Innovation Tours

Guided tours were provided by NutriMarketingProVeg International and Echemi over the three days of Fi Europe & Ni 2019 in Paris. The participants discovered how leading companies respond to innovations in the F&B industry. 

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Tours by NutriMarketing

  • Clean Label, Natural & Organic Innovations
  • Healthy and Functional Innovations
  • Reduction & Reformulation Innovations
  • Innovations from around the world
  • Innovations in Beverages
  • Healthy Snacking innovations
  • Clean Label, Natural & Organic Innovations
    Clean label goes far beyond only reformulating to remove artificial additives from a product. Nowadays, it includes authenticity, traceability, organic or sustainable farming. Products made with simple ingredients consumers are familiar with, traditionally and sustainably processed by real people with total transparency about animal wellbeing and the origins of the ingredients.

    With 73% of consumers willing to pay more for a food or drink product made with ingredients they recognize and trust, no wonder that food & beverage global sales of clean label products are projected to reach $180 billion by 2020 (Euromonitor and the global clean label ingredient market to reach $47.50 billion by 2023 (Mordor Intelligence).

    Participating companies: Niacet, Micreos, Weishardt, Tipiak, Avebe, Ingrebio, CP Kelco, IFF, Ingredion
    Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.
  • Healthy and Functional Innovations
    Consumers are more and more aware of the link between their diet and their health. Around three in five consumers globally say they are always or often influenced by a product’s impact on their health and wellbeing when choosing food (62%) and soft drinks (60%) (GlobalData). Most of them take a holistic approach to their health, with not only a focus on healthier food alternatives but also on more physical activity, less alcohol and cigarettes.

    The challenge is to age and even die in good health. The increase in consumption of fortified food, coupled with the growth in health awareness among consumers is projected to drive the functional food ingredients market to grow from USD 64.75 billion in 2017 to reach USD 94.21 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.6% (Marketsandmarkets).​

    Participating companies: Bouwhuis Enthoven B.V., Lactalis Ingredient, Rousselot, Fonterra, Novastell, Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, Griffith Laboratories
    Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

  • Reduction & Reformulation Innovations
    Around three in five consumers globally say they are always or often influenced by a product’s impact on their health and wellbeing when choosing food (62%) and soft drinks (60%) (GlobalData). Sugar (N°1), fat (N°2) and salt (N°4) are among the top 5 ingredients that consumers are trying to limit or avoid. The two others are artificial sweeteners (N°3) and MSG (N°5).

    Advances in ingredient innovation using fermentation, natural extracts, fat substitutes and dietary fibre are paving the way for brands to develop healthier food and drink to respond to consumer demand without compromising other important attributes such as taste and texture.

    Participating companies: Algaïa, Fuji, Metarom, Leiber Gmbh, Bösch Boden Spies, Azelis, Ebro Ingredients, Vinpai, Hydrosol Gmbh&Co, Limagrain Ingredients
    Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

  • Innovations from around the world
    Globalization is enticing adventurous consumers to experiment with new cuisines. According to GlobalData, 65% of global consumers enjoy experimenting with products from different cultures/countries, and even 79% of millennials and 78% of Gen X. Curiosity and being the first to share a new product on social media (Instagram) are among the drivers of the trend.

    Participating companies: Ingredia, Univar Solutions, iSense, Nactis, Berrico, Agroindustrias Amazonicas, Edlong Corporation, Fazer Mills, HPE ingredients, Sisterna
    Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

  • Innovations in Beverages
    The global beverage industry is expected to reach an estimated $1.9 trillion by 2021 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021 (Research and Markets). The major drivers for the growth of this market are growing urbanization and disposable income.

    Market drivers include sugar reduction, naturalness and new sensory experiences. Within this category global functional beverages (energy drinks, sports drinks & dietary supplements) are growing at 11% CAGR and incremental market size growth will be almost USD 156 billion during 2019-2023 (Technavio). More specifically, the energy drink market is forecast to be the fastest-growing segment due to the steadily growing number of health-conscious consumers.

    Participating companies: Destilla Gmbh, Plantex, Prova, Biospringer, Daregal, LaVitella, Taiyo, CFF, Brace, Seqens Minerals Specialities, Nexira
    Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

  • Healthy Snacking
    Life is increasingly fast-paced and the lack of time influences our consumption behaviours. As a result, the boundary between meals and snacks is fading. According to Nielsen, 76% of global consumers eat snacks sometimes or often and 45% do so to substitute a meal. In addition, consumers are looking for more balanced nutritional alternatives and this is predicted to drive the global market for healthy snacking to $32.8 billion by 2025 (Grand View Research).

    Participating companies: Limagrain ingredient, GreeFood50, NDF Azteca Milling, Bel Industrie, Millets, Diana Food, Friesland Campina, Tereos, Cambridge Commodities, Roquette
    Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

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Tours by ProVeg International

  • Plant-based Innovations – by ProVeg International

In response to the expected growth of the plant-based sector, companies are increasingly willing to invest in the R&D and production facilities required to manufacture high-quality products. Beyond Meat’s successful IPO in 2019 and growth projections of e.g. the plant-based milk market at a CAGR of over 14% between 2018 and 2024 to more than $38 billion are indicative of that development. Burgeoning consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics, as well as their exposure to plant-based products, are spurring this popularity. ProVeg International identified the most promising products in the plant-based sector for you to learn about innovative plant-based solutions, their different applications and how they will benefit your bottom line.

Participating companies: AAK, ADM, Avebe, Bunge Loders Croklaan, Cargill, Döhler, GreenFood50, Hydrosol, KMC, Phycom
Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

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    Tours by Echemi

    • China’s emerging food ingredients innovations & new trends

    There are an estimated 1,623+ food additive manufacturers in China, existing of 720 edible flavor manufacturers, and 957 food additive companies. Annually they are meeting 80% of the global demand for vitamins (worth 4.5 billion USD), they make up 80% of 150,000 tons of global production capacity of food preservatives and 90% of food thickener production, while around 80% of food acidulant is being manufactured in China.

    This year’s Fi Europe & Ni hosted 267 Chinese exhibitors who brought new insights and trends into the food business.

    Participating companies: Brother Enterprises Holding Co., Ltd., Zhucheng Haotian Pharm Co., Ltd., Linyi Shansong Biological Prod. Co., Ltd., Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Sanyuan Bitotechnology Co., Ltd., Chenguang Biotech Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Kunda Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Vitasweet Co., Ltd., Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd., Heibei Huaheng Biological Technology Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd., JK Sucralose Inc., Yantai Oriental Protein Tech Co., Ltd., Deosen Biochemical Ltd., RZBC Group Co., Ltd., Futaste Co., Ltd.