A brief history
to see the benefits of being a Food Institute member.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1928, The American Institute
of Food Distribution (The Food Institute) has a single purpose: providing
information. The Food Institute was founded by Seattle food broker Gordon
C. Corbaley who decided to put out a semi-regular posting for his principals
-- mainly canners -- and his customers, so they could keep better informed
about what was going on in the marketplace. He called his postings The
News From Oregon and Washington. The reports were welcomed by the trade
as poor communication systems back in the Coolidge era resulted in a great
deal of business being done by poorly informed (at times actually misinformed)
buyers and sellers.
A number of Corbaley's principals were so impressed with
his postings, they decided the industry would be better off with one less
broker and, instead, have some sort of central information organization
working strictly on accumulating and disseminating facts on the business.
These food processors approached the major can companies for initial funding.
The new association based its operations in New York City until 1968 when
it moved to Fair Lawn, NJ and in 2010 it moved to its
present location in Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Over the years, our reporting has evolved, changing to reflect
the developments in the industry, but the basic premise of getting the
correct information, and getting it fast enough so that people can act
on it, has never changed. Today we offer….
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Your Food Institute Membership is your portal to the food industry.
The Food Institute will be your best "single source" for current, timely
and relevant information about the food industry, saving you time and
money. Only Food Institute members have access to the most comprehensive
food industry information package available anywhere, and the unique
opportunity to reach thousands of decision makers!
The Weekly Food Institute Report - Keep tabs on your competition,
your customers, emerging trends and pending legislation that will
affect your business. See a
Today In Food -
actionable food industry news, culled from hundreds of sources,
delivered to your desktop each day. No other electronic newsletters
can match the quality of Today In Food. Click
here for a sample
Exclusive Online Content at www.foodinstitute.com,
your own research library right on your desktop!
The Market Info Centers - Five years of market trends- foreign
trade, FI's exclusive price trends-updated monthly, supermarket sales,
consumption and more, all in an easy to use format. Includes all the
information you need to predict future trends and satisfy a multitude
of customer or management information requests. See
a sample Info Center
Up-to-date and comprehensive FI report article index where
you can search by subject or company. Brush up on your prospective
clients business before your sales meeting. Does a certain topic keep
coming up in your business conversations? - See what The Food Institute
has written on the subject. Give
it a try!
The food industry's mergers and acquisitions database - Search
by category, year and company name. Is your customer base shrinking?
Are the number of suppliers dwindling? Which companies are acquisitive?
Find out here! See a sample merger
Economic Statistics, updated monthly- Consumer Price Index,
Producer Price Index data and grocery, food store & restaurant sales.
the latest info
Personalized Service - Have A Question? Need More Information?
Ask An Expert! Our trained food industry analysts, real people who
can help track down a multitude of information requests, are always
available to assist you. Contact
Annual FI Member Profile - Your
company's profile will be featured in The Daily Update
and Today In Food, the most comprehensive opt-in daily
newsletters read by thousands of executives per day. The
Daily Update and Today In Food are the best way of reaching
a captive audience in YOUR industry.
"Wow! Amazing! We've had hundred of hits on
our website since yesterday! I've heard from people I haven't
heard from in years, including several that hold good prospect
for doing business," said one FI Member in an email.
Your company's profile featured in The Food Institute
Report, our weekly publication that is widely known
as one of the most reputable, unbiased reports available
to the food and food-related industries. Our no advertisement
policy with this 83-year-old publication will really make
your profile stand out.
Have a question? Need more information about our membership services?
Please contact Lina Khouri at(201) 791-5570, ext. 214.
The Food Institute provides specialized services
for companies or trade organizations - member or otherwise. Special
economic reports? A daily newsletter tailored for your organization?
The Food Institute will work with you and for you. Call Brian
Todd at 201-791-5570 ext . 217 to discuss your needs with us.