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Balancing the Food Equation through Innovative Strategies and State of the Art Technologies

Dynamic variations in food preferences, convenience, food safety and security issues, and costs are defining customer requirements in the North American food and beverage (F&B) market. These requirements are evolving processing, production, packaging, and supply chain models for the F&B manufacturers, enabling market disruptions that include improved plant efficiency, product differentiation, consolidation, and more focus on food safety and security. The strategic research deliverable provides an overview of game-changing trends and shifts expected to occur in this market. It also provides analysis of the business models, partnership ventures, technology advancements, competitive perspectives, and key integrated industry opportunities.

Scope Overview

Food & Beverage Segments Included in the Study
-Food and beverage (F&B) processing includes foods, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), confectionary, and bakeries.
-Distribution includes the food logistics and supply chain right from sourcing, cold food management, warehouse management, and transportation.
-In this scorecard, analysis of the North American F&B industry is provided, including an overview of key trends and opportunities.
-Farming and agriculture, animal foods, grains, and oilseed milling have not been included in this study.
-Actionable insights are provided for each issue-based analysis.

Table Of Contents

Top Growth Drivers and Trends in the North American Food and Beverage Market
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Scope Overview
FandB Segments
Meat Production Process Map
Frozen Food Production Process Map
Chocolate Production Process Map
Beverage Production Process Map
Dairy Production Process Map
Brewery Production Process Map
Executive Insights—The Next Big Trends Emerging in the FandB Industry
Supply and Demand—Executive Insights
Environmental Regulations—Executive Insights
New Technologies and Alternatives—Executive Insights
Country and Economy—Executive Insights
Integrated Industry—Executive Insights

2. INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Mega Trends to Micro Booms
Our Unique Macro-to-micro Methodology—Use of Hypothesis
Key Definitions
Top 8 Things a CEO Should Know
Food Trends in North America
The Big 7 in the FandB Industry
Factors Shaping the FandB Industry

3. FUTURE FOOD MANUFACTURING—CONVERGING FOOD TECHNOLOGY WITH INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Future Food Manufacturing—Converging Food Technology with Industrial Technology
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Designing for Flexibility—A New Agenda for Food Manufacturers
A Multi-variable Equation—Initiating New Project Designs
New Operating Models Enforce New Facility Designs
Components of New Facility Designs
Automation—A Key Component to Improve Efficiency and Asset Optimization
Food Robots
From Chocolates to Pizza—3-D Printing in Food
Nanotechnology—Precision Engineering at Its Best
New Plant Developments
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

4. PACKAGING TRENDS—MAKING THE MOST OF THE $11.4 BILLION PACKAGING WASTE INDUSTRY

Packaging Trends—Making the Most of the $11.4 Billion Packaging Waste Industry
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Packaging Waste—A Major Concern for the Industry
Trends to Add Value to the Packaging Value Chain
Material Developments—Active and Intelligent Packaging
Innovative Packaging Material Trends
Material Developments—Active and Intelligent Packaging
Technology Developments in the Packaging Industry
Packaging Equipment Innovation
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

5. THE “COLD BOX”—EXPLORING TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED VALUE CHAINS

The “Cold Box”—Exploring Temperature-controlled Value Chains
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Cold Food Chains—A Vital Component of the Supply Chain
Changing Points of Focus in the Cold Chain
Meat and Seafood Cold Chains
Storage—A Crucial Transition Point in the Value Chain
Frozen Storage Warehouses—Automation is Key
Transportation—Maintaining the Cold Environment in Transit
Transportation—New Opportunities in Rail
New Opportunities in Transportation
Value Addition through Technology
Adding Value through Renovation—Efficiency is Essential to the Cold Chain
Strategy Development to Improve Cold Chain Participation
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

