Food and Groceries

Industry Overview

The Food and Beverage industry faces constant changes from today's consumer demands. It means that innovation and speed-to-market has become critical for survival.

Food and Beverage wholesalers and distributors face increased demands for variety and innovation. The management of governmental regulations around quality, product traceability, shelf life management, nutrition (EU1169 and US Phase II Foodservice Attributes) and, of course, the market challenge of low profit margins. Other critical issue facing the Food and Beverage industry are the inconsistent quality of raw materials that requires dynamic recipes and variable processes and reporting.

Food manufacturers today must demonstrate traceability in the end-to-end supply chain, not only for food safety and legislative compliance, but also to meet increasing expectations with corporate and social responsibility.