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Strong Pork Exports to China Now But What About Next Year?

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Dec 4, 2019 10:37:20 AM

October pork belly disappearance (consumption and exports) was 4 percent better than prior year, while total pork disappearance was up 4.9 percent.

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Restaurant Traffic Struggles

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Nov 20, 2019 3:25:00 PM

ArrowStream economists noted this week that October's restaurant traffic in the U.S. was nothing to get excited about, up just .8 percent from the prior year.

"As the chart shows, year-over-year restaurant traffic has been below trend-line growth for the last several months," said David Maloni, ArrowStream's chief economist. "Sure, we are going up against some big comparable months when delivery was taking off last year. However, this should be watched closely."

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Beef Supply May Be Concerning

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Nov 14, 2019 9:10:22 PM

This week David Maloni, ArrowStream economist, noted that several times this fall, the data seems to indicate that the top in the U.S. cattle herd has occurred.

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China's Not-So-Scary Pork Problem

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Nov 7, 2019 1:43:33 PM

ArrowStream economist, David Maloni, reported this week that the USDA is forecasting China to import an additional 1.9 billion pounds of pork in 2020 due to African Swine Fever, noting that more than one third is expected to come from the U.S.

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Restaurants Capturing Consumer Share at Record Levels

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Oct 31, 2019 12:55:57 PM

Our economists noted last week that September’s overall restaurant sales data was solid, carrying a near-record percentage of total retail sales. David Maloni, chief economist at ArrowStream, points out in the chart that this has been a building trend for some time.

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USDA Releases Its Dairy Cold Storage Data

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Oct 23, 2019 10:07:33 AM

This week, the USDA released its dairy cold storage data, and David Maloni, ArrowStream economist, noted that the news was generally favorable.

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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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USDA Points to Big Pork Supplies

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

 

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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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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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