Food and Drinks

French products take centre stage at the Anuga Food Fair

Catherine Ryall - 16-août-2017 15:54:03

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false 21 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tableau Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;} Nearly 200 French companies will be showcasing their latest products and know-how across 7 French stands at this year’s Anuga Food Fair . Working with 8 French regions and 2 interprofessional unions, the French stands will bring together representatives exhibiting in every sector represented at the Anuga Food Fair . Once again, this highlights the diversity of French product offerings.   Yes, chef! French products will be promoted at cooking workshops led by chef Charles Soussin taking place over the duration of the fair in Hall 10.2 .   These workshops will highlight some of France’s regional specialities and allow international buyers to taste French recipes. Aimed at expanding already impressive exports Thanks to French producers’ expertise, technological skills and capacity for innovation, France’s agrifood sector is recognised internationally and ranks at the forefront of European exporters. In 2016, France was the 3 rd largest supplier of food products to the UK with a 9.3% share of the market . In the past 5 years, exports of French gourmet products have increased by 36.8%. This is a sector in which France excels, with bakery products and pastries being of particularly note, since they account for 27% of agrifood exports . Strong growth has also been recorded for biscuits and frozen pastries. Business is looking positive for the dairy industry as global demand for cheese has increased this year, particularly in major export markets. In the UK, French companies remain a reference in the gourmet product sector thanks to their focus on innovation and convenience. Wider ranges, wider customer reach While the French companies exhibiting at Anuga have a high-end brand image for quality and prestige, some are showcasing more affordable ranges in order to expand the markets for French products both inside Europe and in the wider world. Find the French stands in the following halls:    ·          Bakery wares and pastries:  2.2                ·          Frozen products:   4.2      ·          Fresh products:   5.1        ·          Gourmet products: 10.2                ·          Dairy products:   10.1      ·          Meat products (fresh): 9.1           ·          Beverages: 8.1 Conscious of the food fair’s importance, a platform presenting all the French exhibitors, their innovative products, fresh ideas and exact locations may be found at http://bit.ly/AnugaFrance . For more information, please contact: Business France UK Catherine Ryall 020 7024 3613 / catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr


UK Cider only has to have 35% apples in it?

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 16-mai-2017 12:46:40

100% apple, new premium French cidre brand  6Somewhere launches in almost 500 Tesco stores • No added sugar, flavourings or colourings, gluten-free and made from 100% apples • The brand is aimed at all those who are interested in health and what they put in their body, whilst focusing on quality and sharing good times – it’s always 6 Somewhere , don’t forget! • French cidre brand  6Somewhere plans to raise awareness of alcopops masquerading as cider Nothing but apples and craft We are working with the Huet family and the Dupont family. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created three delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples and nothing else. There’s an awful lot of chat about ‘craft’ going on at the moment, especially in beer. However, no-one’s really doing anything different in cider. So, if you think that using only the finest quality produce, utilising years of experience and expertise, and then calling your mate who has a bottling plant on the back of his lorry to bottle your product is ‘craft’ - then you’d love our Premier Cru from the Dupont family. Why not pair meals with cider? The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif on a hot summer’s day, and an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre goes really well with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, so is a well-matched accompaniment to a BBQ with family or friends. 51% of consumers surveyed by Lightspeed/Mintel stated that apple was their favourite flavour of cider – so what a pity so few of them currently contain much of it! According to a recent survey conducted by Canvas 8 for Heineken ’Taste (41%) and quality (32%) are the priorities when choosing an alcoholic drink’.    “These new lines give customers a taste of a traditional Normandie Cidre at a great price” said Rosie Goodson, Tesco Buying Manager, “The two different cidres means that customers can try a variation of styles within the growing cider range, giving them an opportunity to explore and discover new flavours”. Both the semi-dry and sweet 6Somewhere variations (75cl bottles) will be on promotion at Tesco for £5.00 (normal RRP £7.00) from Tuesday 16th May for 3 weeks.    COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Tony Watson who was at Carlsberg for over 20 years ending up as the Vice President National Accounts and Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after a number of channels and accounts  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: rik@6somewhere.com +44 7890 275420 www.6somewhere.com  


