The acquisition is expected to see Givaudan become a key player in natural colours, diversify its colour portfolio and elevate food experiences through taste solutions. The combination of both companies shall enable Givaudan to become the number two global player in natural colours. DDW’s business would have represented around USD 140 m of incremental sales to Givaudan’s results in 2020 on a proforma basis.
Hendrik Hoeck, CEO at GNT Group B.V., says: “As the global leader of colouring food we see consistent demand for our colours as the consumption of products that are formulated with Exberry continues to grow. Part of our strategic growth plan is a multiple phase expansion in North America.” The warehouse facility shall bring increased capacity, supply-chain efficiency and improved control of inventory.
A Technical and Culinary Experience Center, scheduled to open August 2022, shall provide visitors and culinary teams with an unprecedented opportunity to experiment, create, and innovate together. Frederik Hoeck: “We look forward hosting workshops which will enable customers to meet teams of R&D scientists in person to collaborate on colour matching, pilot plant trials, and more”.
The company is planning several industry-specific showrooms to present its entire product portfolio in virtual space. The first showroom appeals to logistics specialists in particular. This virtual space features 12 machines that are primarily used in mail order processing and logistics, including the side-sealing strapping machine Evolution SoniXs MS-6 and the KZS-111 pallet strapping machine.
Using keyboard and mouse, showroom visitors can move around between strapping machines in the 3D space and click on videos or information panels. Thanks to the 360° view and high-resolution 3D images, users can see the machines from new perspectives and get a better impression of their dimensions. Detailed machine information and application videos provide insights into the functional features and advantages of each machine.
Azelis is already Tate & Lyle’s biggest distribution partner in Europe and both companies have worked together since 2003. The strengthening of this partnership will allow Tate & Lyle’s customers in Greece, Bulgaria and North Macedonia to benefit from Azelis’ extensive capabilities in solution selling, application and technical services, as well as the company’s market knowledge and supply chain excellence.
In the scope of the new digital platform ISM & ProSweets @home, Koelnmesse is ensuring that all relevant players of both industries can not only network at the fairgrounds, but also digitally and remain up-to-date on current topics.
Exhibitors with a both in Cologne are also represented with a digital presence without exception. An interactive exhibitor profile with contact data and product information provides a fast overview. Thanks to the “Talk-to-me” function, a spontaneous exchange between exhibitors and visitors is just as simple as visiting an exhibition both. Appointments can, of course, also be arranged for a later point in time. The exhibitors can simply list the availability of the contact partners. Companies can also offer exclusive events: Digital Conference Rooms enable presentations, tastings, show cooking or PR events upon invitation.
In addition to the information offer at the digital exhibition stands of the exhibitors, the stages are the focal point of ISM & ProSweets @home. Trend lectures, trade information and start-up pitches will take place on the Expert Stage. At the Global Competence in Food Stage, the visitors will receive information from the Koelnmesse Food network as well as market research results and sweet trends from all over the globe. The manufacturers will present their products and solutions in the form of short lectures on the Product Stages. All presentations will subsequently be available on demand up until 30 April 2022, which will further extend the reach of the trade fair.
Fi Global is enabling ingredients suppliers to join the online sourcing revolution with a year-round Sample Store platform in partnership with 1-2-Taste – in addition to a dedicated Sample Store for exhibitors at Fi Europe Online.
1-2-Taste is an online B2B food ingredients platform based in the Netherlands that has made its name as a disruptor of traditional ingredient sales methods. The platform allows R&D experts to identify ingredients and obtain samples to try out, and buyers to place orders, without leaving their desks. The concept is especially helpful to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) because they can order ingredients in small quantities that are not commercially viable through traditional sales channels.
Through its partnership with 1-2-Taste, Food Ingredients Global is integrating two Sample Stores into the heart of its portfolio of exhibitions, information services, and digital solutions, which have a global audience of industry professions established over more than 30 years. The Sample Store on the Fi Europe Online platform gives exhibitors maximum expose to more than 12,000 online attendees over the duration of the online event, which runs from 22 November to 2 December 2021.
The year-round Sample Store concept allows subscribers to have their Sample Store featured on the Ingredients Network directory and news portal, which attracts more than 40,000 unique buyers a month. Suppliers can register for a Sample Store via the Fi Global website. They receive support to set up their branded Sample Store on 1-2-Taste, which can feature up to ten samples. Customers who visit the online shop can browse through information on the samples – including technical documents, videos, quality certifications, and other materials – at their convenience, then order samples with a click. There is also an option for suppliers to sell directly through the Sample Store.
According to the company, group EBITDA was comparable to last year at € 278 (previous year: 276) m. Due to a significant jump in the second quarter, the group’s consolidated operating result edged up moderately to € 134 (previous year: 129) m for the reporting period. The results growth was primarily thanks to the sugar segment’s significantly higher second quarter numbers, which enabled it to generate again a positive operating result. In contrast, the special products, CropEnergies and starch segments’ operating result fell significantly, while the fruit segment’s was down moderately.
International, inspiring and above all personal – that was the 36th edition of Anuga 2021 in Cologne. With over 70,000 visitors from 169 countries and more than 4,600 exhibitors from 98 nations, the leading global trade fair for food and beverages once again demonstrated that trade fairs of these dimensions are possible again.
“We are delighted with this result. It underlines the global significance of Anuga and the trust that is placed in us as a trade fair organisation. Furthermore, it also shows that Germany as a trade fair location continues to hold a leading and attractive position in terms of the global competition,” explained Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse. “Also the hybrid approach worked very well and proved very popular. In the scope of Anuga @home, we were able to offer above all those people, who were not able to travel to the trade fair, a good opportunity to inform themselves about specialised themes and engage in intensive networking,” Böse added.
Anuga also set a benchmark in terms of its level of internationality: 97% of the exhibitors came from abroad. At 76%, the degree of internationality of the visitors remained at a constant level (2019: 75%). “People from 169 nations – that is a strong signal and shows at the same time how much the international food industry needs trade fairs to do business again. Our exhibitors, who reported about outstanding customer dialogues and the high quality of the trade visitors, also recognised this fact. The discussions with the buyers also confirmed how highly they estimate the time for intense, personal dialogues with their customers. Anuga 2021 simply made the international world of food personal again. And this euphoria and spirit of optimism was noticeable all over the trade fair,” emphasised Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH.
Above all the quality and preparation of the buyers as well as the serious interest in generating business again convinced the exhibitors. Countless buyers with high decision-making competence from the trade and food service, including the relevant top buyers of important chain stores attended the trade fair in Cologne. An initial evaluation of the visitor survey shows that over 70% of the respondents use Anuga to groom existing and build up new business relationships.
As a hybrid event, Anuga also offered a digital platform for the exhibitors, visitors and media representatives: Anuga @home. In addition to intensive networking, above all the digitally streamed event and congress programme comprising of a variety of lectures, discussions and presentations by renowned trade experts and companies of the food industry met with great interest. In total, 353 formats with more than 6,380 broadcasting minutes were streamed over three days of the trade fair. Particularly the live streams of the two conferences, the Newtrition X and the New Food Conference, were very popular. The presentations and the networking offers of Anuga @home will also be available on-demand after the trade fair.
With a team of dedicated chefs, Center Dubai plays an important role in inspiring and educating the chocolate industry and introducing new techniques to artisans, pastry chefs, confectioners, bakers and caterers. It also plays an important role in driving innovation as consumption patterns shift towards premiumization and new concepts in terms of design, colour and flavours. Courses and events with physical attendance will resume as of October 21, 2021.