Food companies have different complexities and needs depending on the type of products they develop. One of the differentiating factors in food is the concept of shelf life (literally how long a product lasts sitting on shelves before it expires), which characterizes the management of items even within the same company.
Therefore, more or less complex management processes can be found depending on whether a product is fresh, extra-fresh, frozen, deep-frozen or dried.
Product packaging can contribute to different management methods, as can the basic ingredients in the recipe.
Another distinctive issue for food companies is private labelling, i.e., the production of their own products “rebranded” by other brands, but especially by proprietary brands of large-scale retail chains.
In this regard, manufacturers of bread, cookies, snacks, dry pasta, fresh and/or filled pasta and the dairy sector can be considered, as well as those processing fruits and vegetables, fresh or dried.
Companies that produce pet food, as well as those that produce dietary items and/or meal replacements, can also be included in the food sector.