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March 28, 2022updated 24 Mar 2022 4:09pm

The food industry’s hiring for industrial automation roles remains solid – data

GlobalData analyses hiring patterns among the world’s largest food manufacturers.

By Data Journalism Team

The proportion of food manufacturers hiring for industrial automation-related positions remained elevated in February, GlobalData figures show.

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Some 60.2% of the companies included in GlobalData’s analysis were recruiting for at least one such position last month, up from 50.5% a year ago, albeit a decrease compared from 64.6% in January.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to industrial automation, 5.2% of newly-posted ads were linked to the area in February.

This was the highest monthly figure recorded in the past year and is an increase compared to the 4.3% of newly-advertised jobs linked to industrial automation in the equivalent month a year ago.

Industrial automation is one of the topics GlobalData has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years.

GlobalData’s analysis of the data shows food manufacturers are hiring for industrial automation jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within the research group’s job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 6.5% in February.

The database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

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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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