UNFI Names Jim Gehr Chief Supply Chain Officer

May 4, 2020 United Natural Foods

In this role, Gehr will lead an organization of over 12,000 associates working across four regions and 59 distribution centers, delivering 1.3 billion cases annually to UNFI’s more than 30,000 customers.

It’s Time to Talk More Seriously About the Food Supply

April 15, 2020 Zachary B. Wolf, CNN

The current situation is this: Farmers are dumping food, including milk, even as people grow increasingly desperate and lines grow at food banks.

Meatpacking Closures ‘Disastrous’ For Supply Chain

April 14, 2020 RYAN MCCRIMMON, Politico

Smithfield Foods on Sunday announced that its pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., one of the largest in the country, is “closed until further notice.” Besides the impact on consumers, Smithfield Foods’ CEO Kenneth Sullivan also warned of “severe, perhaps disastrous repercussions” up and down the supply chain — especially for livestock producers.

COVID-19: Analyzing its Impact on US Retail Supply Chain | A Quantzig Case Study

April 8, 2020 Quantzig

A global data analytics and advisory firm, Quantzig, that delivers actionable analytics solutions to resolve complex business problems has announced the completion of its latest success story that sheds light on how the US retail industry can combat the impact of COVID-19 on their supply chain operations.

Could Coronavirus Overwhelm Food Supply Chain, Leaving Grocery Stores Empty? Experts Say No, but Warn of Disruption

Barren shelves. Calls for a new wave of grocery store workers. Impossible quests to procure toilet paper.