CPA Food Bites

December 2017

Might a magic solution to livestock emissions have been found?

By | December 5, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

According to the EPA, livestock emissions are a significant cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture contributes 24% of total emissions, compared to only 14% for transportation. Included in the agriculture number is cultivating the feed for animals and deforestation, but a significant portion of the emissions is methane from livestock. Methane is one of the [...]

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November 2017

Sustainability in Food and Beverage Makes Marketing Easy

By | November 7, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

Earlier this year we released our 2017 Food and Beverage whitepaper, The Future of Food: Meeting Consumer Demands with Sustainable Resources. While the paper contained a number of interesting findings from our 2017 survey, the area that interested me most – especially as someone in the marketing profession – related to consumer demands and the [...]

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October 2017

Amazing Amazon Wholly Owns Whole Foods

By | October 17, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last decade, it’s a good bet that you have used Amazon to purchase something. The online retailer giant, started by Jeff Bezos out of his garage some years ago has dominated the online space, with competitors like and traditional box stores struggling to stop [...]

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September 2017

Do you know how long it takes $1 to go through your operations cycle?

By | September 21, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

Providing audits to clients is what I’m trained to do. But what I also love to do is help my clients evaluate their effectiveness and efficiency to optimize success and future growth. Asking clients questions to diagnose where opportunities lie for improvement is also a critical part my job. If you asked management of most [...]

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August 2017

Gluten?! I Hardly Knew ‘Em!

By | August 3, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

If you are anything like me, then you are a very tall man who loves to eat. As such, I rarely exclude anything from the realm of possibilities of my diet. That is not to say I do not eat healthy, but I cannot think of many examples of foods that I would purposefully ignore [...]

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June 2017

Do you know how much your inventory is worth? Is your inventory correctly valued?

By | June 20, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

Asking if you know how much your inventory is worth or is it valued correctly might sound like a simple and insulting question. Of course you know the value as you approve the invoices, process the checks, however, if you manufacture your inventory, the valuation is not that simple. Even before determining whether you are [...]

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Ugly Food: A Beautiful Solution to Global Hunger

By | June 7, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

Food waste is a topic that has seemingly flown under the radar. In 2015, the value of food waste from homes, businesses, farms, and manufacturers in the U.S. alone was $218 billion. This does not take into consideration the resources wasted to produce the food, such as water, soil, labor, etc. Globally, some estimates suggest [...]

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April 2017

Fast Food Slows Down

By | April 25, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

The restaurant industry has been a major part of the economy as it accounts for roughly $800B in annual sales. However, with more people opting to make dinner versus spending on trendy dining experiences, recent trends seem to be setting the industry back. December 2016 saw the industry collectively generate negative same-store sales growth, which [...]

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