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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IMS Evolve and Current, powered by GE, partner to enable smarter food retail

IMS Evolve and Current, powered by GE, partner to enable smarter food retail

IMS Evolve, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, has announced a strategic partnership with Current, powered by GE, the digital engine for intelligent environments, to deliver IoT solutions to the food retail sector. The partnership leverages IMS Evolve’s integration and automation capabilities and Current’s Daintree wireless controls infrastructure to offer a proven solution that is helping food retailers reduce operational costs and improve the customer experience.

How can food stockpiling be managed amid a no-deal Brexit?

How can food stockpiling be managed amid a no-deal Brexit?

Following news that Domino’s Pizza Group has spent £7m stockpiling ingredients in preparation of a no-deal Brexit, companies across the supply chain are facing the challenge of finding additional storage and cooling solutions to cope with demand.

Hepco V Guide Systems: the bread and butter for food applications

Hepco V Guide Systems: the bread and butter for food applications

One of the largest industries globally, the food and beverage industry is a core element of the UK manufacturing economy. Comprising many different sectors including the bakery sector, confectionary, meat processing, drinks industries, dairies and fish processing – the range is wide and demand is high.

European canned veg supplier harvests supply chain forecasting

European canned veg supplier harvests supply chain forecasting

Bonduelle, the supplier in Europe for canned vegetables and second largest for frozen veg, is close to completion of a supply chain transformation project that has helped the manufacturer reduce wastage and predict with pinpoint accuracy what’s most likely to sell in different parts of the world, following the implementation of demand forecasting software through FuturMaster.

Grant for farm-to-fork food and shipping solution

Grant for farm-to-fork food and shipping solution

A food and logistics platform that aims to improve the speed, efficiency and cost of shipping food ingredients from-farm-to-fork in restaurant industry has secured a major grant.

5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

5 ways chatbots can help drive sales

By Tim Deeson, author and CEO of chatbot/applied AI agency GreenShoot Labs.

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.

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