Launch of LCI’s Touch range: functional ‘Clean Label’ ingredients for bakery products

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 26-avr.-2017 11:28:32

        Ingredient transparency and the use of natural products are of increasing importance in the bread-making industry. In this context and as a pioneer in ‘Clean Label’ ingredients , Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) unveils its new range of functional ingredients, LCI’s touch . The range combines functional flours and enzymes to provide new ‘Clean Label’ solutions. Through the various offerings of the range, ‘LCI’s touch’ range makes it possible to: -    replace up to 50% of added gluten  -    to increase dough hydration levels -    to reduce added salt -    to control softness and/or to reduce egg quantity by up to 20%        All 6 ingredients in the LCI’s touch range can be listed as ‘wheat flour’ in the end product ingredient list : - GLUSAFE is an ingredient which replaces up to 50% of added gluten in bread (sandwich bread loaves, traditional or artisanal bread). With GLUSAFE, no modification of the process or hydration is required and dough is improved (greater elasticity, enhanced texture, etc).  - GLUSAFE SWEET is available for viennoiserie and pastries.  - The unique ingredient HYDRA 0.2% increases dough hydration levels and reduces bread recipe costs.  - STOP SALT , an innovative nutritional solution, reduces the amount of salt added to recipes by up to 25%. STOPSALT can be used in recipes for traditional or artisanal breads, sandwich bread loaves and viennoiserie. With STOP SALT , dough retains its hydration and elasticity without becoming sticky. - CAKESOFT makes it possible to control the soft texture of pastries with a long shelf life. No additional water is required in recipes using cakeSoft. - SOFT EGG is used to reduce the amount of eggs by up to 20% in bakery products without adding allergens. SOFT EGG also increases product shelf life and results in bakery products with finer breadcrumbs. About Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients At the heart of the sustainable supply chain of the Limagrain cooperative group, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients creates cereal ingredients for professionals in the bakery industry. Experts in softness, nutrition and ‘Clean Label’ ingredients, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients supports clients with expert knowledge and passion, providing quality ingredients and offering tailored solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in the industry. www.lci.limagrain.com  For more information about this press release, please contact: Business France UK  (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Catherine Ryall , Press Officer Email:   catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Tel:  + 44(0)207 024 3613 Website:    www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/    


ProWein 2017: 840 exhibitors on the French Pavilion

Catherine Ryall - 14-févr.-2017 10:44:40

840+ French exhibitors will be on the French Pavilion in Halls 11 and 12 in Dusseldorf, for the 24th edition of Prowein from 19th - 21st March . Organised this year for the first time by  Business France - the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy - the French Pavilion expects some 55,000 international visitors over the 3 days of the world renowned trade show. Since 1st January 2017, following the consolidation and simplification of the French Export Programme which supports French businesses in their international sales efforts, all French Pavilions at international trade shows in the agrifood and wine sectors are managed by Business France. Made In France, Made With Love The 840 French producers and traders on the French Pavilion (Stand 11A160) at ProWein in Halls 11 and 12 all share the slogan ’Made In France, Made With Love’. The French Pavilion has worked hand in hand with the regional promotional bodies to rally together their individual players: - Alsace (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace), Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Chambre de Commerce et Industrie Bourgogne Franche-Comté) - Bordeaux and South-Western France (Agence de l’Alimentation Nouvelle-Aquitaine (AANA) and the Loire Valley (Dev’up & Food’Loire) - The Rhône Valley (InterBeaujolais, Inter Rhône & Comité Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes Gourmand), Occitanie (Inter OC & Sud de France Développement), Provence (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence) and Corsica (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Corse) - L’Association Nationale Interprofessionnelle des Vins de France (Anivin) and France Vin Bio which represent multiple wine-producing regions. Over the 3 days of ProWein 2017, 12 masterclass sessions are planned. Each region has a 45-minute slot to offer visitors the chance to discover their wines with a wine expert. A fresh look at French wines The Business France office in Düsseldorf has launched a competition amongst German professionals to make a winning video about France’s presence at Prowein: (M)ein neuer Blick auf Frankreich (my fresh look at France). Before the fair, a jury of professionals will select the most creative videos which will be projected on the information desk of the French Pavilion ( stand 11A160 ). The French Pavilion at ProWein goes social On social media, a dedicated hashtag #BonjourProWein has been launched by Business France officesworldwide to talk about the French Pavilion at Prowein. v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Don’t hesitate to contact us for an exhibitors’ catalogue, a programme of events or to enroll for a masterclass! Laure Monrozier Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44(0) 207 024 3656 Laure.monrozier@businessfrance.fr Pandora Mistry Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44(0) 207 024 3661 Pandora.mistry@businessfrance.fr


