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Food Safety, Sustainability, Convenience Lead Pet Food Efforts
With the pet food market skyrocketing and owners changing the way they care for their pets, manufacturers are innovating to meet a long list of consumer values, notes a survey-based report from CRB.
July 25, 2022
How to Beat the ‘Great Resignation’
Focusing on recognition instead of resignation may help quell current manufacturing workforce challenges. Employers should focus on flexibility, skills development, meaningful work, work-life balance, and creating new workplace dynamics.
April 8, 2022
Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 – No. 3: COVID-19 Provides a Push for Digital Innovation
Join us as we look back at ProFood World’s most popular articles of 2021. At No. 3, a look at the state of automation in the food and beverage industry reveals the pandemic’s effect on digital initiatives.
January 6, 2022
Counting Down the Top 10 Articles of 2021 – No. 5: Kraft Mac and Cheese Modernization
Join us as we look back at ProFood World’s most popular articles of 2021. No. 5 comes out of ProFood World’s Manufacturing Innovation Awards, where we recognize outstanding food and beverage processing and packaging projects.
January 3, 2022
Kraft Mac and Cheese Modernization
Completed on time during the height of the pandemic, a multi-line expansion project for Kraft Heinz’s macaroni and cheese product increased production output without disrupting the Wausau plant’s existing production schedule.
November 30, 2021
Global 250: Health Comes to the Fore
If one word sums up prevailing consumer attitudes, it’s “Health.” Despite the shakeup amid the ongoing pandemic, many top companies in ProFood World’s Global 250 Food and Beverage Manufacturers list have maintained their positions.
October 6, 2021
Pandemic-Related Health and Hygiene Consumer Trends Affecting Beverage Market
Product safety demands and active health management are two areas that have increased since the start of the pandemic, and the results on the beverage industry will likely be long-term.
July 26, 2021
Manufacturing Skills Gap Widens in the Wake of COVID-19
A new study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute says the pandemic erased 1.4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs. And, even as the industry rebounds, the remaining unfilled jobs could cost the U.S. economy $1 trillion.
June 23, 2021
Coronavirus’s Impact, Learnings, and the Value of Discipline
Prior to the pandemic, manufacturers spent most of their time optimizing assets and processes. When the crisis struck, the industry was forced to reinvent day-to-day activities. Refocusing on people is the key to being prepared for future uncertain times.
June 9, 2021
Pushing Change to Keep Workers Safe, Plants Running
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted food and beverage manufacturers to implement several new safety measures along with cutting-edge technologies geared toward maintaining production in a booming market. As we move forward, which changes will take root?
June 8, 2021
Pandemic Gives Boost to Smaller Meat Processing Plants
Though COVID-19 certainly caused its share of issues as meat processors raced to figure out how to keep their workers safe, one of the biggest challenges the smaller organizations have faced is how to keep up with the rising demand.
May 14, 2021
Protective Packaging Demand Grows During Pandemic
Consumer demand for protective and hygienic packaging during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new innovations in the areas of sleeve, film, and cardboard coatings.
March 24, 2021
COVID-19 Provides a Push for Digital Innovation
As food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep workers safe and shelves stocked, many have moved forward with automation and digital transformation initiatives that might have only been on the radar before the pandemic.
January 29, 2021
COVID Trickle-Down Tied to Potential Corrugated Shortage
The pandemic has pushed e-commerce into overdrive, boosting the demand for corrugated shipping boxes while also slowing down recycling efforts and supply chains, creating a potential problem (or a great opportunity) for the corrugated industry.
January 21, 2021
How FDA Food Supply Data Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
In the latest FDA Voices post, Dr. Stephen Hahn and Frank Yiannas, M.P.H. discuss how the new data analysis tool, 21 FORWARD, is helping food and agriculture workers receive vaccines.
January 20, 2021
COVID-19 and the Consumer Landscape
Consumer priorities switch from the environment and general health-related issues to the pandemic, economic concerns, and food safety.
January 5, 2021
Cleaning and Sanitation
Challenges Amid a Pandemic
COVID-19 is changing the way food and beverage manufacturers manage their cleaning processes and products, accounting for social distancing and increased sanitation requirements.
December 22, 2020
Cleaning and Sanitation
Remote Access Technologies Help Keep Food Sanitation Workers Safe
Cloud services, augmented and virtual reality, and videoconferencing applications are among the latest tools that suppliers are using to keep food and beverage workers safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 18, 2020
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