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December 21, 2021updated 21 Jan 2022 2:01pm

Food manufacturers’ supply chain R&D on rise – data

GlobalData studies patent data to highlight which food manufacturers are active in the area of supply chain R&D.

Research and innovation in the supply chain and in logistics in the food manufacturing sector are on the rise.

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The most recent figures show the number of patent applications centred on the supply chain and logistics in the industry stood at 11 in the three months ending October – up from eight over the same period last year.

However, figures for patents granted followed a different pattern to applications, shrinking from three in the three months ending October last year to two this year.

The analysis is compiled by GlobalData, which tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Using textual analysis, as well as official patent classifications, these patents are grouped into key thematic areas and linked to key companies across various industries.

The figures also provide an insight into the largest innovators in the sector.

Japan-based Mitsubishi Corp. filed eight supply chain and logistics-related patents in the three months ending October. That was up from zero over the same period last year.

It was followed by Nestlé, Mars and another and Japan-based food group, Ajinomoto, each with applications.

Further GlobalData analysis on patents:

Food companies’ big-data innovation on the rise

Patents on automation in food – what are the trends?

Which food manufacturers are active in artificial intelligence R&D?

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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
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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