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FTC demands information in supply chain probe

- General News
The Federal Trade Commission is ordering nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer good suppliers to provide detailed information that will help the FTC shed light on the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how these disruptions are causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy.

Independent grocer participates in White House roundtable on supply chain challenges

- Retail
Today, Carlos Castro, owner of Woodbridge, Va.-based Todos Supermarket, joined other major retailers at the White House for a roundtable discussion with President Biden on America’s supply chain challenges. Castro, a member of the National Grocers Association Board of Directors, represented the more than 21,000 independent community grocers across the country.

Supply chains, explained

- Analysis
Everybody is concerned with the supply chain, and, like the Devil in the Middle Ages, it is supposed to be responsible for all current misfortunes.

Produce groups issue joint statement on supply chain disruptions

- Featured

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 3, 2021) – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the …

Rebranded Laws Logistics offers supply chain solutions

- General News
“Supply chain challenges are ongoing in the produce and perishables industry and they’re not going away anytime soon,” says Mike Laws.

HarvestHold by Verdant Technologies receives EPA registration

- General News
After much industry buzz in 2020, Verdant Technologies announces the roll out of its HarvestHold Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September.

Kwik Lok names new Director of Global Supply Chain

- General News
Kwik Lok Corporation has created a new position, Director of Global Supply Chain, to oversee strategic supply chain management with a focus on ethical procurement and sustainability.

Associations warn pallet shortage puts fresh produce supply at risk

- General News
Although conversations are occurring within the North American (and global) industry relative to the current acute pallet shortages, we believe that many do not yet realize the factors impacting the situation and the potential scope of the issue, including the availability of produce to consumers.

Pallet problems add more costs to supply chain

- General News
With lumber prices many times higher than a year ago, wood pallets are more expensive and harder to find, adding cost along the fresh produce supply chain.

Supply Chain: Responding to the next disruption

- Produce Blueprints
The rapid cascade of challenges at the outset of the pandemic last year decimated the supply chain capabilities of organizations across the fresh produce supply chain.