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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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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Honorata Jarocka

Honorata Jarocka

Honorata Jarocka joined Mintel in 2013 and is a Senior Food and Drink Analyst for Poland. Her area of particular interest is health and wellness trends as well as innovative product concepts within the Polish food and drink industry and also in the wider Eastern European region. With over 10 ...

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Regina Maiseviciute Haydon

Regina Maiseviciute Haydon

Regina Maiseviciute Haydon is a Global Food and Drink Analyst based in Mintel’s London office. As a part of the Mintel Food and Drink team, she provides insights on innovations, consumer trends, packaging and market developments globally. She is a regular speaker at international industry events alongside presenting to Mintel’s ...

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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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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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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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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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Michelle Teodoro

Michelle Teodoro

Based in Singapore, Michelle joined Mintel in 2016. As a Food Science and Nutrition Analyst, Michelle specializes in food science and ingredients but more of a nutrition focus to help service our specialized nutrition supplement clients. Prior to this, most of her career was in the field of nutrition and ...

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Davina Patel

Davina Patel

Based in Singapore, Davina specialises in delivering food and drink insights within the South Asia region. Davina is also part of the trends team where she writes on trend observations for the region too. As part of the Mintel Food and Drink team, she looks at delivering insights that are ...

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Amrin Walji

Amrin Walji

As a senior innovation analyst, Amrin specialises in analysing trends driving product development in food and drink categories. She delivers insight on issues affecting both national and global markets. She is a Swedish native, speaking four languages and has previously worked for Mintel's Global Market Navigator platform analysing Nordic FMCG ...

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Emma Schofield

Emma Schofield

Emma joined Mintel in 2016. She brings a wealth of food technical and development knowledge from her ten year career in the food industry. Prior to joining Mintel, Emma worked as a Food Technologist for a major UK retailer, taking ownership for product quality, nutrition, safety, ethics and legality, and ...

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Jemi Crookes

Jemi Crookes

Jemi’s research experience has primarily been in Innovation and Analytics. Previously, she worked as a Nielsen Project Manager, executing primary research and delivering insights around concept testing, package design optimization, product pricing. Over her career, she has worked with clients on initiatives in over 20 countries- mostly in Asia Pacific ...

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Loris Li

Loris Li

Loris joined Mintel as Food & Drink Analyst for China market in late 2016, based in Shanghai office. Prior to joining Mintel, she worked in wine & spirits industry for over six years, both in the US and in China and had managed many prestigious brands such as Codorniu, Bollinger, ...

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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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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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