Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for tea will continue to brew over the next five years due to increased health awareness and new product offerings. Tea is becoming infused into the American diet as consumers become more health conscious and look for alternatives to sugar-rich carbonated beverages. However, while the tea industry will continue to experience an upswing, strong demand for ready-to-drink teas and beverages, this industry's competitors, will somewhat limit revenue growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Most modern food and beverage manufacturing plants require a medium level of capital investment. Spurred on by larger companies, however, there is a trend toward automating the production process to reduce labor dependence and improve efficiency. This is evident in the investing activities of the major players, who have undertaken significant expenditures relating to modernization of plant and equipment. Further, given the high emphasis on innovation and new product development, there is considerable investment in human and intellectual capital such as food scientists and research laboratories.
It is important to note that the level of capital intensity varies considerably with the size of the manufacturer... purchase to read more