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Households benefit from biggest fall in prices on record

Overall shop prices reported deflation for the tenth consecutive month in February, accelerating to 1.4 percent from 1.0 percent in January. This is the deepest level of deflation since the series began in December 2006. Food inflation slowed to 1.1 percent from 1.5 percent in January – the lowest ever recorded.  Households benefit from biggest fall in prices on record - read more

Mark Golder appointed Industry Development Director at IGD

[10/03/2014] On 22 April 2014 Mark Golder will join IGD’s senior team as industry development director. Mark Golder appointed Industry Development Director at IGD - read more

Walgreens to Keynote NFRA Conference

[10/03/2014] The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will hold its 22ndAnnual Executive Conference April 7-9, 2014, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz. The conference provides the latest information on consumer and industry trends. Walgreens to Keynote NFRA Conference - read more

Facts Up Front Launches Consumer Education Campaign

[05/03/2014] Grocery shopping decision makers agree Facts Up Front makes nutrition information easy to find and use.  Facts Up Front Launches Consumer Education Campaign - read more

Frozen Food Leaders Gather in San Diego

[05/03/2014] More than 1,400 frozen food industry leaders gathered in San Diego, Calif., this week for the 2014 American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) Frozen Food Convention (AFFI-CON). AFFI-CON delegates gathered at the Manchester Grand Hyatt to attend educational sessions and conduct business meetings.  Frozen Food Leaders Gather in San Diego - read more

1st Bakers’ Day at ttz Bremerhaven

[10/02/2014] In the framework of its “Bakers‘ Day” workshop on 26th – 27th of March 2014, ttz Bremerhaven is inviting stakeholders from the baking industry to its new premises for the first time. The newly extended Institute of Food Technology (BILB) will give its visitors an opportunity to take a first peek at the future of baking technologies. 1st Bakers’ Day at ttz Bremerhaven - read more

Food retail icon receives FMI Statesmanship Award

[13/01/2014] The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) presented its Sidney R. Rabb Award to Neil Golub, Price Chopper Supermarkets’ executive chairman of the board, for his statesmanship and community service.  Food retail icon receives FMI Statesmanship Award - read more

Wholesale food distributors: It's all about location

[07/01/2014] In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system.  Wholesale food distributors: It's all about location - read more

Holiday Promotions Bring Shoppers Out in Droves

[19/12/2013] Euclid, the leader of in-store retail analytics, measured data on nearly 25 million domestic shopping sessions during November, revealing that shopper traffic and window conversion improved significantly as heavy promotions brought shoppers back out to the mall.  Holiday Promotions Bring Shoppers Out in Droves - read more

Food and not fuel

[12/12/2013] The American Frozen Food Institute urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact proposed reductions in the amount of corn-based ethanol and cellulosic bio-fuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply under the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014. Food and not fuel - read more

Technology to enhance shopping experience

[25/11/2013] More than seven out of ten (72% of) convenience store (c-store) shoppers can see themselves using coupons sent to their mobile phones when doing their food and grocery shopping, according to the latest IGD ShopperVista research. Technology to enhance shopping experience - read more

Shoppers seek inspiration to make a difference to the environment

[13/11/2013] Most British shoppers don’t feel able to make a difference to global warming or the environment through the decisions they make when food and grocery shopping, according to research released by IGD ShopperVista. Shoppers seek inspiration to make a difference to the environment - read more

Public wants labels for food nanotech

[11/11/2013] New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology – whether the nanotechnology is in the food or is used in food packaging. The research also shows that many people are willing to pay more for the labeling. Public wants labels for food nanotech - read more

Food industry keys for anticipating consumer demands

[31/10/2013] Azti-Tecnalia has presented the aims of its “Food Mirror” project for 2014; the initiative seeks to set up and consolidate the first international community of observers in the foodstuff area.  Food industry keys for anticipating consumer demands - read more

Consumer Acceptance of Novel Food Technologies

[28/10/2013] How do consumers balance the scales between promised benefits and potential risks from novel food technologies? This was one of the research questions examined by a team of Irish researchers investigating consumer and industry acceptance of novel food technologies (NFTs).  Consumer Acceptance of Novel Food Technologies - read more

Personal and social concerns motivate organic food buyers

[23/10/2013] Predicting whether consumers will purchase organic or conventional food is a multimillion dollar gamble within the food sector. A novel paper by Washington State University College of Business researchers will help advertisers more effectively target the fast-growing organic food market.  Personal and social concerns motivate organic food buyers - read more

