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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...