The theme of food has loomed large in the narrative of COVID-19. Early in the pandemic, fears of mass disruption of food supply chains led consumers to ransack supermarket shelves and hoard non-perishable items like soup, pasta and rice.
Yet despite some disruptions to certain elements of the food supply, such as shortages of meat resulting from COVID-19 outbreaks at critical meat processing facilities, the food retail industry has so far demonstrated remarkable resiliency during the pandemic. This is not to say that the food supply chain has emerged unscathed.
Lessons Learned about Food Supply Chain Resiliency
In a recent article in the journal Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Chenarides et al (2021) examine the devastating impact of the pandemic on the food service distribution channel … Read more...