Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Food Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global food and agricultural industry for 2016 was about a $8.0 trillion market, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world's GDP. Global food exports totaled $1.33 trillion in 2015, according to the World Trade Organization (latest data available). While it is obvious that food is of equal importance to all people on planet Earth, the relative cost of that food is not equal. It varies widely due to such influences as location, local food industries and the availability of proper infrastructure for food transportation and storage.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Food Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-431-1 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-756-5 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription


Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics

  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

  • Industry Glossary

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 731

Statistical Tables Provided: 30

Companies Profiled: 519

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 

  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 

  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?

  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?

  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the food business including:

  1. Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry

  2. The Globalization of the Food Industry/Brazilian Firms Acquire Major U.S.-Based Food Producers

  3. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation

  4. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods

  5. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity

  6. Food Labeling Gets Further Federal Backing/Wal-Mart Institutes a Food Label Program

  7. Food Safety Becomes a Massive Consumer, Industry and Regulatory Issue/Major Business Opportunities Arise

  8. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech greenhouses

  9. Aquaculture Gains Major Fish Supply Market Share

  10. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Faces Slowing Revenue Growth

  11. Soft Drinks’ Market Share Declines while Bottled Water Sales Soar Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities for Companies

  12. Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway

  13. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers Cause Controversy

  14. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual)

  15. The Future of the Food Industry, Agriculture, Food Demand, Supermarkets and Online Food Retailing

Food Industry Statistics

  1. Global Food Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. U.S. Food Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  3. Food Sales, U.S.: 2013-October 2016

  4. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2014-2017

  5. Gross Output in the Food & Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2009-2015

  6. Retail Prices for Beef, Pork, Poultry Cuts, Eggs & Dairy Products, U.S.: June-November 2016

  7. Meat Supply & Use, U.S.: 2015-2026

  8. Egg Supply & Use, U.S.: 2015-2026

  9. Poultry & Eggs Production, Use, Prices & Trade, U.S.: 2013-2017

  10. Dairy Production & Prices, U.S.: 2014-2016

  11. Horticultural Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2014-2025

  12. Fruit Production, Per Capita Consumption, Retail Prices & Grower Returns, U.S.: 2006-2015

  13. Planted & Harvested Acreage for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2014-2026

  14. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Cotton Crops: 2016-2018

  15. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Rice, Peanuts, Oats & Barley Crops: 2016-2018

  16. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2015

  17. Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2012-2016

  18. Farm Sector Cash Receipts from Sales of Agricultural Commodities, U.S.: 2011-2016

  19. Farm Sector Production Expenses, U.S.: 2010-2016

  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  21. Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2011-2016

  22. Average Farm Operator Household Income & Assets, U.S.: 2010-2016

  23. Farm Receipts, Expenses & Income, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2014-2025

  24. Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods and Services: 2011-2016

  25. Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: Fiscal Years 2014-2025

  26. Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2011-2016

  27. Value of U.S. Agricultural Exports & Imports by Commodity Group: 2011-2016

  28. Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2010-2016

  29. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2015

  30. World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops: 2014-2017

  31. World Supply & Utilization of Major Animal Products: 2012-October 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Molson Coors Brewing Company

  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc

  • Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd

  • Marathon Cheese Corporation

  • Merisant Company

  • Ahold USA Inc

  • Agri-Mark Inc

  • Newly Weds Foods Inc

  • Ajinomoto Co Inc

  • Albertsons LLC