The Impact of Covid-19 on the Food Supply Chains in China
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- Food supply chain; Covid-19; Impacts
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people’s movement was under restrictions due to lockdowns. The food supply chain is then largely affected with disrupted supply and changed demand patterns. This paper mainly assesses the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the food supply chains in China. In the demand side, the changes include consumers panic buying behavior and the shift of commerce platforms to purchase food. At the same time, in the supply side, processing and distribution of food are disrupted and governments are taking actions to mitigate the situation. In this context, some innovative approaches also emerge to facilitate the functioning of the food supply chain, including the development of livestreaming selling and the shared labor model platform. The innovative solutions offered by JD to help with the normal food supply during the pandemic is also reviewed. In the future, it is expected that digitalization will become increasingly important for the food supply chains resilience and the growth of online food purchase and delivery will continue for consumers. This paper can serve as a reference for the government and organizations to make changes to improve the supply chain resilience later in the post-pandemic era.
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TY - CONF AU - Kejun Fan PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - The Impact of Covid-19 on the Food Supply Chains in China BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3177 EP - 3184 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_373 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_373 ID - Fan2022 ER -