BMELV information campaign "Strategies against food waste"

[15/10/2013] According to a study conducted by Stuttgart University and supported by the BMELV, just under 11 million tons of food are discarded in Germany annually. Much of this food would still have been fit for consumption. BMELV information campaign "Strategies against food waste" - read more

Food Retail Industry Supports Collective Effort on Tax Reform

[26/09/2013] As a member of the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates (CFETR), Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to join with hundreds of other national, state and local business organizations in supporting today’s call for comprehensive tax reform. Food Retail Industry Supports Collective Effort on Tax Reform - read more

FoodRisC project facilitates communication on food risks and benefits

[13/09/2013] Consumers in Europe are often overwhelmed with the vast amounts of food risk and benefit information presented to them, some of which can be perceived as conflicting or confusing.  FoodRisC project facilitates communication on food risks and benefits - read more

Recipe for Britain’s first chilled chocolate treats discovered

[04/09/2013] The first English recipes for iced chocolate desserts, nearly 350 years old, have been uncovered by a lecturer at the University of Leicester – just in time for the last of the summery weather. Recipe for Britain’s first chilled chocolate treats discovered - read more

Scientists develop new way to detect threatening nanoparticles in food

[02/09/2013] Over the last few years, the use of nanomaterials for water treatment, food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics and other industries has increased.  Scientists develop new way to detect threatening nanoparticles in food - read more

Refrigerated trucks to keep their cool thanks to fuel cell technology

[28/08/2013] Grocery merchants in Texas, California and New York will soon have ice cream, frozen foods and fresh produce delivered by tractor trailers whose refrigeration units are powered by fuel cells, a clean technology that makes energy silently and with dramatically reduced emissions. Refrigerated trucks to keep their cool thanks to fuel cell technology - read more

Is sous vide cooking safe?

[26/08/2013] The Institute of Food Research (IFR) has been undertaking research for the Food Standards Agency to establish if the cooking technique sous vide is safe. Sous vide uses lower temperatures to improve food quality and could be a step closer to being more widely adopted after Institute of Food Research scientists assessed the steps needed to ensure the process is safe.  Is sous vide cooking safe? - read more

European food industry heads towards zero fossil CO 2 emissions

[26/07/2013] Within the next 2.5 years, a new EU-funded project will offer a range of activities to support the European food and beverage industry to achieve competitiveness gains triggered by higher energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions. Already now, businesses can express their interest in an energy analysis. European food industry heads towards zero fossil CO 2 emissions - read more

New strategy to encourage innovation in UK food and farming

[24/07/2013] Food and Drink Federation's Sustainability Director Andrew Kuyk attended today's launch by BIS Science Minister David Willetts and Defra's Lord De Mauley of a new Government Agricultural Technologies strategy aimed at promoting growth in UK food and farming as part of its wider Industrial Strategy and to meet the future challenges of food security and climate change. New strategy to encourage innovation in UK food and farming - read more

Study about emotions linked to consumption of food

[23/07/2013] AZTI-Tecnalia is working on a pioneering methodology that is seeking to identify the emotions linked to the consumption of food; the idea is to design new products and new actions for communication focussing particularly on the reality of companies and their customers. Study about emotions linked to consumption of food - read more

Fresh, Regional, Innovative, Creative: InterMopro, InterCool and InterMeat 2014

[16/07/2013] Concentrated overview, proven quality and hands-on inspirations at the three food trade fairs in Düsseldorf from 21 to 23 September 2014. The new trade fair “Mediterranean Food” is to be held concurrently!  Fresh, Regional, Innovative, Creative: InterMopro, InterCool and InterMeat 2014 - read more

New Trade Fair “Mediterranean Food 2014” from 21 to 23 September in Düsseldorf

[16/07/2013] Platform for the Mediterranean World of Taste and its Manufacturers to run concurrently with the Freshness Fairs InterMopro, InterCool and InterMeat. New Trade Fair “Mediterranean Food 2014” from 21 to 23 September in Düsseldorf - read more

Manufacturers must prepare for Food Information Regulation Deadline

[10/07/2013] Food and drink manufacturers who are concerned about upcoming mandatory changes to food labelling, required under the European Union's Food Information Regulation, can receive practical guidance at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)'s 'Understanding the Food Information Regulation' seminar. Manufacturers must prepare for Food Information Regulation Deadline - read more

