Global Trends

Food and Drink Innovation Network: Global Trends, hosted by Green Seed UK

At Green Seed we are only too aware how newly emerging global trends can quickly have an impact on different geographical markets. To this end Green Seed UK invited a range of stimulating speakers from the UK and abroad to inspire an audience of food marketing and innovation professionals. The latest global trends and innovation … Continue reading “Food and Drink Innovation Network: Global Trends, hosted by Green Seed UK”

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Auchan, Casino and Metro to form new alliance

French retail giants Auchan, Casino and Schiever have agreed to form a new purchase alliance with German Metro, named Horizon. This new alliance will allow the chains to coordinate purchases both inside France and abroad. Ready for 2019 Horizon should enable the founding members to “negotiate in a more collaborating, balanced, and innovative way”, rather than simply aimed at transactions. The four … Continue reading “Auchan, Casino and Metro to form new alliance”

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Rise of the Phenix: The French startup giving a second life to food waste

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), a third of the world’s food output is lost or wasted between the time it is produced and the time it is consumed. This statistic is all the more alarming given that agriculture and food are major industries in terms of energy consumption, environmental … Continue reading “Rise of the Phenix: The French startup giving a second life to food waste”

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Developing Trends: Flexitarians in France

In a recent study, it was found that compared to 2014, 82% of French people say that they are now paying more attention to the food they consume. It is clear from the way that supermarkets are now investing in, and including more and more food options for those who follow a particular lifestyle (vegetarian, … Continue reading “Developing Trends: Flexitarians in France”

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French Alliances : Carrefour and Système U/ Auchan and Casino

In the end, Système U chose Carrefour. On April 25, shortly after the announcement of an alliance between Auchan and Casino, Carrefour and Système U disclosed plans to conclude ‘a five-year cooperation that will focus on the negotiation of the purchase of the biggest national and international brands’. Yet, at the start of the month, … Continue reading “French Alliances : Carrefour and Système U/ Auchan and Casino”

France eats the most chilled pizzas article

Why do the French eat the most chilled pizza in Europe?

Pizza is quintessentially Italian staple but it is the French who consume the most chilled pizza in Europe, accounting for 36.5% of the market. Convenience is a key driver for all consumers but it is the way French people associate chilled foods with freshness that results in the surprising statistic about chilled pizza consumption. Data … Continue reading “Why do the French eat the most chilled pizza in Europe?”

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SIAL Paris 2018 Set To Inspire The World’s Food Industry

SIAL, the International Food Exhibition (Salon International de l’Alimentation), will take place from October 21 – 25, 2018 at Paris Nord Villepinte, north of the French capital. This biennial event has become the go-to, inspirational meeting place for the entire food-processing industry. For over 50 years, SIAL has grown in importance, showcasing innovations in the … Continue reading “SIAL Paris 2018 Set To Inspire The World’s Food Industry”

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Export of Belgian food & drink industry is booming

The value of the Belgian food and drink industry in 2017 grew with 5.1% to €52.6 billion.  This excellent result is mainly thanks to exports which grew with 7.5% to €26.7 billion.  Especially the markets outside the EU saw the strongest growth (+15.5%), reaching a turnover of €4.3 billion. The most important long distance market … Continue reading “Export of Belgian food & drink industry is booming”