Two major romaine lettuce recalls this year alone, among dozens of other food-related outbreaks. Increasing consumer demands, from faster shipping and improved transparency to greater fresh food selections and e-commerce options. The threat of a global trade war and seemingly never-ending tariff hikes. Tightening trucking capacity and a labor shortage. Getting nervous yet? Two thousand eighteen brought all of these challenges and more for players throughout the global food supply chain. There is good news, though. Innovations and technological advancements are working every day to solve these complexities. Below, the Food Logistics’ editors touch on a few solutions and trends for the year ahead.