Vanilla Top Ice Cream Flavor with Americans

[03/07/2013] Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor, premium ice cream is the best-selling type of ice cream and frozen yogurt is resurging in popularity among Americans. These are a few of the findings from a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies, which make and distribute an estimated 85 percent of the ice cream and frozen dessert products consumed in the United States. Vanilla Top Ice Cream Flavor with Americans - read more

Preserving Fresh Foods with Hops Extracts

[25/06/2013] Three young researchers have been recognized for producing final dissertations that demonstrate scientific excellence. One of the findings includes new methods of naturally preserving fresh foods with hops extracts. Preserving Fresh Foods with Hops Extracts - read more

Food Industry: Testing the taste

[11/06/2013] A state-of-the-art sensory testing facility that will be used to improve the quality, taste and texture of food for consumers has been launched at Newcastle University. Food Industry: Testing the taste - read more

Pinguin NV changes name to Greenyard Foods NV

( Exhibitor name: PinguinLutosa Food Group S.A. PinguinLutosa Foods  )

[10/06/2013] Pinguin NV will become Greenyard Foods NV. By changing its name, the international food group emphasises its ambition to continue its growth strategy with a clear focus on the processing and marketing... Pinguin NV changes name to Greenyard Foods NV - read more

Research Team Creates Potential Food Source From Non-Food Plants

[19/04/2013] A team of Virginia Tech researchers has succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, a process that has the potential to provide a previously untapped nutrient source from plants not traditionally though of as food crops. Research Team Creates Potential Food Source From Non-Food Plants - read more

TÜV Rheinland Now Offers Food Testing Services

[15/04/2013] Food scandals regularly unsettle end consumers. Dioxin in eggs, rotten or mislabeled meat and food labels containing insufficient information about the ingredients make shoppers feel queasy, calls for increased transparency and safety occasionally go unanswered. TÜV Rheinland is now responding to this and getting involved in food testing. TÜV Rheinland Now Offers Food Testing Services - read more

Bringing Fish Processing Back to Norway

[10/04/2013] Every day the world’s population consumes 32 million meals made of seafood from Norway. However, on their way to the consumer these Norwegian products have first been transported to low-cost countries such as China or in Eastern Europe for filleting and packaging. Bringing Fish Processing Back to Norway - read more

New DNA test identifies ingredients in foods

[02/04/2013] Scientists at Mainz University develop a novel screening procedure for accurately determining the amount of animal, plant, and microbial substances in foods. New DNA test identifies ingredients in foods - read more

From Farm to Fork: Ensuring Food Safety With Intelligent Vision Software

[26/03/2013] Computer software will be created to raise standards in the food industry in an £800,000 collaboration between business and academia. Funded by the Technology Strategy Board the project involves the University of Lincoln (UK), Ishida Europe Limited and Lincolnshire company Branston Ltd. From Farm to Fork: Ensuring Food Safety With Intelligent Vision Software - read more

Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness

[07/03/2013] Millions of tons of food are thrown away each year because the 'best before' date has passed. But this date is always a cautious estimate, which means a lot of still-edible food is thrown away. Wouldn't it be handy if the packaging could 'test' whether the contents are still safe to eat?  Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness - read more

American Frozen Food Institute Launches Unique Food Safety Self-Assessment Program

[01/03/2013] The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) launched the “FSMA Readiness Self-Assessment Program,” a unique online service designed to help frozen food facilities comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) preventive controls proposed rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). American Frozen Food Institute Launches Unique Food Safety Self-Assessment Program - read more

New energy saving concept for supermarkets

[05/02/2013] Running a supermarket requires a lot of electricity. Long rows of refrigerators have to be kept cool and large areas have to be lit. A new concept enables supermarket operators to cut their energy use by around 25 percent. New energy saving concept for supermarkets - read more

EU project increases resource efficiency in fish production

[31/01/2013] The fish market is ruthless: In fillet production, almost one third of the high-value catch is lost. As good as the fish might be, just one small defect leads to a reduction in value.  EU project increases resource efficiency in fish production - read more

Australia's First MSC Certified Sustainable Prawns Go on Sale in Japan

[19/12/2012] Japan is getting ready for a new sustainable taste sensation this Christmas with retail giant, Aeon, selling Australian MSC certified Spencer Gulf King Prawns this season.  Australia's First MSC Certified Sustainable Prawns Go on Sale in Japan - read more

