MDMR to Accept Applications for Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program beginning July 1

This program, funded by the Pandemic Assistance provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, will assist in defraying the expenses of preparing for, preventing exposure to and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic for seafood processing facilities and processing vessels.

Future of Fish Publishes Comprehensive COVID and D2C Industry Reports

April 28, 2022 Future of Fish

Future of Fish announces the release of complementary industry reports, Global Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Seafood Industry and Direct-to-Consumer Strategies for Seafood, both available for free download on the organization’s website.

Spending Gap Between Full-Service and Quick-Service Restaurants Widened During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 22, 2022 Keenan Marchesi, USDA ERS

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sparked an unprecedented shift in the way U.S. consumers spent money on food, particularly at restaurants and other food-away-from-home (FAFH) establishments. To document changes in consumer FAFH spending, researchers from the USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) recently worked with proprietary data from a market research organization that were collected before and throughout the pandemic.

COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Changes in Food Shopping & Consumption Patterns

April 11, 2022 Freedonia Group

A new Freedonia Group analysis explores how these and other trends are affecting consumer attitudes about food packaging, and what that means for both food brands and packaging suppliers.

Fruit and Vegetables Seeks New Perspectives for the European Fresh Produce Sector in Time of Geopolitical Turmoil

March 11, 2022 Freshfel Europe

The fresh fruit and vegetables sector is exposed to unprecedented business conditions resulting from the combined effects of increased costs in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and the geopolitical instability in the Eastern part of the European continent. These developments are completely reshaping the global business environment for fresh produce. Within an interconnected and international fruit and vegetables sector, thoughts and solidarity go from the European fruit and vegetables sector to those suffering from the violence and stolen freedom from this situation.