The world is changing rapidly and successful businesses have to evolve with it. The 2017 United Fresh Expo was full of exciting discussion, new technology and the latest trends. Below are a few hot topics that we’re likely to see more of in the future.
Farming operations are complex with many moving parts, each contributing to the growth and prosperity of the company. In an industry where nothing is predictable, it’s important to distinguish between the controllable and uncontrollable factors that will impact the bottom line. Using tactics to increase labor productivity is a great way to advance operational production.
Executive Chef Edward Gray describes his experience with farm-to-table foods and its greater impact on the surrounding culture.
The cost of farming is increasing while farmers are put under pressure to feed a projected 9 billion people in upcoming decades. From drones to autonomous tractors, the farming industry is rapidly changing, and “data” is the biggest buzzword of all. To the multi-generation farmer it may seem that farming is not what it used to be, but that doesn’t stop us from asking: What might farmers lose by not harnessing their data in this modern farming era?
Everyday over 3.6 million meals are sent to families and individuals struggling for food (1). Fresh produce offers health benefits that aren’t available in other foods but can also be difficult to store. Partnering with growers enables food banks to obtain and distribute fresh food faster, ensuring an optimal shelf-life for those who need it.