Software & Tech
The Protective Role of Plastics in Packaging
A critical part of the conversation is missing -- packaging and the food supply chain. How we source, transport and store food plays a crucial role in limiting the environmental impact of diets.
July 23, 2021
Hydrogen Solutions to Advance Sustainability in Logistics
July 20, 2021
How COVID-19 Highlighted Problems with U.S. Food Supply Chain
July 11, 2021
Sustainable Food Chains Matter: Adopt Circular Economy Strategies Now for Greener Future
June 29, 2021
Sustainable Food Chains Matter: Reducing Waste in Grocery E-Commerce
June 28, 2021
Sustainable Food Chains Matter: Obtaining Global Vision
June 24, 2021
Ocean Ports & Carriers
Top 5 Offshoring Trends in Transportation
There has been a rise in transportation and logistics providers developing offshore partnerships to benefit their operational performance, and it shows no sign of slowing down.
July 28, 2021
Out With the Masks, In With the Seasonal Cold
After almost a year and a half stuck inside and having to wear a face mask whenever we went into public, our bodies just aren’t used to germs anymore.
July 28, 2021
L.I.N.K. | A Conversation with a Trucking Influencer
Associate editor Brielle Jaekel speaks with driver and social influencer Clarissa Rankin about her experience on the road and online.
July 27, 2021
Sustainable Food Chains Matter: Sustainability Still Matters
Research shows that sustainability still matters, according to Sarah Watt, senior director, analyst, and Susan Boylan, director, analyst, Gartner Inc.
June 23, 2021
Innovation is the Name of the Game
Innovation is the name of the game in the supply chain and logistics industry. Innovation is what fuels the future. And, sustainability still matters.
June 21, 2021
Top Green Providers
2021 Top Green Providers: Sustainability Still Ranks Supreme During a Year of Disruptions
Food Logistics announces the winners of its annual Top Green Providers award.
June 21, 2021
How Cannabis Packaging Turns Sustainable
As the cannabis industry continues to scale, the education and availability of sustainable packaging solutions will depend on thought leaders and businesses.
June 13, 2021
L.I.N.K. | FMI Describes the Importance of Combatting Food Waste
In the latest podcast episode of L.I.N.K., associate editor Brielle Jaekel sit down with an FMI executive to learn about the state of food waste in the food supply chain.
FMI - The Food Industry Association
May 4, 2021
L.I.N.K. | MIT Answers What is the Circular Economy
MIT's Sustainable Supply Chains Lab project manager Kellen Betts dives into the circular economy in the supply chain.
April 27, 2021
Smithfield Foods Looks to Increase Water Conservation Efforts
Smithfield Foods will begin conducting a comprehensive watershed and water-use analysis across its operations to increase efficiencies and ensure sustainable sourcing and practices companywide.
April 23, 2021
Food Lion Supports Sustainable Sourcing, Waste Reduction, Climate Control
Food Lion is committed to reducing food waste by 50% by 2030, and reducing carbon emissions by 50% from its own operations by 2030.
April 20, 2021
Horizon Organic to Become First Carbon Positive National Dairy Brand by 2025
The LCA entails everything from enhancing soil health and enriching animal welfare to improving processing, packaging and distribution.
April 2, 2021
Processors Palette: Crisp Helps Greenleaf Stay Sustainable with New Technology
Crisp and Greenleaf partner to bring sustainability to the forefront of the supply chain with new software solutions.
March 25, 2021
Foodservice Takeout Does Not Need to Contribute to Landfills
Throughout the pandemic, takeout in the foodservice space has skyrocketed due to restrictions on indoor dining. But that doesn't mean we have to produce more waste.
March 24, 2021
How to Improve Yield in Manufacturing to Curb Food Waste
By incorporating a real-time, material-centric view, companies can collect, model, create and deliver from farm to fork to eliminate recalls, maximize throughput and enhance sustainability.
