As American tastes change, Georgia's $9 billion food industry must adapt to stay competitive. Businesses across the state are reacting to trends toward healthier and gourmet foods, according to this article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“To make money these days you’ve got to create something distinctive to appeal to consumers constantly changing tastes and preferences,” said Jeff Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth. “It’s always, ‘My food is better than your food.’ You’ve got to create a competitive advantage in, basically, a commodity market.”
The article is behind the newspaper's pay wall.