Under the scheme of NF4, Wagralim on 4th April organised a China info session in Namur for the Walloon Agri-food sector with the FEVIA, Belgian Food Industry Federation and the AWEx, Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency. More than 40 people attended the event. In 2002, China’s middle class was only 4% of its population, and current estimates put the size of China’s middle class over 30% of China’s total population (2018). The World Bank has ranked China as an ‘Upper Middle income’ country, the gross domestic product per capita income was USD 8 827 in 2017. According to McKinsey & Company that [...]
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In March 2019, on behalf of New Frontiers In Food, Valorial coordinated a partnership mission in USA. The mission first stop in MidWest in Chicago and Milwaukee with our local partner ChicagoLand Cluster and FabWisconsin. A second stop was made on the WestCoast, in San Francisco on the Future Food Tech. The delegation gathered together 14 companies, members from our 5 clusters Valorial, Clusaga, Food Valley, Vitagora and Wagralim. Within this delegation, 12 companies were part of the New Frontiers In Food Fast Forward cohort: Baïa (ES), Brasserie De Brunehaut (BE), Brasserie du Bout du Monde (FR), Brasserie Ragnar (FR), [...]
March 18 - 22 2019, a group of 13 SMEs participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Mission to the USA. During this visit, the participants gained insights in the US food business, met with interesting contacts and created new business opportunities. Interested in their experience? Watch the video with quotes and experiences of the NF4 Innovation Tour in the USA!
On March 29th 2019, a delegation form the Chinese region Hunan visited the Foodvalley NL office based in The Netherlands. During this session, information about Health Ingredients, Processed Food and Agriculture was exchanged, also in relation to the Chinese market. In addition, the activities of Foodvalley NL and the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward project (NF4) were further explained and discussed. China is one of the target countries of the NF4-project, in May 2019 a European delegation of SME's will visit China to explore the market. This knowledge and these contacts are of importance in preparation of the Innovation [...]
On March 20th the NF4-team visited the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network, in Chicago, IL, as part of the USA Innovation Mission. During an interactive session the 13 participating SMEs provided a pitch on their company and product(s). The NF4 activities were also presented and explained. Please find below a brief summary of the event as described by Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Written by Tabetha Hawkins, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network On Wednesday, March 20 the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network (CFBN) hosted a lively breakfast with New Frontiers in Food (NF4) – a collaborative group of European delegations [...]
A new initiative from Brazil, The Food Tech Hub, visited New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) and FoodvalleyNL, the food innovation cluster based in The Netherlands. The Food Tech Hub board presented the new cluster and its ambitions during an interactive meeting on February 19th at the FoodvalleyNL office in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The Food Tech Hub Brazil is aiming to stimulate food innovation in Brazil and for Brazilian companies. The main pillars are focussed on the University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar) and the Institue of Food Technology ITAL. The Food Tech Hub is open for international collaboration, also with food, ingredients, research SMEs focussing on Brazil. Brazil is [...]
A cohort of 15 agfood SMEs will visit the USA during the NF4 Innovation Tour from March 18th-22nd. During the Innovation Tour, the delegation will visit Chicago and San Francisco and participate in matchmaking, a company visit, information sessions, B2B meetings and the Future Food Tech conference. These activities are organised by the NF4 consortium in collaboration with Chicagoland Food & Beverage, FaB Wisconsin, SALVEO group and Future Food Tech. Read the full company profiles here. Baïa Food Co. Baïa Food Co. is a scientific company that has developed a unique novel [...]
Did you know that one third of American consumers are following some type of diet? Or that products with a cardiovascular health claim are currently the most desired by the US consumer? As more and more consumers rely on functional foods to support their health goals and connected food innovations drive change throughout the industry, following market and consumer trends is vital in the development and launching of new products. This report is an introduction for businesses looking towards the US market, with specific focus on health-focused trends (including functional products, healthy snacking and plant-based proteins) and connected foods (including [...]
Ready to export food to the USA? View this video of a webinar discussing FDA regulations including registration, prior notice, food labeling, food safety, alcoholic beverage specificities, agent choice, FSMA, and more. This webinar was organised in collaboration with Registrar Corp, a company assisting in FDA compliance, to prepare for the Innovation Tour to the USA in March.
Would you like to gain insights in the opportunities and challenges of the Chinese agfood industry? Learn more about the Chinese market and different aspects that you need to consider by watching this video: Foodvalley Insigths: 'Explore the Chinese market'. New Frontiers in Food organised a breakfast session to prepare European companies to enter the Chinese market. During this session, the following topics were discussed: Access to the market: differences between European and Chinese Food Law Jasmin Buijs | Wageningen University & Research, Axon Lawyers The online market and use of e-commerce in China Ching Ping Au | Your Op Company case of a food business [...]