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News Article | February 22, 2017
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According to a recent study published by Future Market Insights, factors as such are decelerating the growth in sales of cocoa in the global food & beverage industry. Farmers and cocoa manufacturers are unable to meet the world's rising chocolate consumption. The study estimates that over US$ 10 billion worth of cocoa was consumed globally in 2016. However, by the end of 2026, these revenues would have registered a modest 3.4% CAGR and accounted for sales of just above US$ 14.5 billion worth of cocoa. In the report, titled "Cocoa Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026," Future Market Insights projects that more than one-third of global cocoa revenues will continue to be stemmed from Western Europe. By the end of 2026, Western Europe's cocoa market will have surpassed US$ 5 billion in revenues. The Barry Callebaut Group, Nestlé S.A., Puratos Group, and Cémoi are leading cocoa manufacturers based in Western European region. Furthermore, North America will also be a lucrative region for sales of cocoa products, accounting for more than 23% of global revenues throughout the projection period. United Cocoa Processor, Carlyle Cocoa, Blommer Chocolate Company, Mars Incorporated, Cargill Incorporated and The Hershey Company are cocoa manufacturers based in the US, prominent for their contribution in the global market. Other key players in the global cocoa market include Japan's Meiji Holdings Company, Ltd. and India's Jindal Cocoa. With respect to the nature of cocoa, the report projects that demand for organic cocoa will not outpace the demand for conventional cocoa, at any time in the due course of forecast period. Challenges arising in cultivating cocoa through organic farming techniques has also lowered the production of organic cocoa. By the end of 2026, organic cocoa worth just over US$ 300 million will be consumed globally. The clarity in consumer preferences towards the nature of cocoa has bifurcated the market into organic cocoa market and conventional cocoa market. According to the report, demand for organic cocoa butter and organic cocoa liquor will remain higher than that of organic cocoa powder. Naturally-processed organic cocoa will gain traction as opposed to Dutch processing techniques. Throughout the projected period, a majority of organic cocoa produced in the world will be used up for production of confectionery items, functional food, beverages, and cosmetics. Speak with Analyst for any Report Related Queries: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/askus/rep-gb-2961 The global market for conventional cocoa will be predominantly dominated by applications such confectionary, bakery items, functional foods and beverages. The report also estimates that in 2016, more than US$ 3.5 billion worth of revenues were generated from sales of conventional cocoa powder. Nonetheless, revenues arising from conventional cocoa liquor will be soaring at the highest CAGR of 4.5%. By the end of 2026, conventional cocoa products derived from Dutch processing techniques will dominate by bringing in nearly US$ 10 billion in global revenues. Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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Adequate intake of vitamin D instruments a regularized absorption of calcium and phosphorous minerals in one's body. Consumers are well aware of the pivotal role of vitamin D ingredients in maintaining a healthy composition of bones and teeth. Consumption of food, beverages or medicines containing vitamin D ingredients is growing in the world. Medical research and clinical trials have attested the advantage of consuming vitamin D ingredients for treatment of prevalent disorders such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and even cancer. A recent study published by Future Market Insights estimated that in 2016, more than 10,000 tonnes of vitamin D ingredients were sold in the world. The study further predicts that by the end of 2026, the global vitamin D ingredient consumption will have soared robustly at 10.6% CAGR and reached 30,000 tonnes. "The global market for vitamin D ingredients, which is presently valued over US$ 1.2 billion, will surge at a healthy CAGR of 11.1% and bring in revenues worth over US$ 3.5 billion by the end of 2026." A majority of global demand for vitamin D ingredients emanates from North America and the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region. In 2017 and beyond, North America will account for over two-third of global revenues, while over 2,000 tonnes of vitamin D ingredients are expected to be consumed in the APEJ region by 2026-end. Even still, Western Europe is projected to be the most lucrative region for sales of