∗ A systematic examination of industrial structure, business organization, and geographic location.
∗ A discussion of the impact of new processing and information technologies, developments in biotechnology, and more.
∗ Expanded material on distribution channels and sourcing options, including new retail formats such as warehouse stores and supercenters.
∗ Information on key input utilization, procurement, product and promotion strategies.
∗ Predicted growth trends for domestic and foreign markets, the dynamics of industry globalization, and more.
Processing in the U.S.
Industrial Structure and Business Organization.
Input Procurement Strategies.
Household Demand for Food.
Distribution Channels for Food.
Product and Promotion Strategies.
The Globalization of Food Processing.
The Futures of Food Processing.
WILLIAM A. SCHIEK, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He is a former cooperative relations specialist and research economist with the New York–New Jersey Milk Market Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture′s Agricultural Marketing Service.