Bob Garrison came in from the cold. A founding editor of BNP Media's Refrigerated & Frozen Foods (R&FF) Bob has profiled industry-leading companies, explored corporate strategies and covered food product development trends at more than 150 leading private and CPG companies since 1989. He has chronicled the histories of leading brands and businesses, including Gorton's, ConAgra Frozen Foods (Banquet) and Swanson's frozen TV dinners. He also has interviewed or profiled such food industry leaders as Mike Harper (ConAgra), Don Tyson and frozen bagel icon Murray Lender.
Hungry for new perspectives on innovation? I certainly am as Prepared Foods readies its 35th annual New Products Conference this September in Denver. Last year, we focused on “disruptive innovation.” This year, we want to help innovation executives navigate market trends and “Unleash Opportunity, Unlock Creativity and Transform Industry” with change from within.
The Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes and Tonys. Every winter and summer brings a crush of awards programs for movie and television stars, musicians, stage actors and others—all those who feed consumer demand for entertainment.
The market for dietary supplements has seen strong growth, reflecting increasing consumer concerns about the adverse effects of busy lifestyles and stress on health, as well as rising demand from an aging population.
Our ability to reason, think creatively and solve problems. Perhaps that’s best described as mind over matter. Ah, but how do food and beverage manufacturers interpret a shifting and fast-paced foodservice market? That can be a more vexing question of mind over menu.
Check out the June 2017 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sauces, dressing and condiments. Other features include better-for-you textures, targeting the Millennial generation, and much more.