Freshly Baked Rolls From the Climate Chamber

[26/10/2012] How is it possible to obtain an excellent quality of bakery products and simultaneously save energy during the baking process? In the research project „NanoBAK“, the ttz Bremerhaven is developing a climate chamber which solely uses finest mist to produce baked goods.  Freshly Baked Rolls From the Climate Chamber - read more

Testo's Measurement Technology Guarantees Safe Food

( Exhibitor name: Testo AG )

[24/09/2012] testo 104-IR, the new temperature measuring instrument, fulfils the two most important functions for measuring the temperature of food: non-contact measurement with an infrared sensor and contact... Testo's Measurement Technology Guarantees Safe Food - read more

SEABULL

( Exhibitor name: Bullmeat BV )

SEABULL [20/09/2012] FROZEN SHRIMPS AND SEAFOOD SEABULL - read more

Gluten-free

( Exhibitor name: Netzer - Manufaktur für Kartoffelspezialitäten )

[10/09/2012] We are able to produce our products gluten-free for you! Gluten-free - read more

Faroe island cod and haddock fishery gains MSC certification

The Faroe Island North East Arctic cod and haddock fishery has been successfully certified in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. Its products are now eligible to carry the blue MSC ecolabel. Faroe island cod and haddock fishery gains MSC certification - read more

Halperns’ Celebrates MSC Chain of Custody Certification

Halperns’ Purveyors of Steak and Seafood, a family-owned business with locations throughout the Southeast United States, will celebrate their upcoming one year anniversary as the first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certified seafood distributor in Atlanta, Georgia. Halperns’ Celebrates MSC Chain of Custody Certification - read more

Rapid testing of food quality

Whether fruit, meat or cheese – the quality of food is not always as consumers would like it to be. But, in future, a spectrometer will allow them to gage the quality of food before they buy it.  Rapid testing of food quality - read more

SAVE FOOD: An Initiative of FAO and Messe Düsseldorf

In close collaboration with the FAO, the Messe Düsseldorf Group intends to make a contribution to the fight against global food losses. The initiative SAVE FOOD aims at encouraging the dialogue on food losses between industry, research, politics and civil society. SAVE FOOD: An Initiative of FAO and Messe Düsseldorf - read more

Retail acting against food waste

[27/03/2012] A current study shows: Food retail is only responsible for a small part of food waste in Germany. Appropriate packaging is the key to success here. Retail acting against food waste - read more

Visit the SAVE FOOD exhibition at MULTIVAC.

[26/03/2012] Until 11 May packaging specialist Multivac hosts the SAVE FOOD-exhibition on global food losses at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden, Unterallgäu. The exhibition is open on weekdays and addressed to schools, educational institutions and an interested audience. Visit the SAVE FOOD exhibition at MULTIVAC. - read more

City-Tip: Media harbour

[01/09/2010] No other city district of Düsseldorf symbolises change and departure into the 21st century like the Harbour. Only one kilometre away as the crow flies from Königsallee and the Old Town (Altstadt), this area has undergone a structural transformation “par excellence”: City-Tip: Media harbour - read more

City-Tip: Quadriennale 2010 – “Kunstgegenwärtig – Presence of Art”

[16/08/2010] From September 2010 to January 2011 Art enthusiasts from Germany and abroad are looking forward to the second Quadriennale, which will open on the evening of September 10th, 2010 and ends in January 2011. Nine Düsseldorf museums and galleries are preparing high quality exhibitions. City-Tip: Quadriennale 2010 – “Kunstgegenwärtig – Presence of Art” - read more

City Tip: Varieté Düsseldorf: “Miss Evi” delights Audiences

[05/08/2010] Lydia Thompson and her “British Blonde Troupe” sent the New York audience into raptures in the late 19th century. In the smoky setting of cabaret stages her first Burlesque Show caused a sensation:  City Tip: Varieté Düsseldorf: “Miss Evi” delights Audiences - read more

Tour de menu gusto 2010

[15/07/2010] From 10 September to 3 October 2010 45 restaurants from in and around Düsseldorf will once again be inviting the city’s gourmets to partake in the “tour de menu gusto”. This time the chefs have created menus in tune with five themed categories and now hope for a positive verdict from gourmets and, of course, the chance to win the Crown as the Best Restaurant in their category. Tour de menu gusto 2010 - read more

 
 

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