The Rise of Private Labeling (and What It Means for Your Brand)

Once upon a time, consumers knew whether or not they were purchasing a ‘generic’ brand, and its display was often markedly different from the popular brands it appeared alongside on the shelf. Today, however, entire stores of ‘private labels’ (like Trader Joe’s) abound, and companies are increasingly moving towards offering their own label right next to national brands — and ensuring that it actively competes with them.

The True Cost of Employee Turnover

This post is written by David McGiverin, Sustainability & Productivity Manager at Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA). The article originally appeared on the NWFPA blog, specifically as a part of NWFPA’s Rural Initiative.

DePaul Industries Named 2009 Food Processor of the Year

DePaul Industries has been named the 2009 Food Processor of the Year by the Northwest Food Processors Education Research Institute. The award will be presented Jan. 19 during the 96th Annual NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center.