Launch Of Bakery By Limagrain Cereales Ingredients

Adeline Perrault - 25-nov.-2016 11:08:07

The bread-making market is at the heart of Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients’ (LCI) strategy. It marks its presence in the UK by presenting its revamped range, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients. Founded and managed by French farmers, Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group, specialised in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. France is renowned the world over for its bread and patisserie products; Limagrain is at the forefront of this as the 2 nd largest industrial baker in France, the 3 rd largest industrial pâtissier maker in France and the 4 th largest seed company worldwide. As a key subsidiary of Limagrain, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients shares its expert knowledge and passion with clients, providing quality ingredients and offering tailored solutions to their technical and business needs.   From seed to plate Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients manages many plant cultivation programmes for its wheat and maize. It is the only market player able to adapt future varieties to the expectations of both consumers and professionals in the industry. This approach enables Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients to manage all of the integrated chains locally: the seeds and grain are produced under contract with Limagrain cooperative farmer members and the grain is processed exclusively in the company’s mills. Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients analyses, tests and reproduces the industrial conditions and constraints that cereals may encounter during the manufacturing process. Development and innovation Aware of the various specificities of the baking industry and set in the  context of an innovative working environment, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients has revamped its wide range of ingredients for professionals working with bread and other types of dough, and launched Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients. Whether the end product is pre-packaged, fresh or frozen, the large Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients range is suitable for all bread-making technologies and all shelf lives. The range includes bread and Viennese pastry improvers for different types of breads, pastries, brioches, pizza dough and more, which can be customised to suit each client’s requirements. ‘Clean Label’ A pioneer in ‘Clean Label’ ingredients, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients has not only invested in creating new cereal varieties but has also developed its technological capabilities and cereal processing tools. They offer a distinctive functional ingredient selection, including for instance a unique range of functional flours developed as a response to various needs within the industry offering everything from functional solutions to cost-reduction solutions, nutritional offerings and texture and taste enhancements. Healthy, nutritious and tasty In today’s market, health and nutrition is of paramount importance. The Nutrition range from Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients provides professionals in all areas of the bread-making industry with a full range of solutions that will improve product nutritional content. About Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients At the heart of the sustainable supply chain of the Limagrain cooperative group, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients creates cereal ingredients for professionals in the bakery industry. Experts in softness, nutrition and ‘Clean Label’ ingredients, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients supports clients with expert knowledge and passion, providing quality ingredients and offering tailored solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in the industry.  For more information about Limagain Céréales Ingrédients , please contact Pauline Arramy,  Marketing Executive +33 (0) 4 73 67 17 82 or the   Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients office in Bristol : +44(0)1454 877 618 Or visit: http://www.lci.limagrain.com/index-en For more information about this press release, please contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall , Press Officer Email: catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Tel : + 44(0)207 024 3613 Website :  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/    