vitamin D ingredients. According to the report, the vitamin D ingredient revenues in Western Europe will be soaring at the fastest pace, registering CAGR of 13.5%. On the other hand, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa will showcase a relatively moderate revenue growth for vitamin D ingredients. And, Japan's contribution to global vitamin D ingredients market value will remain less than 3% throughout the forecast period. Preview Analysis on Global Vitamin D Ingredients Market Segmentation by Application - Pharmaceutical, Food, Beverage, Cosmetics, Animal Feed and Pet Food; By Source - Milk, Eggs, Fish, Animals, Plants, Fruits, and Vegetables; By Product - Vitamin D3, Vitamin D2; By Form - Powder, Resin, Liquid: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/vitamin-d-ingredients-market Half of World's Vitamin D Ingredients used by Drug Makers Pharmaceutical applications of vitamin D ingredients are proliferating successively, compelling manufacturers of these ingredients to amend their product offerings according to pharmaceutical affability. By 2026, one out of every two vitamin D ingredient being produced in the world will be consumed by pharmaceutical industries. Food and beverage manufacturers are also increasing their contribution by collectively accounting for more than 30% share of global vitamin D ingredient market. In the due course of projection period, consumption of vitamin D ingredients will witness higher demand for cosmetic applications, while animal and pet feed industries from around the world will lower the vitamin D content in their products. Future Market Insights has profiled leading players in the global vitamin D ingredients market for their active participation towards progressing in business. Among such companies, Dishman Netherlands BV is being recognized as the world's sole large-scale producer of vitamin D2 ingredients. Companies such as BASF SE, Royal DSM NV, Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. (Reckitt Benckiser), and Zhejiang Garden Biochemical High-tech Company Limited are prominent manufacturers of vitamin D3 ingredients. Other companies partaking in the global vitamin D ingredient market include Barr Pharmaceuticals, Lycored Limited, Fermenta Biotech Ltd., J.R. Carlson Laboratories, and GlaxoSmithKline plc. Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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People in the world will continue gulping down millions of tonnes of viscous foods such as jams, marmalades, and puree. Since a commercial-scale production of such food items requires the inclusion of thickening or gelling agents, a majority of food & beverage makers in the world are advancing their consumption of pectin. Future Market Insights recently conducted an in-depth analysis on pectin - a raw ingredient used in manufacturing a wide variety of food products. According to this study, nearly 34,000 metric tonnes of pectin was globally consumed in 2016. The study further estimates that by the end of 2026, the global pectin consumption would have soared at 3.7% CAGR and reached 48,735 metric tonnes. As mentioned earlier, food manufacturers will continue consuming higher amounts of gelling agents. However, procurement of pectin is becoming less feasible for food processing plants. Difficulties arising while obtaining pectin through plants, apples or citrus peels are further complicating the production of jams and marmalades. As extracting pectin is a complex process, food manufacturers are seeking to replace the gelling agent with alternative hydrocolloids. Additionally, high prices of pectin and growing dependency on exporting pectin is also deterring manufacturers from increasing their production capacity. Factors as such are inhibiting the growth of global pectin market, constraining it to a below average CAGR. Currently valued at US$ 658.2 million, the global pectin market will expand moderately at 4.6% CAGR to bring in revenues worth just over one billion dollars by the end of 2026. Based on the global pectin consumption forecasted to be consumed in the years to come, the global demand for high methoxyl pectin will grow at par with the demand for low methoxyl pectin. While the global pectin revenues will remain equally split among these two types of products, amidated low methoxyl pectin will be accounting for over 20% of global market value. In the due course of forecast period, global revenues amassed from sales of amidated low methoxyl pectin will have reached US$ 270 million in value. In the contrary, non-amidated low methoxyl pectin will be sold at a comparatively faster rate, exhibiting revenue growth at nearly 5% CAGR. With a significant rise in global consumption of jams and jellies, global demand for pectin will also witness sufficient increment. By 2026, the global revenues