From Amphorae to Agar: On the Innovation of Packaging

Living in this advanced age of technology and convenience, it’s hard to imagine life without some of its modern comforts. To think there was once a time without the Internet or smartphones, automatic transmission, or on-demand television streaming; there wasn’t always regular mail delivery, refrigeration, indoor plumbing, passenger airplanes, or unlimited data plans. But since humanity’s humble [...]

 

Living in this advanced age of technology and convenience, it’s hard to imagine life without some of its modern comforts. To think there was once a time without the Internet or smartphones, automatic transmission, or on-demand television streaming; there wasn’t always regular mail delivery, refrigeration, indoor plumbing, passenger airplanes, or unlimited data plans. But since humanity’s humble beginnings, few technologies have stood the test of time, reimagined and repurposed with each generation. Indeed, I’m talking about packaging. When you hear the word packaging,...
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How High Pressure Processing is Innovating Food Pack...

Air pressure: an invisible force that plays a subtle yet significant role in our everyday lives. Some easy examples are the pressure in your car’s tires or storm system ruining your weekend plans. Heck, our own bodies are balanced against the ambient air pressure so we don’t just explode or collapse in on ourselves. Just think of how [...]

Air pressure: an invisible force that plays a subtle yet significant role in our everyday lives. Some easy examples are the pressure in your car’s tires or storm system ruining your weekend plans. Heck, our own bodies are balanced against the ambient air pressure so we don’t just explode or collapse in on ourselves. Just think of how spider crabs feel when they’re pulled out of the water. One application of pressure people don’t often think about, however, is its role in food...
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Farm to Table: 4 Interesting Food Logistics Facts Yo...

With the recent General Mills flour contamination scare, now’s as good a time as ever to learn about food safety. While our ancestors might have foraged, planted and reaped, hunted, or fished for survival, most of us have the convenience of picking up everything we need right from the store. You don’t need to be [...]

With the recent General Mills flour contamination scare, now’s as good a time as ever to learn about food safety. While our ancestors might have foraged, planted and reaped, hunted, or fished for survival, most of us have the convenience of picking up everything we need right from the store. You don’t need to be a master farmer or butcher, however, to know that boxes of pancake mix and jars of salsa don’t just grow on trees. Granted, you know...
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10 Cool Sustainable Packaging Concepts

Sometimes great logistics are less about getting your products to your customers and more about what you wrap your products in. While the old adage about not judging books on their covers may be true when it comes to literature or a house with poorly maintained siding, the same can’t be said about bland packaging. [...]

Sometimes great logistics are less about getting your products to your customers and more about what you wrap your products in. While the old adage about not judging books on their covers may be true when it comes to literature or a house with poorly maintained siding, the same can’t be said about bland packaging. In fact, now more than ever, retailers big and small have been taking the opportunity to transform their packaging into creative brand statements while cutting...
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Rise of the Machines: The Revolution of Drone Delive...

With all the crazy technology out there, it seems as if we’re living in a time of science fiction. From hoverboards to smartphones that allow us to carry a world’s wealth of knowledge in our pockets, there’s no shortage of imagination and innovation in the realm of technology. But if there’s one machine you should [...]

With all the crazy technology out there, it seems as if we’re living in a time of science fiction. From hoverboards to smartphones that allow us to carry a world’s wealth of knowledge in our pockets, there’s no shortage of imagination and innovation in the realm of technology. But if there’s one machine you should get familiar with, it’d be none other than those four-armed flying things in the sky: that’s right, I’m talking about drones. Also referred to as...
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Omnichannel Retailing: On Commerce and the Internet ...

Owning your own business in the 21st Century is a whole different ballpark from what it was like even just 20 years ago. On top of managing sales, products, expenses, and shipping, the savvy entrepreneur also needs to keep up on the ever-evolving vocabulary of the Internet economy. Of all the words and phrases to [...]

Owning your own business in the 21st Century is a whole different ballpark from what it was like even just 20 years ago. On top of managing sales, products, expenses, and shipping, the savvy entrepreneur also needs to keep up on the ever-evolving vocabulary of the Internet economy. Of all the words and phrases to remember, there’s two that, on their own can make or break your business: if you haven’t guessed by now, those words are none other than...
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