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Matthew R. Ott, new President and CEO of FPSA
April 29, 2024

Matthew R. Ott named new President and CEO of FPSA

The Food Production Solutions Association announced that it has hired Matthew R. Ott as its new President and CEO.
Revolutionizing Food Production
March 28, 2024

Rebranding the FPSA: Food Production Solutions Association

FPSA - formerly known as Food Processing Suppliers Association - has rebranded as the Food Production Solutions Association, emphasizing innovation and collaboration to enhance food production efficiency and safety.
Robotic Case Packing for the 2020s: 5 Ways Automation Improves Efficiency
February 12, 2024

Robotic Case Packing for the 2020s: 5 Ways Automation Improves Efficiency

Increased operational costs, energy efficiency regulations, and rising labor costs are driving the demand for robotic solutions. The robotic case-packing industry has been growing steadily in response to these needs. It's estimated that the industry could reach USD 70 billion by the end of next year.
BluePrint Automation Gantry 300 swing
June 05, 2023

Secondary Packaging Automation: Is it Time?

Secondary packaging refers to the process of packaging and labeling final products for display, shipping, or storage purposes.
Snack Sales Surge During Super Bowl Week
February 05, 2023

Snack Sales in the United States Surge During Super Bowl Week

Snack food sales in the United States jumped 10.5% to USD 616 million during Super Bowl Week 2022, according to new data from IRI commissioned by SNAC International (SNAC).
Foodservice Operators Turn to Frozen Foods to Meet their Business Needs
November 12, 2022

Foodservice Operators Turn to Frozen Foods to Meet their Business Needs

New research finds that more than 90% of foodservice operators use frozen foods in their menus, with the healthcare, convenience store and fast casual categories reporting the greatest increase in use since 2019.
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How Does Robotic Case Packing Improve Business Efficiency?
October 14, 2022

How Does Robotic Case Packing Improve Business Efficiency?

End-of-line packaging is one of the most important production process steps. You have to combine aesthetics with storage ability and protection and create the perfect packing for your product.
Snack Sales Spike During Super Bowl Week 
February 14, 2022

Snack Sales Spike During Super Bowl Week

Total snack food sales jumped 12.5% to USD 487 million during Super Bowl Week 2021, according to new data from IRI, commissioned by SNAC International (SNAC)
Christine Cochran to be come President and CEO of SNAC International after SNX
November 23, 2021

Christine Cochran to be come President and CEO of SNAC International after SNX

Savory snack industry association SNAC International will have a new President and CEO next year. Following the conclusion of SNX the association’s new education and collaboration forum, March 27-29, 2022 Christine Cochran will replace Elizabeth Avery, who earlier this year shared her plans to retire.
American Frozen Food Institute and IRI Partner to Drive Growth for Frozen Food Manufacturers and Retailers
October 03, 2021

American Frozen Food Institute and IRI Partner to Drive Growth for Frozen Food Manufacturers and Retailers

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and IRI® announced a new partnership to provide AFFI members with complimentary access to IRI data on frozen food performance in real-time.
SNAC Members Vote to Extend All Officer Terms by One Year
April 12, 2021

SNAC Members Vote to Extend All Officer Terms by One Year

Board Chairman Rob Sarlls and Associate Executive Council (AEC) President David Read Reelected Along with Fellow Officers and AEC Members.
SNAC International Joins Partner Program
October 27, 2020

SNAC International Joins Partner Program with PACK EXPO Connects

SNAC International is an official partner of PACK EXPO Connects. Attend SNAC's virtual education session on Monday, Nov. 9, 1:00PM - 1:30PM ET
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SNAC International Announces New Date for SNAXPO 2021
October 08, 2020

SNAC International Announces New Date for SNAXPO 2021

SNAC International, the leading international trade association for the snack industry, today announced SNAXPO, the most valued trade show and convention devoted exclusively to the international snacking industry, will be held August 22-24, 2021 in Charlotte.
Snack Food Sales Spike During Super Bowl Week
January 28, 2020

US Snack Food Sales Spike During Super Bowl Week

Snack food sales jumped 10.3% to $404 million during Super Bowl week 2019, according to new data from IRI, commissioned by SNAC International (SNAC), the trade association of the snacking industry...
Route 11 Potato Chips releases new salt and pepper flavor
November 27, 2018

Route 11 Potato Chips releases new salt and pepper flavor

Route 11 Potato Chips received a “Best in Virginia Award” on November 1 for their new 'salt and pepper' flavored potato chips
BluePrint Automation (BPA) Hires Andre Boom as Chief Operating Officer
May 11, 2018

BluePrint Automation (BPA) Hires Andre Boom as Chief Operating Officer

Last month, Packaging Equipment Specialist BluePrint Automation (BPA) named Andre Boom Chief Operating Officer for BluePrint Automation (BPA) Americas
American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to co-locate headquarters
February 21, 2018

American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to co-locate headquarters

American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) President and CEO Alison Bodor recently announced that AFFI will co-locate its headquarters with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in Arlington, Virginia.
SNAC International Names Elizabeth Avery as New President
November 22, 2016

SNAC International Names Elizabeth Avery as New President

Elizabeth Avery was appointed President of SNAC International during the International Board of Directors meeting on September 29. She will begin as President on January 16, 2017 and take over the roll of CEO on July 1, 2017 from outgoing-CEO Tom Dempsey after the six-month transition period.

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