In 2008, the most obvious source of discomfort is the ailing economy that has adversely impacted most industries, including the food & beverage (F&B) industry. In addition to the recent economic slowdown, supply chain issues such as ingredient availability and vendor pricing has continued to put pressure on F&B manufacturer margins. From the farmer’s field to the consumer’s fork, the food & beverage industry is facing a wide set of challenges and industry reaction will transform the future of this industry. First, this briefing reviews the issues of the slowing economic environment on F&B industry supply chains and price volatility in 2008.
Research Analyst, Christopher Shanahan, will review issues of the slowing economic environment on F&B industry supply chains and price volatility in 2008, the primary strategies currently adopted by current industry participant within this uncertain environment, and assess various strategic actions companies can implement in order to grow their businesses in these challenging times.