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    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…

    Industry Makers Episode 1: The Impact of Industrial Technology
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    We sat down with Professor Erickson to explore the differences between industrial technology and information technology and tips for how professionals and students alike can embrace ambiguity and adopt new technology. We also discussed how Cal Poly is preparing students for the work force by integrating technology like Specright into their curriculum. Learn More About…

    How to be Sustainable During the Holidays
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    How to be Sustainable During the Holidays The holidays are a time for reflecting on the past year, spending time with family – and of course, presents. While many companies have initiatives to make their packaging more sustainable, consumers can take a few steps this holiday season to limit the environmental impact associated with gift…

    Top Packaging Trends from PACK EXPO 2018
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    Top Packaging Trends from PACK EXPO 2018 By Laura Foti Every two years, packaging professionals from around the world gather in Chicago to discuss trends and innovation in packaging. This year’s PACK EXPO highlighted both existing trends, like eCommerce, SKU proliferation, automation, and the impact of increasing global standards, along with emerging trends such as…