Apologies for ending that headline with a question mark, but the data is inconclusive. Nevertheless, 54 of the 100 largest food and beverage processors in the U.S. and Canada improved their sales in 2017, and only 19 suffered another year of sales declines. On the other hand, the 10 largest companies showed an even split. Five saw improved sales, five saw declines, an indication that it’s tough being big.Profitability is up, too – significantly – but much of that improvement may be due to last year’s business tax break. More on that later.That’s been the story behind these Top 100© lists of ours the past few years. Big Food seems to have hit a wall back in…Full Story
Cognition is still underrepresented as a health benefit for foods and beverages, but some niche players are tapping into its potential.