GMA CEO Geoff Freeman has outlined his vision for the organization's future, which involves strengthening its advocacy program, creating a proactive agenda and emphasizing social and economic contributions. "As we arrive at this critical moment of strategic clarity, I am convinced that GMA's best days are ahead," he said.
The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered with Keep America Beautiful for the 12th year. As part of the program, 4,500 recycling receptacles will be distributed to public areas during the first quarter of 2019.
Plant-based functional ingredients were abundant at this month's SupplySide West show in Las Vegas. Among the featured products for beverage formulations were pea protein, drink texturizers and stevia-based sweeteners.
Data continue to be very useful to marketers, but many fail to look further than demographics, hobbies, geolocation and other obvious venues, David Dowhan writes. This easy path to data management comes with a risk: "[I]f we stay in autopilot, marketers will slowly lose speed, falling behind for failure to embrace new technology in the spirit of innovation," he notes.
You have control over how you interact with others and the impact you have on them. Leave a positive impression by listening to what they have to say, being fully present in the conversation and expressing your appreciation for their actions, writes Mary Jo Asmus.
Several major companies offer returnship programs for women and men who are re-entering the job market. People who have been out of the workforce for a while may face stereotypes about their abilities, but they also tend to have wisdom gained over time, says Lauren Rikleen of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership.
Kroger plans to build the first of its high-tech fulfillment centers from its partnership with the UK's Ocado in the Cincinnati area, executives said. The 335,000-square-foot facility will make extensive use of robots and digital technology to boost efficiency, and is the first of 20 such centers planned by Kroger.
A number of schools in New York state have adopted farm-to-school initiatives to use more locally produced food in school meals. Joe Kilmer, a food service director, says school nutrition professionals work hard to prepare healthy meals that students want to eat.
Fast-casual chain Sweetgreen will use much of the $200 million it raised in a recent funding round on technology, including delivery systems and blockchain technology that provides supply chain transparency. "We want to go beyond a food company and become a platform," said co-founder and co-CEO Jonathan Neman.