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Expert advice on trade spend topics.


5 Predictions to Build the Bottom Line

The mainstay complexities of foodservice and retail remain and will continue to obscure the consumer goods environment.


Is 3D Printing the Future of Food Manufacturing?

With the 3D printing, it will be easier to customize ingredients and nutrients, minimize chemical additives, and advance sustainability in food.


How to Leverage Auto Pay to Reduce Unauthorized Deductions

Auto pay supports the processing and reimbursement of corporate shelter, buying group rebates and local distributor rate-based offers.


12 Things We Learned from Trade Spend Experts

Trade spend subject matter experts lead discussion groups at Smoke Jumpers XVI, then share their top trade spend best practices and takeaways.


What’s Next for FORGE?

During the 2017 FORGE User Conference, Blacksmith Applications presented four functionality enhancements to FORGE trade promotion software.


State of the Industry: 2017

Paul Wietecha explains his perspective on strategic trends affecting the foodservice industry and CPG manufacturers today. And, trends are moving in a concerning direction.