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Food & Drink

In a diversified and increasingly demanding food & drink sector, we find and attract senior executives to lead dynamic organisations.

Whether you are or are looking for an R&D Director, a Commercial Vice President, or expert on the Circular Economy, our knowledgeable team can find the right person.

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Key Trends in Food & Drink

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A More Demanding Consumer

Consumers want food that is good for them and good for society despite global trade tensions; locally-sourced, sustainably produced food, with trendy flavours and environmentally friendly packaging, at the right price. Industry leaders are responding by creating products that are good for the body, the environment and the community.

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The Rise of Local (Farm to Counter)

A new generation of consumers wants natural, farm-fresh produce, without pesticides, direct from the farmer – who expects to be compensated fairly. As consumers, today’s generation is more vocal about demanding a fair farm-to-counter supply chain – and expects leaders and companies to innovate and, if needed, disrupt the status quo.

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Transparency & Trust

Consumers are demanding increased transparency through the entire production value chain. They want to know the origin of their food and whether it was produced ethically. They expect full disclosure on ingredients, additives and the manufacturing process. Any leader in this field must be capable of creating value, influencing stakeholders and changing business processes.

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Digital Revolution

Technology, artificial intelligence and big data are having a major impact on the food & drink sector. Tech-savvy leaders with vision are needed to help this sector achieve a circular economy, while managing changes that see farmers increasingly apply targeted approaches to reduce additives and chemicals required to grow produce.

Latest News in Food & Drink

July 30, 2020

Südpack to expand production plant in Poland

Food & Drink

German packaging company Südpack has broken ground on an expansion project for its production plant in Klobuck, Poland. A new complex is being built at the site of a company […]

July 30, 2020

Unilever joins forces with microalgae biotech start-up Algenuity

Food & Drink

Unilever is partnering with Algenuity, a start-up specialised in developing microalgae for use in consumer products, as it looks to innovate in its plant-based portfolio. Biotech company Algenuity will work […]

July 30, 2020

Mondelez to reduce number of SKUs by 25%

Food & Drink

Mondelez International plans to remove 25% of its stock-keeping units (SKUs) in a move designed to simplify its supply chain and reduce cost and inventories, said Dirk Van de Put, […]

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