East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/23/2015 -- Sponsored by Pcdata USA, this week's Picking Perfection reports, Jeffery M. Cross, Freeborn & Peters LLP, discussed in Food Manufacturing that the food industry is currently undergoing a period of consolidation. There are high profile mergers, such as the proposed merger between Sysco and US Foods, currently being challenged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). However, the phenomenon is much broader. The Food Institute recorded 503 mergers in the food industry in 2014, a significant increase over the 311 mergers recorded in 2013. That same organization has also reported 37 supermarket mergers in 2014, up from 28 deals in 2013. All this activity may result in a consolidated and more efficient food manufacturing process eventually, but in the meantime best manufacturing practices and regulations may fail if the distribution centers cannot properly fulfill orders.
If this topic is of interest to you the Food Institute's "Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions 2014" book offers many things to many readers. Also, a CD containing an Excel file of the data can be purchased along with the book, enabling you to sort the data in a variety of ways to suit your research needs.
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