November 2016 Issue
A shrinking middle class, new waves of immigrants, childless households, millennials! This is a time of great change in America's demographics (a theme that may have been playing in the background of this month's presidential election). Our November cover story reviews some of the key demographics, where they appear to be headed in the future and what food and beverage processors can do to meet these changing demands.
We also look at the current list of ingredients coming under fire by consumers; the beginning of plant compliance for the Food Safety Modernization Act; teaching old robots new tricks; plus our regular diet of news, commentary and new consumer products.
Insurers offer the service and encourage early intervention by professionals in a food safety event to reduce or eliminate damage.
Learn to differently manage the four generations in today's workforce.
Farmers and food processors have relied on futures contracts as a pricing hedge for more than 100 years. A better hedge may be a supply hedge.
As consumer palates become more sophisticated and daring, the market grows for more interesting chips and popcorn.
Don’t marketers have an obligation to inform, not just sell?
Now's not the time to quit comedy cold turkey. Gobble up some fun with our monthly cartoon caption contest.
Between the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the current changes to the Nutrition Facts panel, consumers are learning that some fats and oils are good for the body.
Condiments, dressings and marinades are kicking it up with bolder, hotter and spicier creations and fusions that don't skimp on flavor.
From PHOs to azodicarbonamide, certain ingredients are being singled out by the government and consumers as candidates for replacement.
America's food demographics, like its melting pot, continue to change. Our lifestyles, culture and eating habits are increasingly more multicultural and diverse. We uncover new demographic data on some of the changes in taking place in the U.S. with regard to food.
3D vision and advanced tooling are expanding the functionality of robotic automation in food and beverage production. In the process, they’re altering the payback calculation.
Hall of Famers Harris and Mitchell made life better for minorities by rescuing failing food companies.
Product developers and chefs have embraced ancient grains for use in all types of foods, beyond traditional baked goods. Here, we highlight several products worth taking a look at.