GTA Food And Beverage Cluster

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GTA Food And Beverage Cluster

  1. 1. Toronto’s Food and Beverage Cluster Katrina Aurellado
  2. 2. Key Industry Cluster <ul><li>The food and beverage sector is Canada’s third largest manufacturing sector </li></ul><ul><li>Core food industry activities: food processing, warehousing and distribution, retailing and food services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Industry Cluster cont’d <ul><li>Annual sales of $17 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2,000 food and manufacturing establishments </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last five years, experienced a growth rate of 4% to 5% annually </li></ul><ul><li>Employment has increased at a rate of 5% per year </li></ul>
  4. 4. GTA Food Cluster Leaders <ul><li>Cadbury Schweppes </li></ul><ul><li>Campbell Soup Company Limited </li></ul><ul><li>Cargill Limited </li></ul><ul><li>Fiera Foods Company </li></ul><ul><li>Kraft Canada Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Maple Leaf Foods </li></ul><ul><li>Nestle Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Unilever Canada Limited </li></ul><ul><li>Weston Bakeries Limited </li></ul><ul><li>Wrigley’s Canada </li></ul>
  5. 5. Summerlicious <ul><li>Going onto its 5 th year after rapid popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Torontonians and visitors are able to take advantage of incredible value </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive prix fixe menus offered at 130 of Toronto's top dining establishments </li></ul><ul><li>Summerlicious 2008: July 4 – 20, 2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Winterlicious <ul><li>The premier dining event is over until next winter </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 participating restaurants pleased Torontonian’s palette’s </li></ul><ul><li>The menus usually consist of an appetizer, main course, and dessert and can price anywhere from $15 - $35 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Trade Show Trends <ul><li>1. Organic Foods </li></ul><ul><li>2. Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>3. Mediterranean Foods </li></ul><ul><li>4. Tea </li></ul><ul><li>5. Gourmet Cooking and Entertaining </li></ul><ul><li>6. Desserts, Pastries and Confectionery Products </li></ul><ul><li>7. Healthy Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>8. Environmentally-Friendly Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>9. Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Premium Beverages </li></ul><ul><li>10. Bottled Water and Add-to-Water Flavoring Packages </li></ul>
  8. 8. Organically Ontario <ul><li>The Canada Organic Regime is the Government of Canada’s response to requests by the organic sector and consumers to develop a regulated system for organic agricultural products </li></ul><ul><li>The Organic Products Regulations define specific requirements for organic products to be labeled as organic or that bear the Canada Organic Logo </li></ul><ul><li>Only products with organic content that is greater than 95% may be labeled as: “Organic” </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-ingredient products with 70-95% organic content may not use the logo </li></ul><ul><li>Will be implemented by December 14, 2008 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Similar Cluster - Chicago <ul><li>Metropolitan Chicago’s food manufacturing industry is the largest in the nation in terms of the number of people employed: 67,711 workers in 867 companies </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois has the most productive food sector of any state in the nation - $460,000 a year </li></ul><ul><li>Employment multiplier for this industry is 2.58, which means that for every food manufacturing job, another 1.58 jobs are created in businesses that supply and support food manufacturing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Similar Cluster – New Zealand <ul><li>Food and beverage processing is one of the larger industry sectors within the southern sector of Auckland </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

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