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According to Reuters , customs authorities in China has temporarily prohibited imports from three plants in Brazil The news agency said China has declined to name the facilities but, citing sources, Reuters said sites owned by Marfrig and JBS were among the three. The Guardian , meanwhile, quoting a Dutch government official, said China had banned meat from four factories in the Netherlands.
Beijing had not given a reason for the move but the official said all of the plants had seen Covid outbreaks. Unite also raised concerns about track-and-trace record keeping for agency workers, such as production line staff and cleaners, who it says often work at multiple sites. India implemented the scheme — Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana — when the country went into lockdown to try to ensure the poor had adequate food.
Those eligible were to receive 5kg of foodgrains per month. On top of that, each household were provided with 1 kg free whole chana a month. The scheme had been due to elapse at the end of June but has now been extended until the end of November, Modi said. On the contrary, resurgent food inflation resulting from supply disruption and panic buying, and high fuel prices due to recent hikes in excise duty, are pressuring inflation.
Covid shocked the Thai economy, especially in the second quarter of , and has led already to widespread job losses, affecting middle-class households and the poor alike. Active labour market measures, such as wage-subsidies targeted to individuals in the most vulnerable sectors, and for on-the-job training to promote reemployment should be explored. The company said some 1, employees were tested between 17 and 19 June.
Of the who tested positive, showed no symptoms of having contracted the virus. To date, Tyson has conducted nearly 40, tests throughout the country, covering more than one-third of its US-based employees. Testing at the Noel facility was done in partnership with Matrix Medical, a medical clinical services company. It said Victoria reported its tenth straight day of new cases in double digits on Friday 26 June. Some 30 new cases were reported. Delivering ice cream, dairy products, pastry and frozen food directly to customers, the service covers Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Denmark via local distribution operations.
The three employees affected, including two from the same household, received positive test results after more than tests were carried out on a sample of the Tulip workforce on 22 June. All three, together with anyone identified as having had close contact with those who have tested positive, are now isolating at home in line with government guidelines. Tulip employs more than people at the Tipton site, which is facing closure. At least 34 employees have tested positive since 25 April, with eight confirmed this month.
Asked for comment by just-food on the situation, Kepak referred to a prepared statement. All our sites remain safely operational. As such, we are actively engaging with our employee forums, and with the relevant Public Health Agencies to ensure that best practice Covid control measures and procedures are implemented and adhered to across all our sites. Kepak continues to observe all public health protocols during this pandemic.
The factory in Kirklees in West Yorkshire, which trades as Kober Ltd, halted production last week after a number of staff were confirmed as having the novel coronavirus. Output resumed this week but local health officials said today a total of staff have the disease. Unite is calling on Mondelez to follow the example of other major international food manufacturers which have provided extra payments for UK staff who have worked during the lockdown. It suggested the shift to grocery pick-up or delivery is sustainable.
In terms of packaged foods, the survey suggested previously poorly positioned categories will benefit. In particular, the course of the pandemic is of major importance. A significantly longer phase of weak economic development is expected, if the number of new infections cannot be kept at low levels, for example by smart distancing, if the easing of public health interventions does not continue and if uncertainty of companies and households is not reduced.
The news agency reported that a labour court ruled that JBS should test all workers at the plant in five days, as well as put on paid leave any employees who test positive for Covid, for a minimum of 14 days. There are more than 1. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland devise their own strategies for Covid lockdowns.
From 4 July, people will be allowed to meet with one other household at a time indoors, as long as social distancing is maintained, Johnson added. People will only be able to have contact with thei rown household or one person from outside.
On Thursday, 2 Sisters decided to close a processing plant in Wales for 14 days because of Covid infections. The poultry facility in the town of Llangefni, Anglesey, reportedly had 13 confirmed cases a few days ago with another people self-isolating, although 2 Sisters declined to confirm the numbers. The BBC yesterday 21 June reported the number of infections had hit There will be biggest proportion of economies experiencing declines in per capita output since , the organisation said.
It also stated the output of emerging market and developing economies EMDEs is expected to contract in for the first time in at least 60 years. The World Bank said the global economy has experienced 14 global recessions since in , , , , , , , , , , , , , and It warned the Covid recession will be the deepest since , and more than twice as deep as the recession associated with the global financial crisis.
