Talking points: Reflections on the CAGNY “Big Food” conference

Last month, major US food and beverage companies gathered at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference in sunny Boca Raton, Florida. Key trends from the event included a focus on core products and incremental innovations, AI optimism, and celebrity partnerships. Conspicuously missing from the conversation were GLP-1 drugs and sustainability initiatives.