Supply Chain Resources
Suppliers, vendors, and distributors throughout the food supply chain that would like to offer services to grocers and wholesalers. NGA is working on cataloging these inquiries and sharing them in an effort to facilitate mutually beneficial connections during this unprecedented situation. To be included in this effort, please click HERE to fill out the form.
Connect with suppliers and buyers on Repositrak’s B2B e-commerce platform, MarketPlace at: https://repositrak.com/marketplace.
Coronavirus and the Meat Supply
COVID-19 outbreaks in meat processing facilities nationwide and resulting closures have led to concerns about meat shortages.
Get the facts and be prepared to answer your customers' questions with a variety of resources below. Just click on the links below to access each.
- FMI Meat FAQs
- The Road from Farm to Table: How COVID-19 is Impacting the Food Supply Chain and Animal Welfare, by Jayson Lusk and Candice Croney of Perdue University;
- Jayson Lusk, Food and Agriculture Economist, blog
- Meat Supply & Pricing Sign
Food Pricing and Costs
Increases in food prices are driven by dozens, if not hundreds, of factors, and the unprecedented demand challenges we’re witnessing in the food supply chain as a result of COVID-19 has affected the prices of some products in the grocery store. The following list of resources and industry leaders discussing the situation with various media outlets can provide helpful responses for you when dealing with customers' and others' questions about price, product shortages, and pricing policies.
FMI Statement on Food Prices
FMI Grocery Retail Pricing FAQs
Leslie Sarasin on the Today Show
FMI's Statement on Good Morning America
Leslie Saransin, Food Industry Association president and CEO on CSPAN