With health concerns in the U.S. growing and per capita income improving, the rapidly growing health-oriented food markets will support the industrys growth.
Online PR News – 22-June-2016 – The U.S. Food and Beverage Industry is remains strong, though changing consumer habits and health concerns have upended traditional strategies and business models in the space. Annual U.S. Food & Beverage retail sales increased from $650 billion in 2013 to $681 billion in 2015, growing steadily at an annual rate of 2% as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. With per capita income improving, consumers, and producers in turn, are placing more emphasis on healthy alternatives instead of the cheapest and quickest options. The organic foods market, for example, is of particular focus in the U.S. and continues to grow at a rate that far outpaces the overall U.S. food market. The industry climate lends itself to growth opportunities for businesses who are quick to adapt to this trend.
Drivers of Growth in Food & Beverage Industry
Financial Sponsor& Strategic Buyer Activity in the Food & Beverage Industry
Private equity firms remain active in the industry due to the fragmentation, capitalizing on large companies looking to sell non-core businesses.2015 witnessed a record high in private equity investments, with 65 financial buyouts taking place in the sector. Although these companies may be experiencing slow growth, many maintain strong cash flow positions, enabling financial buyers to use leverage in making acquisitions.
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