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December 2, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 11:47am

Europe’s food industry is seeing a hiring boom in big data roles

The latest analysis of hiring trends for big data roles in the food industry show Europe is a recruitment hot spot.

By Michael Goodier

Europe was the fastest-growing region for big data hiring among food manufacturers in the three months ending September, according to GlobalData research.

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The number of roles in Europe made up 27.3% of total big data jobs, up from 11.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 2.9 year-on-year percentage point improvement in big data roles.

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.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for big data roles in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country was France, which saw 5.3% of all big data job adverts in the three months ending June last year, increasing to 12.8% in the three months ending September this year.

That was followed by the United Kingdom (up 4.8 percentage points), Germany (up two), and China (up 1.9).

The top country for big data roles in the food industry is the United States which saw 33% of all roles in the three months ending September.

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

Some 2.7% of all food industry big data roles were advertised in Chicago (United States) in the three months ending September - more than any other city.

That was followed by Berlin with 2.7%, Suresnes (France) with 2.3% and Plaisir (France) with 2.2%.

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What’s the forecast for the food and grocery industry?

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
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