Ice mats are soaked in saltwater and then frozen. Once frozen, they are laid over the crates containing live seafood to help maintain freshness. Perfect for lobster and crab.
Food packaging company Sealed Air is consolidating its operations in Connecticut, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and New Jersey and relocating its headquarters to the Charlotte area. The new headquarters will create nearly 1,300 jobs within three years.
While most beers sold in the U.S. are named either Coors Light or Bud Light, craft brews are growing. How did we end up with an explosion of craft brews, but when it comes to buying them from other states, you find nothing but restricted markets.
Against the Grain Brewery, a Kentucky facility, plans to expand its facilities in Louisville, boosting production by more than 400 percent. The company expects to create 20 new jobs as a result of the expansion. The addition will include a barrel brewhouse.
Delivery delays can permanently damage relationships with customers, or even worse, drive them toward a competitor. While many small manufacturers would acknowledge the importance of on-time delivery, it happens more often than most would admit.
Compared to the existing H1 lubricant standard, the NSF ISO 21469 standard is a significant advancement. NSF ISO 21469 improves formulation and label review, requires manufacturing risk assessments and involves analytical product testing.
Hershey Company, known for its Kit Kat, Reese's and Hershey candy bars, is raising its prices as the costs for ingredients such as cocoa, dairy and nuts have risen since the beginning of the year. The company said it expects most prices to rise about 8 percent.
How long does it take fresh milk to get from the farm to your table? In this video from Midwest Dairy, find out what duties and processes take place before you pick up that gallon of milk at the store. Take a look at milk's journey of 48 hours in 48 seconds.
The maker of the popular Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey opened a new facility in Trinity, Alabama, about 60 miles southwest of the Lynchburg, Tennessee distillery. The new cooperage is expected to make about 700 American white oak barrels per day.
In the old days, a product was created by a manufacturer, sent to national and regional distribution centers, then to a store and finally to the customer. In today's multi-channel world, a retailer may demand the manufacturer ship an item directly to the customer.
On Friday, Ukraine will sign a trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery. The deal is accompanied by a 10-year plan for the country to adopt EU product regulations.
When frozen and defrosted, spinach leaves wilt, but Lund University scientists say they have the answer with a natural sugar. The cells are kept alive longer, making it possible for farmers to harvest and freeze their products for months at a time.
As a society, we waste food along every step of the supply chain. At the retail and consumer levels, the USDA estimates that in the U.S., 31 percent, or 133 billion pounds, of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply in 2010 went uneaten.
The customer relationship suffers when manufacturers can’t deliver on time. When companies promise a delivery and that promise is broken, customers start to doubt future orders. Now that customers have more options with whom to work, it's become a harsh reality.
Scotch whisky is enjoying a boom due to growing demand in the U.S. The industry is ramping up production to rebuild the declining stocks of longer-aged whiskies. Rabobank believes that distillers should consider three things to better prepare for sustainable growth.
Alcohol regulators ended the investigation into whether Diageo PLC violated state laws by storing whiskey made in Tennessee inside Kentucky warehouses. Distiller John Lunn testified that the liquor stored in Kentucky would be blended with other Diageo spirits.
Grocers who sponsored ballot measures to end Oregon's liquor monopoly have given up for this year, saying there is not enough time left for to round up signatures. They will continue seeking privatization of liquor sales through the legislature or the 2016 ballot.
America has been a very weak competitor in the game of globalization and has not used its power or legal rights to improve American manufacturing. The following describes the key issues facing American manufacturers that need to be addressed with action.
While exports dropped for the fourth month, imports climbed to an all-time high of $240.6 billion, reflecting record shipment levels of food and other goods. The cold winter partly explains why the U.S. is importing more and exporting less.
The very term "supply chain" implies a straight line and a singular operating mode, with tight linkages moving goods smoothly from mode to mode and location to location. In Asia-Pacific, however, this concept is unrealistic.
C.H. Robinson, known for third-party logistics, has created a new global brand, Robinson Fresh, to focus on the produce industry. The launch of Robinson Fresh unifies the C.H. Robinson, FoodSource, Rosemont Farms, and Timco Worldwide entities under one brand.
The first refrigerated boxcar unit train connecting the Midwest and West Coast in over half a century could offer produce growers and meat and dairy producers the opportunity to distribute products more cost-effectively and within the same timeframes as trucking.
Like many inventions, the can was created to solve a specific problem: feeding European armies in the early 19th century who needed to carry their own food supplies for long distances in harsh conditions without opportunities for re-supply. Now, the use of cans is having a significant impact on food safety, supply chain security, sustainability and shelf life.
"Made in America" is a label typically associated with durable goods, but food products are coming under increasing regulation and labeling restrictions, such as Country of Origin Labeling. The National Retail Foundation delved into a topic that applies to food.
The high-tech warehouse is taking shape as organizations seek to get ahead of the material handling systems challenges of the 21st Century supply chain. A big component of that formation is automation, but it has to be more strategic than just throwing machines at a problem.