Food and Beverage Industries Economic Aspects
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
The Dorito Effect
The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
Paperback      ISBN: 1476724237
Argues that the key to reversing America's health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor, explaining how technologically advanced but plentiful foods have been rendered less nutritious and taste-appealing.
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
Bitter Brew
The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062009265
Part cautionary tale, part business manual, this engrossing book, spanning three centuries, tells the story of how five generations of men took a small, bankrupt brewery on the banks of the Mississippi and turned it into an international empire until its downfall. 30,000 first printing.
Candyfreak: A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly Of America
Candyfreak
A Journey Through The Chocolate Underbelly Of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0156032937
A self-proclaimed candy fanatic and lifelong chocoholic, traces the history of some of the much-loved candies from his youth, describing the business practices and creative candy-making techniques of some of the small-time companies producing the addictive treats. Reprint.
Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon
Dethroning the King
The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon
Paperback      ISBN: 1118157028
How the King of Beers collapsed without a fight and what it means for America's place in the post-Recession world How did InBev, a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians, take over one of America's most beloved brands with scarcely a whimper of opposition? Chalk it up to perfect timing—and some unexpected help from powerful members of the Busch dynasty, the very family that had run the company for more than a century. In Dethroning the King, Julie MacIntosh, the award-winning financial journalist who led coverage of the takeover for the Financial Times, details how the drama that unfolded at Anheuser-Busch in 2008 went largely unreported as the world tumbled into a global economic crisis second only to the Great Depression. Today, as the dust settles, questions are being asked about how the "King of Beers" was so easily captured by a foreign corporation, and whether the company's fall mirrors America's dwindling financial and political dominance as a nation. - Discusses how the takeover of Anheuser-Busch will be seen as a defining moment in U.S. business history - Reveals the critical missteps taken by the Busch family and the Anheuser-Busch board - Argues that Anheuser-Busch had a chance to save itself from InBev's clutches, but infighting and dysfunctionality behind the scenes forced it to capitulate From America's heartland to the European continent to Brazil, Dethroning the King is the ultimate corporate caper and a fascinating case study that's both wide reaching and profound.
Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer and What You Can Do About It: A Participant Guide
Food Inc.
How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer and What You Can Do About It: A Participant Guide
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1586486942
Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it’s an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film’s themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Grocery
The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419723863
In Grocery, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America’s relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it—the grocery store. In a culture obsessed with food—how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from, what is good for us—there are often more questions than answers. Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight—in the aisles of your local supermarket. Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen’s as an anchor to this journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets—and our food and culture—have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones. A mix of reportage and rant, personal history and social commentary, Grocery is a landmark book from one of our most insightful food writers.
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Grocery
The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Paperback      ISBN: 1419729535
In Grocery, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it—the grocery store. In a culture obsessed with food—how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from, what is good for us—there are often more questions than answers. Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight—in the aisles of your local supermarket. Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's as an anchor to this journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets—and our food and culture—have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century, and how these needs mirror our cultural ones. A mix of reportage and rant, personal history and social commentary, Grocery is a landmark book from one of our most insightful food writers.
Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen
Homemade for Sale
How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen
Paperback      ISBN: 0865717869
Provides entrepreneurs with advice on all aspects of launching a home-based food business, covering product development and testing, marketing, structuring a business, managing regulations, and planning for the future.
Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Nathaniel's Nutmeg
Or, the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374219362
Chronicles the exploits of Nathaniel Courthope and his band of seafaring adventurers in the Spice Islands of the early seventeenth century, where they faced down the Dutch navy--and sundry profiteers--on behalf of the budding British Empire.
Redhook: Beer Pioneer
Redhook
Beer Pioneer
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568581068
Presents a behind-the-scences look at Seattle's Redhook Ale Brewery from its start in 1982 to national prominence