The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is continuing to
experience strong sales growth, it has emerged.
In total, the market is worth more than £115 billion per year,
Talking Retail reports.
Additionally, the sector is growing at 5.7 per cent, the news
provider's figures reveal, which may be good news for graduates seeking FMCG sales jobs.
This growth is being fuelled by "an underlying change in both
consumer behaviour and consumer expectations," according to the
It describes how consumers are demanding more from food retailers,
including ethical brands, healthy options, convenient packaging and
premium, indulgent items.
"The appeal of one-stop shopping is not just for the new non-food
sectors - there is growth across most categories and in particular
fresh foods and premium and convenience foods," it continues.
Responding to these changing customer expectations has contributed
to a growth in the industry as a whole, it concludes.
In related recruitment news, recent research by KPMG and the
Recruitment and Employment Confederation revealed that the biggest
concern for UK firms is hiring talented employees.
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