The global food business spans growers, processors, and channel partners (distributors, foodservice, retailers, etc.). Global production numbers in 2012:

  • 2.3 billion metric tons grain
  • 442 million metric tons oilseed
  • 270 million metric tons fluid milk
  • 250 million metric tons beef/pork/poultry
  • 175 million metric tons sugar
  • 106 million metric tons deciduous fruit (apple, pear, grape)
  • 82 million metric tons citrus fruit

It's difficult to put a dollar value on the global food market because food is a commodity, an ingredient, and a meal: its value could be measured at multiple stages along a value-added chain. While more calories are consumed in mature markets like North America and Europe, the biggest growth engine for food revenue is the developing world. China, India, Brazil and Russia have become wealthier and consumers are changing eating habits: buying more packaged foods, ready-to-eat food, and meat.

Food trends include healthier eating which has spawned new sub-sectors: organic foods, gluten-free foods, low fat foods and functional foods (neutraceuticals which blend nutrients and medicine).

Major players in the global food processing industry include:

We Work In
Checkoff programs Food ingredients
Food safety Packaging
Plant maintenance Plant safety
Production plants  
We Work With
Agribusiness organizations/associations Agricultural processors
Engineering firms Food processors
Foodservice companies OEMS
Suppliers selling to the food processing industry  
Recent Food Industry Projects

Protein and vegetable coating systems market opportunity study- examining new trends and unmet of major processors, and competitive intensity for new offerings- US

Global benchmark study of quick service retail establishments' use of potato products- US, Japan, Korea, Singapore, UK

Program audits of a market promotional program sponsored by a trade association for food products originating in the southeastern US- Canada

Program audits of a trade association's generic and branded foreign market programs- Global

Global market attractiveness study conducted on behalf of a trade council to determine best markets for best products- 12 countries

Program audit of global market development programs for a trade council- 8 countries.

Antimicrobial food ingredients project (unmet needs) in meat/poultry, fruit/vegetables, and dairy segments- US

Soybean processing market opportunity study- US

Market opportunity for steam handling equipment in food & beverage- US

Market opportunity for stainless steel pressure vessels in food and beverage and biochem; for carbon steel pressure vessels across a variety of other industries- US

Market opportunity and competitive landscape study for industrial chillers in the food & beverage industry- US

Clients who have engaged Geo Strategy Partners in projects targeting the food sector:
  • American Soy & Tofu
  • Dimplex Thermal Solutions
  • Griffith Laboratories
  • National Potato Board
  • Kadant-Johnson
  • Samuel Manu-Tech
  • Sara Lee
  • Lonza
  • Mid-America International Agri-Trade Council
  • Southeastern US Trade Association
Leading companies which have participated with us as thought leaders:
ADM Bunge Campbell Soup
Cargill Meat Solutions ConAgra Dean Foods
Del Monte Foods/Del Monte Fresh Dole General Mills
Grupo Bimbo Hain Celestial Heinz U.S. Consumer Products
Hillshire Brands Hormel JBS
Johnsonville Sausage Mondelez International Nestlé
Oberto Sausage Perdue Pinnacle Foods
Ready Pac Sara Lee Seaboard Foods
Seneca Foods Smithfield Foods/ Shuanghui International Sunkist
Tropicana Tyson  
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We attribute Geo Strategy Partners' project success in the food sector to a deep database of contacts, our ability to access hard-to-reach professionals, and a deep love for food. To learn how Geo Strategy Partners can help you in this sector contact us.