Food Industry

The International Retail Expert’s First Attendance at Gulfood 2020

Sarah Benyoub - 23-janv.-2020 08:33:05

The International Retail Expert’s First Attendance at Gulfood 2020   • Organic products at the heart of the strategy • Private labels part of Casino DNA with constant innovation From February 16th to 20th 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center    United Arab Emirates;  January 22nd 2020: CASINO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, the strategic division in charge of the CASINO GROUP international development, is proud to announce its first participation at Gulfood 2020, taking place from 16th to 20th of February 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  Historic player in French retailing since 1898, the Casino Group is above all one of the world leaders in food retailing with more than 12,000 stores in France, Latin America and the Indian Ocean undertaking a yearly turnover worth 38 billion euros. Considered as the major line of Casino Group international business development, Casino Global Partnerships establishes several strategic partnerships with strong local players. Those partnerships are of different nature, from Affiliation & Franchise Contracts, Products Supply, and Services Agreements.   Affiliation & Franchise are based on long-term agreements with significant local retailers. The number of affiliated stores worldwide reached 222 in 2019, spread over more than 50 territories. Via Casino Global Partnerships, the Casino Group is intensifying the presence of its innovative banners in the world by concentrating its strength in high development potential regions in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. With more than 14,000 products, the Casino Group is the first retailer offering the largest private label range. Casino Global Partnerships benefits from this competitive advantage and supplies the Casino Group private labels to important local retailers, leaders in their markets.    “Organic products at the heart of our strategy” “We aim to become THE #1 Organic Products distributor in France by reaching a 1.5 Bn€ turnover in 2021. Since 2018, we have developed a large range of delicious eco-friendly recipes and products to be in-line with the growing trend of eco-conscious consumers. With more than 500 products existing and a strong innovative program for 2020, we continue to reinforce our commitment to propose the best and largest organic assortment to our customers”, commented Laurent ZECRI, Casino Global Partnerships Managing DirectCasi.   "Private labels are part of Casino DNA with constant innovation” With more than 20 different brands from grocery to beauty, Casino group attaches great importance to innovation. Each year, the Casino group launches more than 1,000 new products through all the different private labels. For the last years, Casino launched new range of innovative products like: • “Veggie”: a dedicated vegan products range • First vegetable frozen range without pesticide residues • A complete beauty products line based on the natural properties of fruits and plants • “Sincère”, a new eco-responsible and committed brand of Casino, made with natural, organic and recycled materials, while following environmental-friendly manufacturing processes.    “3 good reasons to come and meet the company during the show:”  1/ Casino Global Partnerships became a major expert in supplying products through dedicated export platforms,  2/ Casino Global Partnerships is proposing tailor-made product assortments to its clients,  3/ Casino Global Partnerships is giving professional and experienced expertize in the realization of store plans lay out, and interior design, in line with its successful store concepts in France. Providing professional training programs to retailer’s managers and employees, Casino Global Partnerships can also organize temporary immersion sessions within the Casino Group’s stores in France. The representatives will be pleased to meet with gulfood visitors to introduce their banners, product brands and services on the French Pavilion, located on Sheikh Saeed 1, stand S1-M45.  Press contact:  David GAU - Director of Operations Middle East & Central Asia d.gau@groupe-casino.fr +(971) 52 580 56 12  


Gulfood 2020 focused on “Rethinking Food”, France’s opportunity to launch Taste France

Sarah Benyoub - 23-janv.-2020 08:12:44

Gulfood 2020 focused on “Rethinking Food”, France’s opportunity to launch Taste France    • 4 French pavilions specialized in World Food, Dairy, Meat & Poultry, Beverages  • 80 French companies unified under “Taste France” From February 16th to 20th 2020, DWTC   United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2020 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be supporting business opportunities between French producers and importers, key buyers and food industry experts visiting Gulfood. This year, 80 French exhibitors will be part of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. This show will be the opportunity to announce the international launch of France’s F&B dedicated brand: Taste France.   Within France global commitment to share French way of life, Taste France aims to specifically promote F&B products worldwide. French gastronomy quality is recognized all over the world; Taste France takes a step further by gathering F&B industry players around their common interests. From the perspective of claiming a joint identity for all French F&B companies while promoting the diversity of their products besides their ability to innovate, Taste France also strengthens the approach of the French offering by communicating on conviviality and sharing principles.   Thanks to their genuine and reachable products, French exhibiting companies will be gathered around strong values: excellence, diversity and authenticity. Gulfood 25th edition focused on “Rethinking food” issue is a relevant opportunity to internationally launch such an  innovative brand, where key actors meet to discuss the industry challenges of the next decade.    Christophe Lecourtier, Business France’s CEO, commented: “I am extremely proud to launch our new brand Taste France here in Dubai at the dawning of Expo 2020, the first World Expo ever held in the region, that tends to cement Dubai’s legacy to empower future generations. France has been a partner of Gulfood since its beginning in 1987 and I have to admit that the global dimension of this show that kept growing ever since firmly influenced our choice to unveil Taste France here in Dubai, as this event perfectly fits with the international ambition of Taste France, which is to unify and promote the whole French Food & Beverages industry.”   During this five-day event, 80 French exhibitors, including 40% of new companies, will highlight their latest trends and products across 4 pavilions dedicated to World Food, Dairy, Meat & Poultry and Beverages. Products highlighted among French pavilions will play with texture and taste and will include organic production besides innovative packagings.   “With the support of French exhibiting companies, I can tell you that we look forward to unveil more about Taste France during the five days of the show”, Lecourtier added.   The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the top importers of all French food and beverages categories, followed by Egypt and Lebanon. Since 2010, a 50 % increase in demand for French F&B products has been recorded in the UAE. The International launch of Taste France on this key location will reinforce already well-established relationships between French and Middle Eastern companies.    Among the 80 French exhibitors:   • 50 exhibitors showcasing world food products in Sheikh Saeed Hall • 12 dairy companies from yogurt and cream to cheese and milk in Hall 1 • 8 Beverages including juices and alcohol-free drinks in Za’abeel 4-6 Hall • 10 meat and poultry producers in Hall 3    The French Pavilion is supported by the following regions: Bretagne Commerce International (West of France), DEV’UP Centre Val de Loire (Center of France) and Hauts de France (North of France).   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 France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.   For more info, feel free to contact: Miryem Oukas Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile : +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr    Social Media:    Account Most common used hashtags Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast                 @BF_Food                @BF_Agrotech #FrenchFood #FrenchBeverages #FrenchF&B #TasteFrance           


