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Trends, Disruption, and Food: How the Global Food Industry is Changing

 

Staffing Solutions for Changing Trends in the Food Industry

This Storify gives you the lowdown and some staffing solutions you can apply to make sure you’re working at an optimum, worldwide.

 ‘Food Trends’ are something we’re very used to seeing on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and #FoodPorn has become a daily feature in our social interactions. With technology impacting how we order, collect, review, and discuss food, it’s no wonder that the global food industry is evolving so fast, to deal with new customer expectations.

If you head up a business in the food industry and work on a global scale, the food trends for 2016 have likely shaken up your standard operating procedures and changed how you staff your branches.

Trend #1: Delivery

 

Delivery services are now an accepted fact, rather than an added bonus. Health foods,fast foods, and restaurant menus are all on the fast track for delivery.

 

There’s even a dedicated alert:

 

This means that your global staff-complement needs to grow, just to accommodate deliveries.#healthy #food #takeway #delivery #wild #icelandic #salmon #salad #herbs #organic #mygarden #nature #gifts 👌😘🍃🎣🌿 #eatable #flowers
#healthy #food #takeway #delivery #wild #icelandic #salmon #salad #herbs #organic #mygarden #nature #gifts 👌😘🍃🎣🌿 #eatable #flowers
When you think about this, it means a new way of planning, paying, and managing your workforce to comply with regulations from country to country.

 

Licensing of vehicles and drivers, safety regulations, food transport regulations and remuneration all need to be taken into account to ensure that you don’t put a foot wrong while you kit out your delivery bike and driver.
Ensuring you pay the right salaries, tax, and insurance on these employees, contractors, and gig economy workers is key.

 

Trend #2: Wages

 

With wages coming under dispute in larger economies, and likely to follow suit in growing markets, it’s important to ensure that any employees, gig workers or contractors you have in any country are paid in line with employment regulations, managed correctly, and have their payroll deductions allocated in accordance with the governance policies of that country.

 

 

Trend #3: Diversifying the Menu

 

Menus are becoming less run-of-the-mill, and more trend-driven. The most obvious example of this is kale, but a number of other obscure foods are coming in to take the title of ‘food of the year’.

藜麥養生米香 Vegetarian Quinoa Mixed Nut Rice Cracker #藜麥 #藜麥米香#養生#健康#quinoa #quinoa rice cake# quinoa cake#health #vegan #vegetarian #mixed nut #quinoa lover #quinoalover #nature #meatfree #superfoods #超級食物 #米食 #點心 #cracker #homecookedgourmet #homecooked #quinoalunch #rice

藜麥養生米香
Vegetarian Quinoa Mixed Nut Rice Cracker
#藜麥 #藜麥米香#養生#健康#quinoa #quinoa rice cake# quinoa cake#health #vegan #vegetarian #mixed nut #quinoa lover #quinoalover #nature #meatfree #superfoods #超級食物 #米食 #點心 #cracker #homecookedgourmet #homecooked #quinoalunch #rice
While they do, you’ll want to be on top of this trend, by employing people globally who can assess and select the trends that your business could use to improve turnover.

 

Apple & Spirulina. Evergy & Wilson #algae #spirulina #healthy #yoghurt #natural #gym #protein #fit #life #breakfast #foodporn #food #superfood #f4f #l4l #healthysnack #healthybreakfast #happy #summer #raw #vitamins #healthylife #fitlife #drink #royale #breakfastdrink

Apple & Spirulina. Evergy & Wilson #algae #spirulina #healthy #yoghurt #natural #gym #protein #fit #life #breakfast #foodporn #food #superfood #f4f #l4l #healthysnack #healthybreakfast #happy #summer #raw #vitamins #healthylife #fitlife #drink #royale #breakfastdrink

 

Trend#4: Health, Wellness, and Diet

 

While this trend has always been present, the need for healthy, balanced diets is solidifying in 2016.

 

Chef Louisa is constantly creating new #recipes for our menu so that our customers can choose from a variety of delicious, ever-changing recipes each week 😋🍴 Better yet they're all 100% #glutenfree, packed with nutritious ingredients sourced from the West Country plus we cater for #vegans 👍🏼 #mindfulchef #recipebox

Chef Louisa is constantly creating new #recipes for our menu so that our customers can choose from a variety of delicious, ever-changing recipes each week 😋🍴 Better yet they’re all 100% #glutenfree, packed with nutritious ingredients sourced from the West Country plus we cater for #vegans 👍🏼 #mindfulchef #recipebox
If you need to improve your ratings in these areas, hiring consultants to assist you may be the way forward.

 

Detoxing transition day 1 -- Purium Power Shake 2-3 a day, whole foods & water... Here are some of my favorite quinoa dishes :D Delicious and feeling more balanced & focused already. 🌿🍇🍎🍋 🎉 #eatclean #detox #holistichealth #fuckyoucancer #alkalinediet #cleandiet #wholefoods #nutrition #fitfam #foodporn #weightlosstips #cleanse #vegasfitness #purium #healthyrecipes #gmofree #vegetarian #quinoadishes #quinoarecipes #traderjoes #mealprep #transformation #healing #healthy #iloveavocado

Detoxing transition day 1 — Purium Power Shake 2-3 a day, whole foods & water… Here are some of my favorite quinoa dishes 😀 Delicious and feeling more balanced & focused already. 🌿🍇🍎🍋 🎉

#eatclean #detox #holistichealth #fuckyoucancer #alkalinediet #cleandiet #wholefoods #nutrition #fitfam #foodporn #weightlosstips #cleanse #vegasfitness #purium #healthyrecipes #gmofree #vegetarian #quinoadishes #quinoarecipes #traderjoes #mealprep #transformation #healing #healthy #iloveavocado

 

Paying employees on a contract basis – as part of the gig economy – is something that will change between countries, based on employment classification, wage agreements, and taxation requirements. Keeping on top of these mean that these consultants won’t cost you your operating licenses or legal fees.

Ensuring your organization has a clean bill of health is key – start by confirming that you are following all the right compliance procedures.

 

Trend #5: Clean Eating

What’s the go on GMO? Today’s new post on our website takes a look at GMOs and the easiest way to avoid them... (link in bio).

What’s the go on GMO? Today’s new post on our website takes a look at GMOs and the easiest way to avoid them… (link in bio).
Are you serving GMO-free, organic, ethically-farmed beef? If not, you may find yourself needing to look into this soon. The trend has swung from organic foods to strictly monitored, properly-labelled organic,ethical, and GMO-free products. Frankenfoods, though great for the environment (some say), are high on the agenda for a boycott.

 

Employing contractors or gig economy workers as experts in spotting a humanely farmed, non-GMO egg in an ocean of ‘unhealthy’ options will become par for the course – and your workforce will continually grow and evolve to follow the clean eating trend.

 

#beautiful #ombre #organic #freeranged #gmofree #antibioticfree #eggs

#beautiful #ombre #organic #freeranged #gmofree #antibioticfree #eggs
Rethinking how you source, package, and market your food becomes an issue, and again, your workforce will need to change to keep your expertise focused on the right areas.
These trends are likely to cause upheavals in your organization, but the process of employing and managing your contingent workforce doesn’t have to be a difficult one.

 

Working with organizations like CXC Corporate Services and CXC Global takes the hassle out of these inevitable hires, and helps you to ensure that your organization is on the ball, ahead of the trend, and not losing money because of the ongoing staff changes.

Words by Alison Krumm

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