E-book outlines key strategies for food and beverage companies to remain competitive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 7, 2024) — Stellar, a fully integrated firm specializing in design, engineering, construction, and mechanical services, has published an e-book about the market trends and innovative practices heralding a new era of food and beverage processing and manufacturing. 

The e-book is a free resource for industry leaders adapting to rapid, post-pandemic shifts in consumer demands and business practices expected to continue beyond 2024.

“Key Influencers Reshaping the Next Decade in Food Processing” explains what manufacturers need to know about seven factors reshaping the industry. They include:

●    Variety, flexibility and efficient manufacturing — How the right equipment and manufacturing processes can help businesses adapt to changing industry norms and consumer behavior.

●    Health, safety and quality — Exploring approaches for elevating practices as long-established standards face unprecedented scrutiny.

●    The evolution of packaging — Adjusting product design and packaging for efficiency and sustainability to gain a competitive edge.

●    Transparency and traceability — Navigating increased attention over the origin, production methods and environmental impacts of food with the right guidance.

●    Automation and data — Implementing innovative technology to increase efficiency, reduce costs and ensure the highest food safety and quality standards. 

●    Cold storage supply chain management — Using refrigerated warehouses and transportation to ensure safety, maintain quality and reduce waste.

●    Shifting consumer preferences and trends – Preparing for a more information-hungry and environmentally conscious consumer base.

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of flexibility and proactivity to success in our industry," said Mike Davis, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage at Stellar. “In this new age of food processing and manufacturing, our latest e-book provides practical guidance to help businesses thrive amidst change and unpredictable challenges. The modern consumer is increasingly conscious of sustainability and ethical consumption, and it is our mission to provide valuable resources to support our partners as they adapt and innovate to meet these demands.”

As one of the world’s leading food processing design-build firms, Stellar offers unparalleled services to clients across all market segments. In addition to overseeing the process of taking facilities from concept to completion, Stellar provides comprehensive planning solutions to make businesses more innovative, efficient, sustainable and profitable.

About Stellar
Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction, refrigeration, and mechanical services firm serving commercial, industrial, and public sector markets across the United States. More than 750 Stellar employees throughout the country create award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings, and military facilities. In addition to its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, Stellar operates support locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.stellar.net.