U.S. consumers continue to lean toward snacking. According to the 2017 “State of the Snack Food Industry” report from IRI, Chicago:
Meanwhile, the desire for progressively improved margins remains a common theme in the business of snacking. Also, the need for ever-safer operations will continue. In order to learn more about how snack producers and bakeries are helping streamline production along these lines, we recently spoke with Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, VA, to learn about how automation and robotics are helping snack producers and bakers keep up with changing demands.