1. Agricultural Products
2. Alcoholic Beverages
3. Food Retailers & Distributors
4. Meat, Poultry & Dairy
5. Non-Alcoholic Beverages
6. Processed Foods
Range of Food & Beverage Risks
1. Food Safety & Health Concerns
2. Fair Labour Practices & Workforce Health & Safety
3. Environmental & Social Impacts of Ingredient Supply Chains
4. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
5. Energy Management & Fleet Fuel Management
6. Water Management
7. Packaging Lifecycle Management
These companies are also involved in wholesale and distribution and may source a large amount of their products from third-party growers in various countries. It is critical to maintain vigilance for the sustainability risks involved in the supply chain and in order to maintain a reliable supply of raw materials and reduce the risk of price volatility.
The largest companies in this industry tend to have global operations with multiple branded products. Different markets have different regulations which leads to a variance of levels of vertical integration within the industry. Brewers try to access multiple different markets by having multiple manufacturing facilities, while vintners and distillers tend to only be located where they have historically been produced.
Food Retailers & Distributors
Meat, Poultry & Dairy
The larger companies rely on either contract or independent farmers to supply the animals to them for their operations, giving them a varying degree of control dependent on with whom they are partnered. In this industry, the product is sold primarily to the Processed Foods industry as well as to retail distributors who bring the product to restaurants and grocery retailers.
This industry is characterized by large and complex ingredients and supply chains; a lot of companies in this industry rely on global ingredience sourcing. International opportunities are driving growth for this industry.