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How brainwriting can lead to a high performing culture

Sunday, 25 January 2015 | Posted in Industry Talent by Erin Hart

Many teams conduct brainstorming sessions for idea generation. However, this process leads to only a few people dominating meetings and possibly a groupthink effect. Brainwriting is a better alternative to brainstorming according to Kellogg School of Management research, which has found this technique to generate more ideas, while engaging all meeting participants.

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Note: This resource is available to PMA members only.

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How Millennials Eat [Infographic]

Friday, 23 January 2015 | Posted in Industry/Consumer Trends by Erin Hart

Recent Hartman Group research reveals that millennials are making more conscious eating choices and devising their own definitions of quality. Like in other aspects of their lives, Millennials' approaches to food are maturing. 

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For insights on how millennials eat, access the infographic via pma.com.

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Additional resources on consumer and industry trends, including the Hartman Group's  Outlook on the Millennial Consumer report can be accessed via the PMA A-NZ Information Centre.

Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015 | Posted in Industry/Consumer Trends by Erin Hart

According to Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends, 2015 consumers like to shop but are time-poor, seeking convenience, greater choice, global availability and instant gratification. This white paper explores their top 10 predicted consumer trends for 2015, including:

  • How convenience encourages omnichannel shopping trends
  • Which consumption styles are leading to brand innovation
  • Why it’s so hard to sell to Millennials
  • Rising concerns about privacy and digital footprint with the omnipresence of the internet of things and social media

 

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To find out more about consumers in 2015, download the white paper via the Euromonitor website.

 

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Additional resources on consumer and industry trends can be accessed via the PMA A-NZ Information Centre.

Discover GS1 Recallnet: Half-day Information and Training Session Presentations

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Posted in Food Safety/Traceability by Erin Hart

At a half-day information and training session in Melbourne on 4th December 2014, delegates heard from expert speakers about GS1 Recallnet (click here for NZ site)  –  a secure online system to send mass communications to trading partners and regulators with real-time feedback on the progress of a product recall event.

The session featured presentations from Food Standards Australia - New Zealand (FSANZ), Coles, Fresh Select,  Clifford Hallam Healthcare, PMA Australia-New Zealand and GS1 Australia.

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Amber Gallagher: FSANZ – Food Recall Coordinator
Click here to watch Amber speak about the actions you should take in the event of a product recall.

James Whittaker: Coles - Head of Supplier Management & Product Quality and Safety
Click here to watch James speak about the Coles recall process.

Michael Barrett: GS1 Australia – Industry Solutions Manager
Click here to watch Michael speak about GS1 Recallnet.

Carolyn Thomas: Fresh Select - Quality Assurance Manager
Click here to watch Carolyn speak about their current recall process.

Richard Bennett: PMA Australia-New Zealand – Technology Manager
Click here to watch Richard speak about food safety & recall issues in the fresh produce sector.

 

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Actions you should take in the event of a fresh produce recall: presentation by Amber Gallager FSANZ

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Posted in Food Safety/Traceability by Erin Hart

This presentation by Amber Gallagher of Food Standards Australia New Zealand, looks at the actions you should take in the event of a fresh produce product recall. It covers topics including:

  • A quick overview of the Australian Food Regulatory System
  • FSANZ's role in food recalls
  • The role of the home state
  • An overview of the food recall process
  • Communication of recalls
  • How GS1 Recallnet works with the FSANZ system
  • Food Industry Recall Protocol 7th Edition

The presentation was filmed at a GS1 Recallnet (click here for NZ site) half-day information and training session in Melbourne on 4th December 2014.

 

 

The session also featured presentations from PMA Australia - New Zealand, Coles, Fresh Select,  Clifford Hallam Healthcare, and GS1 Australia. The full set of presentations is available via the PMA A-NZ Information Centre.

 

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Access additional PMA A-NZ resources on Food Safety & Traceability.

Access additional GS1 Australia videos here.

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