Big Food is big. With such size comes a lot of baggage: 100-year-old brands, factories that sacrifice flexibility for throughput and leaders who are forced to placate activist investors. But Big Food has begotten a handful of leaders who have gone against the grain and found success, who have created new categories or changed their companies and, in so doing, have changed the entire food industry. Or at least are trying to. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with size; as one of our subjects, Gary Hirshberg, puts it, only Big Food can make big changes. The editors of Food Processing developed a list of people who fits this persona, then we vetted that list with our…Full Story
Our seventh annual Green Plant of the Year poll begins now with nominations for the 'greenest' food manufacturing plant in the United States.