Industry Related Info Sites and Portals:
www.beverageonline.com and www.marketresearch.com: websites providing expert insights on global industries (including flavors & beverages ), companies, products and trends. Mostly geared towards beverages. Free internet access to various related online magazines including an email newsletter.
www.bevnet.com: Reviews and information on non-alcoholic beverages, news and classifieds.
www.beverage-digest.com: beverage market and info.
www.chemfinder.com: supplies information on chemicals and their descriptions while offering links to chemical suppliers and distributors.
www.foodonline.com: Industry news, product showcase, regulatory updates, newsletter. Online buy and sell as well as job listings.
www.foodnavigator.com: databases for research, ingredients, companies and market trends in the food industry.
www.foodtrends.com: food trends online newsletter, resources and extensive links system with industry on-line magazines such as www.beverageworld.com etc. A large site encompassing a wide variety of topics relating to food and beverage.
www.foreign-trade.com: when you just cannot remember whether you have to divide or multiply when trying to work out a price in EUROs or Yen. Do yourself a favor and avoid a costly mistake. Use this site to do the up to the minute exchange rate for you. Go directly to:
www.futuresource.com: commodity trading on the NY and London exchanges.
www.futures.tradingchart.com/marketquotes: free access to commodity market including currency, food & fiber, grains, indexes, interest rates, livestock, metal, oil & energy.
www.leffingwell.com: In addition to trying to sell software designed for the F&F industry, Leffingwell & Assoc. provide the Perfumer, Flavor, Food and Beverage industries with contacts and industry news and press releases. They also have summations on various chemicals and properties. Terrific portal for access to a large listing of F&F companies with direct access to these websites. Good portal to bookmark for general information.
www.naturalproductsinsider.com: another portal for raw material sourcing with company listings and interactive buyers guide for flavors, flavor raw materials, neutraceuticals and botanicals. Also has news-wire for industry happenings and FDA news.
www.nybot.com: the NY Board of Trade – commodity trading info.
www.perfumersworld.com: website company offering information and training opportunities in perfumery either online or at their facility in Thailand.
www.rm2m.com: provides manufacturer’s collaborative applications (software) for managing raw material procurement cycle – from material discovery and contract posting through document access, order fulfillment and vendor management.
www.thomasregister.com: the online version of everyone’s old fave. No subscription necessary and all access is free