Operators are facing a number of challenges while trying to regain their footing as COVID-19 restrictions wind down. However, there are ways to invest in food safety technology, even while profits are recovering.
The pandemic’s long-term effect on food supply chains is expected to result in increased threats, including fraud, theft and safety issues.
The pandemic has forced restaurants to reimagine their business and ushered in a new frontier in intelligent kitchens.
As restaurants try to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, owners must meet new guidelines to keep guests safe and comfortable. Technology such as the IoT can help restaurant owners keep restaurants safe and sanitary.
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The use of automation is accelerating in the foodservice industry.
COVID-19 has highlighted the complexity of meeting rapidly changing consumer needs with siloed data sources across the food supply chain. A new and overdue approach, called programmatic commerce, is built upon fully connected systems and will enable food manufacturers, distributors and retailers to pivot even beyond the pandemic. Starting with the consumer buying experience across digital and in-store channels, retailers are gathering and sharing valuable data and insights in order to serve up the right products in the right places where they are needed most, meeting customer expectations and reducing waste across the entire supply chain.
…And how retailers can take advantage during the pandemic and beyond.
During COVID-19, the underlying problem that prevented companies from pivoting at the outbreak persists: Lack of visibility. Looking ahead, participants across the food supply chain will need greater transparency and cohesive collaboration to ensure a consistent and safe supply is available to consumers.
While many grocery stores made operational changes to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, more adjustments are needed to help stem future infections.