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Why Your Business Should Consider Snack Food Production

A food manufacturing line produces snacks.

From pretzels to chips and nuts, there doesn’t seem to be an end to snack food options available for consumers to purchase and enjoy. After all, everyone is guilty of enjoying their favorite snack in-between meals. And as a food processor, you may have been tempted to get into the snack food business once or twice.

Maybe it just wasn’t the right time a year or two ago. But with the recent rise in demand, this might be the perfect time to consider diving into the market. Let’s explore the top reasons why your business should consider snack food production.

Why Should Your Business Consider Producing Snack Food?

A Rise in Snack Food Demand

There has been a sharp increase in the demand for snack food across the country due to the social distancing and quarantine effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Snack food sales have seen a staggering 8 percent increase in 2020 so far.… Read more

How New Technology in the Brewing Industry Can Keep Your Business Competitive

Cans of beer on a conveyor belt at a brewery.

Looking back when the brewing industry first began, one thing is certain: We’ve come a long way. As the breweries become more popular throughout the country, more businesses need to find new ways to stay competitive. Advancements in brewery technology is one of the ways breweries can streamline their process and become more profitable.

The Brewers Association reports that there are over 7,500 breweries across the U.S. competing against each other. This can make it hard to sell beer and even more challenging to make it. But there has been a boom of brewing advancements that are making small breweries more competitive. It’s gotten to the point where more consumers are expecting the quality beer that only technology and automation can provide.

You might have already been aware of the new technology in the brewing industry. But the question is, how can it make your brewery more competitive? When looking to buy brewery equipment, it’s natural to want to know more about new technology before investing in it.… Read more

Can Sugar Alternatives Increase Demand for Food Processing Products?

Over the years, sugar has crept closer to being public enemy number one. And when you think about it, that’s not really a surprise. After all, the overload of sugar in our food and drinks has been linked to the obesity crisis in America.

Three wooden spoons on a table each holding a different artificial sweetener. As a result, more and more consumers in the U.S. are looking for food products that have healthier alternatives. What does this mean if you’re a food processor? Well, using a sugar alternative may actually increase consumer demand for your products.

Using sugar alternatives has shaped up to be one of the top food processing trends of 2020. In this post, we’ll break down how using sugar alternatives could increase the demand for your products, plus highlight some sugar alternatives that you could use.

The Gap in the Sugar Market

Sweet alternatives to sugar in food processing isn’t exactly a new idea. So why is there a sudden shift?… Read more

4 Factors to Consider with Used Dairy Equipment for Sale

Milk being mixed in a used stainless steel tank at a dairy processing factory.

The dairy industry seems to be getting more competitive by the day. For many small and medium sized dairy manufacturers, buying used milk processing equipment can help them stay relevant. It’s a great way to keep up with demand in a cost-efficient way. While the idea is simple, sometimes buying used equipment can be quite the process.

If you’ve ever bought a used car, you know that there are plenty of things to consider. Who was the previous owner? What type of reliability can I expect? These types of questions have a lot more weight when it’s your business that’s affected by the answers.

We know the considerations can feel overwhelming when you’re looking for used dairy equipment for sale. But what if you had a guide on what to look for? This post will help you identify four of the most important factors to consider when buying used milk processing equipment.… Read more

Should Your Brewery Start a Seasonal Beer Program?

A line of different draft beers being filled from the tap on a bar. Take a minute to think. How many seasonal beers do you see every year during the holiday season? It seems like the number just continues to grow and grow. This is because these inspired flavors often rekindle memories of the fall and winter seasons for whoever indulges in them.

But regardless of the emotions they bring about, the fact is that seasonal beers sell. Did you know that nearly 20 percent of craft brewer sales are seasonal beers? Making a new product line is a big deal. There’s so much to consider. Do you have the equipment to handle it? Enough employees? Do you have the capital to get your seasonal beer idea off the ground?

With all that running through your head, you can’t help but think, “should your brewery start a seasonal beer program?” In this post, we’re going to help you find the right answer for your business.… Read more