Mintel Strengthens Its Global Food And Drink Team With Senior Nutrition Appointment

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 155 Views


Mintel has announced the appointment of Rick Miller in the newly created role of Associate Director of Specialist Nutrition.

He brings 15 years of sports nutrition and clinical dietetics experience. As a dietitian, Rick has considerable clinical insight from treating thousands of patients in the NHS and private medical sector, working with individual athletes and teams including the English National Ballet, the British Swimming team and World Wrestling Entertainment.

He co-led the entire sports nutrition offering for the European Olympic Games in 2015 and Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017, which featured over 10,000 athletes from more than 50 countries, as well as supported athletes preparing for the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

During his time as a clinician, Rick started collaborating with the FMCG and sports supplementation sector as a medical liaison consultant working with brands such as Mondelez, Danone and California Almonds, supporting their new product development, regulatory affairs and scientific communication.

Based in Mintel’s London office, Rick is responsible for developing thought leadership content in specialised nutrition for Mintel Food & Drink clients by providing actionable insights on trending topics such as infant and maternal nutrition, specialised diets, sports nutrition and weight management.

Rick Miller, Associate Director of Specialist Nutrition, said:

“I’m really excited to join Mintel to help our food and drink clients make the most of the strong growth potential we expect the specialised nutrition sector to experience over the coming years. Specialist nutrition represents a dynamic category encompassing  intellectual property, scientific research, consumer insights and clinical application. Harnessing these aspects provides a unique proposition for our clients.”

 

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