Mintel Food & Drink - Our Experts

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Mintel's team of world-class Food & Drink analysts interpret our data and create proprietary market intelligence to help you monitor market trends, product innovations, and consumer behaviour-quickly and efficiently. They are supported worldwide by a network of passionate industry experts, dedicated to keeping you abreast of the latest industry issues and advising you on the implications. It's a level of service you won't find anywhere else. And it's a service you will come to rely upon.

Julie Lizer

Julie Lizer

Julie has been with Mintel since 2006 and Global Director of Research since November 2012, where she is responsible for ensuring that Mintel continues to deliver highly insightful and relevant content to our clients. Prior to her current role, she was Vice President of Research for Comperemedia, Mintel’s direct marketing ...

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Marcia Mogelonsky

Marcia Mogelonsky

Marcia has been with Mintel since 2000. Her expertise center on a number of areas in confectionery and snacks. She also has a deep understanding of consumer demographics, having previously served as an associate editor for American Demographics magazine. Before joining Mintel, Marcia headed her own consulting company which focused ...

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Sarah Theodore

Sarah Theodore

During Sarah's 13 years covering the food and drink industry through the business press, her work has led her to focus specifically on the beverage industry. As editor of a successful beverage magazine, Sarah led the editorial team of a publication dedicated to helping industry executives navigate the competitive, fast-moving ...

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Chris Brockman

Chris Brockman

Chris has been with Mintel since 2010 and oversees the Mintel Food and Drink analyst team in Europe, as well as providing insights to clients globally in selected food categories. During a near 20-year research career, Chris has worked with many of the leading global food and drink producers and ...

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Patty Johnson

Patty Johnson

Working as a Global Food and Drink Analyst, Patty leverages her in-depth knowledge of consumer trends to bring keen, insightful and forward-thinking strategies and tactics to Mintel’s client base. She has built a strong reputation within the food industry by publishing articles in key publications and giving presentations at multiple ...

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Carla Ogeia Lewis

Carla Ogeia Lewis

Carla is based in London as Trends & Innovation Consultant, and has nearly 15 years' experience in marketing and advertising. She worked as an advertising copywriter in Lisbon, Portugal; relocating to London in 2000. Carla has been with Mintel since April 2004, delivering tailored research and analysis in the fields ...

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David Turner

David Turner

David joined Mintel as a Global Food and Drink Analyst in 2012, based in the London office. During a 20-year career in the food and drink industry, he has gained commercial experience in CPG and foodservice markets, leading the brand and private label marketing activity for major dairy, foodservice and ...

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Jenny Zegler

Jenny Zegler

Jennifer joined the Mintel Food & Drink Platform after her tenure as a dedicated beverage analyst on the US Mintel Reports team. She researched and wrote many of the category reports with a focus on both alcohol and non-alcohol segments, and packaging. Jennifer came to Mintel in mid-2012 from a ...

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Alex Beckett

Alex Beckett

Alex was promoted to Global Food and Drink analyst at the end of 2013, having spent nearly three years writing UK-based consumer reports on a wide variety of food and drink categories. Prior to joining Mintel, Alex was food and drink editor of highly-regarded food industry magazine, The Grocer. Here, ...

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Julia Buech

Julia Buech

Based in London, Julia specialises in delivering insights on issues affecting the German market, performing analysis across a range of food and drink categories. Upon joining Mintel in 2009 as a Trend & Innovation Consultant, Julia was responsible for providing tailored product innovation analysis and client support primarily to Mintel’s ...

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Viktorija Gnatoka

Viktorija Gnatoka

As a Global Packaging Analyst, Viktorija is responsible for delivering packaging insights and actionable recommendations across multiple categories at Mintel. Viktorija holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Buffalo, NY and over 5 years of international experience in product packaging and design with emphasis on private label. Her ...

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Honorata Jarocka

Honorata Jarocka

Honorata joined Mintel in 2013 as a Food and Drink Analyst for Poland. Her focus area is food categories with a particular interest in health and wellness trends as well as product innovations. With almost a decade of previous experience in market research, Honorata has analysed various sectors in Poland, ...

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Regina Maiseviciute Haydon

Regina Maiseviciute Haydon

Regina Maiseviciute Haydon joined Mintel in 2013 as a Food and Drink Analyst for Poland. As a part of the Mintel Food and Drink team, she tracks new innovation, consumer trends and market development activity in Poland. Regina brings over 10 years of experience working in leading market research and ...

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Katya Witham

Katya Witham

Katya joined Mintel as a Senior Food & Drink Analyst in 2014, based in the London office. With a dedicated field of focus on Germany, Katya draws on her comprehensive knowledge of this market to identify and explore the major trends across various FMCG categories and provides insights needed to ...

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Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Julia is an experienced marketer specializing in food and drink market analysis in China. Julia’s experience spans more than 15 years and she has worked in the marketing and research teams of several multinational companies, including Pepsi-Cola, Joyco Foods, Wal-Mart China, and FAW Volkswagen. Julia has experience of all kinds ...

