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SIAL Paris 2024 to celebrate its 60th anniversary

SIAL Paris promises an exceptional edition in 2024 as the world's largest trade show in the food industry celebrates its 60th anniversary. There will be lots of surprises in store for visitors! Poster of the inaugural international food show (Photo: It was a major event in 1964: the first Salon International de l'Alimentation (International…

9# Food Industry: Approaching a Bright New Chapter?

In this episode of Food for Thought, Bryn discusses the subtleties with CEO of The Food Institute, Brian Choi. Brian speaks about the food industry trends and consumer behavior over the years.  The food industry is at a crossroads so what choices do we have to make?  Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 04:30: industry news…

Aldi cuts food waste by 57% and sets itself a tougher target for 2030

Aldi, the supermarket group, has said in its first sustainability report that it has cut its food waste in the UK by more than half since 2017. The 57% reduction in food waste intensity – a measure of the amount of food that is wasted compared to quantity sold – means that the company has…

In Paris, independent food shops doing better than supermarket chains

A recent survey on the evolution of commerce in Paris from the Urban City Agency APUR (Atelier Urbain Parisien) reveals a progression of individual retail shops while supermarkets and general food retailers see their presence stagnate Paris has one of the densest number of shops and commercial outlets in the world according to the latest…

A look back at SIAL INTERFOOD 2023, a record edition for Indonesia

SIAL InterFOOD, the leading food and beverage exhibition in Indonesia celebrated another great edition. The show took place in JIEXPO in Kemayoran, Jakarta from 08 - 11 November 2023, and show organisers are urging those who wish to exhibit next year to secure their spot early to avoid disappointment. Next year's show will take place…


Last year was a record breaker for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group – but it was a far less rosy picture for the conglomerate’s wines and spirits business.

Varun Beverages snaps up South Africa’s The Beverage Company in groundbreaking €150 million deal

Varun Beverages, the PepsiCo India franchisee, is buying The Beverage Company, a firm based in South Africa, according to reports quoting the news agency Reuters. The deal represents another key foray into the African market for Varun Beverages and highlights the Indian company’s international ambitions. According to media, the purchase of The Beverage Company, which…

New research by the Food System Countdown to 2030 Initiative (FSCI) urges data-driven action for agriculture and food systems change

The FSCI is a worldwide collaborative effort to monitor global food systems. It brings together indicators and annual analysis to help government institutions and NGOs to implement priority programmes to turn agriculture into a more resilient, sustainable business, particularly against a backdrop of global warming. The FSCI report was released last December. The FSCI is…

‘Healthy indulgence’ increasing in popularity according to research

"Healthy indulgence" isn't something people typically tend to consider over the festive season in December, but, come January, many consumers, this time determined to stick to their resolutions, want to make healthier choices. However, people also don't want to feel like they're going without, and so, according to Innova Market Insights, so-called "healthy indulgence" is…

Silk’s feel planty good challenge: A plant-powered start to the day

As January unfolds, Silk, America's leading plant-based brand, introduces the Feel Planty Good Challenge, an initiative designed to encourage healthier breakfast habits.


Unifrutti, a leader in fresh fruit production and distribution is to acquire 100% of Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut, a major fruit producer, processor, and exporter in South America. The cost of the purchase was not disclosed.

Does cellular meat contribute to agri-food sustainability?

In the light of climate change and the search for ways to limit the environmental damage that can be caused by livestock farming, could cell-based meat production offer a solution? The increase in the world's population, which is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, and concerns surrounding the impact of large-scale livestock farming mean…

How increasing the frozen food temperature to -15°C could significantly cut carbon emissions

Allowing frozen food to be kept at a temperature of -15°C instead of -18°C could reduce carbon emissions while still enabling food to be kept for long periods, research suggests. The current standard temperature for frozen food was set almost a century ago and since then has remained the norm, even though slightly warmer temperatures…

Plant-based foods market in transformation

According to Research and Markets report, the plant-based food market is undergoing a significant transformation, with an expected market value of US$54.15 billion in 2023. This growth, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.60% from 2022 to 2027, is a testament to changing consumer preferences and dietary habits.
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