Food Processing & Agriculture
The City of Cincinnati supports a diverse group of industries, combining to create a dynamic and energetic economy.

Cincinnati Food Processing & Agriculture

Businesses in the Food Processing and Agriculture industries thrive in Cincinnati. Due in part to the city’s strategic access, low cost of doing business and talented labor pool, many companies have chosen Greater Cincinnati as a headquarters or major operational center, including major grocery chain Kroger, flavor companies Givaudan and Wild Flavors, beverage marketer Sunny Delight Beverages and many more.
In a testament to the quality of the food processing operations in Greater Cincinnati, readers of Food Processing voted Wild Flavors the best supplier of beverage flavors in back-to-back years (2004-05), while Kroger Co. ranked 20th of the Largest U.S. Corporations by Fortune.

Key Regional Attributes

  • More than 30,000 industry workers.
  • Home to the Kroger Co., the world's third-largest grocer and a Fortune 500 company.
  • Home to major operational centers for four of the world’s top 10 flavoring companies.
  • 25 of the largest U.S. metro areas and 41 percent of the nation’s purchasing power located within one-day’s drive or 90-minute flight.
  • 52 percent of the country’s manufacturing facilities located within 600 miles of Greater Cincinnati.