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Urner Barry's Reporter Spring 2020 Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now
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REPORTER: For Some, Marketing Animals A Tougher Job Than Raising Them
For some livestock and poultry producers, marketing animals successfully in today’s business environment has proven to be a tough job—at times perhaps even more so than...
REPORTER: From Fast Food to Halal, Mennella’s Poultry Does it All
Entering its 75th year in business, Mennella’s Poultry is a third-generation meat distributor in Paterson, New Jersey. Back when all one could ever need was located on a single street, consumers would visit Mennella’s to purchase a dozen eggs or poultry from their live chicken market. In 1964 the World’s Fair came to New York, and Mennella’s Poultry was hired by Chicken Delight to deliver products to the fair. The business was working around the clock, driving to Delaware and Pennsylvania daily, picking up chickens and preparing them...
REPORTER: Artificial Intelligence: Paving the Way Towards More Efficient Poultry Production
Artificial intelligence (A.I.) can best be defined as a computer or system of computers used to replicate human intelligence. This includes visual perception, vocabulary, analytical decisionmaking processes, and translation between languages. A.I. technology is far-reaching. It is currently utilized in a variety of forms and functions around the world, which range from spam email filters up to commercial aircraft autopilot systems. The enhanced capabilities of machine vision, neural networks, and deep learning, however, have begun to carry us into a new realm in which computer technology can...
REPORTER: UK Egg Production Reaches All-time High
The UK’s egg packing station throughput reached another all-time record during Q3 reaching 7,998 thousand cases of eggs, up 3.6% year-on-year, according to...
REPORTER: One Year Update on African Swine Fever
August marked the one-year anniversary of when the world became aware of the African Swine Fever outbreak in China. Just since this May, African Swine Fever has spread to...
REPORTER: Beyond the Surface: Interview with Chuck Muth of Beyond Meat
It doesn’t seem likely that a phone call could pull a person straight out of retirement. But in the case of Chuck Muth, that’s exactly what happened. When the opportunity to spearhead the growth of publicly traded Beyond Meat came knocking—he answered. Chuck recently gave an interview for Urner Barry’s Market Digest Podcast, and he had a lot to say about the whirlwind that he’s experienced as the Chief Growth Officer of Beyond Meat and the brand’s explosive expansion...
REPORTER: Packing Plant Fire Causes Loss of Capacity, Leading to Record Margins
Boxed beef margins pierced through record levels driven by the reaction to the Tyson Food’s Holcomb, Kansas plant fire late Friday, August 9, 2019, and closure of the facility for an extended, unknown period. Before we expand on that...
REPORTER: A 2020 Vision of Food Trends
As we bring in the new year, food trends from the previous decade are expected to expand while fresh concepts will emerge. Shifting demands for flavor innovation and health are steering menus to reflect sustainable ingredients, proving the prioritization of social responsibility is influencing the industry to respond creatively. Workforce trends are also underway, as global economic factors and labor concerns gain steam, and consumer behaviors are impacted. As these developments connect, they are predicted to create a lasting impression on the foodservice industry in the new year and going forward...
Reporter: Egg Prices Jump More Than 60% Ahead of the Holidays
REPORTER: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Whether you’re a loyal foodie hungry for a new twist on an old favorite, or a chicken industry veteran who has weathered more than a few conflicts, almost everyone has heard of or were quite possibly impacted by the great chicken war of 2019. This past summer one certainly couldn’t tweet, turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or pop in your favorite fast food establishment without seeing or hearing some reference to the month-long marketing campaign turned social...
REPORTER: Export Sales and Processing Capacity Critical Issues for U.S. Pork, Beef Industries
Looking back on the events of 2019 makes it clear just how important export sales and having adequate processing capacity are for the U.S. pork and beef markets.
The cattle markets were rolling along through the spring and into the summer with one of the strongest demand periods in recent years. Then, in early August, news of a fire at a plant in Kansas, and predictions that the damage was extensive enough to likely keep the facility from resuming cattle harvest operations the balance of the year, led...
REPORTER: 2019 Snapshot of Beef Varieties
The arrival of summer weather was somewhat delayed in 2019—disappointing news for some but supportive conditions for the beef varieties market. Beef varieties trend during the cold months—and...
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