DALLAS — "Global
Food and Beverage Survey 2012-2013: Demand, Budgets, and Key Markets for
Innovative Technology" is a new report by Canadean that analyzes future
expectations about the significance of new technology in the global food and
report examines and analyzes the key growth markets for innovative technologies
in 2012-2013, the use of intelligent packaging, technology spending activity,
the use of nanotechnology, and technology transfer in the industry. This report
is the result of an extensive survey drawn from Canadean''s exclusive panel of
leading global food and beverage industry executives.
projected average global annual procurement budget for buyer respondents is
US$173 million in 2012-2013.
key drivers which are influential in the implementation of nanotechnology are
''helps in extending shelf life'' and ''enhances food safety'', as identified by
57% of food manufacturers each.
of the survey highlights include the following:
the global food and beverage industry, 57%, 45% and 44% of respective
respondents identify ''packaging'', ''preparation or production'', and ''marketing''
as operational areas projected to demonstrate increased use of technology in
62% of global food manufacturers identify ''pasteurization'' as the most widely
used technology in food processing, followed by ''high-pressure processing'' and
''UV treatment'' as identified by 41% and 28% of respondents respectively.
convenience'', ''safety and traceability'' and ''environmental concerns'' emerge as
key drivers of active and intelligent packaging for global food and beverage
to global food manufacturers, packaging materials such as ''recyclable
plastics'', ''paper and board'', and ''degradable plastics'' are expected to record
increased demand in 2012-2013.
60% of respondents identify ''food and beverage packaging'' as the most important
area projected to record increased use of technology transfer in 2012-2013,
followed by ''new product development'' and ''food processing'' as identified by
54% and 51% of respondents respectively.
to survey results, the top three innovative technologies used in food and
beverage processing are ''pasteurization'', ''high-pressure processing'', and ''UV
results show that, 48% of supplier respondents identify ''dairy'' as the product
segment most likely to record increased use of processing technologies in
2012-2013 followed by ''soft drinks'' and ''prepared meals'' as identified by 35%
and 32% of respective respondents.
savings'', ''development of new products'', ''operational efficiency'', and ''market
demand'' are instrumental in the implementation of new technology within their
to global food and beverage manufacturers, ''cold storage technology'' and ''shelf
life extension technology'' are considered key packaging technologies.
20% of global food and beverage manufacturer respondents plan to allocate
between 5%-10% of their total procurement budget towards technology solutions