Value Chain

  General Information : Food Industry


Agricultural Marketing Manual.
Farm product marketing for producers and agri-business. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2005.

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Agricultural Processing Industry Directory.
Database of agricultural processing companies and industry organizations in Alberta. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets.
Factsheet explaining the Alberta Farmers' Markets program. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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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.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Additional Resources.
Additional resources for food processors: publications, fact sheets and contact lists.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Considerations
Business structure, namimg, and financial considerations.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Business Planning
Developing a business plan for your food processing business.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Distribution and Sales
Six basic distribution channels are detailed.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Facilities
Home kitchens vs. co-packing vs. food establishment permitted facilities.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Financing
Sources of financing are listed.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Food Processing Regulations
Packaging, food safety, and licensing requirements.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Food Safety and Quality Assurance
Factors assuring food safety and quality assurance are listed.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Introduction
Overview of a business management series for new food processors.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Packaging and Labeling
Options in packaging, labelling requirements; customer appeal.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Preface
Preface of a business management series for new food processors.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Processing and Packaging Equipment
Selection of equipment and design considerations.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Product Development
Stages in new product development.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Promotion
Public relations, advertising, and sales promotions are described.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Sources of Assistance
Sources of financial assistance are listed.

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Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors - Starting Out
Evaluating your business idea.

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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.

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Humane Labelling - Are Shoppers Going to Pay?
Discussion of the value consumers assess humane labelled meat. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2007

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Methods to Price Your Products.
Cost-based, competition-based, and consumer-based pricing strategies. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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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.

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The Essentials of Pricing.
Developing a pricing strategy. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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