accounted by application of pectin in production of jams and jellies will have reached nearly US$ 200 million. Pectin revenues emanating from global sales of jams and jellies are anticipated to exhibit growth at 5.2% CAGR. Applications such as production of confectionery items, dairy products & frozen desserts, beverages, and bakery fillings & toppings will bring in revenues worth over US$ 100 million by the end of forecast period. On the other hand, the demand for pectin will be the lowest in global meat & poultry products industry. Preview Analysis on Global Pectin Market Segmentation By Product Type - High Methoxyl Pectin, Low Methoxyl Pectin (Amidated, Non-Amidated); By Application - Jams & Jellies, Beverages, Bakery Fillings and Toppings, Dairy Products and Frozen Desserts, Confectionery, Meat and Poultry Products, Dietary Supplements, Functional Food, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care & Cosmetics: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/pectin-market In the report, titled "Pectin Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026," North America and Western Europe are being identified as the dominant regions for sales of pectin products. For the time being, the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan region is being expected to incur revenue growth at a steady 5.1% CAGR. The pectin market in Japan and the Middle East & Africa (MEA) will be expanding at the highest value CAGR of 6.1%, while Eastern Europe will exhibit sluggish growth during the forecast period. The report has profiled leading players in the global pectin market, which include, Cargill Incorporated, DuPont (Danisco), CP Kelco, Herbstreith & Fox, Yantai Andre Pectin Co., Ltd., Silvateam Food Ingredients, Naturex Group, CEAMSA, and Lucid Colloids Ltd. Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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In parallel with the rise in global consumption of alcoholic beverages, local entrepreneurs from all corners of the world have begun treading the waters of brewing businesses. A considerable rise in the number of microbreweries being set up across the globe is stimulating the growth in consumption of specialty malts - a key ingredient for making alcoholic beverages such as beer. Innovations in brewing techniques have further consolidated the application of specialty malts in production of flavored alcoholic beverages. A new research report from Future Market Insights reveals that the global market for specialty malts, which is currently valued at an estimated US$ 2.16 billion, is expected to soar at a steady CAGR of 6.4% and bring in revenues worth over US$ 4 billion by 2026 end. Since the growth in demand for specialty malts continues to remain contingent upon global alcoholic beverage consumption, more than one million tonnes of specialty malts are anticipated to be consumed through 2026. Incidentally, this will also shore up the global production of barley, wheat, corn, soybean and other grains used for deriving specialty malts. By lending a unique flavor, texture, and color, the application of specialty malts continues to gain significance in production of beverages, revenues from which will impose nearly 90% share on global specialty malts market value throughout the forecast period. The research reveals that revenue share of alcoholic beverages in the global specialty malt market will remain consistent at nearly 82% through 2026. Meanwhile, about 130,000 tonnes of specialty malts were globally consumed for production of non-alcoholic drinks & beverages in 2016. When it comes to consuming flavored alcoholic beverages, consumers in Western European countries such as Germany, France or Belgium will certainly not shy away. By the end of the forecast period, more than 500,000 tonnes of specialty malts will be consumed across Western Europe, making it the largest consumer of specialty malts in the world. With respect to production, the demand for specialty malts will register stellar growth in the Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region. The APEJ specialty malts market will register the highest value CAGR of 7.8%, and procure over US$ 1 billion revenues during the projected period. North America and Latin America are anticipated to account for a collective share of more than 24% in global specialty malts revenues through 2026. Preview Analysis on Global Specialty Malt Market Segmentation By Product - Caramelized Malt, Roasted Malt, By Application -Food (Dairy and Frozen Products, Bakery and Confectionary, Others (Fast Food, Sizzler, Etc.)), Beverages (Alcoholic Beverages (Brewing, Distilling), Non Alcoholic Beverages (Health Drinks, Others (Energy Drinks, Soft Drinks, Etc.), By Source - Barley, Wheat, Rye and Others, By Extract - Dry, Liquid and Malt