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Need to catch up on the latest food industry news? Our most-read articles for April explore topics ranging from artificial intelligence in manufacturing to the changing needs and desires of the workforce.

#1. From Automation to Autonomy: Making the Move in CPG

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are leading more CPG companies to adopt autonomous manufacturing. This article gives an overview of the perks of implementing these technologies, as well as tips to troubleshoot potential obstacles.

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#2. Food and Beverage Companies Must Leverage AI to Counter Supply Chain Disruption

This article makes the case for using AI to counter supply chain disruption. Specifically, a form of AI called Intelligent Order Processing (IOP) may help reduce penalties, anticipate market fluctuations, and help companies prioritize customers, among other benefits.

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#3. How New Technologies Are Advancing the Plant-Based Meat Business

Demand is increasing for animal protein alternatives, calling for more research regarding the properties of plant ingredients. Many new technologies are emerging to advance these protein alternatives.

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#4. Changing Consumer Demands in Packaging: Sustainability, Recyclability, and Clean Labels

The pandemic shifted consumers’ thoughts and feelings about food packaging, and many are seeking out packaging that appears sustainable or recyclable. This article delves deep into the issues surrounding this trend and highlights associated costs as well as future trends.

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#5. Connect, Communicate, and Beat Labor Shortages in Food Manufacturing

The labor crisis continues to impact food manufacturing plants, and employee retention remains at the forefront of every executive’s mind. As more and more Baby Boomers retire, Millennials are now the largest cohort in the workforce, and their expectations are much different from their parents’. This article highlights some of the ways the industry could adapt to address the desires of new generations of workers.

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