6. FOOD ON THE MOVE—BRIDGING THE WEAKEST LINK IN SMART CITIES

Food on the Move—Bridging the Weakest Link in Smart Cities
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Moving Food—Accessibility and Affordability Becoming Key Parameters
Growing Supply Chain Implications in Smart Cities
Smart City Implications on Food Logistics
Optimization of the Sourcing Process
Localization and Food Hubs
Transportation Efficiency
Distribution Networks
Warehouse Management Systems
Smarter Cities—Smarter Technologies
Step Function Improvements in the Food and Beverage Supply Chain
New Transportation Modes—Drones in the Supply Chain
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

7. FROM SQF TO FSMA—ADDING NEW DIMENSIONS TO FOOD SAFETY

From SQF to FSMA—Adding New Dimensions to Food Safety
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Food Safety Concerns on the Rise
Regulations Central to FandB Developments
FSMA—Safety from Farm to Fork
Impact of FSMA on Farm-to-fork Value Chain
FSMA and Manufacturing Plants—Control and Prevention
FSMA and Supply Chains—Traceability-driven Chains
Food Traceability Technologies—Software Takes Center Stage
Implementing Food Traceability Technologies
An Integrated Traceability Approach for the Fresh Produce Industry
Meat and Seafood Traceability
The Impact of Growing Trade and Regulations—Changing Labeling Requirements
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

8. SERVING SUSTAINABILITY—CLEAN AND GREEN

Serving Sustainability—Clean and Green
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Emerging Focus on Sustainability
Resolving Water, Energy, and Emissions
Water Issues
Reducing the Water Footprint—Near-zero Waste Discharge
Energy and Emission Inefficiencies
Saving Energy—Food Processor Perspectives
Green Bakeries on the Rise
Emissions in the Dairy Industry
Sustainability Initiatives—Making the Most of Waste
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

9. DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO DISRUPT EXISTING OPERATING MODELS IN THE FandB INDUSTRY

Digital Transformation to Disrupt Existing Operating Models in the FandB Industry
Key Questions That Will Be Addressed
Industry Convergence Fueled by the IoT
Four Big Elements in the IoT Space
Application of the Cloud in the FandB Industry
Cloud for Complex Supplier Networks
Big Data and Analytics
Mobility in the FandB Industry
Wireless Intelligence—Connecting the Unconnected
Wireless Systems—Enabling Remote Asset Management
New Technologies—Advancing Customer Interactions with the Products
Findings, Inference, Recommendations, and Attractiveness (FIRA)

10. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

Future Perspectives
Our Research Methodology
CEO 360°—7 Perspectives
Competitive Perspective and its Importance in the FandB Industry
Integrated Industry Perspective and its Importance in the FandB Industry
Technology Perspective and its Importance in the FandB Industry
Regional Perspective and its Importance in the FandB Industry
Best Practices Perspective and its Importance to the FandB Industry
Economic Perspective and its Importance in the FandB Industry
Legal Disclaimer

11. APPENDIX

Appendix
Market Engineering Methodology
Additional Sources of Information on the FandB Scorecard
Partial List of Companies Interviewed

12. APPENDIX FOR FOOD TRENDS IN THE UNITED STATES

Appendix for Food Trends in the United States
Agricultural Trade Outlook
Corn and Meat Supply and Demand Outlook
Fish Demand Outlook
Consumer Price Index

13. APPENDIX FOR FUTURE FOOD PLANTS

Appendix for Future Food Plants
List of Food Plant Developments

14. APPENDIX FOR COLD FOOD CHAINS

Appendix for Cold Food Chains
Fresh Vs Frozen Vegetable Consumption
Appendix—List of Refrigerated Warehouses in the US

15. APPENDIX FOR FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

Appendix for Food Supply Chains
Upcoming Projects
List of Food Hubs—Alabama to California
List of Food Hubs

16. APPENDIX FOR FOOD REGULATIONS

Appendix for Food Regulations
Meat Traceability Laws
Food Incidents

17. APPENDIX FOR GREEN FOOD CHAINS

Appendix for Green Food Chains
Water Consumption Rates

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