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.