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Ranjana Sundaresan

Ranjana Sundaresan

Ranjana has been working for Mintel since mid-2011, currently specialised in analysing global consumer trends with an Indian focus in the Food and Drink sector - as well as global trend observations as part of Mintel's Trends team. Ranjana previously worked as a sub-editor for the Deccan Chronicle for three ...

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Amy Price

Amy Price

Amy joined the Mintel Food and Drink team in 2010 producing and writing reports, providing insight and analysis on the food and drink market and regularly contributing in the media. This move followed two years as a member of the Trade Insight team, specialising in food and drink: interviewing clients, ...

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Chris Wisson

Chris Wisson

Chris researches and writes reports on the UK drinks industry. Prior to joining Mintel he worked for M&S/Park Cakes as a Bakery Merchandiser and as a Business Analyst at Moët-Hennessy. Chris has a first-class BA degree in Geography and a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) level 1 qualification.

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Emma Clifford

Emma Clifford

Previously Mintel's fashion and clothing analyst, Emma joined the Food and Drink team in June 2012 and is responsible for researching and writing food reports. Before joining Mintel in 2011, Emma worked as a marketing information analyst at Marketforce and she gained retail experience from her time working as a ...

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Richard Ford

Richard Ford

Richard joined the Mintel UK food and drink team from The Grocer where he was Deputy Fresh Foods Editor for almost six years from 2008, covering meat, fish, poultry, fruit, veg, eggs and seafood, writing news, analysis and features. Richard holds a first-class degree in Law and a Postgraduate Diploma ...

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David Luttenberger

David Luttenberger

David joined Mintel in April 2014 as Global Packaging Director. He has nearly 25 years of diverse packaging experience across multiple end-use categories and all packaging formats. He has worked with retailers, CPGs, packaging converters, and design and marketing agencies to help them better understand the business and innovations of ...

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Gwen Crothers

Gwen Crothers

Gwen joined Mintel in 2014. She brings with her a wealth of food science and food industry knowledge after holding positions ranging from Research and Development to Technical Support and subsequently Key Account Management. Gwen has worked at many renowned companies namely, Nestle R&D Centre, Fraser & Neave Pte. Ltd., ...

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Douglas Faughnan

Douglas Faughnan

Douglas joined Mintel in 2013 as a Trend and Innovation Analyst where he gained extensive experience presenting to a broad portfolio of CPG manufacturers, retailers, ingredient suppliers and industry events across Europe and South Africa. In 2014, Douglas joined the UK Food & Drink Reports team as a Senior Analyst ...

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Caroline Roux

Caroline Roux

Caroline has been with Mintel since 2010 and heads up the global food and drink analyst team based in London as well as being a specialist dairy analyst. She provides robust consumer insights and realistic recommendations to dairy companies, and tracks global innovation and consumer trends to assist clients in ...

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Jodie Minotto

Jodie Minotto

Jodie joined Mintel in 2012 as a Global Food and Drink Analyst based in the Sydney office. Prior to this she spent 13 years in sales, marketing and market research roles, predominantly in the food and beverage industry, working for both global CPG companies and SMEs. During her career, Jodie ...

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Jonny Forsyth

Jonny Forsyth

Having previously been responsible for researching and writing all of Mintel's UK drinks reports, Jonny now works as a Global Drinks Analyst. He is regularly called upon by both national and international media to provide commentary and analysis on market and consumer trends within the drinks sector. Jonny brings ten ...

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Pam Yates

Pam Yates

Pam joined Mintel in 2011 and now works closely with food ingredient companies and food and drink manufacturers throughout Asia Pacific. She has extensive experience working in the food manufacturing and food ingredient industries in Oceania and throughout Asia. She has held key technical and commercial positions in Australia, Thailand, ...

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Laura-Daisy Jones

Laura-Daisy Jones

Based in the London office, Laura joined Mintel as a Global Food Science Analyst in 2012. Prior to this, Laura worked in the refrigeration and cooking division of a New Product Development Team for an appliance company in New Zealand. The focus of this role was to develop, design, and ...

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Ian Hare

Ian Hare

Ian joined Mintel in 2009, based in the Sydney office. As a Trends and Insights Consultant, Ian worked with FMCG brands across a range of different Asia Pacific markets to inspire new product innovation and guide brand strategy. Ian now resides in London and is a Senior Global Trends Analyst. ...

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Stephanie Mattucci

Stephanie Mattucci

Based in Chicago, Stephanie joined Mintel in 2013. As a Global Food Science Analyst, she is enthusiastic to share her food science insights and offer a technical perspective on various topics related to the food industry. Prior to Mintel, Stephanie worked as a Food Scientist in R&D for an ingredients ...

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Benjamin Punchard

Benjamin Punchard

As Mintel’s Senior Global Packaging Analyst, Benjamin is responsible for delivering actionable insight drawing on his eight years of extensive international experience. Over this time he has worked with the leading multinational packaging companies to provide strategic market recommendations. Benjamin holds significant experience in conceiving, conducting and delivering quantitative and ...

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