As we say goodbye to April showers and hope for May flowers, take a minute to catch up on our top food industry articles from the past month. 

#1. The Effects of Coronavirus on the Pet Food Industry

Many pet owners have been stocking up on pet food and changing their purchasing behaviors in response to the COVID-19 situation. From hiring additional staff to boosting production, here’s how the pet food industry is handling the increased demand. 

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#2. Will Plant-Based and Sustainability Trends Survive COVID-19?

Plant-based products and sustainability topped the trend lists for this year. But a new report suggests the pandemic will impact how those trends play out.  

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#3. Up to 30% Sales Increase Possible for Packaged Foods: Credit Suisse

Between March and May, a “massive shift in eating patterns” will cause packaged food sales in the U.S. to grow anywhere from 15% to 30%. Learn what consumers are stockpiling during stay-at-home orders. 

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#4. The Future of the Plant-Based Food Trend: An Interview with Amy Senter, Kellogg Company Chief Sustainability Officer

COVID-19 and its challenges have led consumers to purchase more meat. But does that mean the plant-based trend is reversing? We spoke with Amy Senter, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kellogg Company, to find out what’s next for plant-based.

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#5. Food Companies Lending a Hand in Times of Need

The food industry is reaching out during these difficult times to assist those who are struggling with shortages of food, supplies, and funding. Here are several food companies helping their neighbors in need.

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