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Overall, consumers trust information from brands, but they still want greater transparency, especially when it comes to food safety. This is the take-home message from the latest survey by global certification body DNV-GL. The survey asked 4,500 consumers around the...
By Martin Stoll, Founder and CEO, Sparkloft Media From social interactions to purchase habits, Americans are consciously and unconsciously shrinking their worlds, pursuing closer, more tight-knit connections with one another. How do food & bev marketers, in this entirely new...
Our Did You Know? series, by contributing editor Mary George, covers hot topics and innovative technologies in the rapidly evolving food and beverage processing and packaging industry. Walk the aisles of any food store and it’s easy to be overwhelmed...
Trade shows are expensive. Especially when you tack on the cost of travel, lodging, promotional materials, and transporting equipment. But with careful planning and research, you can maximize the benefits of the experience and ensure that your investment doesn’t...
In a new report, What Consumers Want to Buy and Why, Mintel looks into consumer motivations behind the sales success of 2018’s top 10 new food product launches. Those top launches, determined by IRI Pacesetters, were as follows: Source: Mintel Mintel’s...
Research from Arthur D. Little, an international management consulting agency, found a large discrepancy between what consumers want and what food and beverage manufacturers have to offer, particularly as it relates to innovation. To learn more about the findings...
The B2B e-commerce market is growing by leaps and bounds. Forrester predicts that, by 2023, it will hit $1.8 trillion and account for 17% of all B2B sales in the United States. While e-commerce has started to catch on in...
Driven by current consumer trends, consumer products (CP) companies are increasingly investing in innovative technologies and strategies, according to a recent consumer products outlook by Deloitte. Specifically, these investments are centered around “concepts that are driving food industry trends,...
Professional development is better with friends. And in the food and beverage industry, you’re in luck — there are plenty of associations, organizations, and groups dedicated to sharing knowledge and helping professionals in various specialties carve out their place...
Most parents with kids 24 months and younger are confident that they’re feeding their children an age-appropriate and nutritious diet, according to new survey data from International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Even so, parents still grapple with uncertainty...

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Food Industry

The pace of change in the food industry is faster than ever, and it keeps accelerating. Much of the pressure comes from constantly changing...

Continuous License Monitoring: Myth vs. Fact

Ebook Sponsored by SuperVision Driver safety is the biggest source of fleet liability risk. Whether a business has a fleet of trucks or just one...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...
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3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Plant

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...