We do not use Kodak products for production.

Reason why:

Part of the problem is Kodak no longer sell a range of B&W products since they dropped papers, and outside the US Fuji are dominant in the colour market.
Quite true. People will not buy, use or enjoy film if they cannot bloody well find the stuff in the first place! Isn't that why Fuji enjoys a comparatively buoyant market presence?