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

Having joined Mintel in 2000, Marcia's expertise center on confectionery and snacks. She also has a deep understanding of consumer demographics. Previous employers include USAid and USDA, and besides her work in market research, Marcia holds a Ph. D. in archaeology, working on sites in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

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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. Previous roles have included heading up market intelligence teams at a leading international technical food consultancy and at a food ...

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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. As well as having an extensive background in food product marketing, new product development and food business ventures, Patty holds an ...

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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

Prior to joining the Mintel Food & Drink platform, Jennifer was the Beverage Analyst for Mintel Reports. As a US drinks analyst, she researched and wrote category reports on the US market. She was previously an editorial staff member for a leading beverage trade magazine and also wrote for several ...

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Alex Beckett

Alex Beckett

Alex is a Global Food and Drink Analyst who previously 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.

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Julia Buech

Julia Buech

Julia specialises in delivering insights on issues affecting the German food and drink market. Before joining Mintel in 2009, she gained several years of experience in the food industry working for a leading Scottish food manufacturer, initially as a sales and demand analyst and, subsequently, as an export manager. Julia ...

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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. Her background covers almost a decade of work in market research coupled with marketing and promotional experience, ...

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Regina Maiseviciute Haydon

Regina Maiseviciute Haydon

Regina joined Mintel in 2013. As a part of the Food and Drink team, she tracks new innovations, consumer trends and market development activity in Poland. Regina brings over 10 years of experience working in leading market research and strategic analysis agencies, where she has provided insights and strategic recommendations ...

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Julia Lee

Julia Lee

Julia Lee has a Master of Business Administration degree from Straford University of US. She has been working for more than 15 years in the marketing and research team as brand manager, marketing manager and research manager for several multinational companies, which include Pepsi-cola, Joyco food stuff, Wal-Mart China, and ...

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Ranjana Sundaresan

Ranjana Sundaresan

Ranjan 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 has previously held researcher/copyediting roles and holds a master's degree in ...

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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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Caroline Roux

Caroline Roux

Caroline has been with Mintel since 2010. She provides robust consumer insights and realistic recommendations to dairy companies, and tracks global innovation and consumer trends to assist clients in their growth strategies. Prior to Mintel, Caroline managed brand strategy in the UK and France for an FTSE 250 dairy company. ...

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Jodie Minotto

Jodie Minotto

Jodie joined Mintel in 2012 as a Global Food and Drink Analyst based in Sydney. Prior to this she spent 13 years in sales, marketing and market research roles, predominantly in the food and beverage industry. Throughout her career Jodie has managed brands and worked on NPD and research projects ...

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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 brings nine years of experience working in the marketing industry, where he fulfilled roles at Starcom Mediavest, AB-Inbev, and Trinity Mirror. He holds an MSc in Business ...

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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

Laura joined Mintel as a Global Food Science Analyst in 2012. Prior to this, she worked in the refrigeration and cooking division of a New Product Development Team for an appliance company in New Zealand, focusing on food safety, food care and nutrition. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science, with ...

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Ian Hare

Ian Hare

Ian joined Mintel in 2009, based in the Sydney office as an Asia Pacific Trends and Insights Consultant, working across a range of markets to inspire product development strategies. Ian now resides in London and is a Senior Global Trends Analyst. He spots, shares and explores where the major FMCG ...

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Stephanie Pauk

Stephanie Pauk

Stephanie joined Mintel in 2013 as a Global Food Science Analyst, based in Chicago. Prior to Mintel, Stephanie worked as a Food Scientist for an ingredient company. She specialized in seasoning product development and provided integrated solutions along with technical expertise for customers in the food industry. She has a ...

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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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