If you’ve been a fan of Global Processing, you may notice a subtle difference in our editorial approach this issue. Our publisher, Grand View Media Group, is investing in the Processing brand and has given us access to services that allow us to bring you a wider variety of international coverage of the processing industries. Look at these stories in the Global Processing easy-to-read, tablet-friendly format as a way to catch your breath during a busy day and at the same time keep up on what’s going on, vis-à-vis the globalization of the processing industries.
In this same vein, in February, Processing will launch two new industry-focused electronic newsletters. To receive these and other of our electronic deliverables, go to www.processingmagazine.com.
The first Monday morning every month, an audience of technicians, engineers and managers in the food & beverage industries will find served to their desktop a rich mix of what will be highly readable updates, news features, case studies, technology backgrounders and guest columns. It’s to keep up to date on what’s happening in the production sector of what is undoubtedly the world’s largest industry. We’re calling it Processing’s Food Industry Update.
According to Frost & Sullivan, the cumulative value of all revenue derived from the global food and beverage value chain — from farm to fork, as it were — was in 2012 more than $20 trillion, and represents nearly 30% of the world’s economy. Processed food sales have been estimated at more than $3 trillion. What’s more, it’s innovative solutions coming out of the process industries that will feed a world of seven billion people and growing.
On the third Monday each month, it’ll be something of the same for chemical industry professionals with Processing’s Chemical Industry Update. Then again, the chemical industry is unique. Production of synthetic polymers used as plastics, fibers and elastomers has been growing for more than five decades. The industry recovered strongly from the 2008 recession and will continue growing faster than U.S. GDP based on increasing exports, experts say.
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