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Congratulations to all of the winners of The Grocer’s Top New Talent 2014!

Here at FreshMinds we’re very proud to have sponsored The Grocer’s Top New Talent 2014, showcasing the 33 rising stars of the food and drink scene. Aged 19 to 35, this year’s group of 33 finalists range from inventors to directors and show just how much talent is out there in the grocery sector at the moment.

It’s fantastic to see some faces familiar to FreshMinds on the list, like our Ones to Watch Alumni Adam Sopher, founder of Joe and Seph’s Popcorn. In fact, the breadth of roles belonging to this year’s cohort shows the sheer variety of choice for someone interested in this sector, some a far cry from those that spring to mind when you consider a role in retail.

“FreshMinds was delighted to sponsor The Grocer’s 2014 TNT awards. As an initiative it ticks a lot of boxes as it looks to recognise and celebrate the brightest and best talent - selected through peer nomination - coming out of the retail/fmcg industry - the fastest-growing sector at FreshMinds Talent.

While the winners were wide-ranging in their roles and the types of company they worked for, they were all of the highest order in terms of their achievements - and importantly a real pleasure to meet. The retail industry needs to look to recruit, to promote and to develop the best talent - and make it a ‘sector of choice’ for the best candidates. This TNT generation will be the future leaders who will help to navigate the retail market through the challenges of fierce competition and the opportunities (and challenges) of the digital revolution.

We hope that the TNT initiative will be a rallying cry to encourage those leaders and role models in the retail industry to look out for young, up-and-coming talent (in their company and beyond) who may benefit from mentoring, coaching and a little bit of inspiration. Well done to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what they achieve in the coming years.”

James Callander, Managing Director at FreshMinds

The Top New Talent initiative shows that that the FMCG market is a becoming a go-to destination for the new generation of exceptional talent, and this group are a perfect example of what you can achieve and how much value you can bring to a business at a young age.

Huge congratulations to all the winners from FreshMinds Talent. Check out the full list of winners here.