Kevin Grier is a respected and connected market analyst and economic researcher. Particular focus is on the meat, poultry, livestock and grocery product sectors. With over 25 years of experience he has a solid understanding of Canadian and U.S. agriculture and food industry issues from farm to retail. Two key competitive advantages include an extensive network of high level contacts throughout the industry and an exhaustive data base. He is a sought out expert to the media -- National Post, Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, Business News Network, Global News, and CTV.
He works one on one with companies, producer/industry groups, financiers and government leaders to make informed decisions.
Three services are subscription reports, consulting, and public speaking.
SUBSCRIPTION REPORTS: His livestock, meat, and poultry periodic market analysis reports are subscribed to by the top farms, processors, distributors and industry-suppliers across Canada.
CONSULTING: In his consulting work, he works one on one with clients on specific market and economic issues. He has provided expertise in high-profile arbitrations, Competition Bureau cases, animal health and food safety issues and policy development. Policy development included assisting the Government of Canada in the World Trade Organization dispute regarding Country of Origin Labeling. He also worked with producer groups on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Kevin has built a reputation for being a well informed, passionate and entertaining speaker offering a unique voice on industry issues and trends.
Kevin Grier Market Analysis and Consulting was founded in 2014 following Kevin’s 18 years with the George Morris Centre, a leader in economic research in the agriculture and food industry. Prior to that Kevin was a manager with the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, the supervisory body of the provincial regulated marketing boards.
Fields of expertise:
Commodity Analysis & Forecasting, Procurement and Marketing Strategies, Pricing Analysis, Risk Management, Competitive Intelligence, Policy Development & Economic Impact Analysis.
Industries: Livestock, Meat, Poultry & Grocery