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The New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit Recap

The New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit Recap Somerset, NJ — 10/16/2018 Each year NJBIZ, The Rutgers Food Innovation Center and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development host the New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit in Somerset, NJ. The event features exhibits, information sessions, panel discussions and speakers focused on the changing landscape of economic and workforce development within the Garden State’s food industry. By bringing together food manufacturers, importers, chefs, restaurants, brokers, consultants, retailers, distributors and more, the event opens opportunities to...
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2018 Natural Products Expo East Recap

2018 Natural Products Expo East Recap Cricket protein, kombucha, meat substitutes and organic supplements all under one roof. Another year of the Natural Products Expo East brought together manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors for four days in Baltimore, Maryland. As natural and organic products increase in popularity with consumers, the show grows larger and the products become more innovative. Products such as mushroom jerky, oat milk and sleep-aid beverages prove that there is still plenty of room for new ideas. The major topic of discussion this year...
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Deciding if Holiday Packaging is a Good Fit for Your Product

Deciding if Holiday Packaging is a Good Fit for Your Product With the holidays right around the corner, consumers and businesses are simultaneously gearing up for the shopping season. Many businesses will find themselves debating if it’s worth creating holiday themed products or packaging. In a heavily saturated market, such as the food industry, holiday themed packaging can absolutely make an impact on both sales and brand image. Here are a few important details to consider before taking the plunge into holiday packaging: Standing out – As...
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