Future Skills

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Future Skills

The future of skills requirements in the food and beverage industry is closely tethered to the future of innovation and trends. Imagine the future of food from both a production and consumer perspective to better understand the organizational and occupational skills needed.

A number of trends will predominate in the future.


Products & Labelling

  • Food Transparency
  • More Good Fats, Less Sugar
  • High Protein & Alternative Protein Sources
  • New, Unusual & Global Flavour Profiles



  • Increasing Automation
  • Novel Technologies/New Applications
  • Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
  • Packaging
  • Data and Data Collection


Business Environment

  • Increased Competition and Consolidation
  • Increased Cost of Inputs/Ingredients
  • Global Market Uncertainty
  • Regulations vs. Innovation
  • Sustainability & Social Responsibility


Consumer Relationship

  • Acceleration of Consumer Intelligence Technology
  • Food Information & Tools Available to Consumers
  • Protection of Customer Data
  • New Sales Relationships


These trends will require new and transferable skills and knowledge.

  • Critical thinking
  • Solution-focused
  • Cross-cultural
  • Product Developers
  • Automation & Technology
  • Globally-minded
  • Problem-solving
  • Food Scientists
  • Mechanical & Digital
  • Food Safety

Interested in learning more? Check out Future Skills in Food Processing – Roundtable Report Identifying the Skills of Tomorrow.


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