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Agriculture in Alberta is a strong, well-diversified
economic sector. Its success is particularly evident in
the exceptional growth shown by the food and
beverage industry. In 2010, Alberta’s food and
beverage manufacturing industries generated a total
of $11.5 billion (preliminary estimate) in
manufacturing sales. As well as generating
impressive revenue, the food and beverage
processing industries employed a total of 22,900
Albertans in 2010 and provides consumers the world
over with a wide selection of appealing and
nutritious food products.
As part of the ongoing effort to promote
development in this dynamic sector, Alberta
Agriculture and Rural Development is pleased to
introduce Business Basics for Alberta Food
Processors. The guide has been developed to provide
emerging food processors with helpful business and
marketing information essential to planning and
operating a successful business.