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The ad-tech industry is experiencing two distinct and opposing trends.


When stress is affecting you, don't bottle it up. Here's what to do instead.


9 entrepreneurs offer tips on being a better networker.

Taste, texture are key considerations for sugar reduction in foodservice
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Tweaking food and beverage formulations can be a daunting task since taste, texture and appearance hang in the balance. Two scientists from Kerry talk about how the company works with foodservice clients for successful sugar reduction.

Last week's poll question: How important is it that training content be fully customized for your organization?


Make it safe for your highly productive employees to “ask for help,” “ask questions” and “know who to go to” to seek assistance.

Make Twitter work for you

Two easy ways to make your Twitter feed a learning tool.

Flavor, convenience are key to helping consumers eat more plants
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The American diet is slowly shifting as consumers make an effort to eat more plants, and shoppers are on the lookout for products and solutions that make it easier and more delicious to work more fruits and vegetables into their diet.

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Ahimi plant-based tuna; A plant-based approach to sustainable seafood

Started by a chef with a mission to create a sustainable, plant-based alternative to tuna, Ocean Hugger Foods is preparing to add two new items to its lineup of plant-based seafood products.


Growth requires you to elevate your self-awareness so that you can identify your shortcomings and change your unproductive habits.

Clean eating and avoiding allergens are top concerns for college students
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Finding foods that agree with specific dietary needs and knowing where the ingredients in their food come from are among the top priorities for college students and their millennial and Generation Z peers.

Technology and people

Leadership must change along with technology. Here's how to do so without sacrificing humanity.

Improved cream liqueur formulations, a splash of creativity take cream liqueur applications to the next level
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Creamy Creation Marketing Manager Floris Daamen discusses the possibilities for cream liqueurs and how the brand teamed with a Michelin-starred chef to create an innovative collection of cream liqueur cocktails.

McCafe to debut bottled coffee

Four executives announced they will leave Reckitt Benckiser, Lidl has plans to expand to Ohio and McDonald's will roll out bottled McCafe coffees for grocery retail.