Another new year is almost upon us, meaning food and beverage distributors will be taking a look at their results and the trends that will influence the industry in the coming year. For businesses to operate as effectively as possible, it’s important to take a close look at the conditions shaping the industry, including the various challenges. Here are some of the challenges still facing this industry and three technology trends food distributors are likely to embrace in 2023.
Many thought that the pandemic was going to be a small dot on the timeline of history. But now, nearly three years later, we see that everything has been touched by the pandemic, and we will never return to “normal.”
Supply chain bottlenecks aren’t uncommon. Earthquakes, fires, and ships getting stuck in major canals are events that happen, causing temporary setbacks. But there has never been a disruption as widespread, severe, and unpredictable from a supply chain standpoint as the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly overnight, factories were shuttered, ports closed, and inventory was cut off.
The recent pandemic has impacted every part of the global supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to getting products into the hands of consumers. Businesses continue to struggle with a variety of supply chain disruptions, prompting many to invest in innovation initiatives to improve visibility and efficiency.
The demand for robotics solutions is exploding as companies in a variety of sectors look for new ways to boost their productivity and competitiveness while also addressing ongoing supply chain issues.
The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized some far-reaching trends, such as labor shortages, rising costs for materials, and growing pressure from consumers. Fortunately, technology is opening new opportunities for businesses to address these challenges. Here is why now is the ideal time to pursue innovation and some of the latest trends in robotics for 2022 and beyond.
Are you considering implementing some changes to how you handle the paperwork for your business? Many companies are opting to make their processes paperless due to the many advantages this approach offers. But this is an extreme departure from the way most organizations do business, so it won’t be easy. Here are some of the benefits of going paperless and how robots can help your business accomplish this goal.
Farming has come a long way since the invention of the plow and later innovations like the tractor and combine to improve agricultural productivity. Every industry has been impacted by the digital age, and agriculture is no exception. Here is how technology is fast becoming more common in the agricultural sector and some of the many benefits of digital agriculture.
The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst for a technological revolution in the global supply chain. Until that pivotal moment in history, many businesses were unaware just how fragile our system of communication and logistics really was.
The U.S. restaurant industry has been regaining momentum after extended periods of shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Diners are enthusiastically returning to take advantage of new and favorite options for in-house dining. However, supply chain issues continue to disrupt the restaurant industry.
The global food supply chain is facing significant challenges. From widespread staffing shortfalls, the war in Ukraine causing increased energy prices and grain scarcity, and rising levels of food waste, there’s a growing concern about food price inflation and potential shortages.
Some of the biggest challenges facing the food supply concern things like visibility, traceability, and skyrocketing costs. These are happening at the same time consumer shopping behaviors and preferences are shifting, putting additional pressure on food growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, and sellers.