Have you kept up with Food Industry Executive this year? If not, don’t worry – we put together a quick list of our readers’ favorite articles. These articles cover topics from blockchain all the way to robots and IoT, so there’s something for everyone.

Without further ado, here are our most-read articles of 2017.

1. Food Industry Using the Internet of Things to Make Processing Smarter

If you’re curious about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is taking hold of the food industry, this article is a great place to start learning about it. From reducing maintenance costs to increasing productivity and transparency across the supply chain, get a glimpse into how IoT is making its mark.

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2. What is Blockchain and How Will It Impact the Food Industry?

You might have seen the term blockchain sprinkled across your LinkedIn feed, but what does it actually mean? In this article, we untangle what blockchain is and what it means for the food industry. If your interests lie in supply chain transparency and food safety, you’re going to want to give this one a read.

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3. Fort Wayne, Indiana: The Next Big Food Hub?

The food industry isn’t going to stay confined to big markets like Chicago forever. But where will they go? This article explores the economic initiatives going on in a midwestern city that might otherwise go overlooked. With insights from Greater Fort Wayne Inc. CEO Eric Doden, we explore how Fort Wayne might be just the city the expanding food industry is looking for.

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4. How Robots Are Changing the Food Industry

Robots aren’t just something you see in The Jetsons. They’re real, they’re productive, and they’re changing the food industry. Although robots are still a hefty expense and come with a learning curve, they present the opportunity to delegate jobs that are uncomfortable and even dangerous for human workers. This article goes into the nitty gritty details of what robots are capable of in the food industry.

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5. What Millennial Consumers Expect from the Food Industry

Millennial food tastes are a lot different than that of their parents. Younger generations are looking for natural, healthy, and clean food. Not only that, but they want different ways to shop, smarter snacking options, and brands that reflect their own values. Give this article a read if you’re interested in Millennials’ consumption habits and how you can use them to influence your business decisions in 2018 and beyond.  

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