2017 in review: the top 20 stories

Dec 2017

Where will the market go next?

2017 could be characterized as a transition year, with the food & beverage industry adapting in preparation of several major policy changes. 2017 has been a year of “might ifs” on the business front, with the biggest likely merger ever in the food industry between Kraft Heinz and Unilever falling through almost as quickly as the hostile takeover had been announced. UK concerns about potentially reduced sales as a result of the implementation of a sugar tax pale in comparison to the biggest danger on the road ahead: Brexit. Here follows a look at 20 of the biggest stories that FoodIngredientsFirst covered in 2017.