Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Food Processing Software

Food & Beverage manufacture involves a total sequence of food operations, including the growth and selection of raw materials, harvesting, processing, preservation, and distribution. These goods are then sold mainly to the retail or hospitality sectors, which then sell to end consumers through shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. In general, the aim of all food manufacturing operations is to extend the availability of seasonal crops to year-round use. Food manufacturing is not solely involved with the preservation of food but is also concerned with the addition of additives such as flavours, colouring agents, preservatives, texturising agents and the final operation is packaging. Supply Chain software for the Food and Beverage industries enables streamlining and automating business processes throughout the supply chain to improve planning, optimise inventory levels, reduce costs, and respond quickly to changes in customer and supplier demand.

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5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

Conversational interfaces are revolutionising sales by offering customers 24/7 product information - boosting customer acquisition, conversion and retention.

Food and Beverage Industry Trends - an Epicor white paper

Food and Beverage Industry Trends - an Epicor white paper

An Epicor White Paper

This report looks at some of the key industry and consumer trends that have arisen in recent years, how they affect food and beverage manufacturers, what to expect in the near future, and how to stay ahead of the changes to thrive in this dynamic, evolving market.

Bakeries turn the heat up in British foodservice as they compete for bigger slice of £22.5 billion food-to-go market and get into click & collect and delivery

Bakeries turn the heat up in British foodservice as they compete for bigger slice of £22.5 billion food-to-go market and get into click & collect and delivery

Global information company The NPD Group says data from its new Bakery Trends Tracker report show bakery outlets have over the past year (YE April 2019) seen the strongest growth in on-premise business among major British quick-service restaurant (QSR) channels, with sales and visits up more than 19% and nearly 18% respectively in the past year.

Finnish fish producer optimises production with Siemens PLM Software’s MindSphere IoT operating system

Finnish fish producer optimises production with Siemens PLM Software’s MindSphere IoT operating system

Heimon Kala, based in Hämeenlinna, Finland, is one of the country’s five largest smoked fish companies and has been a leader in the fish processing industry for over three decades. In order to stay ahead of the competition, the company realised the importance of digitalisation in meeting customer demand.

Thingstream helps AB InBev stay cool in South Africa

Thingstream helps AB InBev stay cool in South Africa

Thingstream is providing the IoT connectivity solution to support brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) – South African Brewery (SAB) subsidiary – with a Fridgelogic Connected Cooler system across South Africa. The solution enables SAB to track and monitor the temperature and location of its coolers and fridges.

Softbox presents IoT connected cold chain packaging

Softbox presents IoT connected cold chain packaging

Softbox, provider of temperature control packaging for the life science and logistics industries, has announced the introduction of a new concept to bring IoT and connected digital transformation to the pharmaceutical and clinical trial cold chain distribution.

Cheese supplier Eurilait enjoys bumper year using FuturMaster

Cheese supplier Eurilait enjoys bumper year using FuturMaster

Eurilait, which supplies retailers, wholesalers and food service companies across the UK with cheese, butter, cream and desserts, has halved waste and saved a significant value in the last year following the implementation of supply chain planning software through food industry tech specialists at FuturMaster.

NorthScope ERP makes Alaska Seafood Fish Ticket management easier

NorthScope ERP makes Alaska Seafood Fish Ticket management easier

Throughout the first quarter of 2019, NorthScope ERP upgraded its Fisherman Accounting features for Alaska Seafood Processors.

Siemens PLM Software solution helps Aequator fulfil growing demand for customized coffee makers

Siemens PLM Software solution helps Aequator fulfil growing demand for customized coffee makers

There is more than one way to brew coffee, the invigorating beverage brought to the world from Africa in the early 17th century. Currently, most of the coffee is brewed using three categories of machines: inexpen­sive household appliances, commercial equip­ment for bars and restaurants and fully automatic machines used in retail shops and offices.

Brands in the UK should ensure their vegan food products remain healthy to consumers, says GlobalData

Brands in the UK should ensure their vegan food products remain healthy to consumers, says GlobalData

As veganism becomes increasingly available in mainstream retail, consumers’ attention inevitably shifts towards how healthy a vegan product is. Brands should address this by reducing sugar and salt levels in processed vegan food, removing allergens and adding ingredients beneficial for the vegan diet, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

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