COVID-19’s Impact on Supply Chain Subject of New SN Digital Extra


COVID-19-Chain-Reaction image As school nutrition operators anxiously await decisions from district administrators about SY2020-21 schedules and their impact on school meal service, vendors serving the K-12 segment anxiously await food and beverage forecasts and product orders from districts. Despite next school year’s murkiness, what is clear is that the new school year will not be business as usual. New pressures on the food supply chain likely will complicate the process of getting popular products in sufficient quantities to meet demand.

Vendors and school nutrition operators share their challenges and concerns for the upcoming school year in the latest digital supplement from School Nutrition. “Chain Reaction” reveals the strains of increased demand for packaging materials and individually wrapped items, unused inventory left from spring school closures and fears of future rolling closures. Despite their concerns, both vendors and operators share a mutual optimism that by working together, challenges can be overcome—if they prioritize communication, creativity, flexibility and patience.

Access this digital supplement, made possible with support from Tyson Foods, today! And be sure to read the other supplements published by School Nutrition that cover relevant topics like employee safety, emotional wellness, financial impacts and more.

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