Third Assessment of Effects of Covid-19 For Consumers of Flowers and Plants

August 24, 2021 Flower Council of Holland

Research agency Motivaction has studied the effects of Covid-19 on consumer’s buying intention of flowers and plants for the third time in June 2021 on behalf of the Flower Council of Holland. The research focused on consumers in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the key conclusion is that consumers still think that flowers and plants are important. 

Supply Chains, Shortages, and Food Service: Leveraging Equipment to Navigate Post-Pandemic Challenges

For leaders in the food industry, it seems, the steady return to normalcy is simply a transition to a new state of uncertainty. As you prepare for widespread re-opening, you’re likely wondering how to tackle these new challenges while staying focused on recovering revenue and keeping up with demand. A big part of the answer lies in what you’re keeping behind the counter.

Relationships Helped Cheesemakers Through Pandemic

During the American Cheese Society’s virtual conference, Thursday, Emily Harbison, technical specialist with Dairy Connection, and Dave Potter, vice president of Dairy Connection, shared their perspective on how COVID-19 impacted the specialty cheese industry. Dairy Connection, Inc. is an ingredient supplier to specialty, farmstead, and small-to-midsize cheese and fermented-milk manufacturers nationwide.

In-Person Fancy Food Show 2021 Canceled, Digital Fancy Food 24/7 to Continue

August 11, 2021 Specialty Food Association

– The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Fancy Food Show 2021, the in-person component of the planned dual Fancy Food Show 2021 + Fancy Food 24/7, has been canceled. The sole in-person trade show scheduled by the SFA for this year was to take place September 27-29 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Fancy Food 24/7, the digital component of the show, will run as planned from September 27 through October 8.

After a Difficult Year, Alaska’s Salmon Industry is Back

August 3, 2021 Marketplace

In 2020, the price per pound for Bristol Bay, Alaska, sockeye salmon dropped to some of the lowest prices fishermen have seen in several years. The famed fishery, like most industries, wasn’t insulated from complications brought on by COVID-19.