2017 Food and Beverage Industry Outlook

Uncertainties you'll face in 2017 include reformulating for 2018 label changes, looking for growth and any changes implemented by the new commander in chief. COs: The Guide to Growing your Small or Medium-Sized Food Business

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This year, perhaps for the first time in history, the fortunes of the U.S. food and beverage industry may depend upon the president of the United States. There is as much uncertainty as there is optimism in the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th chief executive. On the positive side, will he loosen various regulations, dial back the FDA and overall cultivate a pro-business climate? Or will his critical statements about free trade harm the export-heavy food industry? Will his stance on immigration drive up labor costs and create job shortages? Could he create a climate for unsafe foods? Tangentially, will any company that criticizes his initiatives or supports…

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    By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

    This year, perhaps for the first time in history, the fortunes of the U.S. food and beverage industry may depend upon the president of the United States. There is as much uncertainty as there is optimism in the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th chief executive. On the positive side, will he…

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    By Kevin T. Higgins, Managing Editor

    Advances in machine intelligence and a sharper focus on controllable costs are front and center at many food companies, none more so than industrial bakeries. Whether the output is bread and rolls or snacks, sweet or salty, companies long have relied on the creativity and skill of bakers to fill…

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    By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

    Ugly is beautiful, cold is hot and alcohol is healthy. Those are the kinds of paradoxical trends that will "roil the consumer marketplace in 2017," as predicted by Canadean (www.canadean.com). The UK-based consumer goods market research firm predicts these 10 trends to watch in 2017:…

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  • Future Pulse of Pulses, Beans and Legumes

    By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor

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    By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor

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  • Reviewing the Food Safety Milestones of 2016

    By David Acheson of The Acheson Group

    2016 was another eventful year for the food and beverage industry. From the farm … through manufacturers, processors, packers, distributors, transportation, foodservice and retail … to the table, the industry was affected by the first of the finally effective Food Safety Modernization Act…

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