Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac 2008

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The food industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. For example, many of America's best-known food packagers, such as Heinz, get 30%, 50% and even higher percentages of their total revenues from outside the U.S. Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac will be your guide to the entire food business, from production to distribution to retailing. On the supermarket side, giant, nationwide supermarket chains like Albertson's and Kroger are battling the ever-increasing market share ...
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Overview

The food industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. For example, many of America's best-known food packagers, such as Heinz, get 30%, 50% and even higher percentages of their total revenues from outside the U.S. Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac will be your guide to the entire food business, from production to distribution to retailing. On the supermarket side, giant, nationwide supermarket chains like Albertson's and Kroger are battling the ever-increasing market share and incredibly low retail prices offered in the immense grocery departments at Wal-Mart Supercenters. Many retailers are learning how to successfully combine bricks-and-clicks, taking grocery orders online and then fulfilling those orders through existing supermarkets. Moreover, food producers, distributors and retailers are using the latest in e-commerce methods to manage their supply chains and replenish their inventories. This exciting new book (with database on CD-ROM) covers everything you need to know about the food, beverage and tobacco industry, including: Analysis of major trends and markets; Historical statistics and tables; Major food producers such as Kraft and Frito Lay; Retailers of all types, from convenience store operators to giant supermarket chains; Emerging technologies including genetically-engineered foods; Giant distributors such as Sysco; Beverage companies such as Coca-Cola; Wine, liquor and beer producers; Tobacco, candy and gum ; and much, much more. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. This book also includes statistical tables, a food industry glossary, industrycontacts and thorough indexes. The corporate profile section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of nearly 400 leading companies in all facets of the food and beverage industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593921064
  • Publisher: Plunkett Research
  • Publication date: 3/7/2008
  • Pages: 590
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett's client list includes 5,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors. Jack Plunkett's work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
A Short Food & Beverage Industry Glossary i
Introduction 1
How To Use This Book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Food & Beverage Industry 7
1) Introduction to the Food Industry 7
2) The Globalization of the Food Industry 9
3) Retail Technologies Leap Ahead 10
4) Wal-Mart Dominates as the World's Biggest Retailer (and now America's Biggest Grocer) 14
5) Hard Discounters Target Low Income Grocery Shoppers 16
6) Agricultural Biotechnology Scores Breakthroughs but Causes Controversy/Selective Breeding Offers a Compromise 16
7) Ethanol Production Soared, But a Market Glut May Slow Expansion 18
8) Obesity Sparks Government Action 20
9) Childhood Obesity Brings About Changes in Marketing/Soft Drinks Restricted in Schools 23
10) Dietary Fats Are Under Scrutiny 24
11) Exacting Organic Standards Create Consumer Demand for Products 24
12) Functional Foods Promise Health Benefits 26
13) Food Labeling Gets Further Federal Backing 26
14) McDonald's Dominates the U.S. Fast Food Market 27
15) Wine Markets Evolve/Old World Loses Market Share 28
16) Manhattan's FreshDirect sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet 28
17) Food Safety Becomes a Massive Consumer & Industry Issue 29
18) Food & Commodity Prices Are a Major Global Problem for Consumers & the Food Industry Overall 30
Chapter 2: Food & Beverage Industry Statistics 32
U.S. Food Industry Overview 33
Food Sales, U.S.: 2004-2007 34
Estimated Annual Food & Beverage Store & Establishment Sales, U.S.: 1992-2007 35
Food & Beverage Stores Inventories, Purchases, Gross Margins, Accounts Receivable & Sales per
Capita, U.S.: 1996-2006 36
U.S.Grocery & Consumables Stores: 2006 & 2011 37
Alphabetical List of U.S. Supermarkets: February 2007 38
How 100 Grocery Dollars Are Spent, U.S.: 2006 41
Restaurant Industry Statistics, U.S.: 1970-2008 42
Consumer Food Price Indexes, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2006-2016 43
U.S. Price Indexes of Food Processing & Marketing Costs: 2004-2007 44
U.S. Retail Prices for Beef, Pork, Poultry Cuts, Eggs & Dairy Products: 2007, July-December 45
U.S. Consumer Expenditures for Meats, Baseline Projections: 2005-2016 46
U.S. Red Meat Supply & Use: 2004-2008 47
Number of Meat Animals, Market Price & Commercial Production, U.S.: 2005-2007 48
Per Capita Meat Consumption, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2005-2016 49
U.S. Poultry Supply & Use: 2004-2008 50
Poultry & Eggs Production & Prices, U.S.: 2004-October 2007 51
Dairy Production & Prices, U.S.: 2004-November 2007 52
Horticultural Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2006-2016 53
Fruit Production, Per Capita Consumption, Grower Prices & Ending Stocks, U.S.: 1998-2007 54
Vegetable Production & Shipments, U.S.: 1998-2007 55
Planted & Harvested Acreage for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2005-2016 56
Selected Supply, Use & Price Variables for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2005-2017 57
Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Cotton Crops: 2007-2009 58
Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Rice, Peanuts, Oats & Barley Crops: 2007-2009 59
Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2003-2007 60
U.S. Farm Sector Cash Receipts from Sales of Agricultural Commodities: 2003-2007 61
U.S. Farm Sector Production Expenses: 2003-2007 62
Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2003-2007 63
Average Farm Operator Household Income, U.S.: 2002-2007 64
Farm Receipts, Expenses & Income, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2005-2016 65
Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods & Services: 2003-2007 66
Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: 2005-2016 67
Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2002-2007 68
Value of U.S. Agricultural Exports & Imports by Commodity Group: 2002-2007 69
Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2001-2007 70
Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2006-2008 71
World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops & Products: 2003-2008 72
Chapter 3: Important Food & Beverage Industry Contacts 74
Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites
Chapter 4: THE FOOD 400:
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 104
Industry List, With Codes 105
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 107
Alphabetical Index 117
Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 121
Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 125
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 126
Index by Firms with Operations Outside the U.S. 136
Individual Profiles on each of THE FOOD 400 139
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 547
Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 549
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