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Food Advisory Newsletter 4Q 2013
4th Quarter 2014 Newsletter

A paradigm shift in consumer preference is the driving factor behind the trends mentioned above, and Millennials are the primary reason for this shift. Millennials are acutely aware of what they consume, and how, when and where they consume it.

3rd Quarter 2014 Newsletter

The trend towards natural and organic food is here to stay and it is having a profound impact on the giants of the food industry. Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison highlighted the need to adapt to the changing consumer environment in her address to shareholders at a recent Campbell Investor Day.

2nd Quarter 2014 Newsletter

The WSJ reports sales of natural and organic foods now amount to roughly $50 billion a year nationwide. The emergence of healthy food retailers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and Fresh Market, as well as a pointed focus on organics by established retailers such as Kroger, Safeway and Walmart, is evidence this is less of a passing trend and more of a permanent change in consumer spending habits.

Colliers Food Advisory Services Newsletter 1Q 2014
1st Quarter 2014 Newsletter

As far as real estate is concerned, most markets are hot with positive net absorption leading to lower vacancy and less available product. The low supply, coupled with confidence in the market, is leading to build-to-suit activity and speculative construction.