With the COVID-19 crisis highlighting their vulnerability to external shocks, food and beverage companies are set to increasingly diversify their supply chains and locate production closer to their markets.

SOURCE: Food Navigator – Food Navigator

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Immediate and urgent action is needed to protect jobs, maintain links between employers and employees, keep large and small employers afloat, and provide income support and other safety nets directly to workers and households. This is where the efforts in many advanced economies and emerging markets have focused although much greater support is needed in developing economies. We must recognize this moment as an opportunity to “build back better” and lay the foundations of a more resilient labour market and more equal world. Here are five ways to do this.

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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The pandemic has accelerated the need to ensure that people around the globe have the necessary technology skills and access to do their jobs. Even as China shows signs of recovery and the number of new daily infections worldwide appears to have stabilized, the US has seen an unprecedented number of people file for unemployment, and 57% of Americans surveyed recently report feeling worried about losing their jobs.

The current picture is bleak — and many parts of the world still haven’t felt the pandemic’s full impact. However, recovery will come, so what should individuals be doing to make sure they can come back to the workforce stronger?

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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Local & States government with few recorded cases started to set timelines for lifting COVID-19 stay at home orders. Businesses that have been closed down are thinking ahead to what their operations might look amidst COVID-19. Many business establishments limit their operations or even stop for a month, and getting back to normal is a challenge they need to face. Depending on what type of business you have and what strategies you need to do to get back to normal, reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is the most important part when reopening your business.

Here is the list of Safety Guides when reopening your business amidst of COVID-19.

SOURCE: https://www.entrepreneur.com/

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Nestlé has mobilised its brands, supply chain, distribution and retail partners to launch a comprehensive global COVID-19 response.

This is in addition to the company’s initial donation of CHF10 million (US$1.4 million) to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies.

SOURCE: The Moodie Davitt Report

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The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus, has disrupted almost all global sectors, but none more so than trucking and logistics. E-logistics startup Kobo360 had to go back to the drawing board, according to Obi Ozor, Group CEO and co-founder

SOURCE: African business magazine

“ADM is committed to doing our part not only to keep our colleagues and their families safe, but also to support the hundreds of global communities where we live and work,” said Juan Luciano, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of ADM. “We appreciate the hard work of the medical professionals, first responders and government and community leaders on the front line during this difficult time.”

SOURCE: Holly Demaree-Saddler