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Are You Meeting Demand?

September 9, 2014 2:28 pm | by Thierry Giroux, Global Account Manager, Nestle EMEA | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers have to balance the demands associated with branded products versus private label to maintain a foothold in existing markets, while competing against global and local food manufacturers in emerging markets, such as China, India and Latin America.

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies

September 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Voices for Healthy Kids | News | Comments

The findings come as school districts implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards, which set basic limits on the fat, salt, and calories in foods and beverages sold through vending machines, school stores, and a la carte cafeteria menus.

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Food Traceability Driving Force Behind Software Platform

September 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Radley Corporation | News | Comments

Radley Corporation has introduced x/DC4, the 4th generation of its technology platform to bring additional features and functionality that will assist with numerous Food Traceability Initiatives being driven by customer needs and requirements.

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Budweiser, Facebook Now Let You E-Gift Beer to Friends

September 9, 2014 1:00 pm | by Anheuser-Busch | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch has launched two new programs, Bud Light Birthday and Buds for Buds, in Denver and Chicago. Now Facebook users can gift their friends a free Bud Light or Budweiser to complement their traditional celebratory wishes.     

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Photos: Louisville Bourbon Scene

September 9, 2014 12:15 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

In Kentucky's bourbon country, the classic American whiskey isn't just for sipping anymore. Louisville touts itself as the gateway to bourbon country, and for many visitors the restaurants and bars are part of a day-night bourbon experience. 

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Mondelez Highlights Progress Against Well-Being Goals

September 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Mondelez International | News | Comments

Mondelez International released its first ever Call For Well-Being Progress Report, which details how the company is tracking against its global well-being goals.                         

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5 Tips For Equipment Financing in 2014

September 9, 2014 9:52 am | by Kurt Kolesha, Sales Manager, EverBank Commercial Fiance's Packaging & Plastics Group | Articles | Comments

Today, banks are healthy and offering lower rates, which means manufacturers in the packaging space can pursue growth by employing strategic financing models. As a result, many would suggest that it is a perfect time to access capital.   

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McDonald's Aug. Sales Continue to Plummet From China Scandal

September 9, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

McDonald's Corp. said earlier this month that it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt its sales and reputation.                     

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US Wine Consumption At 'All-Time High'

September 9, 2014 9:19 am | by Beverage Information & Insights Group | News | Comments

U.S. wine consumption has expanded for the 20th straight year, surpassing France as the largest wine market.  Relaxed restrictions on direct winery shipments contributed to the wine industry's success in 2013.        

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Study: CPG Companies Must Plan For a Digital Future

September 9, 2014 9:05 am | by The Boston Consulting Group | News | Comments

A report by The Boston Consulting Group highlights how CPG companies can best position themselves for growth and unlock digital and e-commerce opportunities.                         

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General Mills to Buy Annie's For $820M

September 9, 2014 8:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Annie's will join General Mills' U.S. natural and organic products portfolio, which includes the Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, LARABAR and Food Should Taste Good brands. The acquisition will expand General Mills' fast-growing natural and organic foods business. 

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Monarch Beverage Co. Keeps Up Indiana Liquor Law Fight

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co., the state's largest beer distributor, has filed documents seeking a liquor wholesaler's permit for a separate corporate entity.                  

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Infographic: America's Most Wanted Food Labels

September 9, 2014 8:20 am | by Consumer Reports | News | Comments

How's a consumer to know all the standards and regulations (or loopholes, for that matter) behind the seal itself? Consumer Reports gives us this simple, exhaustive infographic that breaks down the pluses and minuses of the most common animal welfare labels.

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VIDEO: The Story Behind 3M Petrifilm Plates

September 9, 2014 8:00 am | by 3M Food Safety | Videos | Comments

For more than 25 years, food safety professionals all over the world have put their trust in 3M Petrifilm Plates. For a quarter of a century, the little red dot has been changing the way scientists across the globe look at microbiology testing. 

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Food-Grade Mill

September 9, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Simpactor FID pin mill is the perfect solution for milling dry food ingredients to precise fine particle sizes of 50-200 mesh with no screens to blind and an easy to clean mill area. 

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Bulk Bag Discharger

September 9, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This bulk bag discharging system is designed for discharging whole grain organic flour.

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ISM: Numbers Up On Strong Demand

September 8, 2014 2:24 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 

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Infographic: How Safe is X-Ray Inspection of Food?

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

For more than 20 years, food manufacturers have been using x-ray inspection to ensure product safety and quality. But, is x-ray inspection safe?                             

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Diageo Taps Tech Start-Ups to Tackle Irresponsible Drinking, Retail Theft

September 8, 2014 1:00 pm | by Diageo | News | Comments

Diageo, the world's largest maker of spirits, has created a technology to help find solutions to some of the liquor industry's most pressing problems.                             

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Obama Administration to Limit Profitability of Overseas Shifts

September 8, 2014 12:30 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting their addresses abroad in an effort to reduce their U.S. taxes. The maneuver is known as a corporate inversion. The Obama administration is deciding what actions to take to make it less profitable for companies to shift overseas.

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