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Cocktail Keurig Brings Bartender to Your Kitchen

January 28, 2015 9:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development Magazine | Articles | Comments

The self-proclaimed “Nespresso for cocktails,” the Somabar makes your favorite drinks in the comfort of your own home. The team behind the robotic bartender began researching the technology after experiencing automated beer dispensing in Tokyo three years ago.

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Fishermen Fear Monopoly By Pacific Seafood Group

January 28, 2015 8:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some commercial fishermen have won a temporary court order blocking Pacific Seafood Group from taking over Westport, Washington-based Ocean Gold Seafoods. The fishermen fear the acquisition would give Pacific Seafood monopoly power in the fish market.

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McDonald's Reveals List of Chemicals in French Fries. Will Anyone Care?

January 28, 2015 8:00 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Blogs | Comments

A few months ago, the mega food chain began rolling out videos as part of a “Our Foods. Your Questions” marketing push that cleverly showcases former “MythBusters” co-host, Grant Imahara, doing some myth-busting about how their food is made.

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Dicer

January 28, 2015 7:55 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Sprint 2 Dicer produces a full complement of dices, slices, strips and granulations. It delivers cutting solutions across food processing industries including vegetables, fruits, meats, seafood, candy, bakery and snack products.

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Run-a-Weigh Portable Floor Scales

January 28, 2015 7:45 am | by Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Whether it’s multiple weighing locations at a single facility or the need to take the scale to special job sites, the Run-a-Weigh gives you true portability for weighing barrels, drums, totes, and small crates.

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The Next Global Markets For US Businesses

January 27, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

The U.S. economy is surging ahead while areas like China, Europe and Russia struggle economically. In order to keep the momentum going for U.S. businesses, they’ll have to look at new global markets to expand. So where are companies aiming their focus?

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Happy Birthday, Beer Can! Cheers to 80 Years

January 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos | Comments

On Jan. 24, 1935, Krueger Brewing of Richmond, Virginia sold the very first beer can. While the beer cans of 80 years ago don't look too different from the cans of today, consumers had to actually crack open a cold one by using a can opener. 

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Seattle Brewery Sold: Elysian Brewing Now Owned by AB InBev

January 27, 2015 1:50 pm | by Anheuser-Busch | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch has agreed to buy Elysian Brewing Company, based in Seattle, Washington. For nearly 20 years, Elysian has brewed an award-winning portfolio of beers, including Immortal IPA and some of the industry's most innovative and sophisticated brands.

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Education, Bias-Breaking Keys to Women's Rise in Supply Chain

January 27, 2015 1:25 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Articles | Comments

According to a 2012 study by Deloitte, women comprise nearly half (46.6 percent) of the total U.S. labor force, yet just 24.8 percent of the durable goods manufacturing workforce. That disparity is much greater still at the executive level.

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Fish Catch Break on World Stage at Global Conference

January 27, 2015 1:00 pm | by MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

More than 60 million people in low-income nations rely on inland fisheries for their livelihood, which has left the inland fishery industry a poor competitor for water against agriculture, energy, commercial development and industry.    

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Hangover Cure 101: Research Says This Drink is the Perfect Remedy

January 27, 2015 12:40 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

New research presented at the 12th Annual Scripps Natural Supplements Conference shows that RESQWATER is an effective anti-hangover drink and helps support sleep quality and next-day cognitive function. A perfect cure or just a hoax?     

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Water Wars: Nestle, Cascade Locks Try New Tack For Bottling Plant

January 27, 2015 12:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cascade Locks City Council voted to seek the Oregon Water Resources Department's permission to swap a portion of its well water right for .5 cubic feet per second of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's right to draw 10 cubic feet per second from Oxbow Springs.

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VIDEO: Hershey's Blocks Cadbury Chocolates From Entering the US

January 27, 2015 11:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Cadbury chocolate fans in the U.S. are up in arms about how these British treats will no longer be available across the pond. Hershey's says the chocolate that Cadbury is making for the U.S. market is "too similar" to its own confectionery products.

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Proposed Illinois Legislation Would Ban Powdered Alcohol

January 27, 2015 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves. The bill defines powdered alcohol as "any powder or crystalline substance containing alcohol produced for human consumption."         

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Woman Gets Bag Full of Cash at Burger King Drive-Thru

January 27, 2015 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of the junior spicy chicken sandwich that she had ordered. The bag contained $2,631, which was the Burger King's bank deposit.        

Fueled by Oil, Agriculture Sector Welcomes Low Diesel Prices

January 27, 2015 9:55 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Livestock producers in the Midwest and vegetable growers in the Sun Belt alike are reaping the immediate benefits. And with average retail gas prices for 2015 forecast to be about $1 lower than last year, farmers this spring may end up planting more energy-intensive crops.

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Thirst For Craft Beer Fuels Large Crop of Hops

January 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A new report from the Hop Growers of America shows a 10 percent increase in acres harvested between 2013 and 2014. The thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years.           

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China Moves to Accept Imports of All US Apple Varieties

January 27, 2015 8:45 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

For the first time in several years, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China. A deal was reached between officials for the U.S. and Chinese governments to grant access to all U.S. apple varieties.     

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Automatic Film Splicer

January 27, 2015 8:10 am | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes. 

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Assessing Your Risk For a Cyber Breach and Minimizing the Fallout

January 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Jay Shelton, Senior Vice President, Risk Management Services, Assurance | Articles | Comments

A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.   

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