The Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ), will launch the 2020 State of the Industry Report during a virtual webinar on Wednesday 17 June at 10am AEST.
At the end of the session, the renowned annual report, which this year explores supply chain inefficiencies and the emerging trends from COVID-19, will be made available to PMA A-NZ members.
“Ernst & Young undertook the work across four key stages; a desktop research of relevant literature and case studies, exploration of future consumer trends, a workshop exploring key challenges with PMA A-NZ members, and targeted one-on-one consultation with PMA A-NZ members from right across the supply chain,” says CEO at PMA A-NZ, Darren Keating.
“A consistent theme identified in this report is that supply chains that have high levels of trust and transparency have greater opportunities for success. Data sharing, and the challenges that come with it are consistent. From the producer to the consumer there is a desire for more information.”
The report also highlights the key emerging trends which have arisen rapidly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve seen the rapid adoption of communication technology and online shopping, but have also had a reset in the way we view food safety and OH&S.”
The State of the Industry webinar on 17 June will explore the key findings of the report with influential industry figures;
- Craig Taylor, General Manager Fresh Produce at Coles
- Patrick Vizzone, Head of Food, Beverage and Agribusiness, International at ANZ
- Ruth Ahchow, Partner, Economics, Regulation and Policy and Ernst & Young
The PMA A-NZ State of the Industry Report 2020 will be made available at pma-anz.com.