August 2015 Issue
A riddle for you: What two companies, which came close to being one, combined for nearly a billion dollars of losses last year?
The answer to that and other questions can be found in our 40th annual Top 100© list of the largest food and beverage processors in the U.S. and Canada. And that can be found only in the August issue of Food Processing.
We've also squeezed into this 116-page issue stories on how to formulate energy and sports foods & beverages; how plants can gently process "fresh" beverages; and a Wellness Foods section that looks into the still-growing gluten-free market. Plus our regular departments on news, food safety, the month's most interesting new food products and more.
Dietary fibers play a role in diabetes prevention beyond weight management.
Upcoming food labeling legislation and COOL backlash could impact your company’s international trade.
The marketing textbook teaches us to follow the early buyers; but are they leaders or misleaders?
Food Processing offers up a back-to-school inspired comedy break in this month's cartoon caption contest.
Former FDA associate commissioner returns from a Shanghai conference with new respect for the changes going on.
The gluten-free market is thriving, and products are improving in terms of taste, texture, nutrition and their ability to replicate traditional products. Is this why so many people eat gluten-free whether they need to or not?
Trends in breakfast foods are more of the same: hand-held, portable, healthful choices. Yet in the rush of in a morning routine, nutrition is as important as convenience.
While Gatorade has its ups and downs, the rest of the sports/energy category continues to innovate with protein, hydration, electrolytes and whole food ingredients.
Novelty in packaging design and material use honored by Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Technology is front and center as beverage processors respond to growing demand for fresh, minimally processed products.
It could still be a generation away, but wireless networking slowly is evolving in food and beverage, even if it’s relegated to niche applications.
Last year brought busy times for food industry mergers and acquisitions.
After expanding too much too soon, two companies in this year's list are awash in red ink.
Quality monitoring begins at the production line but doesn’t end there. Flagging issues with packages and even utilities in real time also is important.
Looking for clues to the health of the U.S. and Canadian food and beverage industry.
With the 2015 Dietary Guidelines expected to include recommendations for increased consumption of plant proteins, some food processors have already gone 'nuts' with ideas.
A reader asks what types of processeses can be put in place to ensure a successful change to a high-speed machine.
A reader asks for advice to set up a master card key system.
Healthy and exotic are on tap in this end-of-summer wrap-up of new food products.