Taking a year’s sabbatical to drive around Australia with his young family to see a bit of the country was the plan for Angus McPherson at the end of 2019. By May 2020, those plans were on the backburner and he was sitting in the managing director’s chair at beverage multi-national, Diageo, and dealing with a pandemic outbreak that changed the way the company had been doing business.
Mintel, a company that specialises in knowing what consumers want and why, has announced seven trends set to impact global consumer markets in 2021, including analysis, insights, and recommendations centred around consumer behaviour, market shifts, innovative brands, and opportunities for companies and brands to act on in the next 12 months:
Food and Grocery Australia 2017, to be held in Brisbane, will focus on the fast moving consumer goods and supermarket retail industry within Australia and globally.
As Australia undergoes structural economic change, the value and performance of the $126 billion Australian food and grocery sector will take greater prominence not only as a key mainstay of the manufacturing sector but also as a key driver of jobs, growth and investment. Similarly as the global economy pivots towards Asia, the emphasis of realising market potential into outcomes remains a core challenge for Australia’s food and grocery players.
This event will deliver a platform for CEO’s, Directors, and industry players from suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to forensically assess the key domestic and global drivers of the sector.
2017 will build on the success of the first Food and Grocery Australia to ddeliver a revitalised program providing greater value for your time and commitment, greater industry insights, greater breadth of opinion and greater business deliverables.
One of this year’s speakers is Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of IGD, a food and grocery research and training not-for-profit organization which has more than 1,000 members, spanning more than 40 countries.
Denney-Finch (pictured) will outline her vision of the future of the food and grocery industry.
The event takes place at Sofitel Brisbane Central from 23 -25 May. It gives suppliers, manufacturers and retailers an opportunity to connect with others in the industry.