April 2017 Issue
After at least two years of shrinking sales, how do big food and beverage companies resume growth--and reassert their relevance--at a time when small, local and minimally processed are prized attributes? We try to answer that puzzler in our April cover story.
Food Processing's April issue also has an annual benchmark report: our Capital Spending Outlook, which finds 2017 CapEx budgets 10 percent above what was spent last year but 5 percent below last year's budgets. We also look at the free-from phenomenon -- which is becoming more about trust than allergen avoidance. Don't miss our monthly departments on news, food safety, new consumer products and John Stanton's Market View column.
The newly proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are similar, but not identical, to U.S. FSMA; will require U.S. exporters to qualify.
Marketing expert John Stanton offers advice on how to audit your company's marketing efforts.
More food companies are catching onto the free-from movement, as most trends have emanated from the deep desire of consumers for food they can trust -- real, tasty food free of the Top Eight common allergens and artificial substances.
Let your sense of humor blossom with Food Processing's monthly cartoon caption contest.
Get out and engage with the consuming public, that is, and share their values regarding food production to help earn trust in biotechnology.
Industrial applications of collaborative lift trucks are here, though food companies shy away.
Maintaining the health of our brains as we age is a growing market for food & beverage products. Increasing evidence shows certain foods and ingredients can help nourish the brain and support cognitive health.
After two years of declining sales and an uncertain future, leaders of the biggest food and beverage companies must be questioning their relevance in an era of unprecedented change.
Instead of exporting finished goods, more non-U.S. food companies are exporting manufacturing capacity to North America.
Multiple considerations and trade-offs are in play when food processors determine what kind of conveying technology is best for their operations.
A product developer came looking for trends and left with a smorgasbord of new product ideas.
The future of food and beverage lies somewhere in those 3,100 booths; this could be the solution to your sales-growth problem.
We're asking readers to put their taste buds to the test by voting in our New Product Rollout poll.