Friday, November 27, 2020
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Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its 2020 Better Plant Annual Progress Update. The Better Plants program helps manufacturing partners work to reduce energy intensity across their U.S. operations. The typical goal is 25% energy savings...
In a 2019 report by the Pet Sustainability Coalition, 91% of industry professionals anticipated an increase in demand for sustainable pet products. And 50% expected that demand to grow rapidly.  Their predictions were correct. Sales of sustainability marketed pet treats...
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...
Before COVID-19, plant-based and sustainability were arguably the two hottest food trends. The pandemic has had a major impact on grocery shopping behavior. At first, pandemic purchasing resulted in empty shelves in the shelf-stable products and frozen food aisles....
In looking at the predicted food trends for 2020, plant-based and sustainability stood out as the top two. COVID-19 may change the way these trends play out, according to a report from Culinary Tides. The food think tank predicts...
“Sustainability has become one of the biggest issues in food and beverage today—and packaging is a key component of the move toward sustainable business practices,” states the 2020 Sustainable Packaging Report from Winsight Grocery.  “Sustainable packaging is no longer a...
Six in ten (61%) consumers say they won’t buy products from companies with poor environmental practices, and 38% have actively boycotted food brands for this reason, according to a new report from ING: Learning from Consumers: How Shifting Demands...
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. Chances are that you have “eaten” a package or two already today, that is, if...
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. This is Part 2 of a two-part series on turning waste into value via anaerobic...
SPONSORED CONTENT By Jeffrey J. Counsell, co-founder & managing broker, Global Food Properties Food manufacturers needing to expand or relocate face two immediate choices: Build new from the ground up, either on-site or in a secondary location Identify existing space...