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Supply Chain and Logistics Trends

Supply Chain and Logistics Trends

Does coronavirus mean the end of Just In Time? And what might take its place in the global supply chain?  For decades, supply chains have been managed by the just-in-time principle, using lean systems that emphasize efficiency and seek to eliminate overages, waste, and storage throughout the system. JIT maximizes…

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The Endless Implications of Colour

The Endless Implications of Colour

Colour has a powerful effect on the human mind, and it doesn't just influence what we see. Colour affects our mood and emotions, our appetites and desires, and even our physical capabilities. Colour is a stimulant, anti-depressant, and aphrodisiac, and has powerful social, psychological, and cultural influence. Here are just…

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Rethinking Packaging

Rethinking Packaging

Every year, the average European generates nearly three times their own body weight in product packaging waste. But times are changing.  As governments pass more regulations restricting the use of plastics, and consumers are looking for more environmentally-friendly product offerings, industries are adopting more innovative ways to make packaging that…

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Pharmaceuticals: An Industry Shaping the World

Pharmaceuticals: An Industry Shaping the World

The pharmaceutical industry has transformed every aspect of our lives, from medicine and hygiene to the forefront of science and the global economy. Founded on the roots of medicine, chemistry, and manufacturing, and shaped by war and history, pharmaceuticals are leading us into the future. The modern pharmaceutical industry has…

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Renowned around the world: German Beer

Renowned around the world: German Beer

In Germany, beer is both a beverage and a food: they call it “liquid bread” or Flüssiges Brot. The beer that we today think of as “German” originated in Bavaria, where beer has been brewed since the Dark Ages, and even today more than 50% of German beer is produced…

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Coronavirus Recovery Means Long-Lasting Changes

Coronavirus Recovery Means Long-Lasting Changes

Europe is implementing a green recovery: how will it shape our world?  While it's still too early to know exactly what impacts the coronavirus will have on our economies, our healthcare systems, and our political relationships, there's no doubt that the effects will be with us for decades. While, as…

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The Amazing Origins of Dutch Cheese

The Amazing Origins of Dutch Cheese

While cheese may not be one of the first things that people think of when they think of the Netherlands, many of the world’s most popular cheeses, including Gouda and Edam, are Dutch. In fact, despite its small size, the mighty Netherlands is the world’s largest cheese exporter, sending over…

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The Scents of History

The Scents of History

Archaeological evidence and ancient texts indicate that people have been making perfumes since the very beginning of civilization. The first known chemist and perfumer was a Mesopotamian woman named Tapputi. In the second millennium BC, she distilled flowers, plants, oils, and other aromatics, in a complex process of repeated filtering,…

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Flavours of Spain

Flavours of Spain

Spain has the second-largest proportion of land devoted to agriculture in Europe, second only to France. The incredible diversity of ecosystems in Spain, ranging from the Mediterranean Andalucia to the dry plateaus of central Spain, to the 8,000 kilometres of coastline, make it suitable for producing a huge range of…

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Covid-19 – The Industry Response & Your (Own) Responsibility

Covid-19 – The Industry Response & Your (Own) Responsibility

Amid the global health concern about the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting disruption of supply chains and markets, more and more companies and industries are rapidly shifting focus to make a positive contribution and support their customers and communities. Here are just a few examples from around the world:  Europe:…

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Expanding the Talent Search and Your Horizons: Recruiting Across Borders

Expanding the Talent Search and Your Horizons: Recruiting Across Borders

To stay competitive in the ever-changing FMCG industries, you need top talent. And the simple fact is, the best people often don’t show up on your doorstep with a resume in hand. You have to reach out and find them, wherever they are. This often means reaching beyond your borders,…

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How to Dominate the Plant-Based Food Trend

How to Dominate the Plant-Based Food Trend

In the United States alone, there has been an incredible 600% increase in veganism since 2015, and a whopping 70% of the global population says they are reducing meat intake or skipping meat altogether. Driven by environmental concerns, animal welfare issues, and economic necessity, people are turning away from meat…

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Is RPO Recruitment Right for You?

Is RPO Recruitment Right for You?

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is an alternative to traditional recruiting services that have transformed many companies' recruitment processes. Unlike many agencies, grapefrute offers both RPO and traditional contingency recruitment services, so you can choose the right solution for your recruitment needs. Let's take a closer look at RPO recruitment so…

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The Frozen Explosion

The Frozen Explosion

Recent years are seeing a sudden growth in frozen food consumption, driven largely by millennials, who spent an average of 9% more on frozen foods in 2017 than other demographics. Millennials now wield a combined 1.3 trillion dollar budget for annual spending, and frozen foods are increasingly appealing to their…

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