SFA Releases State of the Specialty Food Industry, 2020-2021 Edition

The Specialty Food Association, working with Mintel, has released the 2020-2021 Edition of The State of the Specialty Food Industry report. The annual research explores the market and where it is going based on sales data from the past three calendar years, sales forecasts in key categories, and a consumer survey that tracks behaviors, preferences, and generational differences shifting the market. This year’s research includes analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the specialty food industry, including supply chain commentary, to provide insight on market ramifications, challenges, and opportunities in…

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Cowboy releases updated e-bike with new carbon belt – TechCrunch

Electric-bike maker Cowboy has released a new iteration of its bike, the Cowboy 3. It’s a relatively small update that should make the experience better for newcomers. The first orders will be delivered at the end of July and the Cowboy 3 is now slightly more expensive at €2,290 or £1,990 ($2,500). The bike still looks a lot like the Cowboy 2 that I reviewed last year. It has a triangle-shaped aluminum frame with integrated pill-shaped lights. The handlebar is still perfectly straight like on a mountain bike. Compared to…

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GoPro releases a flashlight for some reason – TechCrunch

Today GoPro entered the cutthroat business of personal lighting. This is the GoPro Zeus Mini; it looks like a rad little light, though it’s a curious product from an action camera company. The waterproof Zeus Mini costs $69.99 and ships with a magnetic spring clip. GoPro says the light is also compatible with all of GoPro’s mounts. The versatile mounts could be the best thing about the Zeus Mini. This light makes sense for those invested in GoPro’s ecosystem. Already have a GoPro mount on a bike? Now it can…

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SBA Releases Updated Guidance on Business Loan Program

The Small Business Administration has released updated guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program loans. Among the new guidelines, the SBA says that the loan forgiveness amount will not be reduced if an employer offers to rehire an employee but the employee refuses. The guidance states, “The interim final rule will specify that, to qualify for this exception, the borrower must have made a good faith, written offer of rehire, and the employee’s rejection of that offer must be documented by the borrower. Employees and employers should be aware that employees…

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World Tourism Organisation releases coronavirus recovery blueprint | News

The World Tourism Organisation has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent support for the global tourism sector. If followed, the body hopes the sector will not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. but to “grow back better”. The recommendations are the first output of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by UNWTO with high-level representatives from across the tourism sector and from within the wider United Nations system. Recognising that tourism and transport has been among the hardest hit of all sectors, the recommendations are designed…

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Saint Lucia releases podcast tours of destination | News

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is to release its first ever podcast series featuring award-winning broadcaster Jon Holmes and accomplished travel writer Antonia Windsor. The timely five-part armchair guide to this beautiful Caribbean island showcases Saint Lucia’s unique elements: its nature and wildlife, arts and culture, culinary delights, adventure and wellness. A winning combination of Holmes’ humour and Windsor’s extensive knowledge of the island, the series is an entertaining and informative escape with which to fill that travel and holiday shaped gap. Each episode is 20 minutes long and goes…

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Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support – TechCrunch

Apple has released software updates for the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, the Apple TV and the Mac. The biggest changes are on the iPad. Starting today, you can pair a mouse or trackpad with your iPad and use it to move a cursor on the display. Apple unveiled trackpad support for iPadOS when it announced the new iPad Pro last week. While the company plans to sell a new Magic Keyboard with a built-in trackpad, you don’t need to buy a new iPad or accessory to access the…

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Organization Releases Global Seafood Traceability Standards

The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability has released the first-ever global standards for tracking seafood products from point of origin to point of sale. According to the organization, these standards are a crucial step forward in the fight against illegal fishing and unethical labor practices. The standards have two main goals: to identify the minimum data elements that need to be documented and transmitted within GDST-compliant seafood supply chains, and to govern the technical formats and nomenclatures for sharing data among traceability systems. “The release of the GDST traceability standards…

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Industry Group Releases Guide to Reduce Food Waste

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance has released a new report to help companies tackle food waste. The Alliance is a collaborative effort of the Consumer Brands Association, FMI, and the National Restaurant Association. The report highlights experience-driven advice from food manufacturers, grocers, and foodservice operators to keep food out of landfills. Key recommendations include: Forge an internal food waste prevention culture. Education and cross-functional teamwork will help shift an organization’s status quo. Research local infrastructure. Seek opportunities for food diversion at the local level and plan based on available resources.…

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Trump releases long-awaited Mid-East peace plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump’s plan aims to solve one of the world’s most intractable conflicts US President Donald Trump has presented his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, promising to keep Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. He proposed a two-state solution and said no Israelis or Palestinians would be uprooted from their homes. Standing alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Mr Trump said his plan “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians. Palestinians have already all but rejected the leaked proposals. The blueprint, which has…

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