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Audio Blog: Disruption

Whether you’re in input supply, food processing or something in between, the changes in what’s demanded by your market are fast-paced. Rapid-fire changes in technology, consumer demands, and new target demographics require long-term and strategic thinking. New...



Efficiency Not the Only Factor in Successful Supply Chain/Operations

As agricultural producers continue to face a challenging economic environment, agricultural retailers are having to adjust to the new market realities. Looking for efficiency gains and margin opportunities is the name of the game. Are we looking in all areas to find...



MightyVine: Root for your Local Tomato

MightyVine: Root for your Local Tomato MightyVine produces glasshouse tomatoes for the Chicago market, a process that uses hydroponic technology and sustainability practices. This study examines the process involved in deciding the best location, designing facilities...






Driscoll’s: Harnessing Digital Technology to Deliver Delight

Driscoll’s: Harnessing Digital Technology to Deliver Delight In 2012, Driscoll's launched a farm-to-fork initiative known as the Delight Platform, which allowed consumers to provide feedback on each pack of berries purchased. Internally, Driscoll's depended on...



Thirty Years and Going Strong

Author: Dr. Dave Downey, Executive Director Emeritus and Professor Emeritus Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business was launched in 1986 as a new way for the university to serve agriculture. I have always believed the land grant university system...



Fulfilling Changing Consumer Expectations of the Food Supply

Fulfilling Changing Consumer Expectations of the Food Supply The food industry has a long history of responding to changing demands for the products and services its customers desire. Consumer interest in food products and services has evolved, deepened, and...









Should the Supply Chain Play Fair?

Should the Supply Chain Play Fair? From AgriMarketing Magazine - In the first article in our series – Should the Supply Chain Play Fair?—we discussed whether consumers want a just and equitable supply chain. Initial survey results showed that consumers do perceive...