Restaurant and Foodservice: What does our industry workforce look like?

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The restaurant and foodservice industry is the nation’s second largest private employer, providing 15.5M jobs – or 10% of the total U.S. workforce. This includes 12.4M jobs at eating and drinking places, plus an estimated 3.1M foodservice jobs in other sectors such as healthcare, accommodations, education, food-and-beverage stores, and arts, entertainment, and recreation. Based on… read more

P and G Appoints Senior VP of Australia and New Zealand

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The Procter & Gamble Company has appointed Neal Reed as senior vice president and managing director, P&G Australia and New Zealand. He succeeds Kumar Venkatasubramanian, who will return to India to lead the P&G India Business. Under Kumar’s leadership, P&G Australia and New Zealand delivered record metrics, category growth and strong retailer partnerships. He has… read more

Kimberly-Clark reports solid first-quarter 2024 profit

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Company beats earnings-per-share expectations, driven by higher organic sales and pricing measures in the face of currency challenges Kimberly-Clark reported net income of $647 million in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 14% compared to the same period last year. Earnings per share came in at $1.91. However, revenue showed a 1% decline… read more

PuroClean Named Among Top Low-Cost Franchises

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PuroClean recently ranked No.6 in Entrepreneur’s list of top franchises that can be started for less than $100,000, published in the Spring issue of Entrepreneur Media’s StartUps magazine and on Entrepreneur.com. “Climbing the ranks to number six on Entrepreneur’s esteemed list of top franchises under $100,000 is an extraordinary testament to our commitment to accessibility… read more

Technology Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry (CIOs, Take Note)

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In the food and beverage sector, technological advancements are helping organizations enhance operational efficiency and reshape consumer interactions. As a CIO, it’s essential to understand the latest technology trends in the food and beverage industry. This post explores how modern software systems are solving traditional challenges and what businesses must do to stay competitive. F&B… read more

Leading internet of things (IoT) companies for the food industry

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Internet of Things (IoT) is described as a network of connected sensors and actuators to control and monitor the environment, the things that move within it, and the people that act within it. With the remarkable applications of Internet of things in food industry, the food suppliers and retailers are gradually adopting it to enhance… read more

Coke Announces AI Partnership with Microsoft

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The five-year strategic partnership aims to accelerate cloud and generative AI initiatives. ATLANTA and REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. and the Coca-Cola Company on Tuesday announced a five-year strategic partnership to align Coca-Cola’s core technology strategy systemwide, enable the adoption of leading-edge technology, and foster innovation and productivity globally. As part of the partnership, Coca-Cola… read more

Inspiring Young HVACR Professionals Through Cloud Technology

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There are currently 80,000 job openings in HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades, which are expected to increase by 15% by 2026. With retirement in HVAC to cover 26% of the industry within the next 10 years, the technician shortage is alarming. The good news is technology can better position service management businesses to attract a… read more

Systemair North America Launches New Green Ventilation Label to Guide Customers Toward Sustainable Solutions

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(LENEXA, KAN., April 25, 2024) Systemair, a leading global supplier of high-quality ventilation, heating, and cooling products and systems, has launched its new Green Ventilation sustainability label. The mark constitutes an environmental performance benchmark to guide customers toward the most sustainable solutions within Systemair’s product portfolio. It comprises strong and easily verifiable sustainability requirements tailored… read more