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November 22, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 11:52am

What geographic trends can be seen in food industry hiring for robotics roles?

By Michael Goodier

Europe was the fastest-growing region when measuring the hiring for robotics jobs by food companies in the three months ending September, GlobalData research suggests.

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The number of roles in Europe made up 36.9% of total robotics jobs – up from 16.2% in the same quarter last year.

According to GlobalData analysis, South & Central America was the only other region that grew its share in hiring in the field, seeing a 1.7 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 robotics, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night”.

By tracking them across job ads, it allows GlobalData 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 robotics roles in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country was France, which accounted for 12% of all robotics job adverts in the three months ending June last year – increasing to 31.5% in the three months to the end of September

That was followed by the UK (up 2.3 percentage points), Brazil (up 1.7), and Mexico (up 0.3).

The top country for robotics roles in the food industry is the United States, where 52.3% of all roles in the three months ending September were located.

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

Some 2.9% of all food industry robotics roles were advertised in the US city of Charlotte in the three months ending September – more than any other city.

That was followed by three other American cities – Beloit (2.9%) Lakeland (also 2.9%), and Union City (2.5%).

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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
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