March 12, 2021
Processors Palette: Silver Fern Farms Stays on Top Despite Global Pandemic
Silver Fern Farms embraces sustainability and traceability, allowing it to stay on top during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Silver Fern Farms
February 25, 2021
Are Meal Kits Worth the Hype?
Meal kits are growing in popularity, but do they live up to the hype that is surrounding them? Assistant editor Mackenna Moralez shares her experience.
February 24, 2021
TIPA, PerforTec Partnership Produces Compostable Packaging for Fresh Produce
The laser-microperforated compostable film is designed to reduce food waste, combat plastic pollution and cut carbon emissions, and is said to extend the shelf life of fruit, vegetables and flowers by up to two times.
February 3, 2021
UPL, TeleSense Collaboration Aims to Reduce Food Waste
The partnership aligns with UPL’s aim to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its mission to make every single food product more sustainable.
January 28, 2021
Registration Open for SCN Summit: Sustainability Webcast
Register today for SCN Summit: Sustainability, where industry experts detail why sustainability matters amid a pandemic, how companies can achieve a sustainable supply chain and what NOT going sustainable means for the future.
January 22, 2021
UNFI Commits to 10-Year Targets in Waste Reduction, Climate Action and Food Access
One of UNFI's goals is to establish science-based emissions reduction targets covering operational and value chain emissions (scopes 1, 2, and 3) by 2022.
United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI)
January 12, 2021
Putting the AI in Grocery Aisles
For supermarkets, artificial intelligence promises to play an important role toward enabling them to meet their target waste reduction levels.
January 4, 2021
Frozen Food Processing: Boost Profit with Gentle Conveying of Valuable Product Without Using Air
To convey such delicate food product before freezing, processors should avoid conveyors that may force the fragile material through stressful phases during transport that could impact its integrity, while still meeting high throughput requirements.
December 25, 2020
Kroger Shares Top 7 Food Trend Predictions for 2021
The most popular foods and beverages of 2020 underscore how customers have embraced cooking and eating at home as part of their new routine.
December 20, 2020
Why Sustainable Sourcing in Food Supply Chains Could Include Surplus
Sourcing surplus will ensure that the needle is moved toward seasonal eating and shorter supply chains.
December 9, 2020
APPlife Digital Solutions to Acquire Food Distribution and Supply Chain Technology Company
The acquired company provides plant-based food distribution and an end-to-end, technology-driven supply chain management system dedicated to improving connectivity, and driving efficiencies, transparency and waste reduction.
November 24, 2020
Excess Inventory Challenges in Food and Beverage
Here’s the unique aspects of the food and beverage industry’s excess inventory challenges, and what strategies must be implemented to navigate the future.
November 13, 2020
Embracing Food Waste Prevention to Create a More Resilient Food System
Food is the single largest line item on a food business’ profit and loss statement, yet its waste is largely unaddressed.
November 9, 2020
Edible Garden Advances Sustainable Produce Category With Patented Greenhouse Technology and Zero-Waste Inspired Mandate
The company’s proprietary farming management software system monitors plants 24/7 along with all supply chain variables to optimize growth, traceability and food miles.
October 16, 2020
Study Reveals How Quarantine Stockpiling Leads to Future Food Waste
More than a quarter of respondents had increased refrigerated storage capacity and more than 10% had increased frozen storage capacity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
October 6, 2020
Report Shows Consumer Behavior Changes 6 Months into COVID-19 Pandemic
The emerging story from both surveys illuminates how the changes in consumer behavior that developed during the pandemic have now become ingrained into the New Normal that will outlast the pandemic’s ending.
October 5, 2020
NIFA Invests Over $7 Million in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Other Cyberinformatics Research
National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded 12 grants totaling over $7 million to initiate research on big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive technologies.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
October 1, 2020
Food Retailers and Providers Engage Nearly 200 Suppliers in Cutting Food Loss and Waste in Half
The 10+ food retailers and providers lead the “10x20x30” initiative, with each having engaged at least 20 suppliers to halve food loss and waste by 2030.
October 1, 2020