When it comes to business success, a “million dollar idea” or slick marketing campaign cannot compensate for a less than optimum supply chain. There are endless examples of delivery disappointments, manufacturing mishaps, and compliance catastrophes—some relatively minor, others more severe—that have impacted the reputation, operations or financials of companies representing every industry. The emerging cannabis industry is increasingly confronting its own supply chain challenges, while the highly regulated nature of the industry adds more complexities. However, unlike more … [Read more...] about Help Wanted: The Cannabis Industry Needs Supply Chain Talent
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Sustainability takes on a broader meaning for organizations that interpret its meaning to encompass more than environmental stewardship. True sustainability also includes such areas as human resources, customer relations, and product lifecycle, among others. Likewise, for food and beverage companies whose products are largely tied to water … [Read More...] about Q&A With Diageo On 2020 Sustainability Goals, Commitment to Diversity
The food and beverage marketplace is driven by the consumer and today’s consumers are more demanding in all aspects of the buying experience. The industry is getting pressure from consumers who want to know the origin of the products they consume as well as the path they took to get to their door. The … [Read More...] about Now is the Time for Food Manufacturers to Embrace Digitalization Technologies
The legal cannabis industry relies on a variety of software and technology tools to verify the provenance, integrity and safety of products, as well as meet numerous regulatory compliance requirements. Molecular tagging, which is akin to small DNA fragments that can be used as a “molecular barcode,” is helping advance … [Read More...] about Molecular Tagging Takes Cannabis Tracking & Tracing to the Next Level
The U.S. convenience store sector is comprised of large chains like Circle K and 7-Eleven along with many independently owned retail outlets. Although business from consumers going to-and-from work and school has dropped off considerably, the coronavirus pandemic has spurred more visits from … [Read more...] about Convenience Stores Pivot to Meet New Consumer Demands
What positive changes might we see post-pandemic? By Henry Canitz Director of Product MarketingLogility Inc. There is no shortage of doom and gloom these days when it comes to the food and beverage industry. Since early spring, Covid-19 has rapidly spread across the world causing … [Read more...] about The Food & Beverage Supply Chain is Stressed to the Breaking Point by COVID-19
Automation is making a deeper foray into the food and beverage supply chain as companies look to implement social distancing and contactless transactions to keep workers and consumers safe in the … [Read More...] about Cheers to Robot Supported Happy Hours
The latest wine industry research shows younger consumers are leading the push for sustainably produced wine and they’re willing to pay more for it. “Younger consumers of legal drinking age … [Read More...] about Younger Consumers Willing To Pay More For Sustainably Produced Wine
California Gov. Gavin Newsom revised downward the state’s projected cannabis excise tax yield due to the negative impact of COVID-19. Initially, Newsom’s proposed state budget released in … [Read More...] about Forecast Mixed On California’s Cannabis Sales Due To COVID-19
While California’s legal cannabis market earned an estimated $3.1 billion in 2019, the black market raked in approximately $8.7 billion last year. The good news is that legal cannabis sales in … [Read More...] about California Agency Seeks More Cannabis Cops to Boost Compliance and Product Safety, While Tamping Down On Black Market
The Global Cold Chain Alliance’s latest Cold Chain Index for the first quarter of 2020 finds that labor remains the biggest cost for cold storage operators. Specifically, labor comprises 46 percent of … [Read More...] about GCCA Says Labor Remains Biggest Cost For Cold Storage Operators
Recently, Howard Posner, president and managing director of NAGA Logistics, posted on LinkedIn about the comeback of the conventional reefer market—one that had been losing considerable market share … [Read More...] about Conventional Reefers Stage a Comeback, But Will It Stick?
Severe cuts in international passenger flights are putting a strain on the global airfreight sector, as most airfreight actually moves in the bellies of passenger planes. Reuters is reporting … [Read More...] about COVID-19 Clips Airfreight Capacity
Spring season is peak season for the flower industry, and roses, tulips and chrysanthemums are the go-to gift for Mother’s Day and other celebrations such as graduations and weddings. The … [Read More...] about Where Have All the Flowers Gone?