Food Processing Branding Trends – Challenges and Opportunities

Grant Thornton LLP recently collaborated with Food Processing magazine to study food processing branding trends.  Their survey of 114 companies examines where food and beverage manufacturers are distributing their goods, how they differentiate themselves, and which emerging trends are having the biggest impact on their businesses.  Here are a few of the study’s key findings: Balanced… Read more »

Tips for Capturing the Rapidly-Growing Hispanic Market

According to projections made by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, Hispanics will comprise approximately 29% of the U.S. population by 2050. The question is, how will your organization capture its share of this rapidly-growing market? Over the past few years, research from a number of different organizations, including the Unilever Corporation a TNS study entitled the Hispanic… Read more »

2010 Food and Beverage Industry Salary Survey Shows Across-the-Board Reductions

The results are in for FoodProcessing.com’s Fourth Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey of over 1,600 professionals in the food and beverage industry. Here are some of the survey’s key findings: The average pay in the food & beverage industry declined by 6.3% over the past 12 months to $93,537 – the lowest average since the survey… Read more »

Quick Tips to Impress Your Boss

Looking for ways to earn a raise or promotion? Get on your boss’s A-List.  If you consistently show your boss that you’re doing a great job, you’ll progress further, faster.  Here are a few quick tips to get you noticed, separate yourself from the pack and create a lasting positive impression: Communicate clearly.  When in… Read more »

Managing “Divas” in Your Workplace

The word “diva” no longer refers exclusively to a distinguished female opera star. In recent years, the term has commonly been used to describe any difficult employee, male or female, who: is used to getting what he wants; thinks he needs no guidance or management; lives for drama in the workplace; is hyper-critical, sensitive and intolerant;… Read more »

Talent Gap Looms as Global Economy Improves

According to a worldwide survey of senior managers, years of staff cutbacks have undermined trust in the workplace. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s new report, titled “Companies at the Crossroads,” recommends that to restore that trust, companies must put their employees first  – or risk experiencing deep talent erosion and sustained underperformance as the global economy recovers. Here are some… Read more »

Help Your Young Managers Succeed

Ahhh, the young manager.  Better known as the newbie.  The greenhorn.  The tenderfoot. As if these monikers weren’t burdensome enough, the young manager faces yet another challenge because of his youth – resentment.  You know your new manager has the skills and qualifications to handle his heightened responsibilities.  But too often, more seasoned employees view… Read more »