Flour: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/specialty-malt-market With more than 10% share in global revenues, Cargill Incorporated will retain its title as the largest producer of specialty malts in the world. With its manufacturing plants based in Germany, the company will also boost the status of Western Europe in the global specialty malts market. Joining Cargill in inducing higher production of specialty malts are prominent European companies, namely, IREKS GmbH, Viking Malt Oy, Groupe Soufflet, Malteurop, Axereal and Simpsons Malt Limited. Other key producers of specialty malts profiled in the research report include Australia's GrainCorp Ltd., the Cooperative Agraria Agro-industrial of Brazil and Barmalt India Pvt. Ltd. Speak with Analyst for any Report Related Queries: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/askus/rep-gb-2439 In the report, titled "Specialty Malts Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026," Future Market Insights discloses that global demand for caramelized malts will incur a decline in 2017 and beyond. While their dominance on global market revenues will be retained through 2026, the rate at which caramelized specialty malts are consumed in the world will be outpaced by surging consumption of roasted malts. By the end of forecast period, more than US$ 1.5 billion worth of roasted specialty malts are being projected to be sold in the world. Over two-third of global specialty malts production will be sourced from barley grain produce. Although, advancing farming techniques will also increase the production of specialty malts from wheat and rye grains. Likewise, dry extracts of specialty malts will dominate the global specialty malts revenues by accounting for a steady share of 69%. On the other hand, liquid and malt flour extracts will lose market presence in the years to come, exhibiting a marginal dip in their global revenue share. Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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VALLEY COTTAGE, New York, February 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Market Insights (FMI) in its upcoming outlook titled "Moulded Fibre Pulp Packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026" projects a steady growth in demand for moulded fibre pulp...


News Article | February 28, 2017
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After witnessing multiple garbage crises occurring across European countries, the European Union (EU) strives to ensure that all sorts of waste remains locked & sealed in disposable bags. Changing lifestyles and growing urbanization observed across European countries has triggered the use of garbage bags, compelling people to avert health hazards emanating from open dumping. Future Market Insights' latest research report on Europe's garbage bags market estimates that in 2016, more than US$ 1.5 billion worth of garbage bags were consumed. It has been projected that by the end of 2026, Europe's garbage bag sales will rise steadily at 5% CAGR and reach US$ 2.52 billion in value. Although, the report also reveals that in terms of volume, Europe's garbage bags market will soar at a moderate CAGR of 3.7%. According to the report, the waste management rules imposed by EU haven't entirely favored the use of garbage bags. The European Environment Agency has laid down strict rules that curb the use of plastic or polythene garbage bags, thereby bringing ambiguity among European citizens and civic authorities in regards to managing waste on a daily basis. Moreover, several landfill sites have been shut down across Europe over the past decade, giving rise to strikes by garbage collectors. Presently, garbage bags manufactured in Europe are available in materials namely, polypropylene, high-density polythene, low-density polythene, and linear low-density polythene, among others. With the help of technological advancements, European garbage bag manufacturers are likely to adopt eco-friendly materials in the future. In 2017 and beyond, the demand for polythene garbage bags will remain predominantly higher in European countries. Among them, high-density polythene garbage bags are expected to gain traction. Through 2026, around 30% of Europe's garbage bags revenues will be accounted by garbage bags made from high-density polythene materials. Meanwhile, revenues arising from sales of low-density and linear low-density polythene garbage bags in Europe will remain marginally different throughout the forecast period. In the report, titled "Garbage Bags Market: Europe Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026," Europe's retail & consumer industry has been identified as the largest end-user of garbage bags. With over 40% revenue share, garbage bags worth over a billion dollars will be sold across retail & consumer verticals in Europe by the end of 