The Local Food Movement is right around the corner

By Ray Connelly Ask yourself, when shopping for fresh food, do you seek out and buy from local suppliers? – Or is your shopping exercise simply about filling your cart and checking off the items on your shopping list? If your tendency is to choose local products over national brands and local producers over far off producers, you’re a part …

The 2016 iTradeNetwork Wrap-Up

By Craig Ledo Below you’ll find a rundown of some of our 2016 highlights. December           iTradeNetwork Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List Fresh produce shoppers more likely to impulse buy fresh fruit than alcohol Red Blossom Selects iTradeNetwork to Provide End-to-End Traceability Hosted employee holiday party at the Valencia …

Top 5 Global Food Industry Trends to Watch in 2017

By Craig Ledo Here are some of the top food industry trends we are seeing develop for 2017. Food Safety The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. The past few years have been focused on preparation for FSMA. 2017 will be the first full year of FSMA compliance, with the FDA carrying …

TOP 5 BLOG POSTS OF 2016

Here’s a look back at iTradeNetwork’s top 5, most viewed blog posts from 2016. 1. Fulfilling the Promise of Fresh by Improving Food Lifecycle Management By Craig Ledo Consumers’ insatiable demand for a wide variety of high-quality local, organic, and sustainable products has led to fragmentation of today’s food supply chain. This is providing retailers with an unprecedented challenge: the …

Brexit: A vote for homegrown fresh?

By Matt Rawlings Five Guys restaurateur and Carphone Warehouse billionaire Charles Dunstone recently said of Brexit, “It’s a little bit like we’ve jumped off a 100-storey building and have just passed the 50th floor and we’re saying, ‘Actually this isn’t so terrible’ – but we haven’t hit the pavement yet.” For the fresh food supply chain, chances are we’ll be …