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This afternoon, I read a great piece on training by Casey Laughman of Food Engineering Magazine, and how huge changes have happened seemingly overnight, thanks to the pandemic and our limitations on traveling and gathering in groups. The article talks about how companies like JLS Automation, Alchemy, and Thermal Fluid Solutions are leveraging innovative technologies
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As we start this new year, I can’t help but be excited as we move forward into what we all hope will be a new, more stable normal. With vaccines now being administered, there is hope that we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even if we still have
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In a recent piece on Food Industry Executive, there was an interesting article on the four mega-trends that will define the food industry in 2021. I don’t think it will surprise those of us in the industry that plant-based food and beverages are expected to continue their impressive growth and expansion into a wide range
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Career Development Scholarship

By Andy Drennan, FPSA Senior Vice President. 46% – It’s a number that leaves me shaking my head. In baseball, that would be a Hall of Fame batting average, but this isn’t baseball. It’s money. And it’s kids, and if my two sons in college were eligible for the Career Development Scholarship Program (they’re not)
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Last summer, we announced a major restructuring of our organization. In addition to the six Industry Councils — Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Prepared Foods, Meat, and the newly formed Pet Food Council — we created three new Networks — Food Safety, Packaging, and Technology. These Networks join the FPSA Women’s Council and Young Professionals Group as opportunities to
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Last month, nearly 150 food and beverage sales and marketing leaders gathered in Chicago for the 2018 FPSA Sales Conference. The conference featured two days of education and networking opportunities, including four excellent speakers, a speed-network session hosted by the FPSA Young Professionals Group, and an FPSA Women’s Council dinner. Here are some highlights and quotes from
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Business Collaboration

About two years ago for the PROCESS EXPO blog, I interviewed Darin Zehr, the general manager of Commercial Food Sanitation (an Intralox company) about the state of industry knowledge surrounding food safety and hygienic design. As a company that provides consulting services and training programs in sanitation, hygienic design, and environmental controls, Commercial Food Sanitation
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Sales margins

The 2018 FPSA Sales Conference will feature two days of education and networking to help you accelerate sales growth and improve sales performance and results. Learn more. “Margins, margins, margins!” This is a common lament in the food and beverage processing and packaging industry, where margins are famously tight and the capital expenditure growth rate is
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