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Food Processing: An Industrial Powerhouse in Transition, 2nd Edition

Food Processing: An Industrial Powerhouse in Transition, 2nd Edition

John M. Connor , William A. Schiek

ISBN: 978-0-471-15515-7

May 1997

688 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$223.95

Description

This book covers the growth, economic development, and business management of the US commercial food processing industry. Topics include the strategic options of food processors when facing the many distribution channels and sourcing options currently available; new processing and information technologies; the effect of biotechnological developments on the food processing industry, and an analysis of whether the food processing sector has participated in the overall improvement of the US economy.
Brief History of the Industries.

Processing in the U.S.

Food System.

Industrial Structure and Business Organization.

Industry Growth.

Geographic Location.

Input Utilization.

Input Procurement Strategies.

Household Demand for Food.

Distribution Channels for Food.

Product and Promotion Strategies.

Technological Change.

The Globalization of Food Processing.

The Futures of Food Processing.

Appendices.

Bibliography.

Index.