Waste Not, Eat Not

Over the next 30 years, the global food supply chain must feed close to 10 billion people. That will be challenging enough, but nearly insurmountable without tackling the lingering problem of food waste. In the United States alone, some studies...

TraceGains Supports Food for Thought to End Child Hunger

It's no secret that creating a positive company culture drives employee engagement and ultimately improves the bottom line. It seems that every publication, influencer, and organization that specializes in business performance from Gallop to...

Overheard at Future Food-Tech San Francisco

The food, beverage, and supplement industries face big changes over the next few years. Automation is moving from the manufacturing plant to retail storefronts. Plant-based foods are breaking into the mainstream. While consumers are increasingly...

Five Industry Events You Can’t Miss

Access to the information we need to sharpen our skills has never been easier. With blogs, podcasts, videos, and webinars just a click away, it can be tempting to skip conferences, using time and money as an excuse to stay home.

Crunch Time for CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been making headlines in 2019 with key enforcement decisions and policy discussions affecting the dietary supplement industry. Some of the next steps seemed almost predictable, until the newswire blew up...

Who Owns the Supply Chain?

We all know that the supply chain doesn’t write checks, isn’t actually a chain, and is riddled with risks. Few, however, know that food makes up the largest portion of the CPG supply chain. So, this unruly beast is vast. In fact, it’s global and...

Are You Ready for Digital Records? The FDA Is.

As our population continues to grow in the United States, naturally, so does our demand for food and drink. So much so, in fact, that the food supply chain is increasingly reliant on imports to meet the growing demands of the American consumer.

Why I’m Attending Expo West 2019

With one week left before the Natural World Products Expo West conference lands in Anaheim, California, the buzz continues to build. As a veteran participant, I’m looking forward to attending the event with the TraceGains team. Who wouldn’t be...

CBD Outlook for Food, Supplement Makers

After a chaotic end-of-term rush, Congress finally passed a new “Farm Bill” just before the holiday break last year. In a significant development for farmers and hemp-product manufacturers, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 allows the...

Overheard at the American Food Innovate Summit

Last week we attended, exhibited, and presented at the American Food Innovate Summit in Chicago. Here’s what we heard and our takeaways.