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June 17, 2022

Lotus Bakeries again leads food-industry hiring – data

GlobalData has analysed major manufacturers to see which have had the biggest recruitment drives recently.

By Data Journalism Team

Lotus Bakeries, the Belgium-based food group, was hiring at the highest rate among major manufacturers in the three months to the end of April, according to analysis of job postings.

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The Biscoff biscuits maker was advertising for an average of 1,072 new jobs a month over that period, according to GlobalData figures.

That equated to 447 new positions per 1,000 employees, the highest rate out of the 67 large food manufacturing companies tracked by GlobalData’s job analytics database.

Lotus also topped the leaderboard in March.

GlobalData has defined a large company as one with more than 1,000 employees. The data and analytics group included those for which it had comprehensive figures.

Lotus’ hiring rate has decreased in the past three months when compared to the previous three, with an average of 1,338 new jobs posted in the three months up to and including January.

French dairy group Unibel came in second place based on a metric of ads per 1,000 staff, with 127 new job postings. Ecotone, the France-based food group, was in third place.

When ignoring the size of the company, Nestlé came top of the rankings for total job ads posted in the past quarter, with PepsiCo in second and Unibel in third.

GlobalData’s job analytics 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 such as automation or artificial intelligence.

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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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