In this issue

Welcome to the 2018 Yearbook for Inside Food and Inside Drinks. In this issue, we'll be revisiting articles from across the year to focus in on the issues we thought most emblematic of the food and beverage industries in 2018.

We look at whether robotic bees could be the solution to bee decline, analyse consumer attitudes towards sugar, and find out the impact sugar taxes have had on beverage companies and the alternatives they're developing as a result. 

In addition, we examine the growing role of health in foodservice operations, profile the role that premiumisation and indulgence plays towards consumer purchasing decisions, and investigate the status of the 'war on plastic'.

All this, and much more, in the Inside Food and Drinks Yearbook. 

Callum Tyndall, editor