Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas-Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Food Industry Almanac, 2020 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 2019 totaled about $9.3 trillion, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world’s GDP. Global food exports totaled $1.53 trillion in 2018, 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 analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Food Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-525-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-869-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

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: 712

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 504

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. Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry
  2. The State of the Food Industry Today
  3. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  4. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  5. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Developed/3-D Printed Food


  1. Selective Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, including CRISPR, as Alternatives to

GM Seeds

  1. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  2. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity
  3. McDonald’s Repositions to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes and Robotics
  4. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon Competes in Groceries
  5. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes and Offices
  6. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses
  7. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  8. Aquaculture Gains Major Fish Supply Market Share
  9. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  10. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  11. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  12. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  13. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  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 Rise
  17. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/ Fast Fine)
  18. Food Trucks Serve Busy Urban Diners, Introduce New Chefs
  19. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals But Subscribers Are Hard to Keep
  20. 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.: 2016-July 2019
  4. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2018-2020
  5. Gross Output in the Food & Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2018
  6. Retail Prices for Beef, Pork, Poultry Cuts, Eggs & Dairy Products, U.S.: June 2019-December 2019
  7. Meat Supply & Use, U.S.: 2018-2029
  8. Egg Supply & Use, U.S.: 2018-2029
  9. Poultry & Eggs Production, Use, Prices & Trade, U.S.: 2017-2020
  10. Dairy Production & Prices, U.S.: 2017 – January 2020
  11. Horticultural Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2018-2029
  12. Fruit Production, Per Capita Consumption, Retail Prices & Grower Returns, U.S.: 2009-2018
  13. Planted & Harvested Acreage for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2018-2029
  14. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Cotton Crops: 2019-2020
  15. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Rice, Peanuts, Sorghum, Oats & Barley Crops: 2019-2020
  16. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2018
  17. Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2015-2019
  18. Farm Sector Cash Receipts from Sales of Agricultural Commodities, U.S.: 2014-2019
  19. Farm Sector Production Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  21. Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2013-2019
  22. Average Farm Operator Household Income & Assets, U.S.: 2014-2019
  23. Farm Receipts, Expenses & Income, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2018-2029
  24. Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods and Services: 2014-2019
  25. Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: Fiscal Years 2018-2029
  26. Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2014-November 2019
  27. Value of U.S. Agricultural Exports & Imports by Commodity Group: 2014-November 2019
  28. Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2014-December 2019
  29. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation,
    U.S.: May 2018
  30. World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops: 2017-2020
  31. World Supply & Utilization of Major Animal Products: 2012-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc
  • Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd
  • Marathon Cheese Corporation
  • Merisant Company
  • Ahold Delhaize NV
  • Sanderson Farms Inc
  • Newly Weds Foods Inc
  • Ajinomoto Co Inc
  • Goya Foods Inc