Maria Bertoch is Industry Expert, Foodservice Europe for The NPD Group. She offers expert insight and commentary to clients and the media based on more than 15 years in market research and more than seven years in the restaurant and foodservice industries. Her perspectives cover European foodservice markets, key changes in consumer behaviour, new concept development, cross-country analysis, and tracking of key products. She focuses on uncovering emerging market trends and opportunities. Maria also presents at industry events and conferences and works with trade associations and journalists.
Maria joined The NPD Group in 2007 to work on developing its consumer panel and CREST® service in France. In 2011, she assumed a more international role, launching CREST in Russia and working with international and Russian clients. She also gained experience in the U.S. market by working for a time in NPD’s U.S. Foodservice practice in Chicago. Before joining The NPD Group, Maria worked as a market researcher for TNS Sofres in France.