Value Chain

General Information : Food Industry



Agricultural Marketing Manual.
Farm product marketing for producers and agri-business. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2005.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sis8570


Agricultural Processing Industry Directory.
Database of agricultural processing companies and industry organizations in Alberta. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app68/foodindustry


Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets.
Factsheet explaining the Alberta Farmers' Markets program. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/apa6620?opendocument


An Analysis of Food-Chain Demand for Differentiated Farm Commodities: Implications for the Farm Sector
Differentiated farm products and their implications for the farm sector. By Kathleen Painter, Washington State University.
http://www.agofthemiddle.org/papers/PainterReportSmall.pdf


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Additional Resources.
Additional resources for food processors: publications, fact sheets and contact lists.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10017


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Considerations
Business structure, namimg, and financial considerations.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex9989


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Planning
Developing a business plan for your food processing business.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex9988


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Distribution and Sales
Six basic distribution channels are detailed.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10012


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Facilities
Home kitchens vs. co-packing vs. food establishment permitted facilities.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10001


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Financing
Sources of financing are listed.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10014


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Food Processing Regulations
Packaging, food safety, and licensing requirements.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex9995


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Factors assuring food safety and quality assurance are listed.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10006


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Introduction
Overview of a business management series for new food processors.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex9977


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Packaging and Labeling
Options in packaging, labelling requirements; customer appeal.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10010


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Preface
Preface of a business management series for new food processors.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10021


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Processing and Packaging Equipment
Selection of equipment and design considerations.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10009


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Product Development
Stages in new product development.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10007


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Promotion
Public relations, advertising, and sales promotions are described.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10013


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Sources of Assistance
Sources of financial assistance are listed.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10015


Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Starting Out
Evaluating your business idea.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex9978


Fresh food category management: leveraging strategic options.
Strategic options used by fresh food suppliers and retailers. By Micheal O'Keeffe. Published by Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agp11922/$FILE/RetailPaper2FreshFood.pdf


Humane Labelling - Are Shoppers Going to Pay?
Discussion of the value consumers assess humane labelled meat. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2007
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/pou3554?opendocument


Methods to Price Your Products.
Cost-based, competition-based, and consumer-based pricing strategies. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1133


Sysco's Journey from Supply Chain to Value Chain: Results and Lessons Learned
The development of Sysco's value chain. From the 2008 National Good Food Network/Sysco Corporation Pilot Project to source and sell good food.
http://ngfn.org/resources/research-1/innovative-models/NGFN%20Case%20Study_Syscos%20Journey%20From%20Supply%20Chain%20to%20Value%20Chain.pdf


The Essentials of Pricing.
Developing a pricing strategy. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.
https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1141

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