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Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 9:45 am | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

Beer serves America: For every one job at a brewery or beer importer, there are 45 jobs created in supplier industries and in local communities across the country.                        

VIDEO: Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the US

August 27, 2014 9:00 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of...

When it Comes to How Pizza Looks, Cheese Matters!

August 27, 2014 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

A study published by the Institute of Food Technologists evaluated the pizza baking performance...

Taking Risks in Ice Cream Industry: Ben & Jerry's Includes 'Everything But' GMOs

August 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Daniel Granderson, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Ben & Jerry’s takes the responsibility of providing conscientiously crafted ice cream very...

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Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving the Way For Younger Execs?

August 27, 2014 7:45 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Is experience everything when choosing corporate leaders? As the trend of startup tech companies being run by more and more Millennials takes hold, that average age is dropping. But should age really matter in company leadership?     

VIDEO: Kentucky Distillery Part of Bourbon Trend in Louisville

August 26, 2014 9:45 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Kentucky Peerless Distillery has been standing for 102 years and expects to last another hundred. Corky Taylor says it is the first business he is looking decades into the future about, instead of what it is going to happen tomorrow.     

NY Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits. In 2011, the state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boats 29.    

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Hard to Swallow? Burger King May Move to Canada

August 26, 2014 9:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers are voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its headquarters from Miami to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes. Burger King's Facebook page was littered with negative comments about the potential deal.

North Dakota Coffee Shop Operates on Honor System

August 26, 2014 8:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota operates a little differently than most businesses. The small-town shop utilizes the honor system. This unusual setup has given customers a sense of ownership and has brought in 15 percent more money than the asking price.

Vertical Wrapping System

August 26, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now products in bottles, cans and jars are able to be wrapped directly from a filler while standing upright. The system is designed for applications requiring a capacity of up to 70 packs per minute.

The Benefits of Proper Air Balance in Food Processing Facilities

August 26, 2014 7:45 am | by Luke Facemyer, Director, Refrigeration Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Achieving the optimal air balance within the different areas of a food facility is important for maintaining room temperatures, eliminating the potential for contamination and for worker productivity. Here are some key benefits of proper air balance. 

Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland

August 25, 2014 2:34 pm | by MARTIN BENEDYK, DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whisky makers are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency. Nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch are sold overseas for a value of 4.3 billion pounds ($7.1 billion) a year.

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Teamsters to Host Investor Call on Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 25, 2014 2:27 pm | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters | News | Comments

The Teamsters are hosting an analyst call on the Sysco and US Foods merger antitrust obstacles. Representatives will outline issues that may jeopardize the deal and harm workers, customers and consumers.                

Could Consumers End Outsourcing?

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Alan Nicol, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Ultimately, consumers deserve some blame for the outsourcing phenomenon that has swept through the U.S. and Europe. People tend to make decisions based on a single significant factor and in retail settings that factor tends to be price.   

Calif. Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Processing Cows With Cancer

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Co-owner of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California slaughterhouse, has pleaded guilty to the criminal charges accusing him of processing cows with cancer. Operations were halted in February after a series of recalls.   

VIDEO: Microbrewery Chooses High-Content Recycled Cans

August 25, 2014 10:25 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

An aluminum giant and a tiny microbrewery have tapped into a growing trend of craft brewers turning to cans. But these cans are different. Red Hare Brewing Company partnered with Novelis, which uses 90 percent recycled content.       

Calif. Earthquake Shakes Famed Wine Country

August 25, 2014 10:11 am | by KEN SWEET, ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. Napa is California's best-known winemaking region. The earthquake adds to what has already been a difficult year for the state's winemakers.  

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Infographics: What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?

August 25, 2014 9:34 am | by Adecco | News | Comments

Baby boomers occupy the majority of skilled trade positions, while younger workers are mostly employed in other professions. So while baby boomers are aging out of the manufacturing industries, what will happen to the once booming industry?

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

August 25, 2014 9:22 am | by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Florida has always been well known for its oranges. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."

Calif. Hot Sauce Plant's Tour Offers Whiff of Excitement

August 25, 2014 9:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

As many as 3,000 people are expected to visit the factory that makes Sriracha hot sauce over the weekend in the Los Angeles' suburb of Irwindale. During a 20-minute walk through the 650,000-square-foot facility, visitors can watch chili grinding at Huy Fong Foods.

Q&A: The Workings of Supplier Relationship Management

August 25, 2014 7:45 am | by Bill Michels, President, ISM Services | Articles | Comments

What is supplier relationship management? Which suppliers should you focus on? Who should manage the supplier relationship? Bill Michels, CPSM, CPM, MCIPS, president of ISM Services sat down to discuss the answers to some of these questions. 

PRODUCT VIDEO: Bakery Depositor

August 25, 2014 7:30 am | by Unifiller | Product Releases | Comments

The depositor is perfect for depositing custards, jams, batter and just about any flowable product directly from a mixing bowl or bucket. 

What Better Quoting Means for Manufacturers

August 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jacques Soumeillan | Articles | Comments

Customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors.

Jif Introduces On-the-Go Snack Dippers

August 22, 2014 11:45 am | by The J.M. Smucker Company | News | Comments

Jif To Go Dippers are the latest addition to the brand's Jif To Go line of convenient snack solutions which currently includes four varieties of peanut butter packaged in portable 1.5 oz cups. The snack is available in creamy peanut butter or chocolate silk peanut butter.

Jell-O Can't Stop Slippery Slide

August 22, 2014 11:30 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Jell-O sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity. Executives at Kraft Foods, which owns Jell-O, say they're confident they can revitalize the brand. But their efforts so far have been a disappointment.

Keurig Coffee Strikes a Deal With Kraft Foods

August 22, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of the popular at-home brewing machines that let people make cups of coffee one serving at a time, says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems.

Is the Death of the Twinkie Near...Again?

August 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The closure of the Hostess Brands Schiller Park bakery has me wondering: are healthier options and cheaper alternatives a sign that the time may be near to say our final farewells to the beloved Twinkie? Hostess Brands CEO says competition pushed the plant to close.

3 Things to Consider to Mitigate Risk in the Food Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 9:10 am | by Bill Tomasi, Global Director of Product Management, IBS | Articles | Comments

The government has in recent years boosted its oversight of the food supply chain through the most aggressive regulatory overhaul since the mid-20th Century. Yet, every year hundreds of voluntary recalls threaten the reputation of the brands that sell them.

VIDEO: Pabst Looks to Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 22, 2014 8:10 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878.                                                                      

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