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Gta Food And Beverage

  1. 1. GTA Food and Beverage By: Charles Jacobs
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Within Ontario, Toronto dominates the provincial food industry with more than half of all the food processing in the province, taking place within the GTA. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction cont’d <ul><li>I n 1999, 44,000 employees from the city were in a virtual tie with Los Angeles for second place. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, there were 50,000 people employed in Toronto’s food processing industry. </li></ul><ul><li>The GTA Food and Beverage Cluster has annual sales in excess of $17 billion. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction cont’d <ul><li>Employment in this sector has increased at a rate of 5% per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Within the next 10 years, employment growth rates are expected to double. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Toronto CMA, there are over 2,000 food and beverage manufacturing establishments (2004). </li></ul>
  5. 5. GTA Cluster Members <ul><li>The Toronto Food and Beverage cluster includes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Support Structures <ul><li>Guelph Food Technology Centre </li></ul><ul><li>The GFTC is an independent, industry-driven, non-profit organization. The organization is within a one-hour drive of Toronto. They are constantly looking for cutting-edge solutions in food technology and are turning to the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) , which has gained the reputation as one of North America's foremost research and consulting facilities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Support Structures cont’d <ul><li>Toronto Food Industry Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>This committee has been created to address the needs of the food industry within Toronto, and includes representatives from the city’s food sector, and the three levels of government. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, Click Here Food and Beverage Sector Specialist </li></ul>
  8. 8. Marketing Activities <ul><li>Agri-Food Trade Service </li></ul><ul><li>Trade shows offer a snapshot look at key trends affecting the food and beverage industry, both for new products available on the Canadian market and those set to emerge in the near future. Typically two to three day events, ranging from 200 to 700 exhibitors from Canada and around the world, highlight a wide range of new and innovative products. This is an excellent way to market within the GTA food and beverage cluster. </li></ul>
  9. 9. News <ul><li>The Toronto Wine & Cheese Show is Canada’s the leading and largest show of its kind. In 2008, the show will have had their 25 th anniversary. The Toronto Wine & Cheese Show is known worldwide for its informative and refined selection of gourmet food and award-winning wines. It also features cuisine from renown restaurants, exciting seminars, beers, single malt whiskies, forthcoming vintages and industry-regarded wine and beer competitions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Competing Clusters <ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand’s development has always had bountiful resources. Food and beverage processing has evolved into a vibrant industry sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Food and beverage processing is one of the larger industry sectors within the southern sector of Auckland. </li></ul><ul><li>The sector employs over 5,460 in the southern sector of Auckland, over 73,500 in New Zealand with a growth rate of over 5% per year. </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of the export earnings for New Zealand are generated from this sector. The food and beverage industry is well serviced in the region with co-packing, logistic operations and many other support services. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank You! Questions?