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VIDEO: The Kind Bar Strategy

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | Videos | Comments

Snack foods are a $374 billion market and Kind thinks it has found a way to raise the bar. Kind can be found in more than 150,000 retail stores and sales have nearly doubled in the last year. CEO Daniel Lubetzky discusses the company's snack products.

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Pepsi to Replace Coke in NBA Marketing Deal

April 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi. The league said Monday that it's struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola.

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Veggies Take Center Plate as Healthy Fast Food Chains Expand

April 13, 2015 2:20 pm | by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press | News | Comments

They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.

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FDA: 'Medically Important' Antibiotics Increase in Food Animals

April 13, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

According to a recent report by the FDA, antibiotics considered "medically important" to humans that were used in food animals increased 20 percent between 2009 and 2013; more than 60 percent of the overall food animal antibiotics in use in 2013 qualified as "medically important."

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Photos of the Day: Students Make Giant Rice Krispies Treat

April 13, 2015 1:00 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

What do you get when you mix a group of hungry undergraduate students with a bunch of marshmallows and crispy cereal? A giant Rice Krispie treat, of course!

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Wisconsin Records 1st Outbreak of Dangerous Bird Flu Strain

April 13, 2015 12:25 pm | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

Wisconsin has confirmed its first case of a dangerous bird flu strain that has struck several other Midwest states, including Minnesota and South Dakota.

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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Nixes Artificial Colors in Nesquik Powder

April 13, 2015 11:40 am | by AP Exchange | News | Comments

Nestle says it is cutting some of the sugar from its Nesquik chocolate and strawberry powders and taking artificial coloring out of the strawberry powder. Strawberry Nesquik powder will get its pink coloring from beet juice powder instead of artificial colors.

E-Commerce Boom Drives Dramatic Growth in Warehouse Automation Market

April 13, 2015 10:40 am | by ARC Advisory Group | Articles | Comments

Rapid growth in the worldwide market for warehouse automation and control systems is being driven primarily by the global boom in e-commerce, and its profound effects on fulfillment requirements, according to a new ARC Advisory Group market study.

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The Power of the Brand: Store Owners Rely on Big Names to Spur Profits

April 13, 2015 10:15 am | by LA Top Distributor | News | Comments

There's a reason convenience stores that carry alcohol don't simply advertise that they have "beer". Those stores put up large advertisements proudly displaying that they carry specific beers like Budweiser and Coors. 

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Environment, Diet Profoundly Linked

April 13, 2015 9:55 am | by Arizona State Univ. | News | Comments

What we eat has a big influence on our environment, in ways beyond the typical carbon footprint questions of local vs. imported or animal vs. vegetable. Researchers have found that what we choose to eat — and what we excrete as waste — can influence the nutrient cycle on a large scale.

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VIDEO: Could These Robots Re-Invent Manufacturing?

April 13, 2015 9:20 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.

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New Evidence For How Green Tea, Apples Can Protect Health

April 13, 2015 9:00 am | by NORWICH BIOSCIENCE INSTITUTES | News | Comments

In this study, Dr. Paul Kroon and his team at IFR have shown that polyphenols in green tea and apples block a signaling molecule called VEGF, which in the body can trigger atherosclerosis and is a target for some anti-cancer drugs.

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How Can Maintenance Supervisors Boost Their Team’s Productivity?

April 13, 2015 9:00 am | by Joel Levitt, Life Cycle Engineering | Articles | Comments

Being in a supervisory role doesn't make someone an effective supervisor. They have to develop their skills as a supervisor the same way they learn any craft.

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International Space Station About to Get Caffeine High

April 13, 2015 8:35 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.

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Egg Executives to be Sentenced Today in Salmonella Outbreak

April 13, 2015 8:00 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two former egg industry executives are scheduled to be sentenced this morning for their roles in a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands. 

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Double Planetary Mixer

April 13, 2015 7:45 am | by Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

Highly versatile, the Double Planetary Mixer can process viscous pastes and dough-like materials as easily as it can prepare dry powder blends and wet granulations.

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Major Food Recalls This Week Both Involved Listeria; What is This Deadly Bacteria?

April 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Listeria is commonly found in unpasteurized cheeses and unpasteurized milk, and it is sometimes found in other foods as well — 30 people died in a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe.

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How Cloud Enables and Supports the Lean Warehouse

April 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Sid Geddam, Vice President & General Manager, Warehouse Management Systems at NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Why be lean? Today’s market for products and materials is customer-centric. Companies need to be able to quickly refocus their supply chain operations in anticipation of or in response to changes in customer purchasing preferences. 

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5 Stats About the Fast Food Industry

April 10, 2015 12:50 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Approximately 10 percent of Americans work in fast food, but do you know how much the fast food industry is worth? Here are some facts you didn't know about the fast food industry.

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Are Current Dietary Guidelines For Sodium, Potassium Resonable?

April 10, 2015 12:25 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES/UW MEDICINE | News | Comments

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day -- less than a teaspoon of salt. So how are we doing at hitting the WHO targets?

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