Canada's Food Manufacturing Industry: Industrial Outlook Summer 2012

The Conference Board of Canada, 12 pages, September 2012
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This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s Food Manufacturing Industry.

Document Highlights

  • Commodity Prices—Hot, dry weather has hurt crops and pushed up raw commodity prices, resulting in higher costs for the industry.
  • Consumer Confidence—Weak consumer confidence and the disappointing job market will detract from consumer willingness to spend on food.
  • Speciality Products—Speciality products, such as natural and organic products, generate high profit margins for food manufacturers.

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