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November 9, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 11:52am

Asia-Pacific is seeing a hiring boom in food industry AI roles

What are the regional trends for AI jobs in the food industry? GlobalData crunches the numbers.

By Michael Goodier

Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing region for artificial intelligence hiring in the packaged food industry in the three months ending September.

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The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 19.1% of total AI jobs – up from 6.8% in the same quarter last year.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

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GlobalData's thematic approach seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include artificial intelligence, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night”.

By tracking them across job advertisements, it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for AI roles in food?

The fastest-growing country was Spain, which saw 3.8% of all AI job ads in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 7.1% in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by the Netherlands (up 2.5 percentage points), India (up 2.3), and the United Kingdom (up two).

The top country for AI roles in the food industry is the United States, which accounted for 31.6% of all roles in the three months ending September.

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The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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