This week, we're serving up our 2022 Food & Beverage Industry Report. Digest the full course here, but here are some bite-sized morsels to whet your appetite:

  • Greater Memphis is one of top 10 major metros for confectionery manufacturing professionals.
  • The number of jobs at confectionary manufacturers has risen 78% over the last five years and is expected to grow another 19% within the next five years.
  • Chocolatier Dinstuhl’s is our oldest food manufacturer, founded in 1902
  • 50% of rice produced in the U.S. is from our region and rice milling's contribution to the region's economy is up 230% over the past 10 years.

And those facts are just the cherry on top. Purchase the full report by clicking here.


About the Greater Memphis Economic Research Group: The Greater Memphis Economic Research Group (GMERG, pronounced “G-merge”) was launched by the Greater Memphis Chamber in 2021 to provide the economic research and insights crucial to growing Greater Memphis and its businesses. Formerly known as the Center for Economic Competitiveness, GMERG produces a variety of free, on-demand, and commissioned reports throughout the year. To learn more, visit GMERG’s webpage.