Organic Food Industry Structure: Acquisitions & Alliances, Top 100 Food Processors in North America
One of the main ways that North America’s largest food processors have increased their share of the organic food market is through acquisitions and alliances. The following infographic paints a picture of how mainstream food producers have become organic food market leaders.
And it wasn’t just the mainstream food retailers who were on a shopping spree. Organic/Health food retailers Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Planet Organic gobbled up former competitors and suppliers in order to become bigger & stronger in order to take on the mega-corps entering the organic food market.
The following infographic presents a partial timeline of the retail acquisitions and mergers that the large health food retailers completed between the years 1984 and 2007.
But not every organic food producer dreams of being bought out by a corporate giant and using the money to buy a boat and retire in the South Pacific. Some of these independent organic food producers have not only held their own against much larger competitors, they have actually thrived, expanded and created subsidiary brands. Next page – Infographic illustrating the Major Organic Independents and their Subsidiary Brands