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Will Dole’s right sizing pay off?

The company sold businesses that generate about a third of its revenue.

Will the move get the fresh fruit and vegetable producer back on track?


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Fresh food sales continue to grow

At 30 to 60 percent of total food, grocery and personal spending, fresh foods are serious volume boosters.

A Nielsen report offers insight into how much, where and why shoppers buy fresh food.


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Exports to China must comply with new restrictions

The rules are aimed at improving food safety of imported foods.

Firms will require extra approval to export to China.


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The journey to continuous improvement

Check out these nine habits of highly effective continuous improvement teams to get started on the path to continuous improvement.

Is your operation getting the most out of its continuous improvement efforts?


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Supply chain management: Reaching for real-time

Real-time supply chain allows companies to adapt to changing market conditions on the fly.

Could your operation benefit from supply chain innovations?


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Stable growth and demand patterns reveal room for cost optimization

Stabilizing patterns allow manufacturers to focus on productivity improvement for margin growth.

Stabilizing patterns allow manufacturers to focus on productivity improvement for margin growth.


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Feeding the world in 2030: Can innovation and technology keep up with growth?

Booming population growth and commodity prices demand new models for food companies.

How can food companies survive—and thrive—in the next decade?


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The case against corn ethanol

As more ethanol producers close, an economist asks if corn ethanol mandates make sense.
Annual ethanol production outstrips demand.
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Labor law for food operations: Expert Q & A

Labor law expert Tyler Rasmussen discusses best labor law practices in food and beverage manufacturing.

Management must deal with on-the-job injuries, smart devices and protected categories in hiring.


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Consumers still seeking out value

A new report on consumer packaged goods says buyers remain frugal.

Energy drinks and nutritional supplements had the strongest growth.


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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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