Kerry Logistics Network Limited has appointed Claire Trench as its head of food and beverage in the United Kingdom.
According to Kerry, Trench will be based in Glasgow, Scotland, and will support brands looking to export the F&B market in Greater China. She will be working closely with the F&B teams in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan to develop cold chain solutions that meet customers’ requirements.
“The Chinese F&B market represents a growing opportunity for Western brands, but the barriers to entry, from complex customs regulations, to the sheer geographical diversity and size of the country mean that finding a partner with local knowledge is essential,” said Trench. “Kerry Logistics has the local expertise and infrastructure in Greater China and the ASEAN region to offer customers end-to-end supply chain solutions for the region, from understanding regulations, to cold chain solutions and inventory management. I am looking forward to working with customers to help them make the most of the opportunities in the world’s largest F&B retail market.”
Trench has more than 17 years of experience in forwarding, most recently in senior management positions working with leading brands in the beers, wines and spirits industry.
“Claire brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise – commercially and operationally – on both exports and imports,” said Emma Rowlands, sales director of Kerry Logistics (UK). “We look forward to developing this division and welcome the opportunity for growth from both new and existing customers in the near future.”