Canada's Food and Beverage Industry: Industrial Profile Autumn 2012
The Conference Board of Canada, 2 pages,
November 30, 2012
This industry profile provides a five-year forecast for Canada's Food and Beverage Industry.
- Commodity Prices—Hot, dry weather has hurt crop production and pushed up
raw commodity prices, resulting in higher costs for the industry.
- Consumer Confidence—Weaker consumer confidence and the disappointing job
market will detract from consumers’ willingness to spend on food and beverages.
- Speciality Products—Speciality products, such as natural and organic-based
products, continue to be a bright spot for the industry, generating high profit
margins for food manufacturers.