As we push further into 2024, we want to take a deep dive into the expanding role of cold chain management in the Food & Beverage sector, driven partially by the growth in online grocery shopping. This article addresses the challenges and opportunities in the U.S. cold storage industry, including the rising demand for fresh and perishable goods and the significant need for modernized storage facilities. We also delve into merger and acquisition trends, focusing on the growing interest in middle-market companies by larger strategic food companies seeking diversification and innovation. Additionally, we explore the dynamic Contract Packing (Co-packing) industry, highlighting its resilience and attractiveness as an M&A target.
Read here for GCG’s pulse on the current state of the food & beverage industry, including notable M&A activity, industry trends, and M&A trends.