Food & Beverage Industry News

The food & beverage industry is huge, diverse and constantly changing. This means it is a topic of great interest to many people, so Wiser created a tailored digest to meet those people's needs. The food & beverage news email delivers the latest articles from around the internet in a simple and easy-to-read format. The industry is actually global in nature and covers all food production except for the small amount of food that is still produced by subsistence farmers. In the US, the global nature of the industry is important in terms of exports, strength and sustainability, and food security. Some of the biggest companies in the world are part of the food & beverage industry including PepsiCo Inc., Tyson Foods Inc., Nestle, JBS and Coca-Cola Co. They exist in an industry that continues to consolidate as well as going through change in terms of consumer demands for healthier ingredients, clearer information and controlled costs. The Wiser daily food & beverage industry news email is free and is designed for anyone with an interest in the industry, including food producers and retailers.

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Walmart Modernizes The Shopping Experience With Scan & Go
Forbes • Contributor, Tony Bradley
Big Bite: Food trucks, packaged food among top trends in GCC food
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Carts Guru Extends Shopping Cart Recovery Solution
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Over Half of Food Waste Happens During Production — and MIT’s Working to Fix It
New York Magazine • Sierra Tishgart
'Authentic' Food Is Not What You Think It Is
Bloomberg • Megan Mcardle
Overeating Is Responsible For An Insane 10% Of Global Food Waste
Fast Company • Charlie Sorrel
What It’s Like to Eat Sheldon Simeon’s Food With Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons
New York Magazine • E. Alex Jung
Oreo-maker Mondelez cut 9K workers globally last year
Chicago Tribune • Greg Trotter
In Trump era, restaurants serve up meals with a side of politics
Chicago Tribune • Samantha Bomkamp
Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory
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Walmart Modernizes The Shopping Experience With Scan & Go
ForbesContributor, Tony Bradley
A new Walmart just opened up a couple miles from my home. I’m not a fan of Walmart. I fought against allowing this Walmart to be built at all. Now that it’s open, though, I did go in just so I could...
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Grocery & Supermarkets, Oil & Gas
Big Bite: Food trucks, packaged food among top trends in GCC food
Zawya
25 February 2017 Food consumption in Gulf Arab states is expected to increase by an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the next five years thanks to an expanding young and affluent society and continued growth in tourism, according to a report...
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Grocery & Supermarkets
Carts Guru Extends Shopping Cart Recovery Solution
MediaPostJess Nelson
Carts Guru expanded its marketing platform, focused on shopping cart abandonment, to social media on Thursday -- enabling its customers to optimize recovery campaigns across email and Facebook. Almost 70% of all online shopping carts are abandoned, according to the Baymard Institute’s...
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Grocery & Supermarkets
Over Half of Food Waste Happens During Production — and MIT’s Working to Fix It
New York MagazineSierra Tishgart
There are countless approaches to fighting food waste right now: plans to turn tomatoes into electricity, an app to buy leftovers from restaurants, a Bourdain-backed documentary, and even an “avocado time machine.” One remaining misconception, though, is that over half of food...
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Food & Beverage Industry, Healthy Living
'Authentic' Food Is Not What You Think It Is
BloombergMegan Mcardle
Americans of a certain social class love nothing more than an “authentic” food experience. It is the highest praise that they can heap on a restaurant. The ideal food is one that was perfected by honest local peasants in some picturesque locale,...
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Agriculture, Food & Beverage Industry
Overeating Is Responsible For An Insane 10% Of Global Food Waste
Fast CompanyCharlie Sorrel
We already know that 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste, mostly because we buy too much and toss it in the trash. But food is also wasted at every stage of the production and supply chain, whether it's because...
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Food & Beverage Industry
What It’s Like to Eat Sheldon Simeon’s Food With Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons
New York MagazineE. Alex Jung
More than any other reality television show, Top Chef hits that elusive American sweet spot of prestige and commerce. The franchise has sold mass-market frozen dinners, but still maintains the respect of the food industry and regularly produces contestants who go on...
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Apple Inc, Education
Oreo-maker Mondelez cut 9K workers globally last year
Chicago TribuneGreg Trotter
Oreo-maker Mondelez International reduced its global workforce by about 9,000 employees last year, according to the company's annual report filed Friday. Globally, Deerfield-based Mondelez employed about 90,000 people as of Dec. 31, 2016, compared with about 99,000 on Dec. 31, 2015, according...
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Education, Food & Beverage Industry
In Trump era, restaurants serve up meals with a side of politics
Chicago TribuneSamantha Bomkamp
More restaurants are serving meals with a side of politics. In the month since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, local bars, restaurants and cafes have staged politically laced fundraisers and bake sales. Still others have designated their eateries "sanctuaries" that promise a...
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Food & Beverage Industry, NPR
Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory
NPRNicole Jankowski
From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story.
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