For General Mills, Shortages Lead to Price Increases

Ongoing supply chain issues have created material shortages and rising input costs for General Mills.

Disruptions of materials such as fats, oils, starch, and packaging have made it difficult to keep up with demand for General Mills’ ready-to-bake products, pizzas, and hot snacks.

General Mills resorted to changing its recipes to keep products on shelves.  Increased labor, transportation, and raw and packaging materials costs mean that the company will charge customers more for its products.


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Camping in Solar-Powered Style

Solar and electrically powered, self-parking Airstream RV’s stand ready to change the way Americans camp!

The pandemic brought with it a resurgence of interest in camping as a way that families can stay safe and relatively to themselves while still going out on adventures.  Airstream’s new concept camper, the eStream, promises to redefine how trailers look and function.


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Train Robberies

In LA County, container theft increased over 160% from 2020 to 2021. Over 90 containers were broken into each day.

It is estimated that this theft will cost Union Pacific (UP) over $5 million.

Videos and photos have shown one stretch of UP track littered with remains of packages that were stolen from containers. These items included boxes of products, as well as UPS and FedEx packages. The volume of litter required cleanup crews multiple days of work to clear the site.


Container Ship Congestion at California Ports

Pandemic-related shortages of goods have continued to be a problem. One of the biggest issues has been the backlog of ships waiting for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Approximately 40% of the containers that come to the U.S. go through the San Pedro Ports (Long Beach and Los Angeles). The number of ships waiting for these ports was 101 as of the beginning of February 2022. According to the Port of L.A. Operations Report, as […]

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