Consumers are learning to voice their concerns through social media, advocacy groups, consumer surveys and petitions — announcing to the food industry exactly what they want and do not want in their food supply. But are food companies listening?
Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A via email with...
While the merger of Kraft and Heinz has sparked mostly positive comments from investors and the...
Egg cartons are cluttered with claims about organic, cage-free, free-roaming, vegetarian...
To mitigate the risks associated with food recalls, the food industry needs to approach sourcing holistically and implement four important best practices.
Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies.
All businesses have, use and rely on proprietary information, some of which may rise to the level of a protectable trade secret, under various laws, and much of which is stored on computers. An annual check-up of the nature and storage of such information, and policies and agreements that are related to the use, access to and maintenance of such assets, is likewise critical to any business.
Moving to a new e-commerce platform may seem like a big undertaking, but it's a necessity if your legacy applications are too old to support the type of brand experience and functionality today's consumers expect.
Power brands are not just cash cows. They are brands whose position in food culture and shrewd management have, together, allowed otherwise dated brands to remain contemporary and to continue to drive profit growth.
Analytics and big data are impacting decision-making across all industries in numerous capacities, and employee hiring is no exception. Just as distributors are implementing modern enterprise resource planning systems to optimize operations, they should also consider the latest in talent science technology to optimize the return one of the company’s most important resources — its employees.
It's an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry - and lots of it.
Here are some things to consider when selecting your next ERP system.
To improve the likelihood of a successful assimilation of a major new supplier or product line into your company’s operational infrastructure, policies and culture, create and execute a "new supplier deployment" process.
Companies that change their processes, but not the outdated and non-integrated applications beneath them, are simply hacking at leaves — expending energy but achieving little.
From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food
You may not have thought of an eCommerce website or mobile app as a tool to manage company costs. However, whether your inventory solution is managed by you or a vendor, integrating it with an online workflow will enable you to manage spend in real time.
No matter how successful your safety effort has been in the past, that doesn't change the fact that the warehousing profession is still full of hazards and risks in the present — and that it will continue to be so well into the future.
To remain relevant and competitive, wholesale distributors need to stay on top of the latest innovations and technology developments while maintaining the strongest reputation possible.
One innovation that companies often overlook is using digital signage for rapid, accurate communication that helps improve supply chain velocity. To understand how digital signage can remove sticking points in your supply chain, check out these tips.
Intellectual property has never been more important to businesses. It can protect your margin, be a deterrent to competitors, function as collateral, and increase the overall value of your business.
This week’s scientist is Michael Morrissey from Oregon State University. He was part of a team that patented seaweed that tastes like bacon and is packed with protein, vitamins and antioxidants.
Though concrete freezer floors can last up to more than half a century, the underfloor heating system beneath still requires regular preventive maintenance. If you don’t take the proper precautions, frost can form in the sub-grade soils.
By putting the right workflow structure and technology in place, you can start gaining real-time intelligence to help you make informed decisions that can propel your business forward.