVID-19 cases, action is being taken again to curb the spread which may further slow the improvement we have seen. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence

States Limit Hospitality Industry Operations as COVID Cases Rise

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jun 29, 2020 2:06:21 PM

In mid-June, ArrowStream's economists published initial data noting a rise in COVID-19 cases among three of the four largest restaurant states. And as the trend continues, they called out in the most recent issue of ArrowStream's Maloni Report that they're closely watching the mortality rate which, if it rises following the increase in hospitalizations, could mean those states may revisit more permanent social restrictions.

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Topics: Market Intelligence

Restaurants Recovering Slower Than Other Retail Segments

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jun 22, 2020 8:39:04 AM

As the economy continues to adjust to the global pandemic, it's become clear that certain segments are improving faster than others. While foodservice and drinking establishment sales saw a 29 percent increase in May from April, unfortunately, we continue to see the restaurant industry making minimal gains and falling behind in overall recovery. At a 39 percent decline in sales from this time last year, ArrowStream economists analyzed U.S. retail sales and note where restaurants currently sit.

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Topics: Market Intelligence

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