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Global Minute: Packaging and Machinery Updates from the UK, Iraq, Spain, and Mexico
Packaging updates from around the globe; retailer-led sustainable packaging material directives, high-speed automated solutions, and paper can package design.
Jan 14th, 2022
Solving Packaging Format Challenges: Communication is Key
When CPGs and OEMs discussed challenges surrounding packaging formats, designs, and materials, most said improving industry partnerships is the solution.
Jan 12th, 2022
Automation and Education Two Keys to Solving Workforce Issues
Automation can eliminate monotonous tasks for employees, while better education and training is needed to engage current workers.
Dec 20th, 2021
Top Three Operational Priorities of Execs in Packaging and Processing
Issues that were prominent prior to 2020 became even more elevated during the pandemic.
Dec 7th, 2021
Untap the Hidden Potential From Your Asset Base
The upside to asset reliability is controlling unit costs and even reducing them, improving operational effectiveness as a dependable supply chain partner, and finding that hidden plant within operations that can defer major capital expenditures.
Dec 6th, 2021
Food Makers Continue to Make Sustainability a Priority
As the world approaches two years of battling the corona virus, and the resulting supply chain crisis, food and beverage manufacturers like Mars, Grupo Bimbo, and others remain focused their sustainability goals.
Dec 3rd, 2021
Beverage Industry Trends: Consumers, E-Commerce, and Global Market Challenges | How to Successfully Adopt AI Applications
Consumers are demanding more of today’s beverage market, but supply chain issues and labor shortages are creating challenges. Also on today's Take Five video: Industry expert provides insight on how to efficiently apply AI to facilities.
Nov 19th, 2021
Snacking Soared in 2020: Growth to Continue at Slower Speed
Read about current snacking trends and market updates presented by SNAC International at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and in their State of the Industry report.
Nov 2nd, 2021
Workforce Issues Around Women and Remote Work
On today's Take Five video: PPWLN discusses how to incentivize women back into the workplace, increase overall diversity in the workforce, and manage our new world of work.
Oct 22nd, 2021
Get a Peek at This Year’s Global 250 and the Trends Driving Sales
An annual feature of ProFood World’s October issue, the Global 250 details the rankings of the world’s leading food and beverage companies. We’ll give you a glimpse into this year’s report, along with the consumer trends that are shaping the industry.
Sep 24th, 2021
Using the Employee Lifecycle Approach to Address Workforce Challenges
With more workers attracted to remote work opportunities, manufacturers must recruit and maintain top talent for plant floors. An organization’s strengths and weaknesses can determine whether a potential employee chooses to join and remain at the company.
Stephen M. Perry, Ph.D.
Sep 23rd, 2021
Building Your Food Safety Culture: From Recall Prevention to Best Manufacturing Practices
To pass inspections and prevent recalls, food manufacturers must focus on physical contaminant elimination, improving practices, and developing a culture of food safety with buy-in from all staff levels. All this and more on today's Take Five.
Sep 10th, 2021
Global Economy Passes Pre-COVID GDP as Business Investments Pick Up; Risks Remain
After a 3.5% contraction in 2020, global real GDP is projected to increase 6% in 2021, its strongest advance since 1973, but there are still potential risks.
Sep 8th, 2021
Three Models of Secondary Packaging Operations
Secondary packaging trends are being driven by retail demands, e-commerce growth, and direct-to-consumer (DTC). See how these three models are impacting end-of-line operations.
Sep 2nd, 2021
Top Seven U.S. Packaging Machinery Trends in 2021
According to a new report by PMMI Business Intelligence, there are seven areas currently trending in the U.S. packaging machinery market.
Aug 31st, 2021
Remote Access and the Skills Gap Connection
Although COVID-19 exacerbated the skills gap for many companies, the growing adoption of remote access technology may help to overcome it.
Aug 9th, 2021
Vertical Start-ups Are Needed Now More Than Ever
There is an exceptional opportunity for consumer packaged goods companies and OEMs to use proven best practices as a basis for developing a successful capital project delivery strategy on every project.
Aug 9th, 2021
PACK EXPO Las Vegas Is Back
After more than a year of virtual events, the largest in-person and most comprehensive packaging and processing event in North America, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, featuring the return of the Processing Zone, will take place in September.
Aug 3rd, 2021
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