Food industry companies and entrepreneurs must plan how to position themselves once COVID-19 has subsided. A focus on business strategies, innovation, personnel safety and financing is essential.
This blog considers the future of plant-based meats, food manufacturing efficiency, brick-and-mortar shopping and restaurants, as the U.S. begins to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joseph Hildebrand: NCFIL's New Pilot Plant Manager
May 15, 2020
NCFIL's new Pilot Plant Manager Joseph Hildebrand looks forward to focusing on NCFIL clients, helping them evaluate what they want to do and how NCFIL can help.
NCFIL Director’s Perspective: April 2020
April 27, 2020
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis reports on the NCFIL Pilot Plant status, NCFIL recent activity, and the impact of COVID-19 on food entrepreneurs.
Continued Challenges to Global Food Supply Chains
April 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed existing challenges to the global food supply chain, including workforce vulnerability, slaughterhouse consolidation, and truck driver and storage capacity shortages.
Producers are pivoting from food service to retail outlets. This blog delivers ideas for produce growers and packagers to move products into both the supply chain and consumers’ shopping carts.
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis considers potential challenges to the food supply chain during the coronavirus pandemic, offering direction to both industry and consumers on how to mitigate these challenges.
Food Entrepreneur Strategies Following COVID-19
March 26, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, current consumer behavior offers insight into which direction innovation and technology will head once this crisis is behind us. Food industry entrepreneurs should pay attention to these trends and consider future plans.
NCFIL Director’s Perspective: March 2020
March 25, 2020
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis reports on the NCFIL Pilot Plant status, staff expansion, food entrepreneurial status and possible COVID-19 industry impact.
NCFIL Pilot Plant Status
March 12, 2020
While NCFIL works hard to remedy an engineering issue so we can activate our Pilot Plant, our ideation and product development services are fully operational.