NERGI®: The New Superfood

Catherine Ryall - 04-juil.-2016 13:27:37

  London, 04/07/2016 - Revolution and the UK are not usually two words you’d find sitting in the same sentence but here we go: food in the UK has been revolutionised. With innovative pop-ups literally popping up all over the place, exciting new foods and combos being launched and the internet providing a wealth of information on all things food which would previously have escaped the reach of the majority of us, foodies have been in for some real treats over the past few years. Since many of these trends and innovations have been based around natural and seasonal grub, we are seeing a surge of interest in healthy eating and natural foods. Consequently, people in the office are less likely to be hitting the biscuits come 3pm and are instead more likely to be picking up a light, fresh and healthy snack which keeps metabolism in check as well as providing great nutritional value.   The NERGI® kiwi-berry fits in neatly to this unstoppable trend and is to be launched in the UK this August. Having already hit the shelves in several European countries, this superfood’s popularity continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting increasing numbers of consumers.  THE CHERRY-SIZED KIWI-BERRY Originally from Asia, the baby-kiwi fruit belongs to the Actinidia arguta species and has grown in the wild for centuries! In 2005, new varieties of baby kiwis were discovered in China, and later in New Zealand, which kept better than previous varieties of the fruit. The naturally sweet fruit is notable for its small size and unique characteristics, such as its smooth, fine, and edible skin. If you cut it in half, you’ll see its flesh resembles that of a kiwi. Despite their similarities, NERGI® and kiwis don’t share the same taste – the baby-kiwi berry is sweet with a slight sharpness to it.  Under certain production conditions, the fruit’s flesh, and sometimes its skin, may become pink in colour. A seasonal fruit, it is on the market from late August until mid-November, alongside other fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, and currants. A FLOURISHING INDUSTRY IN EUROPE 150 European expert growers have already begun producing this small, yet highly innovative hand-picked berry. The 170 hectares of sustainably-farmed orchards used solely for their cultivation can be found largely in France, Portugal and Italy, where climatic conditions and soil quality are ideal for growing the fruit. NERGI® has been met with resounding success among consumers in Germany as well as in France, Portugal and Italy. Consumers in the Benelux countries and Scandinavia are also hot on the uptake. A STRONG SHELF POSITION IN A GROWING MARKET NERGI® , is a new berry not to be confused with kiwis, though it comes from the same family. It is to be distributed to large retailers and will be sold in the berry and/or snack sections, preferably in the chilled aisle to ensure their freshness upon purchase. Due to their vivid green appearance, they jump out at you at the supermarket, next to the reds and darker blue hues of other berries. NERGI® is also distributed to catering specialists and via specialist channels. Mini by nature and a natural convenience food, NERGI® kiwi-berry is deliciously sweet, doesn’t need to be peeled, doesn’t stain and best of all, is rich in nutritional benefits. Key : 125g punnet We’ve all been there in the middle of a busy week, hit with a craving for something sweet, more often than not this ends in the purchase of something tasty, yet not very filling or nutritious. As a berry and small fruit, NERGI® is ideal for eating on the go, perfect for keeping in your bag – surfing the current trend for healthy convenience food. It may be small but it is a superfruit packed with health benefits: vitamin C, vitamin E, minerals, fibre and anti-oxidants. Just 100g (around 10) of the berries provide you with 87.5% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C - much more than oranges (39.7mg per 100g) or lychees (42mg per 100g) or even redcurrants (40mg per 100g). All of these nutritional benefits at less than 52 calories per 100g. Since NERGI® is a delicate fruit, it is sold in practical, protective, informative packaging. NERGI® is a versatile fruit, lending itself well to salads, desserts, breakfasts and of course enjoyed on its own. To find out more about NERGI®, the new superfood coming to the UK, visit: The NERGI® website: www.nergi.info/en/ Facebook : www.facebook.com/nergi.babykiwi Instagram : www.instagram.com/nergi_babykiwi YouTube : www.youtube.com/nergibabykiwi For more information on NERGI® distributors, please visit: http://www.primland.fr/uk/default.aspx http://www.fruitworld.nl/en-us/Home www.ortofruititalia.org For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer – catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Tel: + 44(0)20 7024 3613 Web:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/  


Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux: 2016 En Primeur wine tasting event

