Daily Insights and Food Industry News

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…

Bühler opens new centre to promote innovation in the plant-based food sector

Bühler, the Swiss company that manufactures equipment for sectors including the food industry, has opened a centre that will help to improve processes for the production of plant-based foods. The Protein Application Centre is one of a number of new facilities from Bühler covering different parts of the food industry. In a statement, Bühler said…

Global flavours and industry insights at SIAL India 2023

SIAL India 2023 trade show, is set to take place from December 7th to 9th at the India International Convention & Exhibition Centre in New Delhi.

SIAL and Djazagro address challenges faced by North Africa agri-food systems

Climate upheavals and disruptions to supply chains are creating a food crisis around the world. Although this is affecting the Maghreb less than the rest of Africa, it nevertheless calls for the region's agricultural self-sufficiency to be strengthened. SIAL and its affiliate show Djazagro are especially important in this context as major events that enable…

SIAL China celebrates 60 years with exhibitions in Shanghai and Shenzhen in 2024

In 2024, the SIAL trade show, an event in the global food and beverage sector, is set to mark its 60th anniversary with a dual-city exposition in China.


New Zealand has seen declining demand from its closest markets for red meat despite growth elsewhere. This resulted in September exports falling by 18% versus September 2023.

Packaging matters a great deal – and can help push a product upmarket, SIAL delegates are told

When it comes to selling food and drinks, it is not just the product itself that matters – the packaging that it comes in is important too. This was highlighted during a presentation at the most recent edition of SIAL Paris, where Marie Sermadiras, the CEO of Cosfibel, highlighted how the sector is moving towards…

Foie gras, a favourite for the festive season

Strictly monitored in the European Union, the production of foie gras is extensive, outdoor and often a matter of family business. For the European Federation of Foie Gras, the best way to encourage consumers and restaurateurs to have the delicacy on their menu is to guarantee a high quality product and animal well-fare. In the…

Food inflation falls for 7th month in a row, while e-commerce a “big winner” in France

According to a new report by Kantar, e-commerce is now "the big winner" across grocery retail in France, now occupying its third highest level after September 2023 (10.5%) and April 2020 (10.4%). Food inflation has also fallen for the seventh month in a row, pointing to an improving economic picture in France and across Europe. The study…

Ben & Jerry’s introduces Oat-based non-dairy ice cream formula

In 2016, responding to a growing demand for plant-based alternatives, Ben & Jerry's launched its non-dairy range, marking a significant step in expanding its product offerings to cater to a wider audience.


The ready-to-drink (RTD) market is set to break the $40 billion barrier by 2027 according to analysis by London-based global drinks consultancy IWSR. However, market drivers are shifting as the category matures and consumers broaden their repertoires. The latest findings from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis indicate that the RTD category will grow by 12% in…

Skin pack meals offer greater shelf life and maximise convenience, expert tells SIAL delegates

A trend highlighted during the most recent edition of SIAL Paris was the increasing popularity of skin pack frozen meals. Prof Junghoon Moon, an associate professor in the Food Biz Lab at Seoul National University in South Korea, delivered a presentation during which he showcased some of the products that he helped to develop. Some…

Nestlé Toll House’s cookie creativity extends to cookie shot glasses

The Cookie Shot glasses, crafted from the classic chocolate chip cookie dough with an indulgent melted chocolate coating inside, It's the latest Nestlé toll house innovation
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