Publications - Food and
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Value Chains in Agriculture, Food and Agri-Products Sectors
Agri-food Value Chains are designed to increase competitive advantage
through collaboration in a venture that links producers, processors,
marketers, food service companies, retailers and supporting groups
such as shippers, research groups and suppliers. Value
Chain Business Information Bundle is a resource centre for information
on establishing and growing your Value Chain.
A Global Hub for Food Processing: Agri-Food Asset Map
With its competitive costs, innovative research climate and easy
access to ingredients and global markets, Ontario's agri-food industry
is a leading North American hub for world-class food processing.
the Agri-Food Asset Map to learn more.
Ontario's Food Industry. l read
Ontario feeds millions of people around the world. We're home to
the third-largest production cluster in North America - one of the
most diverse and competitive anywhere.
OMAFRA research partnerships: innovation that drives growth
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What kind of research does your business need to compete and grow?
How should OMAFRA prioritize research funding for a strong, vibrant
agri-food industry? Are there common industry challenges that research
could address? Find out how OMAFRA is committed to improving Ontario's
economic competitiveness through focused, collaborative research
that meets the needs of industry and local communities.
Brazil and Canada. l read
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Canada and Brazil have had strong economic ties for more than 100
years. Canadian companies having invested billions of dollars in
Brazil. In turn, Brazil has increasingly invested into Canada.
Food Broker - Distributor Information Sheet. l
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Is a broker or distributor right for your business? If you are
a food product manufacturer, establishing a partnership with a broker
or distributor can be key to your success.
Your Guide to Food Processing in Ontario. l read
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This guide is intended to help you develop your food processing
business. Whether you're new to the food industry and starting a
new business, or are considering expanding your existing operation,
you'll find the tools you need here.
Selling Food to the Ontario Government. l read
If you are a food product manufacturer, an excellent way to expand
your business is to sell your food product to buyers who service
the Ontario government.
What do Ontario's grocery retailers want from Ontario's
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Ontario grocery retailers have said clearly and often that they
prefer to buy local product where it makes sense to do so. Retailers
have also publicly committed to the idea of working with Ontario
suppliers to develop value chains.
Benchmarking Utility Performance in the Food Industry.
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Benchmarking is a process that allows a company to compare current
production data - like cost, cycle time, productivity and quality
- both to its past performance and to industry best practices.
Utility Monitoring & Targeting: Save Energy, Cut Costs.
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The more you know about utility consumption at your plant, the
better you can manage it and the healthier your bottom line will
be. All too often, utility consumption is invisible, treated as
a fixed cost on the balance sheet.
Selecting Meters for Your Food or Beverage Processing Facility.
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To be effective, a monitoring & targeting (M&T) system
must meet your strategic objectives for cost control, be designed
to be compatible with your processing flows, and incorporate hardware
(and software) to measure and collate data into a useable form.