In the spring of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic reached a fever pitch, the world looked a lot different —
from restaurant closings and quarantined cooking to grocery shortages and factory illness outbreaks, creating far-reaching effects across the food industry and greater planet. But the weaknesses exposed in the supply chain have also prompted new innovations, greater global flexibility, and shifting consumer behaviors, setting us up for an uncharted, yet opportunistic future.
In this report, we explore the movement of proteins like chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and alternative protein around the world, how proteins are traded and value is added between source markets and destination markets, as well as the differences between the industry before and after COVID-19.
With insights from protein system developers, processing innovators, and shipping experts, we’ll explore the complex world of how meat ends up on the plate in front of you — and the opportunities ahead for processors willing to pioneer the new future of protein.