At nearly $10 billion a year, the R&D tax credit is one of the biggest incentives available and can save manufacturing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars — yet only one out of twenty small- and medium-sized companies eligible for this credit takes advantage of it. Why is that?
Pizza Hut recently released a concept video showing off an interactive table the restaurant...
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If significant climate change occurs in the United States, it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand, according to a paper published this week in the journal, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.
Nine food industry leaders have announced their commitment to support FoodCorps, a national organization that connects children to healthy food. The inaugural FoodCorps Corporate Council includes members from companies including Bolthouse Farms and Stoneyfield Farm, among others.
Five other states on Thursday joined Missouri's lawsuit against California in an effort to strike down the state's law barring the sale of eggs produced by hens kept in cages that do not meet size and space requirements. The law is set to take effect in 2015.
A new report suggests that health concerns and a desire for convenience are driving new product offerings in the packaged breakfast baked foods sector. Baked goods companies are working to make products more nutritious and more portable for consumers.
President Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget to immediate backlash from Republicans and a mixed response from manufacturing organizations. The National Association of Manufacturers and the Alliance for American Manufacturing have both released opinions on the proposed budget. Interestingly, they don't agree.
According to The Hartman Group, 47 percent of all eating occasions are alone. A recent report indicates that 43 percent of consumers say they enjoy eating alone so that they can catch up on watching television, reading and other activities.
The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports. Exports climbed 0.6 percent to $192.8 billion, and imports also rose 0.6 percent to $231.6 billion. The trade deficit is the difference between imports and exports.
Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There's an app for that. Oscar Mayer has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone, developed by the Madison-based company's Institute for the Advancement of Bacon.
Author Christopher Leonard talks to MSNBC's Morning Joe about his new book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business. Leonard says that the meat industry goes to great lengths to ensure the public is ignorant about the meat production process.
The Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart (LTS-C) allows the fork truck driver to place the "go to" pallet onto a pallet cart for an automated process.
Japanese beverage firm Suntory Holdings Ltd. is in talks to invest in Indian liquor manufacturer Radico Khaitan Ltd. Suntory is seeking to accelerate its expansion in the growing Asian market. Suntory announced in January that it would acquire U.S.-based Beam Inc.
Two men were found guilty Wednesday of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products — including the middle of Oreo cookies — and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.
Beam me up some wine, Scotty! More and more TV shows are embracing the world of wine. Fans of sci-fi classic "Star Trek," period drama "Downton Abbey" and even "Duck Dynasty" can all buy wines bottled under license to their favorite show.
When food and beverage companies start thinking about big data, they should be thinking about trade secrets because, done right, big data should lead to proprietary insights. Key data can sometimes be protected under trade secret law, even if some of it comes from outside social media sources.
In a recent study, non-GMO topped organic as a driving factor behind brand choice. Eighty percent of consumers said they seek out non-GMO products, and 56 percent said non-GMO is a key factor to brand buying, versus 52 percent citing organic.
Following widespread reports that the "got milk?" slogan has been shelved, the saying's creator, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), says that the popular tag line and campaign are very much alive and thriving in the state of California.
Chobani has received approval for a $3.5 million expansion of its Greek yogurt plant in Twin Falls. The facility reached a production milestone in December, producing more than 1 million cases of yogurt each week. The addition will expand its packaging and filling rooms on the east side.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has scored the palm oil sourcing commitments of 30 top companies. The group says that nearly all packaged food companies, except Kraft Foods, have commitments, but most food manufacturers have more work to do.
Plant shutdowns and fines can cause irreparable damage to a brand’s image. Full compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, including pest management, is the best way manufacturers can protect food safety and quality, as well as brand reputation.
The Hershey Company has exceeded three of its environmental sustainability goals that it set in 2012. The company says it has surpassed its water consumption target three years early and its zero waste to landfill and recycling targets two years early.
Jack Daniels brand helped stir a 12 percent increase in Brown-Forman Corp.'s third-quarter income as the spirits maker reported broad sales gains in the U.S. and abroad. The company beat Wall Street forecasts for the quarter and raised its full-year earnings outlook.
Manufacturing economic activity expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th consecutive month. Extreme weather impacted the sector last month, possibly resulting in plant closings, absent workers and late shipments.
A recent PwC report indicates that industrial manufacturing CEOs are more optimistic this year compared to last, but they are still concerned about energy costs. They're also worried about a slowdown in new growth markets, as well as rising labor costs.
Open source has been forcefully debated in many places. However, it seems that the odds are currently in favor of its accelerated adoption. In fact, it has been predicted that 2014 will be a banner year for open source, particularly in the Internet of Things arena.
Activist group Green America's GMO Inside Campaign Tuesday launched a push to get Starbucks to serve only organic milk sourced from cows that are not fed GMOs. The campaign comes on the heels of General Mills' decision to remove GMOs from regular Cheerios.
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