It is also associated with unprecedented weakening in multiple indicators of global activity, such as services and oil demand, as well as declines in per capita income in all EMDE regions. But such times require changes to how brands are managed. And what can they do to position brands once the economy starts to rebound, which could possibly be as early as this fall? Meanwhile, Oscar Mayer Ltd has said more than 30 workers at its Rowan Foods facility in north Wales have been infected.
However, from today 18 June , the company has decided to halt production at the site. We are a responsible company with people at its core. Without our people we are nothing. The performance of these sales channels during the first few weeks after restrictions were eased was very positive in light of the general environment.
A fresh outbreak of Covid has been linked to a wholesale food market in Beijing. The new infections are reported to have been traced to a chopping board used by a seller of imported salmon, Bloomberg said. The unnamed executive told Bloomberg customs officials are carrying out nucleic acid tests on all shipments.
Officials have also started testing every consignment within the shipments, instead of taking random samples, the executive added. Regulators around the world have consistently said that, so far, there is no evidence Covid can be transmitted through food. That did not translate to a softer decline in retail sales in the United States. An unrelated measure of retail activity shows that US foot traffic at retail stores remained depressed while foot traffic in Italy has climbed notably higher. Recall that mobility in Germany and the United States were strikingly similar at the end of May.
The poultry facility in the town of Llangefni reportedly has 13 confirmed cases among staff, with people self-isolating. The analysts said they also expect US food companies to incur increased operating costs during the pandemic, which could partially offset the benefits of volume-led sales gains. Consumers could also shift away from heavily-processed packaged food as more people become comfortable with cooking from scratch. While we expect some trade-in from food-away-from-home to food-at-home during a recession, this is likely to be largely offset by a further trade-down from branded to private-label food products.
During the financial crisis, Campbell Soup Co. The maker of bread-based convenience products said it had to cut production teams down to two from six in March as the virus took hold, and put 57 employees on furlough under the support of the Danish government. However, while Easyfood is now operating four production teams, its CEO Flemming Paasch said the company will withdraw from the state support scheme, and as a result is letting 13 staff go. They mainly come from Poland and Romania.
Under the new guidelines, workers have to keep at least 1. If a second outbreak occurs triggering a return to lockdowns, world economic output is forecast to plummet 7. At its peak, unemployment in the OECD economies would be more than double the rate prior to the outbreaks, with little recovery in jobs next year, it said. Euro area GDP is expected to plunge by Quoting locally-based labour prosecutors, Reuters reported the plant was allowed to resume activities on Friday 5 June after the entire workforce there was tested for coronavirus.
Prosecutors also called on JBS to remove all employees who had contact with sick workers while enforcing at least 1. Hundreds of jobs could be lost as a result. Final numbers will be presented around 31 August. We believe consumers are looking for occasions to treat themselves and creating moments of joy for everyone in the family while they stay at home.
We are ensuring the products that customers value are made available to them with greater ease and in ways that remains protective of public health. Some jumped straight into supplying the public direct, others sold into supermarkets. On our analysis pages today, David Burrows looks at whether these strategies could stick. The company has re-opened the facility in eastern Dutch town of Groenlo shut last month.
Vion said it had been given the green light by local health officials, who will monitor measures at the site. All employees will have daily health checks, the company added. Japan, a country with a population of around m, has so far avoided a large-scale outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Data published in the Japanese media today showed the country had seen people die from Covid Those who have tested positive number 17, Smucker sees huge Q4 sales boost from Covid factor US jam, peanut butter, relishes and snacks maker J.
Smucker has reported Q4 sales figures that have been massively boosted by the Covid factor. The company released results from Covid testing at its Storm Lake pork processing plant and its Council Bluffs beef and pork facility yesterday 2 June. At Storm Lake, 2, employees were tested and tested positive. Limited production at the facility will resume today 3 June following a temporary halt during which additional deep cleaning and sanitising was conducted.
