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Entrepreneurship in the food sector is about adding value to edible agricultural produce. This can involve growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, marketing, distributing, wholesaling, retailing, or serving of some kind of foodstuff. Opportunities for new enterprises have grown across this range of activities as a consequence of technological progress and changes in demand patterns. On the technological side, computerized production and logistics have facilitated the development of more flexible production and supply systems. On the demand side, consumers increasingly favor variety, healthy options, and convenience in the foods they buy.

The concentration of distribution among a small number of national and increasingly international supermarket chains has had a less clear impact on new enterprises. The buying power of national chain stores is a source of opportunity for ...

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