How the Boost in Home Improvement Might Benefit the Packaged-Food Industry


While stuck inside during the pandemic, plenty of people have decided to spruce up their surroundings.

The result has been great for home improvement retailers such as Home Depot, Lowe’s and Ace Hardware, which have seen sales spike as the nation shelters in place. But the time and money people are putting into their homes now could have long-term benefits for a completely different industry—packaged-food manufacturers.

Sean Connolly, CEO of Conagra Brands, maker of Duncan Hines cakes, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn and Slim Jim meat snacks, believes that even when a vaccine arrives and restaurants begin running at full capacity again, people will feel pulled toward spending more time around the house because of all the upgrades they’ve made to their kitchens, furniture and entertainment systems.

“Now that they’ve made these investments into nesting or cocooning—whatever you want to call it—we expect they’re going to want to get a return on

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How Two Music Industry Professionals Launched A New Business During A Pandemic

When the pandemic hit the U.S. in March, married couple “Zito” and Christin Zito were trying to figure out next steps. Zito, who spent the past 20 years on the road most recently serving as production manager for Steve Aoki, and Christin, a celebrity hair and makeup stylist, weren’t sure what to do.

On Easter Sunday the couple was planning a cheat meal for their diet and Zito had a sourdough starter already made. While brainstorming what to make with it, they settled on sourdough cinnamon rolls. Having previously baked sourdough bread during Covid-19, the Zitos immediately knew there was something special about the sourdough cinnamon rolls. When Christin posted a photo on Instagram of their cheat meal,

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Why Virtual Kitchens Are Disrupting The Food And Beverage Industry

CEO and Founder of the Profitable Restaurant Owner Academy, the ultimate resource in starting a profitable restaurant.

Restaurants are notorious for their low-margin business model. After all is said and done, their profitability ranges from 5% to 10%, a number I’ve gathered from a variety of National Restaurant Association articles and surveys. The reason for its low margins is because of the prime cost — food cost and labor — which typically accounts for more than 55% to 65% of the revenue.

As technology rapidly advanced, so did innovation within the food and beverage sector. Third-party apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash have made ordering out easy with just a click of a button — no need to step foot in the restaurant. It is with the advancement of this technology that has allowed new businesses like virtual kitchens, also known as cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens or

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Kitchen Magic Design Staff and Management Awarded Leading Industry Accreditations

Suzi Dia, Kitchen Design Consultant, has achieved certification as Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from NKBA. In 2019, a kitchen designed by Dia was awarded a Contractor of the Year Award for Kitchen Magic by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI.)

J.T. Norman, Director of Business Development, Product and Design Innovation, was certified by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Norman oversees all aspects of design and product development at Kitchen Magic. 

The AKBD and ASID certifications are recognized achievements in the competencies necessary for kitchen and bath design. Industry accreditations ensure precise solutions to ensure functional & beautiful results for the customer. 

“These individuals are exemplary designers and remodeling specialists that demonstrate the utmost dedication to the kitchen and bath industry and our customers,” said Bacho. He added, “This combination of experience and education ensures that our staff represents the highest qualified professionals in the

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Lumber industry feeling toll of COVID-19 pandemic

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The construction and lumber industry is seeing rising costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Doug Barr with Palumbo Lumber, prices are about 50 percent higher than last year.

Barr said as people are staying inside, home improvement projects have become a focus, so demand is high. A consumer specialist survey found 57 percent of homeowners made improvements this spring.

However, the product is low because mills and production were forced to shut down. He said the effect has trickled down, forcing some big projects to be put on hold.

“Unfortunately, the project was under a budget that was made, in say May, when they finally get to the

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With Over-Extended Supply Chains Leading to Sky-High Furniture Costs, Can 3D Printing Save the Industry?

By Phillip Raub, CEO of Model No.

After months (and months) of confinement, there is a growing trend of city dwellers leaving the likes of New York and San Francisco for less expensive and greener pastures. As urbanites head for smaller markets, the ‘burbs and farms, the one need each of them will have is for more furniture. As a result, the furniture industry is slated to grow by almost 30% by 2027 ($650B).

While traditional industry players will surely benefit from this growth, it also presents an opportunity to radically change an industry that has failed to embrace more automated and sustainable manufacturing processes.

In the same way that you can easily build the car of your dreams or customize a pair of Nike shoes online, customers are looking for a similar method to order a desk for their makeshift office or a kitchen table that doubles as a

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List of jobs in cannabis industry that pay the most

  • Salaries are rising in the cannabis industry.
  • There are 24 non-executive roles in cannabis that offer six-figure salaries, according to a recent report by CannabizTeam.
  • They range from cultivation manager to director of compliance to director of IT.
  • All the roles on this list have seen salary increases since 2019.
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Cannabis salaries are increasing as companies poach executives and senior management from other sector like retail, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, and biotech.

That’s especially true for top-level positions. The average salary for executive positions rose 16% in the first half of 2020, compared to 2019, according to a report from cannabis staffing agency CannabizTeam.

“Over the past six months we have seen an increasing flow of senior management moving to cannabis from the consumer packaged goods, biotech, food and beverage, retail, financial services and pharmaceutical industries,” Liesl Bernard, CEO of CannabizTeam,

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Home Insurance Market Size 2020 Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, Key Players and Forecast to 2026

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Sep 03, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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Global Home Insurance Market size analysis report 2020 delivers the latest industry data and future trends, letting you to recognize the products and end users which derives the revenue growth and profitability. The Home Insurance report lists the top competitors and delivers the strategic insights into industry which influences the market.

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The research report studies the Home Insurance market using different methodologies and analyzes to provide accurate and in-depth information about the market. For a clearer understanding, it is divided into several parts to cover different aspects of the market. Each area is then elaborated to

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Home Air Purifier Market 2020 : Global Industry Analysis by Top Countries Data with Size, Share, Segments, Drivers and Growth Insights to 2026

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Sep 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Home Air Purifier Market” is valued at 4940.4 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 6132.2 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.1% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Home Air Purifier Market by Types (HEPA, Active Carbon, Photo Catalyst, Plasma, Static, Electricity, Anion), Applications (Living room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Others) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 124 Pages and in-depth TOC on Home Air Purifier Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

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5 Top Stocks From the Building Products Industry to Look Out For

Strong demand arising from the V-shared recovery in the housing market and a surge in repair and remodel (R&R) and “do-it-yourself” (DIY) activity will benefit companies under the Zacks Building Products – Miscellaneous industry. Apart from the stable end-market demand, benefits from geographic and product diversification strategies, operational excellence and accretive buyouts are expected to provide more strength.  

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS), Installed Building Products, Inc. (IBP), TopBuild Corp. (BLD), Masco Corporation (MAS) and Gibraltar Industries, Inc. (ROCK) are set to benefit from increasing demand from strong housing/R&R activities.

Industry Description

The Zacks Building Products – Miscellaneous industry primarily comprises manufacturers, designers and distributors of home improvement and building products like ceiling systems, doors and windows as well as flooring and metal products. Some of the industry players provide solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries.

A few industry participants

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