Recent Articles

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.
August 14, 2014 2:59 pm
Ranga Bodla, NetSuite Senior Director of Industry Marketing, Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution
It’s not easy being an independent distributor these days. They face constant competition from large national distributors, most of which have the advantage of multiple locations, more capital to support investments and the purchasing power to get volume discounts. 
August 14, 2014 10:30 am
David G. Sabbagh, Senior Group Manager - Applications Innovation, Michelle Braun, Ph.D, Senior Researcher
The unhurried breakfast of the past has given way to an average of just 12 minutes a day for consuming breakfast, according to recent research. Now, food manufacturers are looking for innovative ideas to change how Americans kick-off their day.
August 13, 2014 11:35 am
Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitos, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation. 
August 13, 2014 8:00 am
Brian Shannon, Principal Business Process Management Strategist, Dolphin Corp.
Companies across the spectrum of food manufacturing, whether it be a purveyor of customized ingredients for the food and beverage industry or a multi-national food company, have all found a recipe for success and profitability by optimizing their near-cash processes.
August 12, 2014 2:35 pm
Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Fusion OEM
To bring your legacy product to market, you want to ensure you and the contract manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The following questions act as your official guide to partnering with the right contract manufacturer.
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