Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Food Industry Almanac, 2018 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 2017 totaled about $8.1 trillion, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world’s GDP.  Global food exports totaled $1.35 trillion in 2016, 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 978-1-62831-470-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-772-5 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 710

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 502

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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. The Globalization of the Food Industry/Brazilian Firms Acquire Major U.S.-Based Food Producers
  2. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  3. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Created in Laboratories/3-D Printed Food Appears
  4. Selective Breeding, Zinc Fingers, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing as Alternatives to GMOs
  5. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  6. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity
  7. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon Competes in Groceries
  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. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  11. Retail Technologies Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders/Apps and Location-Based Ads Drive Sales
  12. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  13. Soft Drinks’ Market Share Declines while Bottled Water Sales Soar
  14. Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities for Companies
  15. Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway
  16. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers Cause Controversy
  17. Meal Kits From Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals Without Shopping at Supermarkets

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.: 2013-2017  
  4. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2016-2018       
  5. Gross Output in the Food & Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2016       
  6. Retail Prices for Beef, Pork, Poultry Cuts, Eggs & Dairy Products, U.S.: July 2017-January 2018     
  7. Meat Supply & Use, U.S.: 2016-2027 
  8. Egg Supply & Use, U.S.: 2016-2027   
  9. Poultry & Eggs Production, Use, Prices & Trade, U.S.: 2015-2018    
  10. Dairy Production & Prices, U.S.: 2015 – January 2018           
  11. Horticultural Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2016-2027  
  12. Fruit Production, Per Capita Consumption, Retail Prices & Grower Returns, U.S.: 2007-2016
  13. Planted & Harvested Acreage for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2016-2028          
  14. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Cotton Crops: 2017-2018 
  15. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Rice, Peanuts, Sorghum, Oats & Barley Crops: 2017-2018   
  16. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2016
  17. Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2014-2018
  18. Farm Sector Cash Receipts from Sales of Agricultural Commodities, U.S.: 2013-2018
  19. Farm Sector Production Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017
  21. Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2012-2018
  22. Average Farm Operator Household Income & Assets, U.S.: 2013-2018
  23. Farm Receipts, Expenses & Income, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2016-2027
  24. Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods and Services: 2013-2018
  25. Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: Fiscal Years 2016-2027
  26. Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2013-January 2018
  27. Value of U.S. Agricultural Exports & Imports by Commodity Group: 2013-January 2018
  28. Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012-January 2018
  29. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2016
  30. World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops: 2015-2018
  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