How Will Chocolate-Makers Respond to Rising Cocoa Prices?

Cocoa prices have doubled in the past year, and commodity prices surpassed the $10,000/ton mark in the latter part of March 2024, as compared to the $2,000 to $3,000 range of the past 15 years.

Chocolate makers and others in the food industry must look for solutions, and customers will see changes in pricing and product design as a result.


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By |2024-04-17T01:47:05+00:00April 17, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Operationalizing Supply Chain Resiliency

Business leaders across various industries are reporting high levels of uncertainty due to ongoing geopolitical issues.

The war between Russian and the Ukraine, disputed transportation lanes, and the fear of another global health pandemic are but a few issues that are top of mind for business leaders across the United States and beyond.

AlixPartners’ Disruption Index, which draws upon over 3000 senior executives, fell 5% year over year in 2023, highlighting top leaders’ ongoing concerns about geopolitical issues and the potential […]

Milk Carton Shortage Threatens Lean Services

A supply chain problem for fresh food and beverage packaging manufacturers has led to a shortage of half-pint milk cartons for dairies.

The carton shortage affects milk served in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and prisons.  Officials across the country are preparing for the shortage with backup plans that range from limiting milk choices to skipping milk offerings altogether.


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Huy Fong’s Sriracha Shortage

In the United States, if you think of sriracha sauce, you immediately think of Huy Fong’s Sriracha Sauce with the rooster on the bottle.

Unfortunately, customers in the U.S. have seen a shortage of Huy Fong’s popular sauce for the last three years. And it may continue.

Part of the problem comes from droughts impacting the production of the red jalapeño peppers that go into the sauce. However, there is more to the story.

For over 28 years, Underwood Farms provided the peppers […]

By |2023-11-08T06:09:21+00:00November 8, 2023|Tags: , , |
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