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challenges are a growing export
market and labor shortage.
said. The association's sustainability efforts, meanwhile, will focus on
continuing to tell the production story of the US beef industry.
" People don't really know how their food is raised, and we want to tell
them about all the great things ranchers and farmers are doing. "
High-tech solutions for supply chain
and distribution issues
There are a number of compounding factors creating supply chain and
distribution challenges for the retail beef industry, said Michael Farrand,
global head of food for San Francisco-based predictive analytics firm
DecisionNext.
In the United States, the two biggest challenges are a growing export
market and labor shortage.
" Nearly every protein is dealing with a tight labor pool, " Farrand said.
" Employees are stretched thin and there are not enough people to fill
open positions. This is coupled with a recent Argentinian export ban
and China pulling in record beef imports from the US. "
The industry is going through a rebalancing of the meat block, which
has added to the issues in the beef market, he added. When foodservice
shut down during the pandemic, DecisionNext's models showed a
movement out of the middle meats (this was especially true for beef)
and a shift out of formula buys into the spot market. For the most part,
fast food stayed open, and consumption transitioned to value cuts
and grinds.
DecisionNext recently wrote a white paper on pricing impact during
the pandemic.
Now that the industry is in a rebalancing period, unlike anything
meat buyers have experienced before, they can't use 2020 data for
accurate pricing insights, and they therefore must use 2019 data or best
guesses.
" Right now, meat buyers need to decide whether they'd like to be
driving forward and looking in the rear-view mirror, or looking forward
with predictive modeling to make smart choices, " Farrand said.
DecisionNext uses a collection of three forecast models to help
suppliers and retailers: ratio on carcass value from CME; machine
learning that leverages seasonal historical prices as a predictor for
future events; and fundamental econometric models.
By offering all three, Farrand said, DecisionNext offers patented
pricing predictive power, which fuels informed decision making. " It's a
win-win for suppliers and retailers both. "
In the United States, the two
biggest supply chain-related
Products from Walmart's
end-to-end Angus
program now at retail
The first items from Walmart's end-to-end Angus beef
supply chain program are on retail shelves in time for
peak grilling season.
McClaren Farms beef can now be found in nearly 500
stores across five southeastern states: Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina.
The end-to-end program, launched in 2019, aims to
deliver quality beef options to Walmart customers
while also meeting heightened demand for added
transparency and sustainability.
" The grocery business is always changing, and
customers' expectations are higher than ever, " said
David Baskin, vice president of meat at Walmart. " Our
end-to-end Angus beef supply chain is an industryleading
innovation that allows us to deliver high-quality
Angus beef, like McClaren Farms, to our customers. "
With McClaren Farms, Walmart is bringing its
customers a new, high-quality product that also delivers
on the added transparency they're looking for through
a collaboration with fourth-generation rancher Bob
McClaren of Prime Pursuits.
The new supply chain model delivering McClaren Farms
to customers supports ranchers, too, by creating steady
demand and stability in the marketplace, according to
Walmart.
" No bigger paradigm change has taken place in the
beef industry than what is happening with Walmart
bringing truly high-quality, all-natural, no-hormonesadded
Black Angus beef to its customers, " McClaren
said. " This bold vision gives Walmart a special place at
the table by contributing to the most enjoyable and
memorable moments in the lives of its customers. "
All McClaren Farms beef products are US-rancher
raised with no hormones added, so shoppers can trust
that each cut of meat will be among the best - and
most delicious - they can get, according to Walmart.
Products in the line include including USDA Choice
Angus Filet Mignon, T-Bone, Porterhouse, Ribeye,
Short Ribs, Chuck Roast and more.
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