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5 Tips For Manufacturers to Protect Against IP Theft

September 2, 2014 2:32 pm | by Salo Fajer | Articles | Comments

This may seem like a no-brainer, but despite all of the chatter in the C-Suite about cyber security, very few companies have meaningful data protection programs in place today.                    

In Quake, Wine Barrels Became Quarter-Ton Projectiles

September 2, 2014 2:22 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked...

American Born Moonshine Launches in Texas

September 2, 2014 2:14 pm | by American Born Moonshine | News | Comments

American Born Moonshine is expanding into Texas, marking the brand's first foray into the Lone...

Colorado Town OKs Bud Light 'Whatever' Promotion

September 2, 2014 11:25 am | by The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado | News | Comments

Some residents of Crested Butte, Colorado are upset after local officials gave the go-ahead to...

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To Make Crowdsourcing Work, Move From Contents to Continual Innovation

September 2, 2014 10:42 am | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

Crowdsourcing is all the rage. The Internet is rife with breathless coverage of companies inviting the public to submit videos, create new food flavors or submit product ideas to company and open platforms.            

ADM Selling Chocolate Business to Cargill

September 2, 2014 10:36 am | by Cargill | News | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland Co. is selling its global chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million. The agribusiness company said the sale will give the company an opportunity to redeploy capital to other areas and improve its returns.    

Hershey Takes Wraps Off New Corporate Logo

September 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hershey Company announced the new design of its corporate logo, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's name.                                

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Kraft Recalls 7.6K Cases of American Singles Cheese

September 2, 2014 10:12 am | by Kraft Foods Group | News | Comments

Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product for an ingredient not being stored in accordance to the company's temperature standards.             

Michigan Candy Maker Credits Success to Nostalgia

September 2, 2014 9:54 am | by ZLATI MEYER, Detroit Free Press | News | Comments

The confectioner has seen double-digit sales growth over the last three years, fueled in part by native Michiganders buying the products they remember from their childhoods. Sanders' President Ron Rapson said annual sales are about $25 million.

Coors Light Continues its Commitment to Historically Black Colleges

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Coors Brewing Company | News | Comments

Supporting the HBCU Classics for more than 25 years, Coors Light maintains its commitment as a community leader that supports higher education, civic leadership and economic empowerment. This year, Coors Light is awarding each participating school $10,000 in scholarships.

VIDEO: Top 5 Solutions to Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Fishbowl | Videos | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.

US Economy Grew at Brisk Rate in Q2

August 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than first estimated.              

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Labor Day Wish: Workers Want More Control of Schedules

August 29, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Chicago | News | Comments

Almost half of young workers are given their work schedule with one week’s notice or less, according to the new national study by researchers from the University of Chicago.                            

US Current Leader in Wine Segment

August 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by Investorideas.com | News | Comments

According to recent research from Smart Research, the US is the market leader in the wine segment but China is projected to take the leading position by 2016-17.                     

Everybody Loves Chocolate! Lindt & Sprungli to Expand

August 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Lindt USA | News | Comments

The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to continue to produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand.                        

Exploring Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing

August 29, 2014 10:30 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

Experts from a range of disciplines explore the latest research on sustainable manufacturing and how life cycle engineering is being used to reduce environmental impact.                       

Automate These 3 Processes to Increase Throughput

August 29, 2014 9:15 am | by Michael Smith, Director of Project Development, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

The increase in varying products, flavors and packaging is making it less profitable to utilize manual processes. Although it may be cost-prohibitive to automate the entire facility, there are a few key areas that can greatly reduce changeover. 

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Teamsters Warn of Antitrust Obstacles to Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 29, 2014 8:45 am | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters | News | Comments

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters warned industry analysts and investors about possible antitrust obstacles connected to the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods. The merger is currently under antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission.

Infographic: The Value of Traceability

August 29, 2014 8:20 am | by Brady Corporation | News | Comments

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.                                                             

Three Keys to Great Warehouse Management

August 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Information is the key to running a successful warehouse. With an automated management solution in place, staying in sync ought to be as easy as opening an app on your smartphone or tablet. The results are greater efficiency, lower costs and improved revenue.

Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 12:45 pm | by WASH | News | Comments

The lawsuit, filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner."               

Are South Korea's Dog-Eating Days Over?

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The long tradition of eating dog meat in South Korea is such that a respected 17th century book on Korean medicine extols its health benefits. But today it is an increasingly tough sell and a less attractive dining option for young South Koreans.

Utah Approves Winery in Town With Polygamous Sect

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah town largely controlled by a polygamous sect moved one step closer to opening its first commercial winery, a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.          

Government Says Tyson Foods Must Sell Sow-Buying Business

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice said Tyson Foods must sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.                 

4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 27, 2014 2:25 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.                         

Farmers Fuel Energy Through Coffee Wastewater

August 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by UTZ Certified | News | Comments

Latin America produces around 70 percent of the world's coffee and is the continent where 31 percent of the world's freshwater resources are located. Yet, coffee production generates a great amount of wastewater that is regularly released untreated into rivers.

10 Things to Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 27, 2014 12:45 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The merging of Tim Hortons with Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country. The transaction is called a corporate inversion, a maneuver that is becoming popular among companies lokoing to lower their tax bills.

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 manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                  

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