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Consumer Trends in Food Safety.
Food safety issues in Canada. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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17 Hot Food Trends and Consumer Purchase Behaviour.
This syndicated study reveals which trends are hot with the consumers these days, who’s buying what, and cross-purchasing behaviour. The study will provide your organization with current information directly relevant to product development,marketing, and positioning. Report of food trends, available with subscription from Ipsos-Reid. 2009.

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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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Attracting Consumers With Locally Grown Products.
Results of a survey of attitudes and opinions on locally grown and produced foods. Prepared by Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 2001.

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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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Canadian Consumer Trends in Obesity and Food Consumption.
Obesity and market opportunities in the food industry. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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Castell Howell - Developing a £45m business in the foodservice sector.
Case study of a foodservice business which initiates value chains. By theFood Chain Centre.

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Chef Demand for Alberta Regional Foods in Foodservice.
Results of interviews conducted with 15 executive chefs in Alberta. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2002.

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Choices for Consumers: Differentiated Marketing for Sustainable Profitability Conference Olds College
Presentation on differentiated marketing in agriculture. By Pat Ramsey, Alberta Agriculture and Food. March 20, 2007.

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Consumer Market for Bone Health Benefits: Is it a waiting opportunity for the Alberta functional; food and nutraceuticals industries?
Report of the current and potential market of bone benefit foods and drinks. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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Consumer Trends in Organic Food.
Report of the organic market and the factors that drive this market. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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Consumer Trends in the Canadian Kosher Market.
Market opportunities of Kosher food in Canada. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2008.

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Direct Marketing Meats Resource Guide.
A listing of resources for direct marketing meats. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2006.

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Exclusivity In the Food Manufacturer & Grocer Trade. Reasons Behind the Marketing-Procurement Practice.
A technical study of exclusivity in food manufacturing and retailing. By Kevin Grier, Senior Market Analyst. George Morris Centre

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Farm Direct Marketing for Rural Producers.
Basic components and strategies of farm direct marketing of agricultural products and services. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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Farm Direct Sales: Know the Regulations.
The basic regulations of farm direct marketing agricultural products and services Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2009.

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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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Grocery Trade Review.
Monthly report that provides analysis of market issues and trends, available with subscription. George Morris Centre. Available with subscription.

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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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Presentation: Commercialization Best Practices.
Presentation on how to develop and bring a product to market. Ron Lyons, Commercialization Manager Business Commercialization Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Summary: Canadian Halal Meat Market Study.
Summary of report which assesses the halal meat market in Canada.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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Understanding Consumer Trends Can Present New Opportunities.
Understanding the factors that drive consumer trends. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. 2008.

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Understanding the Processor Profitability and Capacity Utilization in Farm Product Procurement:
A technical study of processor competition for a farm product. A Primer. SPECIAL REPORT. By Al Mussell and Kevin Grier, George Morris Centre, October 2005.

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Website of Dine Alberta.
Website to link producers with Alberta chefs.

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Willingness-to-Pay For Branded Fresh Beef Products In Canada.
Assessment of the branded beef products in Canada and the consumers' willingness to pay a J.G. Carlberg, E.Froehlich, C. E. Ward. Submitted to Canfax Research Services. March 2007. Premium.

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