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In a diversified and increasingly demanding food & beverage 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 & Beverage

Digital Revolution

Technology, artificial intelligence and big data are having a major impact on the food & beverage 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 and minimise waste.

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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 & Sustainability

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 and sustainably. They expect full disclosure on ingredients, additives and the manufacturing process. Every leader must be capable of creating value, influencing stakeholders and changing business processes for a sustainable business.

When it comes to sustainability, we aspire to the same standards as our clients. We are proud to have been awarded a Bronze rating by Ecovadis in 2022.

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Digital Revolution

Technology, artificial intelligence and big data are having a major impact on the food & beverage 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 and minimise waste.

Latest News in Food & Beverages

January 22, 2023

Danone unveils plan to cut methane emissions

Food & Drink

The company expects to eliminate 1.2 billion tons carbon dioxide equivalent of methane emissions by the end of the decade. The company says that it already reduced its methane emissions by around 14% between 2018 and 2020.

January 22, 2023

US researchers land US$2.4M to turn food waste into “affordable” bioplastics

Food & Drink

The “first-of-its-kind” pilot project will develop and demonstrate an affordable modular bioprocessing system to produce biodegradable bioplastics from food waste diverted from landfills. The three-year grant will test the scalability and feasibility of the conversion on a national and global scale.

January 22, 2023

Arkeon partners with ICL to transform CO2 into proteins

Food & Drink

Arkeon is allying with specialty mineral giant ICL to support the scaling of its fermentation bioprocess that converts CO2 into the 20 proteinogenic essential amino acids needed in human nutrition. The process, hailed as carbon negative, is based on the use of archaea, a group of microorganisms that naturally feeds off the greenhouse gas.

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