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The Impact of COVID-19 on Freight Sectors

July 31, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis started out with just a few rogue cases in Wuhan, China. Since its initiation, the virus has since spread to the furthest corners of the globe, hospitalising millions and killing hundreds of thousands. The impacts of COVID-19 have been as far reaching as they have been deadly, with no greater impact felt than in the freight...

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Matching Supply with Demand in Food Businesses

July 14, 2020

Matching supply with demand is difficult because of uncertainty and variability. We don’t know exactly how many customers will buy from us tomorrow or even today. Sales and trends also regularly change and those changes could be huge from hour to hour and day to day. Matching supply with demand in food businesses In response, we try to estimate...

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How Important is Timely Delivery in Food Businesses?

June 14, 2020

Transport and delivery delays mean huge financial losses to food businesses. This includes enterprises engaged in food harvesting, transport and distribution, retail and food service outlets such as restaurants, bakeries and cafes. How important is timely delivery in food businesses Financial losses result from lost sales, customers and opportunities. For example, an entire business might shut down because of...

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Additional Hygiene Measures in Food Transport and Delivery

May 13, 2020

Food transport and delivery is a sensitive and crucial business. Whether it’s the transport of meat and dairy products, seafood or chocolates, there will always be risks in the harvest, processing, packaging, transport, delivery, storage and consumption. Hygiene measures in food transport and delivery The risks are especially greater now because of coronaviruses. Because of these new risks and...

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How Food Businesses Can Adapt During and After COVID-19

April 15, 2020

It’s tougher and uncertain now and things will never be the same especially for food businesses (whether businesses selling Easter chocolates, restaurants, bakeries, food stores or farmers markets). Additional and higher health and safety standards will apply to the entire supply chain of food including production, processing, packaging, distribution, retail and delivery. Also, deliveries might become more common now...

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Why Chocolate Transport is Challenging

March 12, 2020

Chocolate production, storage and transport can be a sweet and yet a complex business. Because it’s a food product, standards are high especially when it comes to sanitation and temperature control (and also about potential allergens such as milk and soy). And because it’s a somewhat soft and fragile product, extra care should be observed to avoid deforming the...

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What Affects the Prices of Fruits?

February 12, 2020

Extreme weather drives higher prices. Often, it’s the lack or excess of water that affects the quantity and quality of produce. Whether it’s a drought or a flood, expect prices of fruits to go up. However, it’s just one factor because Australian’s food supply chain is far from being “a chain” and linear. The truth is that it’s a...

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Making Your Fruit Hamper Business Profitable All Year Long

January 14, 2020

We often think of gift baskets as seasonal because they’re only popular during year end and long holidays. This is bad news for business owners because the remaining months will be really lean. Making your fruit hamper business profitable all year long To get a bit more consistent sales rate for the rest of the year, it’s crucial to...

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What’s the Best Way to Market Your Gift Basket Business?

December 16, 2019

Your products should do all the talking. After all there’s Instagram and Facebook where your products will be showcased to your target customers. Also, customers will surely take photos of the gift baskets. Each photo should be an opportunity to spread the word about your products and business. How to market your gift basket business Gift baskets are always...

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Here’s the Important Behind the Scenes of Fruit Baskets

November 13, 2019

Fruit gift baskets are also baskets of opportunities and profitability. For thriving businesses that sell these (whether on a regular or seasonal basis), they are able to maintain healthy margins as well as gain the trust of their customers. However, it’s also a business full of challenges from how they received the fruits to how they delivered the basket...

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