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Food & Beverage

Food companies in Asia rethink supply chains broken by pandemic

Thailand giant CPF and other producers intend to defray single-supplier risk

Big food processing operations, like this Charoen Pokphand Foods line in Thailand, are set to undergo changes to mitigate damage from disasters like the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- After years of losing ground to health-conscious options and plant-based alternatives, canned meats are roaring back.     

Bursts of panic buying since the coronavirus pandemic began have pushed shares of U.S. meat-processing giant Hormel close to an all-time high. 

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