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Key Takeaways From ArrowStream’s Impact of Global Politics Webinar

Posted by ArrowStream Staff on May 6, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Recent geopolitical events have resulted in escalating commodity prices and supply chain instability. In response to the volatility of the global commodity market, ArrowStream’s Director of Commodities, Jerry Dalton, and Sr. Director of Product, Matt Heckroth, joined Ashley Berland, Vice President of Supply Chain at Restaurant Growth Services, and Adam Shrif, Vice President of Procurement at GA Goods, to discuss the context of the rising prices and difficulties with distribution, as well as forecasting solutions to the challenges.

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Topics: Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Commodity Intelligence, Restaurant Chain Operators

The Looming Catastrophe of the Global Food Supply

Posted by ArrowStream Staff on Apr 18, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Disruptions to the global food supply have been consistent and are expected to continue perpetually. After recently enduring the pandemic, the global food supply chain has faced inflation, natural disasters, and supply shortages resulting from the Russian-Ukrainian War. 

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain

Where Even is the Beef?

Posted by ArrowStream Staff on Mar 21, 2022 8:53:48 AM

“The food supply chain is breaking,” wrote John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods - the largest meat processing company in America. The US beef industry was devastated from the chaos of the pandemic; between March 2020 and June 2021, 56 meat processing facilities suspended operations across the nation. Restaurant closings, facility shutdowns, and supply shortages from culling herds have stunted production and dramatically increased prices. This pronounced economic turbulence has necessitated burger restaurant chains to maintain the integrity of their supply chain now more than ever.

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Topics: Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain

Brazil's Recent Mad Cow Disease Cases are Worth Monitoring

Posted by Dr. Isaac Olvera on Sep 9, 2021 2:17:43 PM

Late last week, Brazil announced the discovery of two cases of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or, more colloquially known as Mad Cow disease.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Data

Is Your Restaurant Supply Chain Ready for the Next Disruption? Why Going Digital is the Only Path Forward

Posted by Anthony Rose on Aug 30, 2021 8:00:44 AM

Let’s face it, supply chain disruption is inevitable. From weather events to food safety to labor issues, nothing has disrupted restaurant supply chains as severely as the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s likely not news to you, but what you may not have considered is that the pandemic exposed the fragility and vulnerability of many supply chains, impacting the growth, revenue and brand perception for many businesses for years to come.

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Topics: Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Data

2021 Chicken Markets Influenced by Hatchery and Labor Issues

Posted by Dr. Isaac Olvera on Aug 25, 2021 12:19:15 PM

The chicken markets have been influenced by hatchery issues and a lack of labor, and it doesn't appear to be improving any time soon.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Data

Proposition 12 and the Impact on 2022 Pork Prices

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 16, 2021 10:26:45 AM

In this Q&A interview with Dr. Isaac Olvera, ArrowStream’s lead food and agricultural economist, we look at California's Proposition 12 standard and how it will impact 2022 pork prices for the foodservice industry.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Data

The Hidden Costs of a Broken Quality Management Program

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Aug 10, 2021 11:39:05 AM

In this Q&A with restaurant supply chain expert Matthew Joiner, we explore what an unsuccessful quality management program looks like and the short- and long-term impacts on a restaurant's business, brand and bottom line. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Disruption, Food Quality Control, Food Supply Chain, Supply Chain Data

Highest Coffee Prices Since 2014 and Tighter Production Warrants a Reaction

Posted by Kate Hubbard on Jul 23, 2021 1:12:42 PM

In this Q&A interview with Dr. Isaac Olvera, ArrowStream’s lead food and agricultural economist, we look at the recent increase in coffee futures and what it means for future supply and prices.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Data

Memorial Day Weekend Food Price Inflation Trends

Posted by Kate Hubbard on May 27, 2021 11:45:57 AM

In this Q&A interview with ArrowStream’s lead food and agricultural economist, Dr. Isaac Olvera, we highlight some of the key commodities consumers can expect to see higher prices for over Memorial Day weekend 2021.

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Topics: Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Disruption, Food Supply Chain, Inventory Visibility, Supply Chain Data

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