Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The overall economy and the manufacturing sector grew again in January, according to the latest ISM report. The PMI was 59.1% in January, which is slightly lower than it was in December, but still high compared to the 12-month...
The purchasing managers index (PMI) fell 1.5% in March to 59.3%, according to the most recent ISM data. This means that the manufacturing economy is still expanding (anything over 50% represents growth), but at a slower rate than it...
In a press release this week, the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced a new alliance with Messe Frankfurt, owner of the world famous IFFA trade show. Their agreement promises mutual cooperation in support of both organizations' events. "PROCESS EXPO...
April’s food prices increased by 0.3%, according to the latest CPI report. Food at home experienced its most significant increase since March 2017, rising 0.3%. Steep increases in beef (+ 1.3%) and egg (+ 7.1%) indexes contributed to the upward...
After five months of increasing food prices, the numbers in June are unchanged compared to May, says the latest Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) report, released on Friday. Read on for more food-related details from the report. Food...
Newly-developed Bac M35 isn’t your run-of-the-mill preservative. In fact, it could feasibly replace chemical additives and salt used to ward off bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes. The kicker? It’s all-natural. The new preservative is a bacterial culture very similar to...
Update: On Tuesday, April 17, China announced a new 179% charge on sorghum, a grain used for livestock feed and in alcoholic drinks. The charge is set to go into effect Wednesday, April 18. China is the largest buyer...
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released a report detailing the U.S. food and beverage industry's economic impact on the nation's economy. The non-partisan, business-led public policy organization presented...
The food industry’s diversity initiatives could use a boost, based on the results of DiversityInc’s 18th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Only four food companies, Kellogg Company, The Hershey Company, McCormick & Co., and agrochemical and agricultural...
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The robust American organic sector stayed on its upward trajectory in 2016, gaining new market share and shattering records, as consumers across the United States ate and used more organic products than ever before,...