Foodie Friday: Spotlight on David Watts of Revere Packaging

David Watts, CEO, left, with Chris Huff, East Region Sales Manager getting ready for IDDBA17

Our Foodie Friday team recently caught up with David Watts, CEO of Revere Packaging. Throughout our conversation, David shared some insights into the packaging industry, his thoughts about the food industry, and particularly, his anticipation for Revere Packaging’s participation in this June’s International Dairy Deli Bakery Association show—or IDDBA—in Anaheim, California. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Gearing Up for the 2017 IDDBA Experience

 

Every summer, I look forward to the various expos that feature the most innovative, creative, and noteworthy leaders in the food industry. And 2017 looks to be one of the most inspiring seasons yet as I eagerly anticipate this year’s International Dairy Deli Bakery Association show in sunny Anaheim. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Special Delivery! 5 Leaders in On-Demand Food Service

Let’s face it: Nobody has too much time on their hands anymore. Between our hectic schedules and fast-moving careers, we’re all looking for better, faster, more convenient solutions. Fortunately, tech gurus and food-loving entrepreneurs are here to help. Delivery has revolutionized the foodie lifestyle. Today, we’re taking a look at 5 innovative retailers who are changing the way we enjoy food with delivery on demand.

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Foodie Friday: Buzzing About National Caffeine Awareness Month

Falling asleep at your desk? Good news: It’s National Caffeine Awareness Month! While true coffee and tea enthusiasts don’t need any particular reason to sip their preferred form of happiness in a cup, this serendipitous celebration of buzz-inducing beverages gives us a perfect excuse to explore the delicious and energizing world of trending caffeinated drinks.

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Foodie Friday: EatnLearn Seattle–Days Packed with Fresh Food Tourism!

Seattle Skyline

I agree with Tony—noted Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain, that is. In an interview with the Seattle Times, he said this of the local food scene: “It’s one of the most exciting, if not the most exciting area of the country to eat.”
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Foodie Friday: Waste Not–Reducing and Recycling Excess Food

It’s almost officially springtime, and with traditional spring cleaning often comes an awareness that we have a whole lot of junk lying around. When you’re feeling ready to purge the excess from your life, consider how the conscientious mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” can apply not only to those old ill-fitting clothes and unused sports equipment, but also to food waste. Today, we’ll take a look at the ways foodies are combating food waste and promoting sustainability while still enjoying great food!

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Foodie Friday: Get Fat! Dietary Fat as the New Healthy Food Trend

Good fats diet (avocado, dry fruits and oil)

If you browsed supermarkets in the 1990s, chances are you remember the popularity of low-fat diet foods (think fat-free frozen yogurt, reduced fat pastries, and egg-whites-only omelettes). Fearing diet-related ailments like heart disease and weight gain, many health-conscious consumers spent years eschewing full-fat versions of their favorite pantry staples and indulgent treats.

The problem? Sacrificing fat often meant also stealing away important nutrients—and adding in unhealthy amounts of added sugars, chemicals, and preservatives. Today, we take a look at 3 reasons why today’s foodies welcome the re-emergence of fat as a flavorful and satisfying aspect of a well-rounded diet. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Sauce it Up! 5 Exotic & Unexpected Condiments

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Looking for a new flavor profile to “spice up” your next meal? Look no further than the condiment aisle of your supermarket—or international market—for tantalizing combinations of sweet, sour, spicy, and umami. Foodies are becoming more and more aware of the novel and delicious flavors of ethnic cuisines, and adding a dash of pepper sauce, relish, vinegar, or other condiments is an easy and affordable way to lend a kick to your favorite dish. Today, we’ll take a closer look at 5 exotic condiments to try on your next home-cooked dish!

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Foodie Friday: Hungry for Honest Food

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In a time when much of our media landscape is under intense scrutiny for perpetuating click-bait content, manipulation of facts, and outright “fake news,” we find ourselves craving true, transparent fare to fill our bellies as well as our news feeds. The drivers of this trend toward transparency are Millennials and—to an even greater degree—their younger peers, Generation Z.

Today, we’ll take a look at a few ways food producers and retailers are responding to the hunger for honest eating.

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Foodie Friday: Ring in the New Year with 7 Lucky Favorites

Happy New Year 2017 Celebration Greeting Concept

Happy New Year! As many of us look forward to every holiday season, the new year brings an opportunity to celebrate with friends and indulge in some delicious and slightly superstitious food traditions to start the year off with a heaping helping of good luck.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at 7 foods you can dish up to complement your champagne toast at the midnight countdown.

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