Covid-19 Disrupting Supply Chains Short-Term, Could Spark Long-Term Procurement Shifts
UNPA anticipates supplies of a ‘significant number’ of China-sourced supplement ingredients will be ‘critical’ by late April as Covid-19 disrupts shipments. During a recent webinar, UNPA CEO Loren Israelsen said he expects disruptions to continue until at least mid-year.
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