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Major problems for the food industry

Sharply rising costs and high uncertainty on the sales side are creating extraordinary times in the food industry. In the short term, inflation and a possible recession are the main strategic issues for many food entrepr..

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ABN AMRO expects steady trend in demand for fish

26 August 2022

The demand for fish is rising. This is currently causing prices to recover. However, ABN AMRO analysts expect high inflation and lower spending capacity in the second half of this year to put pressure on consumer spendin...

Record number of company closures in food industry

16 August 2022

In the first half of this year, 310 companies in the food industry closed their doors. The number of closures has never been so high since Statistics Netherlands started measuring the number of company closures in 2007. ...

Rabobank: trade in seafood remains strong

02 June 2022

Global demand for fish and seafood rose sharply during corona and is expected to reach USD 13 billion by 2021. Rising demand for fisheries and aquaculture products made fish and seafood the most traded animal protein in ...

Low corn supply has big impact on feed costs

31 May 2022

For its feed, the Netherlands is highly dependent on imports from the Ukraine. Because of the war, the availability of corn is also under pressure. This affects the Dutch pig farming sector and the poultry sector in part...

Inflation blocks sustainability in food sector

24 May 2022

In the coming years, food companies must do more to improve working conditions in international supply chains and to limit environmental damage, due to legislation. At the same time, there is a lot of pressure from custo...

Turmoil in sustainability of the food chain

04 May 2022

The World Bank warns that we are in for a long period of high food prices as a result of the war in Ukraine. After the peak in 2022, it will take years before the prices of grain, palm oil, energy and fertilisers return ...

Labour shortage demands creativity from food companies

19 April 2022

Scarcity in the labour market is slowing down the growth of food companies. The shortage of people requires maximum creativity from entrepreneurs in engaging and binding staff in order to secure future growth. In additio...

Pork sector under pressure due to high costs

13 April 2022

Producers’ returns will be challenged by rising costs – including feed, energy, freight, herd health, and labor expenses. Production growth is expected to slow, as is global trade. Uncertainty remains regarding how consu...

Placement and hiring of migrant workers

12 April 2022

On 12 April 2022, ABN AMRO published the report 'Recruitment and hiring of labour migrants'. The report examined, among other things, the working conditions of migrant labourers in the food sector. It also describes vari...

Rabobank: 'World trade in poultry remains strong'

06 April 2022

Global poultry demand and trade will remain strong this year. The industry, however, will face challenges related to historic high cost inflation and logistic disruptions, which will especially impact low income countrie...

Rabobank: 'Food prices will remain high in 2022'

02 December 2021

2021 has been a year of unprecedented challenges on different fronts. The world is still fighting Covid and its economic and social consequences, which are still largely uncertain. Climate has been extreme in a number of...

Rabobank: disruptions on meat market also in 2022

23 November 2021

Those hoping that 2022 will bring calm after multiple market disruptions will likely be disappointed, according to Rabobank. Although markets are expected to calm down somewhat in 2022, many drivers of recent changes wil...

ABN AMRO: 'Margins in food sector under pressure'.

08 November 2021

The food sector faces many challenges in the period ahead. Higher energy prices, increased raw material costs and staff shortages will have a major impact on business operations and the already thin margins of food entre...

Food prices rise due to high gas price

19 October 2021

Businesses are suffering from the sharp rise in gas and electricity tariffs. Companies that pay variable energy tariffs are directly affected by the sharp increase in tariffs. Especially companies that use a lot of energ...

Entrepreneurs on the food sector after corona

13 September 2021

The Netherlands is slowly opening up again. What has changed in the past year due to the pandemic?  What is still in store for us? Food entrepreneurs talk about the most striking changes in the market. What will rem...