Category: Food, Grocery and Natural Foods Retail supply chain

Supply Chain Matters Insights from the Global Trade War Front- August 10, 2018

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our August 10 update and insights commentary on the pace and impact of global trade and tariff events impacting global and industry supply chains.

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Report Highlighting Existing Out-of-Stock Challenges for Ordering Consumer Goods Online

Supply Chain Matters highlights a report released from Grocery Manufacturers Association indicating potential online sales losses for consumer goods due to out-of-stocks.

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UNFI’s Announced Acquisition of Supervalu- Another Indicator of Significant Industry and Supply Chain Change

There was a significant announcement that occurred in the U.S. grocery and natural foods sector last week, one that Supply Chain Matters believes will lead to subsequent impacts for food and grocery supply chains down the road.

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FDA Weighs In On Recent E.Coli Outbreak Involving Romaine Lettuce

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has indicated that it cannot pinpoint the exact source of the recent E.coli contamination outbreak, nor what caused it. Needless, to state, this development is yet another wake-up call for food-based supply chain networks to increase efforts in product traceability and visibility, but that implies a significant change management challenge.

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Kroger’s Strategic Move with Ocado- Achieving Online Scale and Competitiveness

Kroger’s announced increased equity stake in in United Kingdom based grocery robotics retailer Ocado Group is yet another indicator of important strategic moves in building out scale and more competitive online customer fulfillment grocery and food retail capability.

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Little Progress in High-Level Trade Talks Among China and the United States

Supply Chain Matters provides a brief but important update to our streaming blog commentaries on global trade developments. New developments that occurred late last week regarding trade talks among China and the U.S. add new credence of the continued negative implications for geo-political global trade policy shifts on multi-industry supply chains, and specifically, the Apple supply chain.

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Large Scale Recall of Shelled Eggs in the U.S. Brings Forward Past Incidents

There has been yet another incident involving a large-scale product recall of eggs in the United States due to suspected salmonella. This latest incident follows a spat of separate food related recalls involving salmonella contamination.

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Global Trade Actions: China Responds to U.S. Steel and Aluminum Import Tariff Actions

China has unveiled retaliatory tariffs on a reported 128 U.S. products that are imported into one of globe’s most significant economy. The actions were characterized as a response to the Trump Administration’s actions on imposing steep tariffs on certain steel and aluminum products imported from China.

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