The global food landscape is rapidly evolving as consumer needs and behaviours shift. Growing populations and consumer demands in emerging markets are creating opportunities for companies to export products or set up operations to help meet the needs of this rapidly expanding consumer base. The demand among North American and European consumers for greater variety and choice is leading some food companies to expand their offerings internationally, and consumers’ increased access to information the world over is putting companies under the microscope when it comes to sustainability practices.
Export opportunities. International sourcing. Sustainability. These are three themes that are important to explore as global food companies look to grow and succeed in the rebounding economy of 2011 and beyond.
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