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3 Trends to Watch at Cosmoprof 2019
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Each year, professionals across the beauty supply chain gather at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas to uncover the latest trends. Having attended the show over the years, it’s exciting to see trends shift from concept to reality. Here are the trends I think beauty professionals should take note of for Cosmoprof 2019: Big Data, Green Beauty,…

New to Specright: Quality Management, Similar Spec, and Dynamic Clone
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New to Specright: Quality Management, Similar Spec, and Dynamic Clone By Adam Armstrong We’re excited to announce three new Specright capabilities just in time for summer: Quality Management, Similar Spec and Dynamic Clone. Now, users can accomplish even more within Specright in a way that’s easy, accurate, and actionable.  Quality Management with Specright  We’ve received…

Quality Control
A Day in the Life of a Food Quality Professional
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Think back to dinner last night: Did the flavor and texture profile of your meal match what you expected? What if your meal contained harmful microbes?  The life of a food quality professional involves answering these questions so consumers can chew with confidence.  I spent the beginning of my career in quality assurance before entering…

CBD Supply Chain Challenges
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It’s hard to deny a bigger trend in consumer products than Cannabidiol, known as CBD. A naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, CBD does not produce the typical “high” of cannabis and is marketed as a relief for inflammation, anxiety, and even depression.  While CBD is in a variety of products ranging…

The Rise of Contract Manufacturers: Why Brands are Shifting from Skeptics to Advocates
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Matt Lenzen, VP Sales at Specright It wasn’t long ago that brands were reluctant to use contract manufacturers (also known as co-manufacturers or co-mans). After all, the reasoning typically went, they would never “trust someone else to run their product!” But brands are starting to change their views of co-manufacturers as a result of changing…

Specright Launches 24/5 Customer Support
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At Specright, our mission is to give customers time back to make amazing things. This means less time chasing specifications and more time taking action on them. It also means not worrying about support tasks such as password resets or adding new users. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of 24 hours a day,…

Specright Raises $8.8 Million to Advance Supply Chain Software
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IRVINE, Calif., April 29, 2019 — Specright, Inc., a software company that enables customers to control critical supply chain specifications such as packaging, products, and raw materials, announced today an $8.8 million Series A round of funding. Led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital (PGVC), with participation from previous investors Okapi Venture Capital, Fika Ventures, and…

Scaling a Culture of Innovation at La Colombe
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Joe Schaible, Senior Engineering Manager at La Colombe Coffee Roasters At Specright, we’re celebrating people driving innovation and change as part of our “Industry Makers” series. While attending Natural Products Expo West, we met Joe Schaible, Senior Engineering Manager at La Colombe Coffee Roasters, who exemplifies what it means to reinvent an industry with a…

Industry Makers Episode 2: Expo West 2019 with Christina Troitino
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On this episode, we talk to Christina Troitino, Contributing Writer at Forbes covering the business and economics of food & drink, about the latest trends she’s seeing at Natural Products Expo West 2019. From charcoal toothpaste, to plant-based everything, there was no shortage of new product announcements and notable shifts in the industry. Learn More…

Expo West 2019: Three Trends We Can’t Stop Thinking About
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Each year, more than 75,000 people attend Natural Products Expo West to learn about the latest trends and product innovations in the industry. While thousands of companies exhibited, there were three trends that seemed to permeate the show: innovation in plant-based milks, CBD and prebiotic additives, and regenerative farming.   Plant-Based Milk Gets an Upgrade…