15-17 JUNE 2021
BILBAO - BEC

Consequences of the COVID crisis on the food chain

Unequivocally, all companies have been impacted by the Covid-induced crisis, despite the general belief that the sector is doing well. Find out how the pandemic is affecting the food chain nowadays.

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The year we did not go hungry

With the onset of the health crisis and the closure of all non-essential activities (at least in Spain), the fear of shortages took hold in society and there was a 30% increase in the stockpiling of foodstuffs in excess of baseline demand. The sector responded by meeting this need, there were no stock-outs and the supply chain generally worked very well. The year of the pandemic, despite initial fears, was the year in which we did not go hungry and in which the food supply was guaranteed.

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Digitalization: the future of the food industry

The crisis generated by Covid has had the collateral consequence of anticipating the future: the transition to the digital society has accelerated and those companies that either does not know how to see it or do not adapt will be left out of the new rules of the game. 

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5 areas of action to meet the challenges of climate change

Climate change is a reality and all industries have to make efforts to fight this situation. Although there are many alternatives, the focus should be on five main areas of action.

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The economic development of the future will be sustainable… or it won’t be…

Climate change with a major impact on future society has not accelerated, but neither has it slowed down. Practically 100% of science agrees that our current lifestyle is responsible for this change. The doubts are not about whether there is climate change, they are about the speed of change. Any of these scenarios will require significant changes in society, people, business and economic systems.

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