An overarching 2021 food industry trend is “getting back to basics,” according to a new 2021 Food Trends report from McKinney. Companies are cutting marginal products and focusing on core, most-in-demand offerings. “The brands that will excel in 2021...
Before the pandemic, I ate out a couple of times a week. For the past year, except for occasionally ordering out, I’ve mostly cooked at home. I’m excited to visit my favorite restaurants again when the crisis is over,...
Sponsored by Shiftboard Production volatility and a labor shortage have many food and beverage manufacturers struggling to cover shifts. Learn three strategies to improve staffing flexibility by leveraging employee schedule optimization strategies.  Adjusting to market fluctuations and shifting demand has always...
Globally in 2020, agriculture and food (agrifoodtech) startup companies raised $26.1 billion, according to the 2021 AgriFoodTech Investment Report from AgFunder. That’s a 15.5% year-over-year (YoY) increase. The company expects the amount to increase to more than $30 billion...
94% of global manufacturing companies said that Industry 4.0 technologies keep operations running during COVID-19, according to the results of McKinsey & Company’s latest Industry 4.0 survey. More than half (56%) said digital technologies were “critical to their crisis...
By Marla Keene, technology writer at AX Control, Inc The COVID-19 pandemic affected the global food chain from farm to table. It damaged one of the most important sectors of the world economy with problems that are still influencing the...
The early days of the pandemic exposed cracks in the food supply chain as food manufacturers and retailers struggled to keep up with demand. But, even before that, transparency and traceability were becoming more critical for companies seeking not...
Sponsored by Plex Can your food and beverage manufacturing company run a mock recall in 20 minutes or less?  If you said no, you’re far from alone. In a recent online poll conducted by Plex during a webinar, 38% of respondents...
Do you need to streamline your quality management process, provide on-demand safety training, or communicate more efficiently with your frontline workforce? The Food Industry Executive Supplier Catalog has software for all of these functions and more. Here are 5 software...
By Eric Graves, food and beverage industry analyst for Form.com “Disruption” is more than an occasional buzzword in the food supply chain. Recent, rapid changes in our global economy have challenged organizations in the food industry to respond quickly to preserve...