She will succeed Jan-Willem Grievink and will take up his position on 1 May 2021.
The FoodService Institute Netherlands is a household name in the food industry. The association has been researching trends and developments in out-of-home consumption since 2003 and can thus provide an accurate picture of trends and future developments. More than 200 companies are members of the association, including retailers such as Albert Heijn, wholesalers such as Sligro and manufacturers such as Arla. The parties make use of the many reports and “insightsThat the organization makes annually for its members.
Ready for the future
‘It is an incredibly challenging and interesting time to work in the food industry,’ says upcoming director Blokker. ‘Many companies have been forced to reinvent themselves. More than ever, reliable knowledge and guidance are needed to see a way forward and to identify opportunities in time. It is an honor to be able to do this as director from May at an organization that has been dear to me for so long. ‘
With the appointment of Inga Blokker, the association wants to continue to build on its strong name. The board of the FSIN has stated that it has every confidence that Blokker can not only continue the growth of the FSIN and the relevance of the unique Knowledge Institute for the entire food sector, but can also expand it further.
Research and events
Blokker is tried and tested in the food industry. Since 2017, she has been director of The Food Research Company, the organization that provides research, reports and events at the FSIN. Before that she fulfilled other roles at FSIN and previously at Misset Horeca and ConCeption. Blokker has been involved in the investigations of the FSIN since her studies in journalism.
Blokker will succeed current director Jan-Willem Grievink on May 1, 2021. Since the foundation of the FSIN in 2003, Grievink has been director of the organization that, in the eighteen years of its existence, has contributed significantly to the professionalization of the Dutch food service. Grievink, who previously created a furore as editor-in-chief of MarketingTribune and as interim director of the Evangelische Omroep, will now retire, but will remain available to the organization as a founder-advisor in the background. He will mainly fill his time with supervisory directorships and advisory work for companies in the food sector.
The FoodService Institute Netherlands (FSIN) is a household name in the food industry. The association has been researching trends and developments in out-of-home consumption since 2003 and can thus provide an accurate picture of trends, future developments and consumer behavior. FSIN was the first to pay attention to the blurring of the boundaries between the hotel and catering industry and retail (referred to in professional terms as ‘blurring’) and is both the first and only Dutch party to map the total food delivery market. More than 200 companies are members, including the larger retailers, wholesalers and suppliers. These parties make use of the many reports and “Insights” that the organization has annually produced for its members by subsidiary organization The Food Research Company. The board of the FSIN consists of 9 board members from the food sector, chaired by Walter Seib, the CEO of HMSHost International. The other board members are: Rob Heesen, Director of Foodservice, Concepts and Realization Albert Heijn; Henri Froeling, CEO Vital Food Group; Teun Verheij, General Manager Albron; Dries Bögels, COO Sligro Food Group; Freek van Beek, CEO Lekkerland Netherlands; Bas Padberg, Managing Director Arla Foods; Paul van Haeren, Director Foodservice Signature Foods; Eveline Nederlof, Managing Director Unilever Food Solutions. ‘
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