Additionally, Volume 1 includes indexes for ethnic food type (from African to West Indian) Business, management and parent company, while Volume 3 provides separate indexing for brokers, export/import companies, transportation ﬁrms, warehouses and RR 2017/128 wholesalers and distributors. There is both a Food & Beverage Market Place, 2017 consolidated index to all of the brands and one for all of the companies from the entire set in (17th edition) this third volume. Grey House Publishing The company listings are presented in three Amenia, NY columns, with bold typeface used judiciously for 2016 corporate names. The running headers make it easy to navigate the various sections of each 3 vols. volume but I would have liked section tabs that ISBN 978 1 61925 921 8 stick out. ISSN 1936 2501 Grey House Publishing is a well-regarded $595 (libraries); $695 (businesses) producer of reference works. This directory is Also available online through the publisher’s G.O.L.D based in part on a superseded title that used to platform be published by Thomas Publishing, the venerable source of industrial directories. This Keywords Food and drink, Marketing information, Grey House publication is vastly superior in United States of America, Canada content coverage to that older title. Review DOI 10.1108/RR-01-2017-0015 While there are online directories of companies in the food and beverage industry, none are as Food and Beverage Market Place 2017 is a hefty comprehensive or detailed in their coverage of (15.5 lbs) three volume set covering over 43,000 American and Canadian companies as the Food & manufacturing and service companies in the Beverage Market Place. Readers may judge for food and beverage industry in the USA and themselves by browsing the company directories at Canada. Volume 1 lists manufacturers of food industry websites such as: Food Manufacturing items, beverages, ingredients and packaged (www.foodmanufacturing.com/company-directory), goods, with relevant details such as key Food Ingredients First (www.foodingredientsﬁrst. executives, estimated sales and number of com/Supplier-By-Ingredient.html), Go Food employees provided in the individual corporate Industry (www.gofoodindustry.com/directory/) and proﬁles. Volume 2 lists providers of The Food World (www.thefoodworld.com/). manufacturing equipment and services along The three volumes can be purchased with expanded company proﬁles. Volume 3 individually or as a set at a 30 per cent discount. deals with ﬁrms in the supply chain, including Even with the discount, the price for the set may brokers, distributors and wholesalers, importers put it out of reach for many libraries. The and exporters, transportation ﬁrms and individual volumes, however, are a worthwhile warehouses. addition to many libraries for the valuable As in any annual publication, company content. information is prone to change after it is printed. This reference work is suitable for an I did a spot-check and found listings for one academic audience, especially business school service company with multiple locations (all of students and faculty who are looking for which were correct), but the parent company was incorrectly stated. At the same time, the information on privately held ﬁrms in the food entry for that parent company listed the and beverage industry. It is also very relevant for subsidiary ﬁrms accurately. It is very good that any entrepreneur or professional in the food the print edition comes with three months of service business who needs to establish industry free access to the online, updated and searchable contacts. version on the publisher’s website. Ka-Neng Au The set features multiple indexes including Business Librarian, John Cotton Dana brand name, geography (US state or Canadian Library, Rutgers University Libraries, Newark, province) and product (or service) category. New Jersey, USA Reference Reviews Volume 31 · Number 5 · 2017 · p. 17 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125
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