Social distancing and self isolation has also largely contributed towards tremendous manpower shortage. Labor shortage is a vital concern owing to unavailability of transportation facilities, leading to tremendous shortage of skilled labor force.
Items such as flour is witnessing exaggerated demands as consumers are routinely turning towards home baking activities in the absence of sufficient bakery products such as bread and bun. Further, with the pandemic taking a relentless scale, consumers are also demonstrating changed preferences, shifting more aggressively towards organic consumption patterns, thus leveraging a highly skewed demand supply format.
The food industry is amidst staggering uncertainties as corona virus pandemic is showing negligible signs of receding back. Some of the notable developments in the food industry that have left prominent signs of stagnation comprise limited adoption of perishable food components such as milk across restaurants and food joints leading to tangible food losses such as milk wastage.
However, despite such odds, fruits and immune boosting food items inclusive of supplements are showing favorable growth traits under prevailing situations and the trend is likely to remain steady in the coming years. Fruit suppliers are therefore anticipated to witness steady growth in the post lockdown months owing to their steady demands from juice manufacturers who are increasingly banking upon organically sourced fruits.
Thus, over production of milk is a significant challenge in the food industry amidst continuous global lockdown, Dairy farmers are continuously being forced to discard large amounts of milk and milk-based products leading to enormous food scarcity and disrupted demand and supply chains.
Additionally, pulses and crops and other agro-based products are ending up in storage facilities, unable to reach wholesalers and retailers. The same pattern persists for poultry and farm based products as well, leading to tremendous food shortage, despite high production. Lack of transportation facilities are to be blamed for this large-scale food wastage contributing towards food shortage.