Supply Chain Management
By October 2009, all 50 states had implemented a revised WIC program with produce vouchers for millions of eligible families. USDA economists had projected the vouchers would raise net farm revenues by $76 million. In response to such a significant policy change and market opportunity, a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension team of researchers conducted a pilot project to test the ability of small farms to market produce locally to WIC-authorized stores known as A-50 vendors.
Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets in 2011 and 2012; and (2) retail-level food loss.
Su ruta comercial a través del mercado europeo
Your trade route through the European market
Every year foreign businesses purchase billions of dollars worth of U.S. agricultural products. Exporting any product involves many people, numerous transactions, and critical paper work. Attending to the details can make or break an export venture.
Para incursionar con éxito en los mercados internacionales, las empresas exportadoras tienen que asegurarse de entregar el pedido correcto, cumplir con las especificaciones y la calidad solicitadas y ajustarse a los tiempos acordados. Esto se puede lograr con un buen desempeño logístico. En efecto, un buen desempeño logístico permite:
This handbook provides a compilation of best industry practices, and its recommendations have been shown to be effective under normal conditions.