Food Industry Grappling with Challenges of Fallout and Uncer

|May 12|magazine5 min read

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilco Global has issued a timely and relevant report on how pandemic-driven business closures, consumer purchasing behavior and supply chain dynamics are impacting the retail, production, distribution, and foodservice segments of the food industry.

Food Industry Grappling with Challenges and Uncertainty of Recovery Timeframe from Global Pandemic, authored by Patrick Jensen, Director at Hilco Valuation Services, explores how businesses selling through foodservice are experiencing quite a different reality in the current environment than those selling through online and retail channels.  The report also looks beyond issues such as illness-driven closures at meat processing plants, to concerns including upcoming distressed food inventories and longer-term farm labor impacts.

"Among other issues, travel restrictions are already making it difficult for farmers to secure trained labor for certain types of harvesting," says Jensen.  "Social distancing requirements could further inhibit them and their workers from conducting the level of crop maintenance needed to help ensure profitable seasons in the future."

To obtain a copy of the report or schedule an interview with Patrick Jensen, contact Gary Epstein- Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Hilco Global at [email protected].

About Hilco Global:  Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) is a privately held diversified financial services company and the world's preeminent authority on maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies.  Hilco Global operates as a holding company comprised of over twenty specialized business units that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and then monetize that value.  Hilco Global has a 30-year track record of acting as an advisor, agent, investor and/or principal in any transaction.  Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal.  Hilco Global is based in Northbrook, Illinois and has 600 professionals operating on five continents.

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