The Manufacturing Industry

What does FMCG mean?

The phrase FMCG means retail goods which are generally ‘used up’ quickly over a number of days or weeks. The term FMCG stands for fast moving consumer goods. The term FMCG contrasts to major appliances or durable goods such as kitchen appliances and other goods which are generally not replaced within one year.

FMCG usually have an extremely short shelf life, this can be due to consumer requirements or generally that the product itself degenerates quickly and therefore needs replacing fast.

Fast moving consumer goods have an extremely short shelf life and certain types, such as fruit and veg, fresh meat, dairy products and others are highly perishable. Goods such as toiletries, alcohol and cleaning products also have extremely high turnaround rates.

Consumers think of fast moving consumer goods as being the everyday items they buy, things they don’t need to consider too much before they buy and things that are typically very low in price.

Marketing experts would describe FMCG as being high in volume, low in value and contribution margins, and having a quick turnaround.

If you are searching for a career in this sector then you might want to speak to a specialist recruitment consultant. Registering with a recruiter will mean that you get access to all the latest jobs which wouldn’t always be advertised in public. The reason for jobs not being advertised in public is that often they are given to recruiters to work on exclusively.

By applying through a recruiter you stand a better chance of getting your CV noticed. In today’s current economic climate jobs are often hard to find therefore there can be a large amount of CV’s submitted for a single job, a recruiter will push yours to the top of the pile.

If you are looking for a recruiter that specialises in this area look no further than Axis Search, visit our site today to apply for jobs.

For more advice on Food recruitment agencies look no further than Engineering recruitment agencies

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