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E. Liz Sloan

A. Elizabeth Sloan

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    For some, the pandemic panic of 2020 abated in the first half of 2021 with the rollout of vaccines and a return to more typical consumer behaviors. As the year drew to a close, however, the journey toward a “new normal” stalled for consumers and food and beverage companies, as they ran smack into economic headwinds, supply chain and labor issues, and COVID-19 variants. Test test

    COVID concerns have intensified. More than half (51%) of consumers say they are “very concerned” about COVID-19, accord…

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    A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD, a member of IFT and contributing editor of Food Technology, is president, Sloan Trends Inc., Escondido, Calif. ([email protected]).

    E. Liz Sloan