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In this inaugural episode of The Stockout, Mike Baudendistel explains why FreightWaves is launching a show focused on consumer packaged goods, or CPG.
The Stockout will work in tandem with its FreightWaves Communities newsletter, and Baudendistel discusses recent articles written for that newsletter. Topics include major CPG industry themes like adapting to post-COVID lifestyles, substitution of animal-based products for plant-based ones, inflation in ingredients and packaging, rising freight costs, and of course, stockouts.
In addition, Baudendistel gives a rundown of the news which this week includes shortages of single-serving ketchup packets, the continued absence of certain McCormick spices from shelves, and a reefer market so tight that carriers are rejecting nearly half of all tenders.