December 2016 Issue
In a year in which most large food and beverage companies were grappling with change, declining sales and how to stay relevant, General Mills has made some bold moves to stay a leader of the food business. Big G is Food Processing's 2016 Processor of the Year. Our December cover story gives the company our usual three-story treatment: business story, product development story and manufacturing story.
With an updated Nutrition Facts Panel due for 2018 compliance, now is the time to start planning.
While he's hugely pro-business – especially promising less regulation – his stance on trade could mean less access to foreign markets.
With every expenditure, ask yourself: Did this strengthen our brand?
Unwrap the gift of joy by submitting a caption for December's Food Funny cartoon caption contest.
Thorough cleaning and sanitizing of food-handling machines and equipment is a requirement, but the task becomes easier and faster when upfront consideration is given to sanitary design.
The FDA has adopted an official definition of dietary fiber. Under the new definition, how will ingredient suppliers and food companies get their fibers approved?
Pulses, sprouted grains and other plant proteins, superfoods and natural sweeteners should be in your toolbox for 2017.
Changing directions takes time at a multi-billion-dollar corporation, but as the dust settles at General Mills, a slimmer, more nimble production network more receptive to outside innovation is emerging.
Consumers come first at 150-year-old General Mills. Thinking 'small,' partnering with outside sources and sending product developers to grocery stores help the company understand what consumers want.
After navigating 150 years of changes in food trends, Big G is charting a new course for success.
Our 2016 Processor of the Year is making insightful but tough decisions that should ensure it another 150 years of success.
Academia once was walled off from commercial enterprise. Ken Swartzel spent 40 years building bridges, and he isn’t done yet.
'Tis the season for flavors from eggnog to hot cocoa to pumpkin spice. Although these flavors can be found in all types of holiday-inspired foods, the candy category leads the way with seasonal flavor innovations.