KANSAS CITY — The year 2017 may best be described as a year of change — change in direction, change in strategy and change in leadership. As companies struggled to get a handle on costs early in the year, new programs were launched with an eye on better streamlining operations. By year’s end, the announced acquisitions of Snyder’s-Lance and Amplify Snack Brands set the stage for what could prove to be an exciting 2018. All of the moves come against a backdrop in which several of the largest grain-based foods companies will be welcoming new leaders tasked with moving the needle on growth.
Read on for 10 of the top stories covered by the editors of BakingBusiness.com during 2017.