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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.

Els De Cremer and Marie Ardouin. Els and Marie are executive search consultants with expertise in the Food and Drink sector.
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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

October 18, 2019

Cargill investing $225 million to expand in Ohio

Food & Drink

Cargill is investing $225 million to expand its soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney. As part of the project, Cargill will increase crush capacity, modernize operations as well […]

October 17, 2019

For food label claims, healthy is good, but tasty is better

Food & Drink

We (along with every other publication that covers the food industry) have published a huge number of articles recently about consumers wanting healthier food. We’ve also looked at several studies […]

October 16, 2019

US Foods executive resigns after five months in role

Food & Drink

Timothy P. Connolly has resigned as executive vice-president and chief supply chain officer for US Foods Holding Corp., effective immediately. Mr. Connolly assumed the role in May. The company said […]

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