The Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City returned in June for its first in-person event since 2019, a return that spotlighted the changes in tastes and behaviors created by the pandemic. The food and beverage industry trade show, organized by the Specialty Food Association , featured more than 1,900 exhibitors across a spectrum of food categories --from cured meats and cheeses to olive oil and sweets and exotic items such as gourmet bananas Foster bonbons ... and sections dedicated to cuisines of countries like Greece and Japan. With continued pandemic perturbations and murmurs of a recession ahead, here are some of the trends that emerged: 1. Convenience still conquers all Consumers prioritized both convenience and comfort during the pandemic, and that sentiment continues to grow. Hybrid and remote work has made e-commerce, delivery, and curated assortments an even bigger part of the convenience trend, according to the SFA's most recent State of the Specialty … [Read more...] about How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Food and Beverage Innovation
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For anyone who writes on the state of the world, the approach of Christmas brings with it the near obligation to sketch out the events and happenings of the year ahead. Last year, I took a traditional though cynical approach when I wrote Drinking with Dickens , the aim of which was to imagine what a vision of the year ahead would look like, whilst under the influence of some of Charles Dickens favourite drinks (i.e. ‘Smoking Bishop’). In the end, some of my comments (‘higher inflation’, ‘tension in Asia’ and ‘Boris resigns’) came close to the mark. The Folly of Forecasting This year, I have a less weary approach, partly because there are so many new, emerging trends, partly because the world is opening up travel wise and partly because there is so much at stake. The real world remains stranger than fiction, though to join the two I have added some book recommendations. JK Galbraith wrote that the only role of … [Read more...] about 2022 – What’s Next?
What matters more: a company’s profit margins or its purpose? For a growing share of workers, the answer is obvious. In a competitive labor market, candidates look for a fair and inviting workplace. But more than that, many employees want their work to make a difference. Their purposeful career choices leverage corporate resources to help create a better, more equitable world. advertisement advertisement The good news is, many companies have made the same decision. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles have emerged as an urgent reflection of corporate purpose. Shareholders increasingly view business prospects as tied to corporate social responsibility. As a result, leading firms have made a full commitment to pursuing ESG factors. And new hires should expect nothing less from potential employers. To advance your career and realize your potential in a purpose-driven world, you can’t afford to ignore three ESG trends. Understand … [Read more...] about Why your career growth depends on working for a company committed to ESG
New diesel and petrol cars could be booted from one of the world’s biggest markets in 2035, if Europe follows through on plans to ban the sale of combustion engines. The EU’s countries have moved a step closer to becoming among the first in the world to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars after the European Parliament approved a draft law on June 8 that would prohibit the sale of new carbon dioxide-emitting vehicles from 2035 onwards. If the bill enters into force it would lead to the end of combustion-engine powered cars and vans in the European Union, where some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of such cars reside. Norway meanwhile is already planning to ban the sale of internal combustion engine cars by 2025, while Britain aims to ban them by 2030, followed by hybrids in 2035. A number of car brands have announced plans to go all-electric by 2035 or sooner, among them Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Volvo and Fiat. Others, such as Ford and VW, currently plan to continue … [Read more...] about Europe could ban new diesel and petrol cars by 2035
- A + A KUANTAN (June 29): Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (Pernas) has channelled RM8.3 million to-date through the Business In Transformation (BIT) programme as an incentive to develop more local entrepreneurs. Acting chief executive officer Mazlan Ibrahim said the programme, which was introduced in 2013, has created 2,000 pre-franchise entrepreneurs which provided job opportunities to more than 4,000 people. He said the BIT programme is a small entrepreneurs' business transformation programme focusing on franchising and has so far registered 184 brands, and Pernas has projected to develop another 22 pre-franchise entrepreneurs this year. “To enhance BIT, the pre-franchise financing package has been increased from RM25,000 to RM50,000 to enable aspiring entrepreneurs have a better business concept,” he told reporters after the launch of Mini BIT Expo (BITe) here on Wednesday (June 29). Mazlan also shared that many small traders who participated in BIT had been … [Read more...] about PERNAS channels RM8.3 mil to help entrepreneurs via BIT programme