Applegate UK and Ireland Directories www.applegate.co.uk
The database covering the Food and Agribusiness sector has information on more than 150,000 companies in the UK and Ireland. It includes companies that supply or manufacture equipment used in the manufacturing chain, for example packaging, milling equipment balances. Search by company, "product", town, postcode or county.
The Agra Informa Group provide specialist information on food, agriculture, soft commodities, fisheries and seafood. The Agra Food News website provides access to their range of publications. Subscription only.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations www.fao.org
An incredible amount of information is available free of charge from the Statistical Databases. For example, you can find the total annual import and export figures of olive oil in value and quantity for one or more countries from 1961. No product names are mentioned, though, and you cannot track the movement of goods between two countries.
Food Business Blog www.just-food.com/blogs.asp
A blog maintained by just-food.com commenting on the global food industry, key events, and people.
Food Engineering - The Magazine for Manufacturing Management www.foodengineering.org
News and information on the food production and engineering world wide. Also "special reports" including the Top 100 food and beverage companies, and details of exhibitions and conferences. The Replacement Parts Directory is US only.
Food for Thought www.fft.com
FFT is a Swiss, independent, international food and drink consultancy. Its International Food & Drink markets database covers 25 countries and 114 product markets. You can browse by category, product and country or search the database (Do it Yourself) on a number of criteria. The Company Profiles section enables you to specify products and countries for a particular company and generate a report. Most of the information is priced but there is a free Mergers & Acquisitions Monitoring service, a free newsletter and free executive synopses on various food sectors.
Food Processing Technology http://www.foodprocessing-technology.com/
Maintained by SPG Media , this site provides information on industry projects in production or under development, an A-Z company index of contractors and suppliers, a catalogue of companies by product or service, a diary of relevant exhibitions and conferences, and a list of industry organisations.
Food Science Central www.foodsciencecentral.com
Food Science Central is produced by IFIS Publishing, the producers of FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts. Food Science Central is a gateway to free and subscription based information relating to the world of food science, food technology and food-related human nutrition. As well as news there is a list of 3000 links to food related web site. To access most of the free information you need to register.
The Grocer www.thegrocer.co.uk
The web site of The Grocer magazine covering the UK food mnaufacturing and distribution industry. Most of the content is available to subscribers only. Full access to thegrocer.co.uk and hardcopy of the magazine delivered to your door is GBP 121.95 + VAT. Access to thegrocer.co.uk is GBP 99.00 + VAT. The manufacturers and suppliers directories covering UK and Europe can be searched free of charge at http://www.grocerdirectories.co.uk/home/home.aspx. You can browse by sector or use the Who/What/Where Search. Basic information such as company name and address can be viewed free of charge. Telephone, fax, email and more detailed information are available only to subscribers.
Just Food www.just-food.com
Free news and information on the international food industry. The Research section provides access to priced food industry reports from various publishers including Keynote, Euromonitor, Frost & Sullivan, Leatherhead International, Mintel. Reports can be purchased online. There is also a blog commenting on events in the sector. RSS feeds for news headlines and the blog are available.
Leatherhead Food International - information, analysis, testing, research www.leatherheadfood.com
Provider of food information, market intelligence and technical and food research services world-wide. Offers access to publications, training and the FoodlineWeb database. Priced services.
RTS Resource | Food and ingredients market research and analysis www.rts-resource.com
Formerly Foodstat, RTS Resource covers the international food and drink industry consultants. It provides forecast market trends, historic consumption data, projected market values, per capita consumption statistics, country by country comparison. Priced pay-as-you-go service.
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) www.fas.usda.gov
Information and statistics on food and agricultural production, exports and imports, consumer trends, and trade issues in about 80 countries. There is also a free online database of US based exporters. You can search by product classifications and categories, type of firm (agent, broker, manufacturer, distributor etc.), location (state), and the region to which they export. Alternatively you can carry out a keyword search on company or product name. Information on each company includes address, contact details, products, regions to which they export, D&B number, annual sales and number of employees.