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Digital technology in the food world isn’t just about putting tablets on tables and giving smartphone users new ordering and payment options. It’s also about digital employee training programs that teach proper procedures, provide insights for human resource departments, boost sales and give employees a way to fit classes into their schedules without disrupting business.
“The biggest thing technology has brought is standardization,” said author and consultant Allan Barmak, whose firm creates custom training programs for businesses including restaurants.[…] Continue Reading »
Mayor Bloomberg’s push to outlaw over-sized sugary drinks in New York City didn’t succeed, but that and other efforts, including upcoming “soda tax” ballot measures in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif., have kept the debate going about the health consequences associated with the drinks we consume, and helped fuel a shift toward healthy beverages.
Last month, the American Beverage Association and major soda companies joined with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in a voluntary effort to reduce beverage calories consumed by 20% by 2025.[…] Continue Reading »
Small specialty food producers have more opportunities than ever before to get the word out about their products and build their businesses, from blogs and social sites to crowdfunding sites to third-party online retail partners.
Online sales of packaged goods, including foods, are on track to hit $53 billion by 2016, according to Kantar Worldpanel. In the U.S., sales will hit $25 billion this year, up 13% from 2013, and they’re on track to reach $32 billion next year, according to Nielsen.[…] Continue Reading »