2015 Food and Beverage Industry Outlook

Processors are up against four very big and very real consumer-related issues in 2015.

Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
Non GMO label nav

Looking both forward and backward from the vantage point of New Year's Eve, 2014 may well be remembered as the calm before the storms of 2015. Several big issues loom for the food and beverage industry. All of them went begging for solution in the old year but look to be headed for some degree of resolution in 2015: Ban on partially hydrogenated oils 2015 Dietary Guidelines National policy on GMOs Greater transparency All are strongly consumer-oriented and all have the potential to profoundly change the way you formulate your products ... and do business. Some old adage says every challenge also carries opportunity, but these look to be purely challenges, forced changes…

Full Story

Connect With the Top Food & Beverage Companies

Food Processing Top 100

Food Processing's annual list of the top 100 food and beverage companies in the United States and Canada is the only list of its kind. Nowhere else can you sort manufacturers by sales, rank or income all in one place. See the interactive list.

 fp top4

The Food Leaders Summit 2015

Join your industry peers April 27-29 to look closely at the transformative changes impacting every asect of the food industry -- and work collaboratively to succeed in this new environment.  Attend the event.

fls logo stack bk



The Food Leaders Summit 2015

April 27-29, 2015, Chicago, Ill.

The Food Leaders Summit is your opportunity to look closely at the transformative changes impacting every asect of the food industry -- and work collaboratively with your industry peers to succeed in this new environment.

More Events

Most Recent

  • Market View: A Glimpse Into the Future Employees of America

    By John Stanton, Contributing Editor

    My fall semester is over and I've had a chance to review what the new generation of food marketing job seekers will look like. I'm trying to be as objective as possible, as I clearly remember my father saying that our nation would fall apart when those long-haired hippies take over our business and…

    Full Story
  • Food Ingredients That Prevent Cognitive Decline

    By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

    The target audience for brain-boosting products is huge. With many populations across the globe dealing with aging baby boomers, who are living longer, underlying market demand for cognitive-enhancing products is bound to increase substantially in the future. There are many ingredients associated…

    Full Story
  • MRO Q&A: Creating a Task Certification Process

    A Reader Asks I work in maintenance, and some of the jobs we do occur only once in a 2-3 year period. This is when we find out that some of our people cannot do the work well. When those repairs take too long or are not done right, it results in long downtime and a black eye for the department.

    Full Story
  • MRO Q&A: Establishing a Work-Order Pecking Order

    A Reader Asks I am a planner, and I find that some departments designate their work orders as “human safety” priorities to get the work done more quickly, even if it barely qualifies as safety related. How should I address this? Our Expert Responds Without being too presumptive, if this is…

    Full Story
  • Food Processing Website Gets A New Look

    By Erin Hallstrom, Digital Manager

    As food processors, you're no stranger to product makeovers. A little nip here, a little tuck there, some updated packaging, and voila: you've got yourself a new and improved product. Here at FoodProcessing.com, we're no different. Just like you, we recognize that every once in a while, a product…

    Full Story
  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend The Food Leaders Summit 2015 this April

    By Erin Hallstrom, Digital Manager

    Despite having recovered from the recession, many food and beverage companies are still running lean. Budgets are tight, resources are limited, and it takes a compelling reason to leave the office for a few days to attend a conference. Here at Food Processing, we can empathize. That is why we've…

    Full Story

Latest Products