2026. On the other hand, institutional and industrial end-use of garbage bags will collectively account for sales of every other garbage bag being manufactured in Europe during the forecast tenure. Depending on their use, the report reveals higher demand for garbage bags bearing around 20 to 30 gallons in volume. In 2016, close to US$ 470 million revenues were amassed from sales of 20-30 gallon garbage bags in Europe. In the years to come, the demand for 32-35 gallon garbage bags will also gain momentum across the region. Speak with Analyst for any Report Related Queries: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/askus/rep-eu-3034 Among all European countries, Germany is projected to be the largest consumer of garbage bags in Europe. Throughout the projected period, around one-fourth of Europe's garbage bag market value will be accounted by Germany alone. The consumption of garbage bags will also be considerably high in the UK, France, and Italy. Some of Europe's leading garbage bag manufacturers include, Primax D.o.o., Plasta.it, Pack-it BV, MirPack TM, Novplasta S.R.O, Dagoplast AS, EXTRAPACK Ltd., International Plastic, Inc., Terdex GmbH, and Achaika Plastics SA. Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Medical organisations and research institutes will continue to put more efforts towards development of advanced imaging devices. Growing preference to portable point-of-care devices has propelled the scope of using imaging software as one can now view vital stats through smartphone applications. Orthopaedic imaging has also conversed beyond the limits of being an exclusive medical service. Prominence of bone-related ailments, fractures and disorders are prompting individuals towards adoption of handy devices with orthopaedic imaging facilities. A recent study published by Future Market Insights projects that trends as such will continue instrumenting the growth in global demand for orthopaedic imaging. "The global market for orthopaedic imaging, which is currently valued at US$ 7.6 billion, will soar steadily at 4.9% CAGR to reach US$ 12.4 billion valuation by 2026." Nevertheless, the global orthopaedic imaging market will exhibit a restrictive growth owing to rising cost of clinical trials for such imaging devices, stringent regulations associated with commercialisation of orthopaedic imaging devices, and poor imaging infrastructure in underdeveloped & developing economies. Request for Sample Report with Table of Contents: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-418 According to the report, titled "Orthopaedic Imaging Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026," demand for X-ray systems and ultrasound systems as orthopaedic imaging products will remain high. Instead of EOS imaging systems and nuclear imaging systems, orthopaedic patients are more likely to be imaged with CT scanners, ultrasound, an MRI or X-ray imaging systems. In 2016, global sales of these three product types brought in more than US$ 5 billion in revenues. However, efficiency of EOS imaging systems will boost their sales, registering fastest growth at 17.7% CAGR. In terms of revenue share, North America and Western Europe will remain dominant regions for orthopaedic imaging sales through 2026. However, limited healthcare budget in the US is restraining North America's share in global orthopaedic imaging market to below 30% by the end of forecast period. Western Europe is also expected to incur a marginal decline in terms of global market value share. Key findings in the report, however, project that the orthopaedic imaging market in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region will expand its global revenue share, reaching a value of US$ 2.72 billion by the end of 2026. Hospitals will remain the largest end-user of orthopaedic imaging devices. Radiology centres, along with hospitals, will collectively account for over two-third of global market value throughout the forecast period. Emergency care facilities, on the other hand, will be demanding more number of orthopaedic imaging systems. By the end of 2026, more than US$ 3.2 billion revenues will be attributed by sales of orthopaedic imaging devices to emergency care facilities. Preview Analysis on Global Orthopaedic Imaging Equipment Market Segmentation By Product Type - X-Ray System, CT-Scanner, MRI System, EOS Imaging Systems, Ultrasound, Nuclear Imaging Systems; By Indication - Acute injuries (Sports Injuries, Fracture, Bone Dislocation), Chronic Disorders (Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Prolapsed Disc, Degenerative Joint Disease); By End User - Hospitals, Radiology Centres, Emergency Care Facility, Ambulatory Surgical Centres: http://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/orthopaedic-imaging-market Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.


