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December 6, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 11:47am

Asia-Pacific leads on hiring for digitalisation jobs in food – data

By Michael Goodier

Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing region when looking at food manufacturers’ hiring for digitalisation roles in the three months ending October.

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The number of positions in Asia-Pacific made up 10.7% of digitalisation jobs – up from 8.7% in the same quarter last year, according to analysis from GlobalData.

That was followed by South & Central America, which saw a 0.7 year-on-year percentage point increase.

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.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity 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 digitalisation, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night”.

Which countries are seeing the most growth in digitalisation roles in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country was the United Kingdom, which accounted for 9.9% of job ads in the three months ending October, compared to 3.6% in the period to July last year.

That was followed by Poland (up 2.2 percentage points), India (up 1.3), and Brazil (up 0.7).

The top country for digitalisation positions in the food industry is the US, which made up 20.8% of all roles in the three months ending October.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for digitalisation workers in the food industry?

Some 4.4% of all food industry digitalisation roles were advertised in Plaisir (France) in the three months ending October – more than any other city.

That was followed by Chennai (India) with 4.4%, Mumbai with 2.6% and Barcelona with 2%.

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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
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