One of my favourite words is ‘serendipity’. It sounds nice when you say it, and it also has an uplifting meaning – the accidental discovery of something good. It’s like when you clear out your wardrobe and find money inside the pocket of a pair of trousers that you haven’t worn for years.
Most ingredient businesses operate exclusively at a B2B level, and this means they tend to have a lower public profile than the companies they supply their products to. Perhaps this is why, in our opinion, they haven’t always been getting the recognition they deserve through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The term ‘thought leadership’ has existed for a quarter of a century, which has proven more than enough time to establish itself as a staple among ‘annoying business jargon’ lists. Yet while the term’s reputation may have suffered a little in certain quarters, the concept behind it remains undiminished.
In a crowded field, standing out isn’t easy. With more than 1,700 stands at Food Ingredients Europe this month, exhibitors had to work hard to get visitors’ attention – and that led to some truly spectacular results. From giant video screens to interactive experiences to cocktail parties, many exhibitors found ways to make their stands unmissable.
A Russian news website named City Reporter once carried out an experiment in which, for 24 hours, it published only good news. The result was sadly predictable: readership for that day plummeted by two-thirds.
On a recent business trip to Germany and the Netherlands, meeting with colleagues that work in the food ingredient industry, it was noticeable (and a relief!) that despite many differences between nationalities and cultures, the common language was English.
New research has revealed fresh insights in the debate about the naming of vegetarian products. Here Steve Harman, Account Director at Ingredient Communications, explores what it means for food ingredient companies.
The science festival, New Scientist Live, returned to London last month, and there was certainly a lot to discover. With over 140 speakers and 100 exhibitors, interactive experiences, workshops and ground-breaking discoveries, the atmosphere was electric.
Want to improve the way you communicate about your product? You could do worse than pay close attention next time you see a politician on TV.
Since its creation in the late 1800s, plastic has played a central role in innovative packaging solutions. In the food and beverage industry, it has extended shelf life and protected goods from damage, vastly reducing food waste.