Customer retention can be boiled down to three key essentials: price, quality and customer service.
More manufacturers like Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Philips, L’Oreal and Unilever are starting to rely on “open innovation,” a process philosophy that aims to merge new technology from sometimes disparate industries.
Manufacturers around the globe have been awash with new thinking on how to manage a global supply chain that is, despite better technology, still remarkably delicate.
The Obama administration says that combining overlapping agencies could curb “unnecessary waste and duplication,” with the added benefit of “saving taxpayer dollars.”
As the legal consequences for selling faulty products falls more and more on the shoulders of retailers, food processors’ customers may push for greater protections for consumers and themselves.
According to the Daily Mail, animal welfare group PETA has offered a $1 million reward to the first scientist who can prove laboratory-grown chicken is viable by 2016. Proponents of lab-grown meat say it would be more environmentally friendly and reduce animal suffering.
The Huffington Post reported that a former McDonald’s employee shot a cell phone video of a live mouse in a bag of Big Mac buns at a McDonald’s in Philadelphia. The employee alleged that mouse droppings were often found on buns at the fast food restaurant, and the manager ordered workers to serve the buns after wiping off the droppings.
According to Mashable, Sam Adams has released a Facebook app will allow users to crowdsource their own brew. Users will be able to choose various characteristics, such as color, clarity, body, hops and malt. The choices that prove most popular will be utilized to craft a “collaborative ale” that will be brewed next month.
Last January, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the largest overhaul of the U.S. food safety system in decades. Since then, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun implementing various guidelines for the food industry.
Amanda Oakleaf Cakes created a life-size Stormtrooper for the Arisia Sci-Fi Convention in Boston. The creation comprised of both cake and Rice Krispie treats, stood 6’4″ tall and weighed at least 300 pounds. Check out their blog to see how this monster cake was created.
A scientist responsible for studying the link between aging and resveratrol, found in red wine, has been accused of committing more than 100 acts of data fabrication and falsification, according to Reuters. Dipak K. Das, who directed the University of … Continue reading →
According to International Business Times, French fast food chain Quick is harnessing “the force” with its new Darth Vader burger, complete with a black bun. The menu item was created in honor of the upcoming release of Star Wars 1: … Continue reading →
LegalNewsline reported that PepsiCo, the maker of Mountain Dew, is gathering scientific evidence for a lawsuit brought against the company by a man who claims he found a dead mouse in his Mountain Dew can in 2009. PepsiCo stated that … Continue reading →
According to NPR, the average American literally ate a ton of food last year, with most of the food consisting of cheese, sweets, potatoes and grains. The data, provided by the USDA, indicated that we each consume about 630 pounds … Continue reading →
After the new year, McDonald’s is planning on launching a campaign featuring four of its U.S. food suppliers in an attempt to put a face on its food. The marketing strategy was developed in part to cash in on the local movement, which has consumers more interested in where their food comes from.
Much of the Christmas season revolves around the jolly man in the red suit, but how did he become so popular? It turns out that Coca-Cola, famous for its Santa cans, had a huge part in developing the modern St. …
A USA Today article covered the ever struggling Texas oyster industry, which has been decimated by one disaster after another, including Hurricane Ike in 2008, last year’s BP oil spill and the recent bloom of toxic algae. A monster drought …
The first installment of “Ready For The Post-Incandescent Plant?” describes the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 and its implications for manufacturers. The Pay-Off Just how quickly can a new lighting system pay …
The much-debated “phase-out” of incandescent light bulbs has struck a nerve with consumers and manufacturers alike recently, but the process began long ago, when the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 was passed …
Every fall, I try to get in a horrible zombie movie. During the movie, the characters are never prepared, and are always without a shotgun, a chainsaw, and an Oldsmobile Delta-88 with which to …