Professor David Hughes

International Speaker on Global Food and Drink Industry Issues…

Around the world, David speaks to senior agribusiness and food industry managers about global food industry developments that are and will affect their businesses and industry. Energetic, engaging, humorous and insightful, David gains the very highest evaluations at seminars, conferences and Board level discussions in every continent he visits

Poultry Market Intelligence Forum – February 2020

Recent Radio Presentations

Introducing Doctor Food

An Introduction to Dr Food Weekly Food Business Insights

I hope you enjoy the below extracts from my Dr Food Weekly Food Business Insights

What? 5 punchy slides each with a distillation of a very recent interesting global food industry development, plus present and future implications for businesses.

When? Weekly, almost. How? You receive an email with a link to the page in our platform for the slides and a video where David wraps up the news and joins the dots for you! Ideal for consumption on your smartphone with a cup of coffee or tea!

 Who? Managers with career ambitions, civil servants, progressive farmers students, food industry anoraks!

 Why? Insights with business direction, career development, looking smart and in touch when talking to bosses and colleagues, and being the “Go To” person on global food industry developments in your business and personal tribe

How much? 1st Month for free. Then £12/€13/$15 per month.

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Avoiding the Commodity Trap: Pink Lady a Trailblazer in Branding Fresh Apples

European "Big Food" Put Pressure on Brazil to Reduce Deforestation of the Amazon

Developments in European Farming Policies. Dr Food Weekly Insights No 44.
Your Indoor & Vertical Farming is Fashionable. Dr Food Insights Goes Here
Moving On from Heron Ingredientes to Dynamic Duos. Dr Food Insights
Enforceable Guidelines for Businesses Making Environment Claims are Needed and Soon

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Building brands in fresh produce is hard and we love the example of Pink Lady. Over the years, they have crafted an excellent image and sustain higher prices for their apples!Sign up if you think these nuggets could be useful for your business & career!

The Economist has just published its Global Liveability Index by Cities for 2021 – much affected by Covid. Top 10? Mainly Australian and NZ. Bottom end? Reconsider your vacation or sabbatical plans for Damascus.2

FAO Global Food Price Index increased in May for 12th month in succession. Higher ingredient costs have yet to be translated into higher retail food prices. They will thereby exacerbating retail price wars as Covid-harmed low income households struggle to reduce their food bills2

There’s mounting pressures on the Government and food industry in Brazil to sort out environmental devastation in the Amazon region. The Brazilian food brand is at high risk. Will they respond?Sign up if you think these nuggets could be useful for you!

Food app development is still in its infancy but will it influence consumer choice? Better be prepared!Sign up to @drfoodinsights if you think these nuggets could be useful for your business & career!

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