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Food and beverage industry outlook for 2011

In a special podcast for Food in Canada, KPMG answers the key questions food and beverage manufacturers are asking about the year ahead.


To listen to the podcasts, click here.

Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry picked up in 2010 – but what’s in store for 2011? How are deals being made and which food and beverage players are going for growth through acquisition? What are the key qualities private equity buyers look for in a good deal? Plus, what about the food and beverage trends that continue to be big draws for consumers, such as demand for private labels, health and wellness, exotic ingredients, and sustainable and environmentally friendly products? Why are India and China key areas for growth – now and in the future? And how can improving collaboration and communication with grocery retailers lead to even more growth and success for the sector?

Discover the answers to these questions in two podcasts from KPMG. Sebastian Distefano, national industry leader of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products for KPMG Canada, discusses key issues facing the industry and what companies can do to survive and grow in our changing economic climate. Meanwhile, Dave Kennedy, senior vice-president and director of KPMG Corporate Finance Inc., talks about mergers and acquisitions, as well as how companies can position themselves for a valuable transaction. To listen to the podcasts, click here.