GreenSeed Adapts to the Changing Needs of the Food Supply Chain in Unprecedented Times

GreenSeed, known for their custom packaging solutions for dry foods and supplements in the natural products category, agrees that business is anything but usual these days. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred increased demand for convenient, shelf-stable foods, which have been flying off the shelves just as quickly as they are stocked, impacting every sector of the food supply chain. GreenSeed has experienced an increased demand in shelf stable products, such as ancient grains, broths, and nutritional powders, and an urgency for pickups requiring them to make and ship within 24-hours to help replace out-of-stock products for their customers.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to help our customers during this time,” said Gray. “It reminds us of our ‘why’ statement, which is to make safe and healthy foods and supplements available to ensure all can live better today, and into the future. We’ve been fortunate to see more orders coming in, especially for immunity-boosting products. In fact, we just launched a new nutraceutical, as well as an innovative product for a global CGP brand featuring cutting-edge immunity benefits. We’re relying on our agile staff and strong partnerships with our value chain during this time.”

GreenSeed has maintained constant communication with their suppliers to better understand current market constraints and supply pauses, and how to adapt their efforts to stay on top of them. Fortunately, the majority of Greenseed’s films and packaging materials come from domestic suppliers, which has helped them meet their delivery deadlines.

The company has also implemented new cleanliness and safety procedures to their already stringent operations, including sanitation stations at every critical control point.

“We’ve approached the current health concerns by coming together as a company to develop our staff both personally and professionally. Our people play a crucial role in our daily operations and are skilled at adapting to the ebbs and flows of the food supply chain. We are challenging our staff to explore what it means to be clean and what steps are needed to mitigate the spread of infection. We’ve assigned mid-managers to monitor incoming and outgoing staffers and we’re using gloves and masks at all times, just like before. It’s all about practicing vigilant self-awareness in every facet of the workplace.”

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