Some of those have been through their required absence and have now returned to work. More than half of individuals who tested positive did not show any symptoms. The Council Bluffs plant is among more than 40 production facilities in the US where Tyson is rolling out testing capabilities with the medical clinical services company Matrix Medical. COO Jack Hamilton tells Dean Best how the family-owned firm has adapted to Covid, with the pandemic affecting parts of the business in different ways.
Northern Ireland-based Mash Direct, a supplier of prepared-vegetable products, does business in its home market, mainland Great Britain and the Irish Republic. However, like businesses across the packaged-food industry, big and small, Mash Direct has had to react quickly to the way the novel coronavirus has shaken up the sector.
Mash Direct did, however, see sales to its grocery-retail customers which take in major retailers on both sides of the Irish Sea jump in the early weeks of the lockdowns in the UK and Ireland, while COO Jack Hamilton says the company launched a direct-to-consumer service that may become a permanent part of the business. It makes for sobering reading. Discussing not just the Covid pandemic, the economic recession and now the political division and racial tension that have hit the US, Dr.
David Kelly, chief global strategist at J. But just as there are cycles in the economy, so there are cycles in politics and society and there will be many better years ahead than While this has been a recurring theme in recent months, every few days we get new information which can help us track both of the depth of the downturn and the speed of a potential recovery. In particular, real consumer spending fell Kelly sought to emphasise how he believes any real pick-up in the US economy will come when a vaccine for Covid is widely administered.
Roache, however, had a caveat that will be of interest to those in FMCG. Large firms are finding their feet faster than small firms, and industry is recovering faster than the service sector. Not all industries are firing at the same time, however. The technology sector has rebounded, autos have stabilised, and consumer goods are still below levels.
News agency Reuters said that the company has signed a settlement with labour prosecutors in its home market to make working conditions safer for its employees against a backdrop of the virus spreading in meat plants in recent weeks. Quoting a statement from the labour prosecutors, Reuters reported that additional protective measures agreed upon include routine testing of workers for coronavirus and introducing a mandatory 1.
It also said Marfrig is to test all of its 18, workers starting today 2 June as part of efforts to combat the spread of the virus. A new awareness of food has arisen — and of the work of those who produce it. This new esteem needs to be maintained. According to Reuters , JBS can re-start processing at the facility in Ipumirim, which is located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
Citing labour officials, the news agency said that, when the company was ordered to close the factory, there had been 86 confirmed cases of Covid Beijing has reduced interest rates during the Covid crisis, with additional re-lending and rediscount facilities for agriculture and smaller firms. Stable wages and jobs are bigger drivers of domestic consumption. We thus believe Beijing will step up monetary easing, with credit growth accelerating by lowering interest rates and reserve-requirement ratios even more this year.
Food producers are facing large losses on perishable and nutritious food as buyers have become limited and traders stop engaging with farmers. The World Bank has called for collective action to keep food trade flowing between countries. Then our customers, who are impatient to find us but who legitimately do not want to put themselves in danger. To them too, we say, measures are being implemented.
Service will be allowed until 10pm, Erdogan said. It estimates that 22 plants have closed at some point in the past two months. It has written to US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue and vice president Mike Pence asking for better protection measures to be introduced in meat plants. Reuters further reported Tyson said yesterday 28 May it will close the facility on a temporary basis as a result. Its plan includes providing guidance for identifying modifiable risk factors and increasing access and funding for evidence-based weight loss support.
It is also calling for a ban on the advertising and promotion of unhealthy products and for the government to make nutrition labelling mandatory. Stripping the impact from Covid from the numbers, meat-free sales were set to grow 6. By holding out, the company will be able to launch its new faux-burger line in favourable conditions, capitalising on the renewed demand from consumers. The meat processor said the facility continues to operate, although health and safety protocols have been put in place to protect workers, such as temperature controls and limited access.
Any employees who had contact with the infected workers are in isolation at home. Meanwhile, any staff suffering from flu symptoms, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases and those over 60 years old have been told to stay away from work.
US broadcaster NBC reported that some employees at the plant had already tested positive for the virus when, just over two weeks ago, the state conducted a large round of tests on more than 1, workers over a two-day period.
