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No, We’re Not Going to Run Out of Groceries
If empty shelves are now a fact of life, are food supply chains straining? Yes—but experts including Krannert professor Ananth Iyer say that, although there are a few signs of trouble, they’re still able to supply stores with plenty of food, and that they
should soon adjust to the new normal
Three ways malls and department stores can survive the growing number of COVID-19 lockdowns
Many states are closing nonessential businesses and urging residents to shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measures are forcing malls, department stores and brick-and-mortar shops – already hard-hit by closures, bankruptcies and dwindling
business – to transition to online-only sales and experiment with alternative delivery options, says Krannert professor Mohammad Rahman.
The workers feeding America
Krannert professor Ananth Iyer says that food companies must adopt new policies to enforce social distancing at work, even if they're slightly less efficient. "I'm hopeful that a lot of the manufacturing side and the supply-chain side can be managed in
such a way to protect the employees and continue to get the product out," Iyer says. "This needs to happen yesterday."