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Meat Was Once in Short Supply Amid Pandemic. Now, It’s on Sale. - WSJ

Meat Was Once in Short Supply Amid Pandemic. Now, It’s on Sale.

By: Jacob Bunge and Jaewon Kang
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 20th, 2020
After springtime shortages, supermarkets are selling meat for lower prices as supplies rebound and exports decline.
Tyson Foods adopts weekly coronavirus testing for workers

Tyson Foods adopts weekly coronavirus testing for workers

By: Hannah Denham and Abha Bhattarai
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: July 30th, 2020
The company behind Tyson, Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm will roll out the new protocol at all 140 of its U.S. production facilities.
Kroger says demand easing after coronavirus stockpiling

Kroger says demand easing after coronavirus stockpiling

By: Praveen Paramasivam
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co (KR.N) stopped short of raising its annual forecasts on Thursday, saying a coronavirus-driven surge in demand for essential goods was fading as American households reconsider what they have on their shelves.
Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates for profit, sales

Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates for profit, sales

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
Kroger Co (KR.N) said it expects to exceed its 2020 outlook for same-store sales and profit after beating Wall Street expectations for quarterly results on Thursday, as the U.S. supermarket chain benefited from consumers stocking up on essentials during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Why brands like Oreo are cutting back on wacky flavors right now

Why brands like Oreo are cutting back on wacky flavors right now

By: Danielle Wiener-Bronner
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: June 8th, 2020
Shoppers are stocking up on items to eat at home, and they're finding less variety on grocery store shelves.
US Grocery Prices See the Biggest Jump in Nearly 50 Years_Ad Week

US Grocery Prices See the Biggest Jump in Nearly 50 Years

By: Diana Pearl
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: May 12th, 2020
In April, the prices Americans were paying for their groceries spiked by the highest percentage seen in nearly 50 years.
Doing Dairy Good, How Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods is helping the community.

Doing Dairy Good

By: Melissa Gilman
Source: Land O'Lakes
Date of Publication: May 4th, 2020
How Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods is helping the community (and how you can help, too)
Inside Smithfield, JBS and Tysons Food meat plants, fears grew of employees working sick, without protective gear - The Washington Post

As they rushed to maintain U.S. meat supply, big processors saw plants become covid-19 hot spots, worker illnesses spike

By: Taylor Telford, Kimberly Kindy
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: April 25th, 2020
Three of the nation’s largest meat processors failed to provide protective gear to all workers, and some employees say they were told to continue working in crowded plants even while sick as the coronavirus spread around the country and turned the facilities into infection hot spots, a Washington Post investigation has found.
FAQ_ What consumers need to know about the meat industry right now - The Washington Post.pdf

In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know.

By: Laura Reiley
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: April 28th, 2020
In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know. ‘The food supply chain is breaking,’ Tyson Foods says. That may not be an exaggeration.