News Article | February 27, 2017
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The research organization, LPRC, monitored a field test of the DiSa Digital Safety USA Point-of-sale Activation (PoSA) Proof-of-Concept. Protecting high-theft, openly-displayed merchandise in stores just got easier. The research organization LPRC monitored a field test of the Point-of-Sale Activation (PoSA) Proof-of-Concept and has issued their findings. ·   Sales of PoSA-protected products were higher than control groups ·   Return rates for PoSA-protected products were lower than unprotected products ·   The LPRC scientific study validates that the DiSa PoSA solution appears scalable, drives sales and reduces returns on protected products DiSa Digital Safety USA (DBA “DiSa”), is a US-based asset protection solution provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of DiSa Limited – Singapore, that specializes in research and development of cutting-edge Retail PoSA asset protection solutions, is pleased to announce that the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) has published results of the Walmart Proof-of-Concept with DiSa’s Point-of-Sale Activation (PoSA) solution. The LPRC research publication is the culmination of a two-year collaboration with the world’s largest retailer. The results were announced at the recent LPRC Retailer Summit (hosted by Target Stores) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The exclusive content is now available for LPRC’s membership of 40 retail chains. DiSa PoSA benefit denial solution protected consumer electronics products allowing a true open sell environment. This ground-breaking test and scientific study also indicates the DiSa Asset Protection process is a scalable solution that will help retailers drive sales, while enhancing the in-store guest experience by allowing highly desirable products to be sold in a true open format. The LPRC Research study targeted: Consumers, Retail Sales Associates, Store Management and Asset Protection team members. The results included a Q&A survey with each stakeholder, and was done independent of both Walmart and DiSa. The Research Scientist Team was given unfettered access to all needed stakeholder groups. Key take-a-ways include the consumer engagement with “open-sell” product labeled with the PoSA logo, the guest experience at the check-out; including self-checkout (SCO) and the sales growth resulting from the proof-of-concept test. The exclusive content was distributed to LPRC membership at the LPRC PoSA BD Summit and presented to the retailers in this session. 61% of the 549 consumers surveyed rated the PoSA solution favorable. The favorable report shows PoSA can drive sales and enhance the guest experience on the sales floor and at checkout. It also showed lower return rates. Only 2.6% of protected product stolen, none were activated and none were returned. To obtain the full report, please send your contact information (name, company name, phone number and email address) to sales@digital-safety.us. “Sell More and Lose Less with DiSa!” The LPRC is an industry group comprised of leading retailers, solution providers and scientists centered at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The LPRC conducts research to develop crime and loss prevention/control solutions that improve the performance of its members and the retail industry. Currently, the LPRC has over 90 members and is chaired by Dr. Read Hayes. The group conducts academic studies based in classroom and in live retail stores. The LPRC was founded in 2001 and is currently in its 15th year of operation. Key retail members range from Sterling Jewelers, Rite Aid to Home Depot, Walmart and Best Buy. The LPRC is home to 13 industry Working Groups with focus on various issues facing omni-channel retailers. LPRC belongs to various industry affiliations including but not limited to: LP Magazine, National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, LP Foundation and FMI (Food Marketing Institute). The DiSa PoSA solution, the world’s first entirely digital asset protection solution, is a digital lock applied to consumer electronic products during manufacturing. Each device is assigned a unique activation code. The digital lock prevents theft by rendering the devices inoperable from the point-of-production to the point-of-sale at retail stores. The device remains locked until the legitimate buyer activates the device using a one-time activation code that is printed on the retail sales receipt. Once activated, the device remains permanently unlocked and fully functional. DiSa offers full support to manufacturers, retailers and consumers through 24/7 phone support, Web support and App support. The DiSa solution is a low-cost solution that increases efficiencies both in the supply chain and in the retail store. With DiSa, retailers will be able to increase sales by merchandising product on the sales floor without fear of theft (no more product hiding in the backroom where it cannot be sold). Retailers will be able to merchandise more quickly; as they will not have to apply current asset protection (AP) standards such as “keeper boxes,” “spider wraps,” or other inefficient standards. These current standards cost the retailers both: 1) employee productivity and 2) heavy internal costs from purchasing and repurchasing standards. DiSa is designed to simplify the omni-channel retailer and manages a wide variety of transaction types in omni-channel retailing including 1) traditional brick transactions, including a full gift box experience, 2) E-commerce transactions where DiSa will protect the purchase to the customer’s door (no more mail theft or theft from a delivery vehicle), 3) Buy Online, Pickup in Store (BOPIS) and same day pickup in store. DiSa Digital Safety USA (DBA “DiSa”), is a US-based asset protection solution provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of DiSa Limited - Singapore that specializes in research and development of cutting-edge Retail security solutions. DiSa Digital Safety PTE LTD is a Singapore-based PoSA solution provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of DiSa Limited that specializes in research and development of cutting-edge Retail security solutions. More information is available at www.digital-safety.us and www.digital-safety.sg.