The results showed that came back positive and three showed to be inconclusive, it said, quoting local county officials. News agency Reuters said the JBS plant in the state of Rondonia has been closed on the order of a labour court until the company tests all workers there for coronavirus. JBS did not have an immediate comment, Reuters said. Prior to Covid, the global meat industry was expected to grow at an annual rate of 2. Although production will stabilise in the long-term, a full recovery to a pre-Covid value is unlikely.
The plant was temporarily shut down in April after a major outbreak of the virus at the facility. It reopened on 7 May. It said that of those cases were discovered following facility-wide testing between 5 May and 7 May while the remaining 79 were tested by local health officials. Tyson said the majority of those who tested positive had not showed any symptoms of the virus. Some 1, people work at the plant. The company told The Stock Exchange of Thailand, on which it is listed, that the member of staff had reported feeling unwell on 20 May and immediately reported to the on-site infirmary and was sent home.
On Saturday 23 May , a test was performed with positive results. The employee continues to self-isolate and is currently not displaying severe symptoms of Covid or in any immediate danger, Thai Union said. As a precautionary measure, it has sent home approximately out of the total workers at the plant.
These workers were identified as being in contact with the sick employee. Peniche-based ESIP remains open and is working closely with all local health and government authorities on measures to ensure no further spread of Covid among the workforce, Thai Union said.
Operations at that facility resumed on 21 May after being closed for a month. The Ipumirim plant was closed after a labour inspection on 18 May. A statement from BRF sent to just-food said the workers have been suspended from duty after being diagnosed.
All BRF plants in Brazil remain open. Westcrown, a German venture between Danish Crown and the German meat processor Westfleisch, was a major customer for the facility. Slaughtering at the Passo Fundo site resumed on Wednesday 20 May , JBS said in a statement provided to Reuters , adding that the facility has the capacity to process , birds a day.
Willi-Food, the Israel-based kosher food supplier, said it posted its highest-ever sales and operating profit in its fiscal first quarter due to increased demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. However, net profit slumped. It was down The London-based company, which offers alternatives to chicken and bacon, has listings with UK grocers The Co-op and Waitrose and has more national retailers set to stocking its products this year. We had more foodservice inquiries than we could deal with almost.
We made more traction in foodservice in six months than I think most of the category did to be honest. The US-based meat giant said the positive cases emerged from a facility-wide testing of 2, staff at the site, with giving a confirmed diagnosis. The majority showed no coronavirus symptoms, the company said. We have taken all necessary steps to identify and notify individuals who worked closely with these employees.
Additionally, the foodservice industry is in the very early stages of a recovery, and we are actively monitoring the pace and magnitude of this recovery. As a result of this uncertainty, we are withdrawing our full-year sales and earnings guidance. Covid deaths reported at Cranswick plant in northern England It has been reported that a number of employees of UK meat processing firm Cranswick have died from Covid Like other businesses, we will feel the impact of Covid and its flow-on effects but how and to what extent is still uncertain.
We are drawing on all our experience in managing market volatility. However, Kellogg said airing the ad on the channel had been a genuine mistake. It said JBS had scaled down to one shift but had not closed the plant after an outbreak of coronavirus amongst its employees. It will increase its production from one shift to two from today 21 May. CBC reported that more than workers contracted Covid at the facility and one employee died during the outbreak.
It quoted locally-based JBS spokesman Rob Meijer as saying that moving from one shift back to two will not increase the number of people in the plant at any single time. It reported that Westfleisch said on Wednesday 20 May that German authorities monitored a test slaughtering of 1, pigs at its Coesfeld facility and approved its working processes and corona hygiene precautions.
The number of infections were not disclosed. To protect its profits, Greencore has temporarily ceased production at three factories — in Bow, Atherstone and Heathrow — and rationalised production at its facility in Northampton. As of today 19 May , staff had been officially confirmed as testing positive and one slaughterhouse, Tradival, owned by farming cooperative Groupe Sicarev, had been shut down by local authorities.
The company, which owns brands including Seara and Qualy, said operations at the plant, located in the southern Brazilian city of Lajeado, had resumed after a local court ratified an agreement between the business and state health officials. Other capital expenditure has been slowed down due to the impact of the current lockdown.
