« The GTA Food and Beverage
         Cluster »
        By: Melissa Brasil
According     • A cluster focuses on competitive
            to Michael      strategies for governments and
              ...
GTA Clusters

•Aerospace
•Automotive
•Apparel and Textiles
•Biomedical and
Biotechnology
•Business and
Professional Servic...
About the Food and Beverage
           Cluster

                                      Annual sales of
                    ...
Food and Beverage Cluster
      Composition
GTA Cluster Members
 Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. 1,700
 Quality Meat Packers Limited 680
 Cadbury Chocolate Canada Inc. 800
...
Trade Shows
Competitor One: Chicago Food
            Processing Cluster
Food processing is when you change raw ingredients
into food ...
Competitor Two: Food and
       Beverage Cluster in New Zealand
There is a long and proud history the food industry has a...
Recommendation
 The recommendation for the GTA Food and Beverage cluster
 is to follow the three critical success factors ...
Implementation
 Short-Term

 Create seminars about the food and beverage clusters to be
 presented in food and beverage s...
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Food and Beverage Cluster

  1. 1. « The GTA Food and Beverage Cluster » By: Melissa Brasil
  2. 2. According • A cluster focuses on competitive to Michael strategies for governments and organizations Porter What is a According to Richard • clusters are based on creativity Cluster? Florida • A cluster is concentration of companies and industries in a geographic region, which are interconnected by the markets they Overall serve, and the products they produce, as well as the suppliers, trade associations, government and educational institutions.
  3. 3. GTA Clusters •Aerospace •Automotive •Apparel and Textiles •Biomedical and Biotechnology •Business and Professional Services •Financial Services •Food and Beverage Manufacturing •IT&T •Media •Tourism
  4. 4. About the Food and Beverage Cluster Annual sales of $17 billion Over 2000 food and manufacturing establishments Over the last five years, experienced a growth rate of about 4.5% Created 4.5% increase in Employment
  5. 5. Food and Beverage Cluster Composition
  6. 6. GTA Cluster Members  Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. 1,700  Quality Meat Packers Limited 680  Cadbury Chocolate Canada Inc. 800  Cargill Foods 1,000  Campbell Soup Company Ltd. 650  Peek Freans 600
  7. 7. Trade Shows
  8. 8. Competitor One: Chicago Food Processing Cluster Food processing is when you change raw ingredients into food that can be consumed Transformation includes activities such as enhancing the flavour, adding nutritional value, and preservation The processed food industry is one of the largest manufacturing sub-sectors in the US economy The industry employed 1.44 million people in 2004 and with an output of $470 billion industry sales were estimated to be $784. The industry has expanded output by 1.2% CAGR in the period 1994- 2003
  9. 9. Competitor Two: Food and Beverage Cluster in New Zealand There is a long and proud history the food industry has a long and proud history in New Zealand’s development The country has always had bountiful resources and food and beverage processing has evolved into a vibrant industry sector Food and beverage processing is one of the largest industry sectors within the southern sector of Auckland, New Zealand There are over 5,460 people employed in the southern sector of Auckland and over 73,000 in New Zealand growing at a rate of 5% a year
  10. 10. Recommendation The recommendation for the GTA Food and Beverage cluster is to follow the three critical success factors and focus on reaching the ideal cluster: Strong skills base Innovation and R&D capacity Networks and Partnerships
  11. 11. Implementation Short-Term Create seminars about the food and beverage clusters to be presented in food and beverage specialty programs (I.e. George Brown College of Culinary Arts)  Establishes partnerships and innovation Create a booth and the Canadian Food and Beverage Show with resources such as innovation centers and centers of excellence Long-Term Acquire new financial resources Open more innovation centers and centers of excellence Implement a mandatory cluster course in the school curriculum Work towards food tourism
  12. 12. Thank You

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