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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...
Today, we're introducing a new monthly series by contributing editor Mary George. Did You Know? will cover innovative technologies that are just starting to make waves in food processing and packaging plants. This first article focuses on one of...
In April of 2015, FoodProcessing.com reported $21 billion in budgeted capital spending by 45 of the nation's largest food and beverage companies. In May, Tom Ryan and Ian Sylvan, investment analysts for MB Financial, advised food processors to find smart ways...
Industry clusters are groups of businesses in interconnected fields that thrive on their associations with one another. Usually geographically concentrated, they are believed to increase productivity and competition, both nationally and globally. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is home...
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...
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...
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...
Now more than ever, your food company needs marketing strategies built on values and transparency. You also need to be agile enough to adjust to changing consumer demands and ever-evolving channels of engagement. We’ve assembled a map of industry forecasts,...
Food labels are contentious, as evidenced by the recent heated fights over mandatory labeling for food containing GMOs or added sugars. They’re also confusing. Even when label claims are present, consumers don’t know what to make of them or how...
Advancements in permeation testing technology can increase efficiency and improve packaging for manufactured food, says a recent Food Manufacturing article. Foods with greater sensitivity to water and oxygen have historically taken longer to test using manual and instrumented testing methods....