15th October 2018
Innovation is happening across every market segment, and beverages are fitting into more areas of people’s lives than we could have ever imagined. Looking ahead it’s difficult to know exactly what’s in store, but here are some of the trends we’re expecting will play a significant role in the beverage landscape in 2019.
Protein beverages continue to be a popular category. Consumers are increasingly interested in health and fitness, and many of next year’s beverages will focus on building wellness. Protein has been shown to aid in muscle repair, recovery, and building, and has long been a popular drink ingredient among athletes. Today, however, a large number of protein beverages are sold to non-athletes. This growing acceptance has led to increased innovation in the forms and flavors of protein beverages offered. The most significant areas for expansion in the protein beverages category are alternative protein sources and new types of protein beverages.
Source: Dan Macri for My Drink
Since I started working with Jaimie Meisner, early 2017, she has been very knowledgeable, proactive, and a pleasure to deal with. She is very responsive to our needs, and changing parameters. If she is out of the office, there is a ready back up or she makes time to respond directly. She did a very good job assessing our culture and understanding our environment before she searched for candidates. To date, she has helped us fill the following roles:
Manager, Food Safety & QA (US and Canada)
Plant Supervisor (US)
Director, Product Development (Canada)
Maintenance Mechanic (US)
Regional Sales Manager (US)
As well as 2 other senior roles that we put on hold (General Manager, North America; Director, Procurement).
It has been a successful partnership to date, and I expect/hope to have Jamie as my go to recruiter for many years to come.
Human Resources Manager
Global Meat Processing and Supplying Business