Revenue increased by 4. Operating profit rose 8. The unprecedented higher unemployment rate following the hard lockdown, further constraints on consumer disposable income, and financial distress on businesses with a slow recovery expected by most economists, makes for a negative outlook. Some five employees tested positive for coronavirus. It has also seen export sales shrink. It said this drop in sales is also having an impact on British dairy farms.
The Stilton cheesemakers use milk from at least 70 farms across Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in the English Midlands, many of which are fifth generation dairy farmers. The trade body is urging UK consumers to buy Stilton and other British cheeses to support the industry and prevent producers going out of business.
General Mills this week lifted its forecasts on a couple of key sales and profit metrics after seeing US pantry-loading boost demand. In this piece, Dean Best presents the top takeaways. Are big CPG brands back? The plant has now re-opened after being closed for deep cleaning. Last week, the US-based meat business said its Benson Avenue and Melrose factories, both in Minnesota, had restarted following a voluntary pause due to Covid infections.
Two weeks ago, local media reports suggested almost 60 staff at the facility had come down with the virus but neither Butterball or officials within the local Duplin County have confirmed numbers. The plant remains open and operational, and we continue to work closely with the Duplin County Health Department to help us manage any Covid cases.
Cargill, which processes soybean and corn at the site, said that, thus far, it has had no interruptions in Brazilian operations due to the Covid outbreak. In a statement issued today, it said there is evidence of a doubling and in some cases nearly tripling of maritime freight costs over the last month from exporters across the food supply chain.
According to multiple media outlets in Germany, the company has shuttered the plant until further notice, in line with German government emergency lockdown regulations, after scores of employees tested were positive for Covid Reports vary, with the highest figure quoted suggesting workers have become infected with the virus. All agree that the number is above The company told local news outlets that 13 people have been hospitalised with moderate symptoms, and the rest are isolating with mild symptoms.
It reported that the Saskatchewan Health Authority has revealed that one worker at the plant tested positive for the virus while other employees are self-isolating. Around people work at the facility. Everyone considered to have come into direct contact with the infected employee has been instructed to self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus, she said.
Operations at the plant are continuing. The Frito Lay crisp brand owner has launched PantryShop. On PantryShop. According to media reports in Canada, the plant in Chambly in Quebec will shut down on Wednesday after an outbreak of Covid among staff. Some 64 employees have the virus. Last Monday, Cargill reopened a meat plant in the Canadian state of Alberta that was closed down temporarily amid reports hundreds of workers had contracted coronavirus.
The Vancouver-based business, with a portfolio stretching across cured meats, snacks and seafood, made the announcement with its first-quarter results to 28 March. Revenue was up This voluntary testing event identified those who are positive for the virus.
It has also added more physical barriers and hand sanitiser dispensers. Sofina said two of its plants in Ontario had each seen one member of staff contract the virus. The factories are in Mississauga and Burlington. Given the sanitation protocols in place at the plant, including regular fogging, we are confident that the areas where the employee went do not pose any contamination concerns.
We have checked in frequently with these employees to see how they are doing and offer our support. On 24 April, Hormel announced it would halt operations at the site, as well as at another on Willmar Avenue in Willmar. We have put the safety of our staff first throughout this pandemic and will continue to do so. What could be the possible lasting effects of the Covid pandemic on consumer attitudes to food and, more broadly, on the global food system? In a deep dive published today 7 May — featuring companies including Mondelez International and General Mills, as well as stakeholders across the financial and NGO communities — our contributing editor Ben Cooper discussed what are pretty big questions but questions many are pondering as we try to look beyond Covid Consumption patterns and consumer attitudes to food have been disrupted by the Covid crisis, and the food market could be reshaped permanently by the pandemic.
Even though the fear of food scarcity was relatively fleeting for many in developed countries, it has been enough to alter how people think about and value food, with possibly positive implications for efforts to reduce food waste, improve diets and create more sustainable food supply chains.
Meanwhile, the resilience of current modes of food production and distribution to such disruption is being assessed, with increased localisation and regionalisation finding favour with food manufacturers and consumers alike. Change will not be sudden, however, as coping with continuing upheaval and a deep recession will be the main priorities during an indeterminate period of stabilisation and recovery.
