The Food Industry Sounds Off on Trump Presidency

Many within the food industry and surrounding sectors believe it’s too early to tell exactly what this U.S. administration will look like - and, more importantly, what policies we all can expect for food, farming, sustainability, labor, labeling and more.

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It's been a week since Donald Trump shocked the world by defeating Hillary Clinton in the election for President of the United States. Since the win, many have been forced to speculate as to what is in store for Americans as well as the global economy now that President-elect Trump is in power. 

The food and beverage industry is no different. Many publications have come out with articles and surveys of leaders in the f&b sector asking them what they feel is in store for their business now that Trump has been elected.

This Forbes article talks with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooya, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney about how they have spoken to members of their companies and what they think about the upcoming Trump presidency. (To read more, click here)

This Food Ingredients First article talks with United Fresh Produce Association senior vice president Robert Guenther, National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay and Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, who all pledge to work with the newly elected politicians and continue to advocate for the members. (To read more, click here)

“With the holiday season upon us, retailers are glad that this unprecedented election is over, along with the divisive rhetoric and the impact it had on consumers concerned about their future," says Shay. "It is time to bring all Americans together, working in a bipartisan fashion to address the pressing needs of the day.”

And Food Navigator-USA took it a step further by surveying leaders in the food and beverage sector about the future of a Trump presidency, asking insiders questions if they feel positive or negative about the future based on Trump's campaign stances on trade deals, domestic farming and food production, climate change and GMO labeling among others. (To read more, click here