Recent Articles

June 26, 2017 9:00 am
PMMI
In an ever-changing, consumer-driven industry, manufacturers seek to ensure their products are meeting the latest demands. Sustainability, efficiency and product safety are all hot-button issues that will be addressed with the latest packaging technology at this fall’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
June 23, 2017 9:00 am
Emily Hart, Senior Industry Solutions Manager, PROS, Inc.
As the industry prepares for one of the biggest summer holidays of the year, food manufacturers can grill up revenue growth by knowing and understanding what is driving market trends.
June 22, 2017 9:00 am
Jorge Izquierdo, Vice President, Market Development, PMMI
While consumers love the convenience e-commerce offers, there are definitely areas for improvement. As existing brands, retailers and start-ups launch their own online platforms to keep up with consumer demand, businesses look for ways to enhance the e-commerce retail experience.
June 21, 2017 9:00 am
Nick Manzo, Global Omnichannel Lead, 1WorldSync
In response to increased market demands for product transparency, merchants and suppliers alike have no option but to double down on product labeling. But while companies have identified the need to go beyond traditional labels with a greater breadth and depth of product information, many have struggled to develop and/or invest in the solutions required to successfully execute on promises of increased transparency.
June 20, 2017 9:00 am
Amanda Groves and Peyton Miller, Winston & Strawn LLP
Most food manufacturers today know that receipt of an FDA Warning Letter about a labeling issue creates litigation risk. If the FDA has concerns that a label may be misleading, a consumer class action on the exact same issue is usually not far behind. But recent developments have made the impact of such letters even more far-reaching.
June 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Cold Jet
A Texas bakery recently implemented a dry ice cleaning system into its plant. The system dramatically reduced the amount of people and time required to clean the equipment by hand. The bakery was able to recoup 24-30 hours per person, which can be allocated to other cleaning and maintenance projects.
June 14, 2017 10:00 am
Jeff Tishler, Solutions Consultant, IDBS
Before any product reaches the market, it must undergo many varied tests performed by different groups, different departments and even different companies. But, with such a large range of tests, and so many individuals and stages involved, are organizations managing the complex R&D process as efficiently as they should be?
June 13, 2017 10:20 am
Bill Bremer, Kestrel Management
How has your company interpreted and implemented the requirements of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program?
June 9, 2017 9:30 am
Dave Williams, Director of Software and Solutions Delivery, Westfalia Technologies, Inc.
Consumer demand for more nutritional snack options shows no signs of slowing down. Snack food companies that implement warehouse automation technologies like a WES and AS/RS will be ready to meet this growing consumer demand, both in their product offerings to the market and in their warehouse operations.
June 8, 2017 9:00 am
Christopher McDonald, Partner, and Ani Adjemian, Senior Counsel, Walsworth, LLP
In recent years, issues and questions related to the honesty and propriety of food labels using the term “natural” have made their way to our legal system.
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