Improving Productivity in Canada’s Food Processing Sector through Greater Scale

Released February 2012

The purpose of this study was to provide an economic analysis of the relationship between scale and productivity in Canada’s food processing and its significance for Canadian public policy and management purposes. With the changing global agri-food environment and future demand opportunities, scale in food processing is one factor that allows participating Canadian firms to compete successfully in this environment. Large scale processing drives large scale demand for agricultural products, leads to growth of markets along the whole value chain and allows firms to satisfy both the domestic and export markets.

Topics: Business growth and innovation