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  • 1. A guide to our industry expertiseFood and beverage
  • 2. An industry facing rapid changesIn the current economic environment, the food and Grant Thornton has the right experience and canbeverage industry faces a range of new challenges provide tailored, strategic advice and services to helpfrom increased public awareness about food safety organisations like yours grow. We can help you dealand monitoring to social media providing a platform with the performance challenges ahead in a difficult,for people to persuade companies to be more aware changing economy.of the importance of incorporating moreenvironmentally sustainable practices. Traditional The Grant Thornton global advantagechallenges are also becoming more complex. • we are one of the world’s leading organisations The fast food convenience market driver is of independently owned and managedwaning as local, ‘field-to-table’ movements gain accounting and consulting firms, with access toprominence, disrupting the traditional mass the expertise of more than 2,500 partners in overdistribution supply chain. Private independent labels 100 countrieshave also become more profitable, effectively • we are experienced at working with food andskewing retailers’ traditional stock-keeping units beverage companies and already provide(SKUs). To combat these changes, many food and assurance, tax and advisory services to food andbeverage businesses are taking action to adapt by beverage companies globallytapping into new trends, like ‘at-home’ cooking and • we advise food and beverage clients on a range oflocal sourcing, and many are having success. industry-focused topics, including supply chain In the face of such challenges, Grant Thornton management, food safety and product recalls, faircan help. Your business needs a trusted advisor with trade and country of origin labeling, credits andextensive sector experience and a demonstrable incentives, and regulatory complianceclient service track record who can help you align • we advise and provide solutions for a changeyour direction in the market place and advise intensive about the opportunities available to you.
  • 3. Grant Thornton knowledgeand experienceGrant Thornton helps domestic and Sectors we support:international food and beverage • agriculture/agribusinesscompanies throughout the supply chain • bottlersnavigate today’s ever changing complex • brand manufacturersbusiness environment. We offer guidance • food processingon restructuring and reorganisation, • food service/cateringprocess improvement, supply chain • food wholesalemanagement, mergers and acquisitions, • private label manufacturerstax, audit and other advisory matters. • retail. If you want solutions that create valuefor your business, your stakeholders, and,especially, your customers, then GrantThornton can help.
  • 4. Our food and beverage servicesGrant Thornton understands the food and Grant Thornton’s experiencebeverage business • credits and incentives• cost segregation • income and franchise tax services• employee overtime taxation • international expansion• fair trade and country of origin labeling • transaction support• food safety and product recalls • operational or performance improvement• mergers and acquisitions • IT strategic planning• operational processes and efficiencies • procurement consulting• profit management • regulatory compliance• state and local tax • supply chain optimisation.• supply chain management• trade spend management.
  • 5. A natural choice for internationalcompaniesConsumer behaviour can shift rapidly, Global contacts Global leader and Canada Germany United Kingdomplacing heightened demands on your Jim Menzies Kai Bartels Trefor Griffithbusiness and your people. To improve T +1 416 360 5008 T +49 (40) 4321 862 8613 T +44 (0)20 7728 2537profitability and performance, you must E E E quickly to the latest trends. Grant Australia India United StatesThornton professionals can help you Tony Pititto Piyush Patodia Dexter Manningovercome your unique challenges and T +61 (3) 8663 6000 T +91 (11) 4278 7070 T +1 404 475 0061seize the opportunities that lie ahead. E E E vast food and beverage experience, Brazil Ireland Vietnamwe stay on top of the latest industry Fabio Silva Ciara Jackson Bill Hutchisonissues and work with you to address T +55 (11) 3886 8976 T +353 (0) 1 6805 640 T +84 (8) 3910 9102 E E E concerns head on. All companiesneed good advice to manage change and Canada Patrick Burkeopportunity, efficiently and effectively. Jean-Pierre Haché T +353 (0) 1 6805 650 Get in touch with a Grant Thornton T +1 514 390 4267 E E hache.jean-pierre@rcgt.comfood and beverage specialist today, and South Africalearn how to draw opportunity out of France Ian Scottchange. Vincent Frambourt T +27 (0) 21 417 8792 T +33 6 16 58 19 61 E E
  • 6. Our global organisationGrant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations ofindependently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms.These firms provide assurance, tax and advisory services to privately heldbusinesses and public interest entities. Clients of member firms can accessthe knowledge and experience of more than 2,500 partners in over 100countries and consistently receive a distinctive, high quality andpersonalised service wherever they choose to do© 2011 Grant Thornton International Ltd. All rights reserved.Grant Thornton International Ltd (Grant Thornton International) andthe member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services aredelivered independently by the member firms.