Alice Faure - 04-avr.-2016 15:52:52

On Wednesday 23 rd March , Business France and the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux – an organisation that improves the quality and ethical practices of 183 chateaus in the Bordeaux region of France – were delighted to showcase nearly 50 crus at an En Primeur press and trade event in London. For the past few years the wine department at Business France has been working with the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux to organise special wine tasting events at elegant London locations, to which it has been inviting influential represetnatives of both trade and press. This year, the event was held at the famous Méridien Hotel in Piccadilly and over 140 members of the press and trade attended. Marie-Laure Lurton of Château La Tour de Bessan  described this evening as “a rendez-vous that we couldn’t miss.”  She adds, “I have been attending this event for four years now and it’s always a good opportunity to test the waters.”    Regular attendee Jean-François Quenin, President of the Wine Council of St. Emilion, Chateau de Pressac , Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé , has been a loyal attendee for the last five years and reiterated   his desire to develop his business in England.   Despite finding that the English market has recently become more distant towards French wine, he believes that this kind of wine tasting is always a very good opportunity for advertising. “Every year, this En Primeur brings together a growing number of new winemakers interested in the English market and I have found many loyal clients thanks to this event. C HATEAU DE PRESSAC:  A OC Saint Emilion grand cru – This historic estate (it was at the Château de Pressac that the battle of Castillon took place bringing an end to the 100-Year War) was bought in 1997 by Jean-François et Dominique Quenin. In fact, this kind of En Primeur event can be very specific and as Philipe Aubertin (Château Saint-Robert and Château Bastor Lamontagne) explains, “it’s usually an opportunity to meet up with clever and agile restaurateurs, distributors and wine shops, and a chance to taste all the young wines in one place and therefore to create their wine offer for the coming season.” The point is to assess the potential of wines and to buy them at a much lower price than what they will cost at the moment they hit the market. Such moves are considered as an investment, because of a potential increase in price of a wine bottle over the years. “ En Primeur  wine tasting events are a good way to do fundraising or networking while finding your favourite wine. We are very positive and thankful to be a part of this event for the first time,” says Thierry Perdigon of Château de Carles. “A classy and professional event” Attendees were enthusiastic about the range of wines and enjoyed the beautiful Terrace Grill & Bar overlooking Piccadilly. Daniel Loh, who recently took over management of The Strafford Arms was amazed by the quality of the event: “The different wines we’ve been tasting are of a high quality and all the conditions are perfect for a truly nice evening. It is a relaxed yet professional atmosphere here, everybody is curious and really wants to taste the wine seriously; it’s a classy and professional venue.” If you missed this event, don’t worry! Business France is organising a free sparkling wine tasting event on Thursday 21 st April at its offices in London. Around 40 types of crémant hailing from six regions will be showcased by 15 different French producers at this press and trade event. To register, click  here About the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, a new association, came into existence thanks to Alain Raynaud, its president and founder. Mr Raynaud has brought together the wines of the Right and Left Banks under one entity. The Cercle Rive Droite, established in July 2002, has represented a selection of 138 wines for the past ten years. The Cercle Rive Gauche was founded in April 2013. A parallel association to the Cercle Rive Droite, it currently groups together 50 wine estates carefully selected for the quality of their wine. The concept is to take advantage of the drive and efficiency of the Cercle Rive Droite, to promote the fine wines of the Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac. With almost 200 wines, the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux showcases a selection of Bordeaux wines selected for their high quality during its trips abroad. Its vocation is to prove that there are superb, top-of-the-range, reasonably priced varieties of wine from Bordeaux! About Business France Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness of France as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship programme . Founded on 1 st January 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff both in France and across 70 countries around the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, visit: www.businessfrance.fr  


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The Food and Drinks Department (Pôle Agrotech) facilitates trade between France and the UK by enabling French food and drink companies to develop their export strategy in relation to the British market, and British companies to identify French business partners or source specific French products. In an effort to capitalise on international trade opportunities, the Department provides clients with key information on the British market, tailored consultancy advice, and assistance in canvassing British distributors and potential business partners. The Department regularly organises themed B2B events, which represent unique networking opportunities and an ideal platform for French companies to exhibit their products to interested buyers. Besides this, a range of individual partnering services is also available. The activity of the Department is divided into three sub-groups to cover the food, drink and farming machinery sectors. Food and Drinks Department Olivi

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