The baking industry is grappling with serious supply chain and commodity cost challenges that are emerging even as the pandemic is not yet out of the picture.
The range of hurdles — from ingredient shortages to workforce challenges — have created a complex situation that needs to be addressed, according to an American Bakers Association podcast episode on Bake to the Future that spotlights these issues. Many of the challenges result from pandemic-driven global disruption of connected supply chains.
“It’s like a perfect storm,” said Lee Sanders, ABA’s Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, who spoke during the podcast. “We have a lot of different pressures on the industry.”