Recent Articles

September 2, 2014 2:32 pm
Salo Fajer
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.                    
September 2, 2014 10:42 am
John Paul Williams
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.            
August 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity
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.
August 28, 2014 9:16 am
Marcelo Ferrer, Director, Contract Manufacturing, Tetra Pak Inc
The FDA is intent on improving its labeling standards to encourage healthier eating. The effort, if it happens as proposed, will shine an uncomfortable light on added sugars, calorie counts and portion sizes, and will likely drive changes in formulations and sizing. 
August 25, 2014 7:45 am
Bill Michels, President, ISM Services
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. 
August 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Jacques Soumeillan
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.
August 22, 2014 9:10 am
Bill Tomasi, Global Director of Product Management, IBS
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.
August 20, 2014 10:42 am
Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing
Greg Paul, PhD, global marketing director at DuPont Nutrition, says the demand for protein is only going to continue to grow as brands highlight the value of protein. Paul points out that manufacturers can keep up with increasing demand by pinpointing consumers' needs. 
August 15, 2014 1:18 pm
Charles Ching, Economic Development Project Manager, City of Fairfield, Calif.
Fairfield officials see a bright road ahead for its food manufacturing cluster because of a business-friendly environment, available space to attract additional businesses and its impressive list of attributes, like its ample supply of water. 
August 15, 2014 9:32 am
Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc.
U.S. producers have been catching on to the benefits of aseptic cartons, which were first developed for shelf-safe dairy products in 1961. But much has changed in the past 15 years, with growing segments of the dairy, beverage and food industries embracing carton technology so enthusiastically that it now dominates certain categories.
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