It is only when that phase is over that the lasting effects of Covid on food culture can be fully judged. Major food manufacturers continue to operate at or near full capacity despite amid a nationwide lockdown, which is set to expire on 11 May. You can read the story here. Meanwhile, Tyson has also reopened a meat plant in Washington where production was suspended two weeks ago to enable testing of staff for Covid Staff who had contracted the virus will only be able to return to work once cleared by health officials, and team members who have not been tested will not be able to return, Tyson said.
New health and safety protocols have also been put in place following deep cleaning and sanitisation of the plant. Premier said its previously announced guidance remains unchanged. Fourth-quarter sales are expected to be up 3. The business also lifted its forecast on a metric for adjusted margins. In the first quarter of , HelloFresh said it had what it calls 4. It booked Kroger has placed limits on certain branded and own-label meat products. Last week, major processor Tyson Foods warned of US meat shortages because of the number of plants shut by the Covid virus.
Fox News , quoting Metro Health officials in Nashville and Davidson County, said cases have been confirmed at the facility in Goodlettsville. The news follows an executive order from President Trump last week that said plants should stay open to ensure the US meat supply.
Rochelle Foods, a US business owned by Hormel, also re-opened its facility in Illinois yesterday after testing workers for Covid and introducing new safety measures at its plant. Last week, Hormel subsidiary Fontanini Foods said it was to furlough, or temporarily lay off, workers as Covid takes its toll on the business.
Hormel, meanwhile, has closed another two facilities after a number of employees tested positive for Covid Sales rose 5. The worker is employed at the facility in the Moulton Park area of Northampton, which is located in the English east Midlands. The company, which makes a variety of products for foodservice and retail customers, including microwaveable and pre-cooked bacon, foodservice and retail bacon, deli hams and Hormel Compleats microwaveable meals, closed its operation down for 14 days.
It said the vast majority of its employees had tested negative for the virus. During the pause in operations it carried out a deeo cleaning of high-touch areas, reconfigured common areas and workstations, revised shift scheduling, introduced new guidelines on carpooling and brought in more extensive social distancing measures.
He did not disclose their location. The privately-owned business, which is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, said today 30 April the site in question is located at Port Coquitlam, near Vancouver. We have been preparing for this type of incident and quickly sprang into action to assess risks and identify any action needed in addition to the proactive measures we already have in place.
Local media reports suggest nearly 60 workers at the Mount Olive facility in North Carolina, where Butterball is based, have come down with the virus. US farmers have been forced to cull livestock after meat plants where they would normally be sent closed to combat the spread of coronavirus.
The plant stopped operations on April Until then it processed 20, hogs per day. Simon Harvey looks at the life for D2C post-crisis. According to the ministry, those infected had all been working at a slaughterhouse in the south western German town of Birkenfeld, where of the employees are Romanian.
He is signing an executive order to that effect against a backdrop of plant closures due to Covid outbreaks and warnings about meat shortages in US supermarkets as a result. PepsiCo has pulled its financial guidance for the year as the US-based food and beverages giant said the coronavirus crisis has thrown up too many uncertainties to accurately predict the outlook.
The Frito-Lay and Walkers crisps owner made the announcement in conjunction with its first-quarter results to 21 March, with revenue up but both operating and net profits down on a reported basis. A plant in Wuhan Bimbo shut in February has re-opened, Servitje confirmed yesterday. Net majority income fell back significantly — from MXN1. It added the affected employees had self-isolated for at least a week before being confirmed as having Covid Reports subsequently claimed the plant had more than Covid cases.
Speaking to US broadcaster Fox News yesterday, Noem said she was hopeful the plant could soon re-open. One of the side-effects of this crisis will be it will be a breakthrough event when it comes to e-commerce for food and beverage. Tyson announced the closing of a number of pork and beef processing facilities last week in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus while other major meat processors in the US have done likewise.
Cowlitz County health officials said in a statement seen by just-food that the positive tests came to light when a phased testing procedure for potentially exposed plant employees was carried out on 22 April on 77 workers at the plant. It said that in coordination with Foster Farms, health officials will conduct a second round of testing at Foster Farms on approximately additional employees today 27 April.
