December 2017 Issue
Based on four consecutive years of topline growth and many other factors, Pinnacle Foods is our Processor of the Year. Transitioning from neglected hundred-year-old brands to some of the hottest growth categories, this is a company you should watch (and watch out for) in the future.
In addition to our overview/business story, we look at Pinnacle's product development system, which has rejuvenated old brands and now is having fun playing in trendy, new spaces; and its commitment to manufacturing, which is steeped in the cost-consciousness that comes from its private equity days.
That's not all. Our December issue also looks at healthy ingredients for men, how machine builder-material supplier collaborations are resulting in new packages, and the potential that digitalization holds for the food and beverage industry. Plus our regular departments of news, commentary and new consumer products.
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Insurance carriers can help assess and transfer the growing risks from food recalls and nanotechnology.
Food and beverage processors can end hunger and get a tax break by donating excess food products to this hunger-relief organization.
Pinnacle Foods began with nostalgic low-growth brands but has transformed itself into a food processor of the future.
While still cost-conscious, Pinnacle Foods' recent acquisitions and R&D activity transition the company into healthy, more natural food products.
A mix of legacy brands and health and wellness products dictates manufacturing capabilities that are flexible and quickly commissioned.
'Tis the season for joy and humor. Help us out by contributing to our monthly food funny cartoon caption contest.
According to studies, men in the U.S. need to take better care of their health. We look at how manufacturers can help by formulating with vitamins and minerals, fiber and lean protein to fight heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.
Nuts benefit from nutritional and consumer trends.
Machine-builder and material supplier collaboration expands options in high-speed applications.
Packaging and labeling could be your most important marketer and salesperson.
Recognize that in digitalization, process and organizational changes are equal parts of the transformation.
Pinnacle has established, center-of-store brands, products in hot and growing categories and enough cash and borrowing power to make key acquisitions.
Perhaps finding new paths to growth was why so many CEOs were replaced this year.
Improved understanding of appetite regulation has enabled food manufacturers to develop foods that help consumers feel full and satisfied.