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By Jason Felger on July 29th, 2015 | 60402Comment on this postSolving+the+messiness+of+food+data2015-07-29+11%3A00%3A19Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D60402
New data sources, along with artistic product descriptions and a lack of classification standards, have dumped a mound of valuable but hard to interpret data on our doorstep. Now what?
We at Food Genius see food and think data. No matter if we’re looking at a menu, a receipt or an elaborate product description from a supplier, we see food terminology and think data.[…] Continue Reading »
By Laurie Demeritt on May 13th, 2015 | 58974Comment on this postPrepared+foods+report%3A+New+consumer+behaviors+hone+in+on+fresh%2C+healthy+and+sustainable2015-05-13+11%3A00%3A33Laurie+Demeritthttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D58974
Food companies and retailers that market to traditional concepts of mealtime behaviors are missing out on new opportunities emerging from the dynamic changes taking place in American culture (in general) and our eating culture (specifically).
By Tricia Smith on December 2nd, 2014 | 55540Comment on this postMenu+labeling+101%3A+What+operators+should+know+about+new+FDA+rules2014-12-02+12%3A00%3A08Tricia+Smithhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D55540
The Food and Drug Administration has finally released the menu labeling rules and regulations that restaurants with 20 or more locations will be required to follow starting at the end of 2015. While the long-awaited rulebook lays out what information restaurants and other foodservice locations will need to display, it also raises many questions about how operators will obtain correct nutrition information for all their offerings and how they will include these numbers on menus.[…] Continue Reading »
By David Weinberger on November 25th, 2014 | 55390Comment on this post3+reasons+to+add+foodservice+to+a+store%2C+and+how+to+make+it+a+success2014-11-25+11%3A00%3A57Guest+Bloggerhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D55390
As consumer expectations continue to evolve, brick and mortar retailers are elevating experience. Clearly. They are not only fighting for your attention and your dollars. They’re also fighting for your stomach.
Retailers understand that they have to offer more than just goods and services in order to thrive. Consumers are perfectly comfortable skipping trips to the store, and ordering online has become common behavior.[…] Continue Reading »
By Janet Forgrieve on October 22nd, 2014 | 54711Comment on this postDigital+technology+plays+a+growing+role+in+employee+training2014-10-22+10%3A00%3A29Janet+Forgrievehttp%3A%2F%2Fsmartblogs.com%2F%3Fp%3D54711
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 »