Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Consumer Demand for Supply Chain Transparency and Fresh, Local Food Drives Farm-to-Table into Fast Casual Dining

Consumer preferences for healthy, nutritious food continue to drive trends in the food industry. The farm-to-table concept, which involves reducing the distance food travels before it arrives at the consumer’s table, is an old but still relevant concept. Farm-to-table sources food through as few intermediaries as possible and uses ingredients in their freshest state.

Not only are consumers thrilled to have same-day harvests on their plates, they are increasingly drawn to brands that demonstrate sustainability and supply chain transparency. This presents several opportunities for food businesses.

Fast Food Trends in 2018: Where Does Social Media Fit In?


The food industry is fast-moving when it comes to responding to consumer preferencesSocial media allows information to be shared instantly to millions of people. It’s an opportunity for the food industry to listen and engage with consumers.

In the article “How to Use Social Media as a Test Kitchen for Your Brand,” QSR Magazine social media turned sweet tea-loving guests of McAlister’s Deli into fans of a new green tea option. McAlister’s asked the question, “Who’s talking about green tea and what are they saying?” to determine trends and preferences. They discovered that flavored green tea was more popular on social media. Consumer feedback allowed the company to create a niche flavor that would represent their  brand and resonate with tea drinkers.

The Cost is High When it Comes to Foodborne Illness


When comparing the cost of a foodborne illness against the expense of a food safety program, the decision is a no-brainer.  Food safety wins every time.

On May 31, FoodLogiQ’s CEO Dean Wiltse shared his thoughts on the importance of supply chain management and food traceability in the wake of the E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuceThe fallout from the foodborne illness has been significant, with 197 people in 35 states becoming infected.  Of those, 89 have been hospitalized - 26 of whom have had kidney failure - and five people have died.   

How Buffalo Wild Wings Uses Technology to Improve Supply Chain Quality


Join us on Wednesday, May 30, when FoodLogiQ will sponsor a live Fast Casual webinar entitled, “How Buffalo Wild Wings Uses Technology to Improve Supply Chain Quality.Our featured guest, Buffalo Wild Wings Supplier Quality Manager Emily Grisbeck, will share how this rapidly growing fast casual chain is taking a proactive approach to managing quality and achieving supply chain visibility by using FoodLogiQ Connect’s Manage + Monitor solution for supplier and quality issue management.

Supply Chain Visibility a Key Challenge Throughout Food Industry


Rapidly-growing fast casual chain Buffalo Wild Wings to share tips and best practices on proactively managing quality across the supply chain through technology

When food industry leaders gathered for reCONNECT 2018, our inaugural FoodLogiQ user group meeting, we asked them a series of questions about the challenges and opportunities that are directly affecting their businesses in 2018.  The feedback we received was enlightening.

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