Boom in food M&A deals just getting started - Tulsa World

The U.S. food industry has announced $42 billion in deals this year, but it could just be a taste of the next wave of consolidation coming in 2018.

Companies from Kraft Heinz to Conagra are seen as possible suitors next year as food giants struggle to generate growth. They face an array of challenges: shifting tastes, a resurgent Walmart playing tough with suppliers and Amazon’s expansion into the grocery business.

The latest round of speculation was sparked by two...