Podcast: Challenges and opportunities in the meat distribution sector

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As summer heats up, commercial meat buyers are figuring out their inventory while filling orders for customers.

With ongoing supply chain difficulties, labor shortages and various other factors along with inflation, people like Kevin Lindgren, the director of merchandising at the Bronx, NY-based Baldor Specialty Foods, are navigating the world of meat on a day-to-day basis.

For this episode of the MEAT+POULTRY podcast, Lindgren detailed how meat distributors and buyers are handling market forces when procuring products for customers.

Lindgren described what Baldor has done to deal with the volatility in the market and how it’s become part of the job since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

He also explained some of the differences in his job working in the summer compared to the frantic pace of the holiday season.

Finally, Lindgren discussed his background with Baldor and what he enjoys about working in this sector of the food world.