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True Cost Accounting

Ever since the origins of business, there has been the calculation of profit. In today’s world, which is more informed and connected than ever before, we need a new way to calculate cost. True Cost Accounting allows enterprises to make more responsible choices, and provide greater transparency to consumers. What ...

Lowering Your Standards? Coping with Recruiter Shortages

While employment levels in Europe have largely returned to pre-pandemic levels, a return to status-quo still means significant challenges for companies looking to recruit top talent. In addition, there are huge pressures on the staffing industry. Faced with a shortage of both quality candidates, and recruiters to find them, do ...

Sweetness Matters: Changes in the Sweeteners Industry

As consumers move away from unhealthy foods, they are looking for sugar alternatives and substitutes that are more natural, more sustainable, and better sweeteners for their bodies. There are many ways that innovators and industries are adapting to these new challenges and opportunities. Let’s take a look. The Bitterness of ...

Innovator Spotlight: Accessible Designs in Product Packaging

Packaging protects and stores a product, displays and advertises it, and dispenses it for the consumer. Packaging must keep some people out and let others in, while conveying a load of information: instructions, advertising, legal information, etc., sometimes in multiple languages. And there’s the growing demand to keep it small ...

Winning the Talent War: Long-Term Strategies for Successful Life Sciences Recruitment

The talent shortage in life sciences is nothing new: the trend has been growing for years. Exacerbated by pressures on pharma firms due to the pandemic, the great resignation, and rapidly changing technologies, this skill and talent shortage is threatening innovation. What are some strategies for success?  Problems in Life ...

The Beers and Breweries of Dutch and Belgian Limburg

This year, the beer festival 24uurs van Maastricht has added a third day of festivities. For the first time, the festival will devote an entire day to the regional beers of Limburg. What makes this area so special, and what does it offer for beer lovers?  The beers of Limburg ...

A (Brief) Guide to Beer Styles

Beer is one of the most ancient and most important foods in human history. Deceptively simple, there are hundreds of beer styles, and each one has unique characteristics. For people new to beer, the sheer variety may be overwhelming. Here is a brief overview of different types of beer.  The ...

Swiss Efficiency In Action: The Story of Durgol and Toilet Duck

The story of Toilet Duck and Durgol is the story of a family that exemplifies Swiss know-how and willingness to try new ideas. It’s a story that begins with Maria Düring-Keller, joined later by her son Walter Düring and daughter-in-law Vera Düring. It’s a story about a problem, an innovative ...

Join Grapefrute for the Maastricht Beer Festival

This summer, grapefrute is proud to once again sponsor the “24uurs van Maastricht” beer festival. From June 23-25, the festival features specialty and craft beers from around the world, in the most beautiful and historic settings in Maastricht. Along with food, crafts, tours, and special events, it’s an amazing event ...

New Frontiers In White Biotechnology

White biotechnology is one of the most innovative life sciences today, combining technology with the natural functions of organisms. It has applications in nearly every industry, especially as we seek to reduce the environmental impacts of food, medicine, consumer goods, and other types of products. Here are some of the ...