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.

Please, visit

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

Keep up with my Recent Twitter Feed

“Are we there yet?” (i.e. out of the woods). World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2023 just out. Ranking of short- & longer-term risks by 1+K worthies. It makes salutary reading for agri-food businesses who may wish to recalibrate their forecasts for the next couple of years!

The spectre of a Dickensian workhouse Christmas beckons for income “Have Not” households. Thank goodness for chicken but what about chicken producers? £2.90/kg. in UK ($US1.58/lb.) defies economic logic in the face of spiralling input costs. Eggs are being rationed, chicken next?


It’s ”Trends 2023 Time” in the World of Food & Grocery Market Research!

Fingers crossed that the next couple of years of economic turbulence ends as well as it did for Fred and Ginger 🙏🏽

Coping with the Economic Crisis: What Will Consumers Do?

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