News Article | February 17, 2017
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The label "sell by" on food items has been the cause of major confusion among buyers for a long time, given that no one can tell for certain what the label means. However, the grocery industry has finally taken steps to clear up matter for most American citizens. On Feb. 15, the two largest trade groups of the grocery industry - the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) made an announcement to do away with the "sell by" tag. Per the Standardized Voluntary Regulations, stated by the two trade groups of the grocery industry, every manufacturer will be now be using only two labels- "use by" and "best if used by", instead of the other 10 labels used earlier. The "use by" label acts as the safety indicator, thus hinting to the customer the date by which the food is safe to eat and when it is not. The "best if used by" label acts as description of quality by the manufacturer, which hints when the product should be consumed to get the best taste. These dates, which will come from the manufacturer, actually points to one of the two - either the dates indicated to the store when the product should be stacked on store shelves, or suggest to the consumers when to consume the food item for best taste. Environmental groups and the Department of Agriculture, have been for a long time coaxing the food industry to clear this mess up as soon as possible. "I think it's huge. It's just an enormous step," said Emily Broad-Leib, director of Harvard's Food Law and Policy Clinic. Although some of the states have food labeling regulations, most of the major retailers like Walmart have supported the move and have already started abiding by the new regulation. The FMI and GMA are urging other retailers and manufacturers to adopt the policy as soon as possible. However, they have until July 2018 to incorporate the changes. Moreover, the standards adopted by the FMI and GMA are voluntary and it necessarily doesn't guarantee the fact that all retailers and manufacturers will adopt the change. Despite this fact, both FMI and GMA expect to widespread adoption of the policy change as the standards were jotted down by a working group having representatives from large food companies. According to Walmart, who has already started implementing the change, the new labels will clear up any confusion that the buyer may have in his or her mind and will also reduce food waste. Natural Resources Defense Council states that many Americans are throwing out consumable food thinking that it has gone past its expiry date. "Clarifying and standardizing date label language is one of the most cost effective ways that we can reduce the 40 percent of food that goes to waste each year in the United States," noted Leib. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) today announced that members of the company's management team will present at Cowen & Company’s 37th Annual Healthcare Conference on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 4:40 p.m. ET in Boston. A live, listen-only webcast of the presentation may be accessed by visiting the investors section of the company’s website at investors.foundationmedicine.com. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the presentation and will be archived on the company's website for 90 days. About Foundation Medicine Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patient’s unique cancer. The company offers a full suite of comprehensive genomic profiling assays to identify the molecular alterations in a patient’s cancer and match them with relevant targeted therapies, immunotherapies and clinical trials. Foundation Medicine's molecular information platform aims to improve day-to-day care for patients by serving the needs of clinicians, academic researchers and drug developers to help advance the science of molecular medicine in cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.FoundationMedicine.com or follow Foundation Medicine on Twitter (@FoundationATCG). Foundation Medicine® and FoundationOne® are registered trademarks of Foundation Medicine, Inc.

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