Circana’s Sally Lyons Wyatt Offers Mid-Year Update on Consumer Trends in Food and Beverage
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
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4d ago
The Food For Thought podcast checks in with Sally Lyons Wyatt, global executive vice president and chief advisor in consumer goods and foodservice insights for Circana, for a mid-year update on how the food and beverage industry has fared through the first half of the year. In this episode, Lyons Wyatt shares insights on inflation and how consumers are spending differently at this point in 2024. She shares the four factors the team at Circana will be monitoring for guidance on how 2024 may pan out for food and beverage CPGs. Lyons Wyatt also delves into some of the fascinating ways consumers h ..read more
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State Legislatures Trying to Ban Food Additives — Where Does Industry Stand and What's Next?
Food Processing’s Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
1w ago
Sarah Gallo, vice president of Product Policy at the Consumer Brands Association, discusses the increasing activity around state legislatures attempting to flex their muscle and ban or restrict food additives in recent years. Gallo shares her thoughts on how processors can navigate their way through the highly charged political atmosphere while defending the science that has been done to prove these ingredients safe. In addition, Gallo discusses what industry might expect from the FDA moving forward in this arena, and what the long-term impacts could be if this trend continues to gain traction ..read more
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A Strong Food Safety Culture Can’t Drive Success Without Company-Wide Commitment
Food Processing’s Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
1M ago
Food safety remains one of the issues that keeps food and beverage processors up at night, and many experts in the field will suggest that, by building a strong food safety culture, processors can drive successful implementation and execution of their food safety strategies across all operations. Sharon Beals, current owner of SKKB LLC and former food safety leader for several food processors and foodservice operators over the years, discusses her thoughts on why such a strategy can be important and help set the tone for the company — but also how food safety culture alone cannot create an atm ..read more
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Regulatory Leaders Discuss Points of Concern Around Latest Bird Flu Outbreak at Food Safety Summit
Food Processing’s Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
1M ago
In this bonus audio, Food Processing senior editor Andy Hanacek asks what has various federal agencies particularly concerned about the most recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) during a Town Hall panel at the Food Safety Summit in Rosemont, Ill. To read the news article summarizing the Town Hall takeaways, visit www.foodprocessing.com ..read more
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Managing Logistics Efficiency, Sustainability in Post-Covid World
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
1M ago
Today’s episode is sponsored by Loadsmart In this episode, George Swartz, vice president of sales for Loadsmart’s Transportation Solutions Group, talks about the logistics challenges that food and beverage processors face currently, as well as the trends leading operations into the future. Swartz also offers his viewpoints on how the industry can manage its carbon footprint and reach its sustainability goals through innovative logistics opportunities and tactics, and gives his thoughts on how and when he believes electric vehicles will start to really impact supply chain and logistics. Learn m ..read more
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Editorial Panel: What the 2024 Presidential Election Might Mean for Manufacturing
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
2M ago
In this episode of the Food For Thought podcast, Andy Hanacek, senior editor of Food Processing, joins the editors of several brands in the Endeavor Business Media family, of which Food Processing is a member, to discuss what the outcome of the upcoming presidential election could mean for the various segments of the manufacturing industry they cover. The video was hosted by Industry Week and published as a part of its “Production Pulse” series, and Hanacek represented Food Processing to shed some light on how the political landscape is affecting the food and beverage industry. Laura Putre, se ..read more
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Improve Sustainability Efforts and Avoid Greenwashing to Earn Customer, Consumer Trust
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
2M ago
Having recently retired from her role as chief strategy and brand officer for Bon Appetit Management Co., Maisie Ganzler still has a special place in her heart for helping the food and beverage industry reach its sustainability potential. Ganzler remains a strategic advisor for Bon Appetit, but she also has published a book titled, “You Can’t Market Manure at Lunchtime, and Other Lessons from the Food Industry for Creating a More Sustainable Company.” In conjunction with the release of the book this week, Ganzler joins the Food For Thought podcast to discuss how processors can better communica ..read more
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Rich Products Sees Shifting Social Trends Driving Opportunity for Food & Beverage
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
3M ago
Amanda Buonopane, senior manager of strategic insights for Rich Products, says social gatherings are in flux, and Rich’s sees consumer preferences shifting accordingly. In this episode of the podcast, Buonopane shares the research Rich’s has gathered around the eating occasions that come with social gatherings today, and also shares some of the analysis that the team has done around those findings ..read more
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The Impact of Value-Added Beef Product Trends from Processing Plant to Plate
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
3M ago
Brett Erickson, director of Prepared and Packaged Solutions for Certified Angus Beef, discusses how value-added product trends are driving changes for consumers, foodservice operators and processors — and how innovation is helping to push the envelope further. Additionally, Erickson offers his insights into how CAB and the industry can adjust to consumer demand in response to inflation and higher food prices overall ..read more
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Driving Sustainability Through Industry Coalition
Food Processing's Food For Thought Podcast
by Food Processing
3M ago
Eric Mittenthal, chief strategy officer for the North American Meat Institute, joined me during last month’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. We discussed the Institute’s Protein PACT initiative, its success thus far and goals moving forward, as well as what any segment of the food industry can learn from how Protein PACT has brought together processors ..read more
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