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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

April 10, 2020

Ingredion to take majority stake in PureCircle

Food & Drink

Ingredion Inc. is acquiring a 75% stake in stevia supplier PureCircle, Inc., Chicago. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “PureCircle is a widely recognized innovator with a proven […]

April 9, 2020

Industry groups criticize patchwork of business closings

Food & Drink

Industry groups representing nearly every sector of the US economy are calling for clearer and more coherent guidelines for essential business designations. State and local officials have implemented a variety […]

April 7, 2020

FDA eases labeling rules to ensure consumer access to food

Food & Drink

The Food and Drug Administration in recent days issued three guidance-to-industry documents to assist food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants meet consumers’ food needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance […]

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