WHY BRAZIL? Some remarkable data: 40 million consumers of “high socio-economic” status 15,6% of annual per capita spending on food & beverage 2.5% of real sales growth in 2018 in the Brazilian supermarkets (acording to ABRAS (Brazilian Association of Supermarkets) 85% of the total food consumption is industrially processed foods (up from 56% in recent years) These data show the huge potential of the Brazilian market for the European products, but lets go to know better the consumer. The Brazilian Consumer The Federative Republic of Brazil, has a population of 209million (2018), with half of the population [...]
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For numerous traditional occasions, Chinese people need offer gits, for instance at New Year, Spring Festival, a time when people exchange greeting by offering little treats. Small gifts and/or souvenirs are also presented to relatives, teachers, friends, when visiting people etc. At the same time, chocolates, especially luxury ones are becoming a ‘must’ to buy in order to show their love to partner. Belgian chocolate is associated with high quality and it is also a byword for luxury, the growing middle-class consumers in China and the new generation of consumers which has a deeper understanding of chocolate (taste, manufacturing process [...]
The NF4 delegation went to China from May 12th – 17th. The NF4 consortium went to Xiamen (Fujian) and Shanghai on May during the SIAL China week with a delegation of 19 companies. Among these companies, there is one brewery, the particularity? It comes from Belgium and its name is “The Belgian Brewery”. The Belgian brewery was born from the meeting of complementary and passionate personalities. The Brewmaster is a true passionate, "felt in" when he was young. The love of well-made beer has always inhabited him. He began pharmacist studies that he finished brilliantly and made it his job. [...]
The New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward consortium (NF4) was in Geneva during the Vitafoods Europe fair. Since healthy & nutritional food is one target of the consortium, the team chose Vitafoods as an assembly point where we met partners, international guests and companies. On the May 7th, the consortium met the St Hyacinthe Tech Pole from Canada, and discussed about further collaboration. They will meet the consortium again in Belgium in September. On the May 8th, the consortium welcomed Shelly King and Sue Coueslan, the president and vice-president of Natural Products Canada (NPC) , for whom, the consortium organized [...]
In May 2019, a delegation of 19 SMEs visited China to explore the Chinese market for food and beverage. The New Frontiers in Food (NF4) Innovation Tour to China started in Xiamen (Fujian) and was followed by a visit to Shanghai. Activities in Xiamen (Fujian) were organized in collaboration with the local NF4-organization partner Foodvalley China, these activities included a tailor-made conference with presentations of Chinese local business opportunities, pitching opportunities for the EU-companies and interaction with Chinese importers, agents, distributors, local government and food companies. In Shanghai the delegation visited the DSM Innovation Center and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, [...]
Niacet is an international company, producer of organic salts, focusing on propionates and acetates. In food these products are used for food preservation and food safety in the bakery-, meat-, poultry-, fish- and RTE industry. Niacet has been a member of Foodvalley for 3 years and participates in multiple (international) events and exhibitions. Niacet participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Foward (NF4) Innovation Tour to China to investigate its business opportunities for propionates and acetates and gain insights in the Chinese market. From the 13th to the 17th of May, Niacet joined the Innovation Tour to China in [...]
CFIA exhibition(Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l'Industrie Agroalimentaire) has 22 years of experience as a reference exhibition for the food-processing sector in Europe, showcasing top-notch products and solutions for all companies in the sector. It gathers companies from the Ingredients & IFP (255 exhibitors), Equipements & Processes (930 exhibitors), Packing & Conditioning (415 exhibitors). It also takes place every year in Rennes and brings over 20.000 visitors. Since a few years, CFIA has the ambition to attract more and more international audience and it is now able to count companies from all over Europe as well as US, Brazil or North-Africa. [...]
Start-up company RAGNAR Brewery participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to the USA to explore the market opportunities for its craft beer concept. Ragnar has been founded in 2018 and has the ambition to make a authentic flavors beer inspired by ninth century recipes, with a bottle with a unique shape. RAGNAR Brewery is also opening a unique and unusual place in Normandy. This year, RAGNAR joined Valorial as a Member, to benefit of its network and events. With the participation in the NF4 project, RAGNAR aims to investigate the opportunities for craft beer [...]
On May 9th, 2019, the New Frontiers in Food (NF4) consortium held a High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) in parallel to leading international event on nutraceuticals, Vitafoods Europe. The members of the European consortium NF4 gathered in Geneva in order to go further on the European actions within the project, in accordance with the expectations of SMEs. The HLAB was the opportunity for European companies to take part in the project and meet other European companies from the clusters. On this occasion, the NF4 members had the pleasure to host the executive team of Natural Products Canada and invited them to [...]
May 13 - 17 2019, a group of 19 SMEs participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to China. Activities of the Innovation Tour included company visits to DSM Innovation Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University & Yinlu-Group, visiting the SIAL Shanghai exhibition and participating in a seminar in Xiamen. During this visit, the participants learned about the Chinese market for food products, met valuable contacts and created new business opportunities. Interested in their experience? Watch the video with quotes and experiences of the NF4 Innovation Tour in China! Read more about the activities in the [...]