Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dairy Foods in Fall Flavors and at Anuga FoodTec

I’m old fashioned when it comes to calendars. I like my DayMinder black book with a month-at-a-glance and weekly scheduling. It needs no battery or password and never crashes. I bought my 2015 version a few weeks ago and it is filling up fast.

There’s one event you should consider attending. It’s Anuga FoodTec, which will be held in March in Germany. (More on this later.)

First, though, I would like to share two flavor trend articles written by my colleague Monica Watrous at Food Business News. Both slide shows include a number of innovative dairy foods.

To read “Pumped about pumpkin,” link HERE.

To read “Fall flavors extend beyond pumpkin,” link HERE.

The yummy treat featured here is the most recent offering from Perry’s Ice Cream. Maple Cheesecake is cheesecake-flavored ice cream raked with graham cracker swirls and a maple syrup twist.

Now, more on the Anuga FoodTec fair taking place March 24 to 27, 2015, in Cologne, Germany.
This event is held every three years, and is often the only expo where many global industry suppliers exhibit. Because the shows are three years apart, the innovations are plentiful and ones I have historically been impressed by, in particular in fluid dairy packaging.

Anuga FoodTec is the only trade fair in the world that covers all aspects of food production. Whether machines or systems, packaging material and analytics, ingredients or services, the industry presents their innovations and technological visions at Anuga FoodTec.

The fair’s new slogan, One For All -- All In One, highlights the fact that alongside technology, devices and applications, the necessary materials, e.g., packaging, ingredients and all other important building blocks of the production and packaging process, will be on display. In addition, “Food Ingredients” is being introduced as a new segment in 2015, and a stronger emphasis will be placed on Packaging.  

The numbers speak for themselves:
  • At the last edition in 2012, Anuga FoodTec drew a record-breaking 43,000 highly qualified trade visitors from 126 countries. Visitors grew by 27%, space by 21% and exhibitors by 10%. Current exhibit and space sales promise yet another record-breaker for the 2015 edition.
  • The expo attracts C-level executives, plant and production managers, R&D leaders and category buyers. An impressive 78% are directly involved in decision making. All top-10 global food and beverage manufacturers attend. 
  • It is a truly international trade platform with 44% of visitors hailing from Germany, 39% from Europe (excluding Germany), 5.8% from Asia, 5.3% from Africa/MENA and 4.3% from the Americas. But don’t worry, English is the language of the expo.
  • The top-10 international visitor countries are The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Turkey, Sweden, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Anuga FoodTec is organized by Koelnmesse and the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society).

For more information, email HERE or link HERE.

Hope to see you in Cologne. It's on my calendar!

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