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Food Waste: here’s how companies can make a difference

Waste in food production is not a new problem. In 2017, the Australian government measured the national baseline in food waste and found the manufacturing sector contributed 25% of the country’s waste across the supply and consumption chain.  In a country like...

Data-Driven Decision Making in Food Production: the Beginners Guide

Your production process and supply chain is a rich seam of raw data that could be giving you the insights you need to make impactful changes to your business. Predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) have been benefiting the global food industry as a...

The link between productivity and innovation

Innovation isn’t always about a Big New Idea, although it’s often spoken about in that way. It doesn’t require invention—the creation of something that didn’t exist before. Innovation is the introduction of change, and that change could be small but have a large...

Can new product development be agile?

Agile is the word on the street—well, in the corporate press, at least—but what does it really mean? As a simple definition, to be agile is to be able to move quickly and easily. As a set of management practices, Agile has extended beyond its origins in software...

Fresh eyes find opportunities for improvement

You know, it’s often the simplest things that make the biggest impact. One of those seemingly simple things is to have an outsider come in and look at the way we do things to make us aware of overcomplications or mistakes that we’ve introduced and been too close to...

How to make it easier for consumers to buy from you

Many food production businesses succumb to the challenges of manufacturing, marketing and maintaining an extensive product portfolio. Familiar outcomes include cost overruns, poor return on investment into plant and equipment, brand identity crises, and food safety...

Commercialising new ideas

Newcomers to the food industry have boundless opportunities in the modern marketplace for feeding their passions while testing consumer reception. Local farmers markets provide an ideal opportunity to offer new concepts as a first step, and to leverage the benefits of...

Co-creation key to crossing the chasm

There’s a well-known hazard on the path to commercialisation of innovative products and ideas: the Valley of Death. It’s the large, inescapable gap between the early-stage development of a new product and the mass market acceptance of it. It’s the space where new...

Top 5 plant-based food trends

Evidence continues to show an increasing market penetration of plant-based alternatives across both meat and dairy categories. According to Nielsen research, plant-based food sales (in dollar terms) in the U.S. increased by 20% over 2017-2018, and there are similar...

The challenges of new product development

Smaller businesses like yours have a compelling advantage over the large-scale food manufacturers. You can move fast and stay agile. When it comes to new product development (NPD), speed to market is key to success, and the big companies don’t let anything out the...

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Food Waste: here’s how companies can make a difference

Food Waste: here’s how companies can make a difference

Waste in food production is not a new problem. In 2017, the Australian government measured the national baseline in food waste and found the manufacturing sector contributed 25% of the country’s...

read more
Commercialising new ideas

Commercialising new ideas

Newcomers to the food industry have boundless opportunities in the modern marketplace for feeding their passions while testing consumer reception. Local farmers markets provide an ideal opportunity...

read more

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