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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…

Exploring open innovation in the food industry

François Deprey, Managing Partner at SprintProject, spoke to the SIAL Newsroom about the SIAL Survey on Open Innovation sent out to industry players recently. Open Innovation, as defined by Chesbrough, “encourages a more collaborative and open approach to innovation, where companies work with external partners to create value and remain competitive in the market.” Could…

Vegetables leading the way at SIAL Paris 2024

The global vegetables market reached a staggering value of $752 billion (approximately €696 billion) in 2023, demonstrating its crucial role in the food industry. With a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% from 2023 to 2028, the vegetables sector is poised for substantial expansion. This dynamic growth will be a focal point at SIAL Paris 2024, where the latest trends, innovations, and market insights will be showcased for food professionals.

African Food Summit boosting agri-food innovation by 2024

The African Food Summit at SIAL Paris, scheduled for October 22, 2024, is set to highlight Africa's emerging trends in gastronomy and product design. This summit showcases the continent's resilience and innovation in agri-food amidst climatic and geopolitical challenges. Key discussions will include employment in agri-food, preserving Africa’s rich food heritage, and the influence of new-generation entrepreneurs on the industry. The event, featuring networking opportunities, promises to offer fresh insights and potential solutions for the global food market.

SIAL CANADA 2024: celebrating success with impressive growth

SIAL CANADA 2024, held in Montreal, witnessed a significant increase in participation, reflecting the growing interest and importance of this event in the food industry. Over three days, the event attracted thousands of professionals, exhibitors, and visitors, further cementing its status as a premier food innovation exhibition in North America.

Agriculture explains 90% of deforestation. It could be different if we wanted to, urges Claude Garcia.

Claude Garcia, a deforestation researcher and co-founder of Planet C, will speak at the SIAL Summit CSR in October on the theme “Why and how to accelerate RSE commitments in the agro-food industry?” In an exclusive interview, Garcia discusses the intricate links between deforestation and agriculture, and the urgent need for companies to adopt responsible practices to mitigate environmental impacts.

SIAL 2025: Elevate Your Strategy and Mark Your Calendar

Discover how integrating SIAL 2025 into your strategic planning can revolutionize your business approach, offering insights, networking opportunities, and a platform to showcase innovations

CSR Initiatives Cut Food Waste by 40% in Major Retail Chains

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts have led to a significant 40% reduction in food waste, showcasing the transformative impact of sustainable practices in major retail chains. In this exclusive interview, Alice Vachet, a CSR impact contractor and the eco-friendly podcaster behind "L'Empreinte," shares her insights on the journey and future of CSR in retail.

A conversation with Lydia Merrouche on pioneering organic agriculture in Africa for a better future

In this exclusive interview, Lydia Merrouche, Founder and Managing Director of Fossoul Agricole, shares her transformative journey from a legal career to spearheading organic agriculture in Algeria. With a passion for sustainable and environmentally friendly farming, Lydia has not only adapted to but also innovated within the agri-food sector. Her company, Fossoul, meaning 'season' in Arabic, epitomizes her commitment to producing organic fruits and vegetables while advocating for ecological responsibility.

Innovating with Heart: How LOEUL & PIRIOT is Transforming Rabbit Breeding

In agribusiness, standing out requires more than just excellent products; it demands innovation, sustainability, and a genuine commitment to animal welfare. Flora Derouineau, the dynamic Marketing and Communications Manager at LOEUL & PIRIOT, shares insights into their journey of transforming rabbit breeding practices, earning prestigious awards, and meeting consumer expectations.

Healthy: addressing the decline in health-focused food Innovations by 25%

Despite the growing focus on pleasure, the health axis in food innovations has seen a notable decline. According to recent data, the share of health-focused food innovations dropped from 33.2% in 2022 to 25.9% in 2023. This trend indicates a shift in consumer preferences and industry focus that food professionals must address to meet the demands for healthy options.

gen-z: driving e-commerce growth by 30%

Gen-Z is rapidly becoming a dominant force in the e-commerce sector, driving substantial growth and influencing market trends. According to a recent report, Gen-Z consumers are responsible for a 30% increase in online shopping activities over the past year. This generation's unique preferences and behaviors are reshaping how businesses approach digital sales and marketing strategies.

Waterway: driving emission reduction by 40% in the supply chain – the new paradigm

Understanding the impact of waterway innovation on logistics decarbonization. With a growing emphasis on environmental sustainability, the inland waterway sector is leveraging innovation to achieve significant reductions in the carbon footprint of the logistics industry.
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