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CASE STUDY

Fulfilling Changing Consumer Expectations of the Food Supply

September 2015

The food industry has a long history of responding to changing demands for the products and services its customers desire. Consumer interest in food products and services has evolved, deepened, and diversified from array and price, to convenience and safety, to nutritional characteristics, to how and where foods are available, to how they are produced, processed, and distributed.

CASE STUDY

King’s Hawaiian: Managing the Supply of Aloha Spirit for Every Household, Every Day

September 2015

When avian influenza struck the farm of King's Hawaiian's egg supplier, CFO Steve Richards had to think through how the company would tackle the crisis. What people need to be involved? Who should be at the top of the call list? What were the implications for production? How would this impact the regional operations?

ARTICLE

Should the Supply Chain Play Fair?

April 2008

From AgriMarketing Magazine - In the first article in our series – Should the Supply Chain Play Fair?—we discussed whether consumers want a just and equitable supply chain. Initial survey results showed that consumers do perceive alternative production systems, in our case organic bread, to partially alleviate some of the...

ARTICLE

Should the Supply Chain Play Fair?

March 2008

From AgriMarketing Magazine - Technological changes over the past century have caused increased interest among many consumers about how their food is produced. Some consumers now question whether everyone in the agricultural supply chain has benefited equally from these changes, which in turn has spurred the development of several alternative...

ARTICLE

Searching for Growth

January 2006

From Seed World Magazine - Few question that growth is important to seed industry firms. Shareholders of publicly traded firms demand growth. Publicly traded and privately held firms seek growth to capture scale economies, leverage research investment, achieve critical mass and “be a player” among a myriad of other reasons....