Managing the Food & Beverage Supply Chain
Consumer purchasing habits are shifting to adjust to the new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many grocery stores, restaurants and bars across the country are shut down or have substantially revised their business operations. To access essential items like food while staying safe, consumers are buying online or trying curbside pick-up services.
Some in the consumer packaged goods industry have shifted their manufacturing facilities to producing much-needed goods like hand sanitizer, face masks and ventilator parts. Others have been unable to adjust – for increased or reduced market demand and logistics challenges. Packaging materials, labor, or distribution networks all present their own hurdles to overcome, that must be overcome quickly and efficiently. Many are turning to third parties to bridge the gaps.
Even before the pandemic, Food Logistics reported that warehousing usage for the industry was up.
“The food & beverage industry, driven by the expansion of grocery delivery, significantly expanded its share of the largest 100 U.S. industrial & logistics leases by square footage last year.”
Technology along with the trends in key categories – such as energy drinks and seltzer water – are affecting how CPGs and retailers meet needs in an ever-changing situation. Food and beverage manufacturers need a logistics partner that understands their unique requirements – from temperature control to food safety compliance to warehousing infrastructure.
With deep industry expertise, distribution networks and flexible warehousing, we can help you navigate the current environment, and grow your business. The industry is evolving rapidly and with American Warehouse as your partner, your food or beverage warehousing and distribution is in good hands.