The end of the COVID-19 pandemic may be in sight in the United States. Multiple effective vaccines will be available to most Americans by the middle of 2021. As many as 90% may be vaccinated by the end of July 2021.
The end of the COVID-19 pandemic could be in sight thanks to the arrival and increasingly widespread use of vaccines against the disease. That could mean a return to normalcy for a poultry industry that was rocked by the disruptions caused by the disease.
Consumers shifted how and where they bought their food during the pandemic. Retailers want to hold onto sales gains while foodservice outlets aren’t just looking to bounce back, they want to bounce forward.
Like most poultry processors, Pilgrim’s Pride had to shift some of its production that is ordinarily destined for the foodservice channel to the retail channel during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.