Saturday, February 22, 2020
Vermont's new GMO labeling law and general consumer demand for transparency are two big reasons to get to know and learn to catalog your product data now, says Label Insight's Dagan Xavier. Xavier urges food brands to waste no more time....
Manufacturers are steadily warming up to the idea of content marketing. CMI's Manufacturing Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, released last November, found that 85% of manufacturers use content marketing, and 97% of those who use it report...
The food industry is smartening up. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), food processors and suppliers are working together to reduce maintenance costs, uncover opportunities, influence productivity, and transparently track the supply chain.  From craft beer to pasta, here are some ways equipment manufacturers...
This November, UC-Davis will host the first-ever IC-FOODS conference, "to coordinate and build the ontological and semantic infrastructure for the next-gen Internet of Food (IoF), including those aspects related to Health, and Sustainability." In an interview with Forbes, Matthew Lange,...
As sources diversify and consumer demands evolve toward transparency and wholeness, technology must play an ever-increasing role at every point in the food manufacturing supply chain. Some traditional processes will collapse, while others will expand in non-linear networks near...
Process manufacturers are optimistic about the future, but see challenges related to changing regulatory conditions (especially trade), increasing pressure for traceability, and the talent shortage, according to Sage’s 2019 manufacturing report, “Riding the wave of uncertainty: How process manufacturers...
According to the results of just about every consumer preference survey done in the past few years, consumers want fresh, local foods. Market research publisher Packaged Facts predicts that local food and beverage sales will hit $20 billion in...
In March of this year, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) reported on the accelerating penetration rate of e-commerce in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) markets, from 1% in 2014 to a predicted 5% average or higher by 2018 and beyond. The...
A case study featured in Food Manufacturing yesterday highlights a now-common shift from conventional batch cooking to continuous systems. In response to growing demand from international markets, South African family company Paarman Foods teamed up with Unitherm Food Systems in 2015 to change their...
Enterprise cloud computing pioneered by Salesforce and Amazon Web Services has been around for over a decade. With the advent of Web 2.0, however, cloud technology has developed exponentially and is becoming increasingly useful in all kinds of industries, including...

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