Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/07/2015 -- Buying local supports the farmers and small businesses in local communities is catching on quickly. TraceGains, a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution for food and beverage manufacturers and distributors, discussed how local ingredient sourcing has gained popularity in the company blog.
Like craft beers, there are craft foods which are often typically associated with foods made in small batches with specialized, local ingredients. Latching on to the "local is good" mentality, major food manufacturers are producing large quantities of craft food. According to Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert, working closely with ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), the local trend to extend to other beverages and food, as Millennials in particular, continue to seek unique tastes and foods with authentic origin stories. Marie Callender's® Razzleberry Pie, made with whole Oregon Marionberries and North American red raspberries, is an example of a food that looks and tastes homemade, found in freezer aisles nationwide.
The local trend has a number of benefits. Consumers perceive local ingredients to be fresher, more wholesome, and more authentic; there is an expectation that ingredients will be local, especially in high-end restaurants.
To read the entire blog, go to: http://www.tracegains.com/blog/local-ingredient-sourcing-gains-popularity
TraceGains (http://www.tracegains.com) provides food and ingredient manufacturers and brokers with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates the management of supplier risk, data, and documentation, making companies 365 Audit Ready™.
TraceGains' cloud-based SaaS solution works with in-house solutions such as quality management systems (QMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and product life-cycle management (PLM), to close the loop on upstream risk. This solution provides collaborative supplier management, and eases compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and internal business compliance requirements including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).
TraceGains digitizes all incoming supplier documents, making them easily searchable. TraceGains also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance.
TraceGains' customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. TraceGains is 2014 Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology provider.
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