Branston is based in the village of the same name in the county of Lincolnshire. Previously closed beef processing plants in Souderton, Pennsylvania, and Greeley, Colorado have reopened, JBS said in a statement, adding that its pork facility in Worthington, Minnesota, remains in shut-down mode.
The company is temporarily laying off workers at a site in its domestic market, a move that follows cuts to production in the UK, where workers were also put on leave. After the announcements of three plant closures already this week, the Jimmy Dean brand owner has said its plant at Shelbyville, Tennessee, facility is to close temporarily for cleaning.
It is the third closure announced by the company this week. And how does the FMCG giant view the rest of the year — and beyond? Dean Best reports. Speaking to analysts after Unilever reported its sales for the first quarter of , Jope outlined how the FMCG giant was looking at the consumer and category landscape post-Covid Emerging markets were hit the most, with sales down 1.
What we need is a different set of principles: a set of principles that transforms the economic logic of the West, writes Robert Skidelsky — author of a three-volume biography of J M Keynes, a cross-bench peer and emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick — in the New Statesman today. You cannot solve this problem in one country; it has got to be solved in every country. You can read the full piece here. Manufacturing at the plant was suspended two weeks ago because of a number of Covid cases, and, according to reports, some deaths.
Agreed with Danone. In we saw the first move back to larger brands anyway. The Covid reset is providing a new dimension. Glanbia pulls guidance on back of Covid uncertainty Glanbia has pulled its financial guidance for the year as the Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition business said volatile trading conditions due to the coronavirus crisis became more pronounced toward the end of the first quarter and beyond. However, the Alpro maker withdrew its financial guidance for , which may have weighed on its share price.
Smucker gets sales boost from pantry-loading US jam, peanut butter, relishes and snacks maker J. Smucker has improved its sales guidance for its fiscal year, reflecting a Covidlinked surge in demand for the sort of products it manufactures and a relatively small exposure to the foodservice channel. Smucker is still forecasting a decline in annual sales but one not as steep as previously thought.
New Zealand has announced it will ease restrictions from next week. The country will be put on a level 3 alert from 27 April for at least two weeks, then the government will assess whether to further relax the lockdown. Fonterra said it will not ease its controls until the government reduced the alert level to 2, when it would look at a phased return to the workplace, with extra safety precautions and travel restrictions remaining. According to AP , the meat titan has said three employees at its chicken-processing plant in Camilla, Georgia have died after contracting the novel coronavirus.
A fourth person, who worked in what was described in the report as a supporting job outside the plant, has also died. Our local columnist Peter Peverelli sets out some trends that could take hold. Ivano Vacondio said hoarding by Italian consumers during the Covid outbreak has, until now, camouflaged problems that will soon emerge. The Illinois company, which makes bacon and ham-based products and microwaveable meals for the foodservice and retail channels, has been shut down by the local health department.
And Wolf also discussed how Mondelez sees Covid shaping demand for snacks. The Durban-based company, which makes plant-based burgers and sausages amongst other products, confirmed in a statement sent to just-food that its Westmead premises will be locking its doors. GMB has asked the government to convene an urgent meeting with grocery retailers and industry body the Food and Drink Federation to thrash out the issue.
They will be limited to one per customer. The retailer has stores in the UK. By , Aldi plans to operate more than 1, outlets. This includes buying meat and milk to help farmers hit by coronavirus. How can processors react? And what might be the impact on supply?
The company has asked the Dutch government for a wages subsidy to help it weather the coronavirus storm. Olymel announced the closure of the facility on 29 March after nine workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus. All that was solid as we began has melted into thin air.
What changes will we need to make to adapt in the wake of Covid? The severity of these waves or stages of change will depend on how severe the global pandemic is, which at this point in time is unknown. During a presentation at a Bakkavor plant in London, secretly filmed and shared with UK newspaper The Guardian and broadcaster ITV News , Sean Madden, head of operations at the factory, said staff who missed work when they were not sick could be first to be made redundant if cuts were needed.
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