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Distribution Opportunities for Small Food Manufacturers

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Over the past five years, the number of food and beverage manufacturing firms has grown significantly in New York City.
NYC's burgeoning food manufacturing sector can continue to grow and create jobs through the facilitation of third party product distribution.
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The sector saw growth of over 11% between 2008 and 2012, notably higher than the 7% increase for all businesses in the five boroughs, and this growth shows no sign of slowing down. However, in order for new food and beverage manufacturing firms to increase consumer demand, they need access to...

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
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Distribution Challenges and Opportunities for NYC’s Small, Specialty Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Jen Becker
Tanu Kumar

The Pratt Center for Community Development was commissioned by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to assess the major distribution challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers and identify strategic interventions the City could implement to better position the sector...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2013

A Review of Selected Incubator Kitchens & Training Restaurants

Following up on a 2010-2011 proposal to launch a sit-down restaurant and training kitchen on Farmers Boulevard, Pratt Center produced this national review of training and incubation kitchens. This presentation profiles a series of NYC incubation kitchens, which offer affordable rents and...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2010

The Farm to Factory Project

This report details a successful pilot project aimed at demonstrating the potential to meet New York City food processors’ demand for local ingredients grown in New York State- at both small and large scales.  Pratt Center surveyed food manufacturers in the five boroughs, revealing a...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2012

Farm to Bakery

This report summarizes a local food pilot project undertaken by Pratt Center for Community Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM).  Farm to Bakery sought to capitalize on the demand for quality locally-grown grains and flour by both New York City...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) - Manufacturing Opportunity Analysis

As part of CHLDC's current Brownfield Opportunity Area project, Pratt Center analyzed the potential to sustain, expand, connect and "green" manufacturing in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.  Pratt's primary recommendation was to capitalize on local food production by building a...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013