Zintro experts discuss the fashion industry manufacturing

By Maureen Aylward We posed questions to our Zintro experts about the use of small batch manufacturing in the fashion industry. We asked the experts to outline what products fit… Read More

Aquaculture industry challenges and opportunities

By Maureen Aylward We asked our Zintro experts about the sectors of the aquaculture industry that are seeing the most growth and the challenges and opportunities that are surfacing. Stephen… Read More

Organic industry keeps on rolling

By Maureen Aylward The New York Times reports that with the global recession, organic farming and the organic industry is holding steady and growing. We asked our Zintro experts to… Read More

Nanotechnology is climbing in favor, but will environmental concerns weigh it down?

by Maureen Aylward The field of nanotechnology has made tremendous progress in medicine, electronics, and materials. As nanotechnology products begin to enter commercial markets, we wanted to know what experts… Read More

Wireless sensor networking technology is taking off

By Maureen Aylward Wireless sensor network technology is an emerging market with demand in network connectivity and battery-free technology. We asked our Zintro experts to comment on potential markets for… Read More

Plant-based packaging – the next big move for the beverage industry?

by Maureen Aylward The Coca-Cola Company recently announced that it transitioned two of its beverage lines to plant-based packaging, Odwalla and Dasani. One of Coca-Cola’s representatives says that it is… Read More

Is the apparel manufacturing industry in the US dying?

A recent study released by IBISWorld identifies ten dying US industries. Among these top industries is apparel manufacturing. Zintro experts had a lot to say about the survival of the… Read More

FDA tightens some of its rules. Is greater scrutiny ahead?

Last week, the FDA tightened its rules for prescription cough, cold, or allergy-related medicines. We asked if other medications are at risk for the same scrutiny and if the FDA… Read More

What’s next for the organic industry in the US organic food and organic product areas? What are the challenges to future growth?

In 2009, total US organic sales for food and non-food products were $26.6 billion and growing. With mass market retailers increasing their offerings of organics, where might the industry be… Read More

What are the copyright and anti-trust issues that Google faces by digitizing books and how does this affect Google’s competition?

Google’s ambitious plan to digitize and make available online millions of books came to a halt this week due to a federal judge’s decision to strike down Google’s settlement with… Read More

Are netbooks going away?

The market for netbooks has boomed over the past two years, revolutionizing the tech world for both computer manufacturers and consumers. Yet the growing popularity of the iPad and tablet… Read More

What does the change in consumer spending say about the economic recession?

Consumer spending is up. Is that a sign that recession is finally winding down?  We asked our Zintro experts and here is what they had to say: Mark Shuda, managing… Read More