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5 Common Barriers to the Grocery Store Market

By Pinion Editorial | December 20, 2023
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The food industry is a highly competitive and dynamic sector that requires a deep understanding of consumer needs, market trends, and retail operations. Despite the potential for high returns, several barriers can hinder food producers and suppliers from successfully entering the grocery store market. “At this year’s International World Rice …

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5 Steps to Develop an Effective Board of Directors

By Pinion Editorial | December 14, 2023
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Companies with strong, well-functioning boards are more likely to thrive and succeed through leadership changes and industry challenges. “A board of directors can make or break a company,” says James Jirak, Pinion biofuel advisor. “An effective board of directors is the compass guiding a company through the ever-changing seas of …

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Using a Buy-Sell Agreement to Safeguard Your Manufacturing Business

By Pinion Editorial | November 7, 2023
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If you’re concerned about preserving your company’s culture during unforeseen changes or emergencies, a buy-sell agreement could be your solution. Owners who have invested years into building a cohesive company culture and shared operational philosophy understand the importance of safeguarding this unity. This is where a buy-sell agreement comes into …

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Approaching Deadline for Employers: Workforce Data is Due December 5

By Pinion Editorial | November 1, 2023
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On October 31, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the portal for submitting 2022 EEO-1 data is now open. This annual requirement ensures that employers with 100 or more employees, or federal contractors with 50 or more employees, report their workforce demographics. The deadline to submit EEO-1 …

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Forecasting 2024: Ag Market’s Influence on Manufacturing and Distribution

By Pinion Editorial | October 31, 2023
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Is the sky really falling? In periods of uncertainty with inflation, market ups and downs, a Farm Bill on the table and talks of recession, it can certainly feel like it is. To provide some insight for the year ahead, Pinion advisors share their perspective on the ag market and …

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