For high-speed bottling lines: choose THE EXPERTS! Ensure performance, savings, and sustainability

Sarah Benyoub - 22-oct.-2019 13:18:28

For high-speed bottling lines: choose THE EXPERTS! Ensure performance, savings, and sustainability   EMEA high-speed bottling lines growing market needs expertise United Arab Emirates, October 22nd, 2019, In the Middle East and UAE soft-drinks and bottled water markets are projected to grow by 5 to 6% in the coming 5 years (source Euromonitor). To meet this growing demand, OEM’s are designing turnkey high-speed lines. Turnkey should not mean “one supplier for all equipments”. Customers still have the choice to benefit from expert suppliers understanding their specific needs and offering adapted solutions. Success on high-speed lines requires a focus on maximum output: ensure specific commitment on hygiene, food safety and avoid stoppages due for i.e. to improper capping or labelling. When it comes to producing with higher sustainability level too, saving water, avoiding chemicals, reducing packaging material weight, THE EXPERTS are one step ahead the OEM’s who cannot invest in all technologies simultaneously. Gulfood Manufacturing, the right place to meet THE EXPERTS For the major event of Gulfood Manufacturing, 4 French companies: ICE Water Management, Claranor, Zalkin and Sleever, are teaming up on one common booth. All offer the best available technologies in their field for high-speed filling lines. On THE EXPERTS’ booth they will present their expertise and solutions. Ensure performance, savings, and sustainability with THE EXPERTS! ICE Water Management, specialist of water management, offers solutions to enhance quality and ensure water savings at each step of the process. Water savings is the key interest for bottlers. A digital solution such as ICE Connect helps to reduce water consumption up to 15% and increase production line availability up to 10%.   With the Pulsed Light Technology, Claranor offers the best compromise between high speed treatment and high efficiency for inline packaging sterilization. The equipments for cap and preform treatment operate water-free, chemical free, with a very low operation cost of 25$/million cap. Used on ultra-clean lines, Pulsed Light enables to produce without ozone.   Zalkin provides high-performance tailor-made capping solutions and collaborates with several major bottled water companies in providing solutions to bottling water using lightweight, thinner, smaller containers and caps. In addition to sustainability substantial cost savings can be achieved: an estimated 1/3 less plastic.   With its exclusive LDPET product, innovative shrink-sleeve pioneer Sleever International, enables beverage producers to ensure clear PET bottle recyclability whilst maintaining premium product differentiation. Sleever’s unique vertical integration offers an innovative product/machine solution LDPET® - Combisteam LDPET® for optimal performance, reduced energy consumption by 60%.   Choose the best-in-class equipment with the EXPERTS! By offering tailor-made solutions, THE EXPERTS allow beverage manufacturers to enhance performances, savings and sustainability on high-speed filling lines, even if integrated by the largest OEM’s.   Contact :                    Lucie RAY-LALANNE, Sleever Communication Director lucie.ray-lalanne@sleever.com - tel + 33 1 69 74 75 62   Learn more: Ice-water-treatment.com; Claranor.com; Zalkin.com; Sleever.com    


France to introduce new operating models & capabilities at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019

Sarah Benyoub - 17-oct.-2019 10:48:51

Press release   France to introduce new operating models & capabilities at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019   • 2 French pavilions specialized in Ingredients (Sheikh Saeed 1) and Process & Packaging (Za’abeel) to support the growth of the Middle Eastern markets • 45 companies gathered through one common topic : Innovation   From October 29th to 31st 2019, DWTC   United Arab Emirates, October 16 2019 - Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be running 2 French pavilions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019. This trade show devoted to new manufactured Ingredients and Processing Equipment will feature 45 French F&B manufacturers willing to connect with demanding buyers. Spread over 600 square meters, the Ingredients pavilion will be located on Sheikh Saeed 1 and the Process & Packaging pavilion will be located on Za’abeel 3.  As the leading industrial sector in France, Food industry is the driving force of its economy with a turnover of 166 billion € (in 2018) including 21% generated when French companies are exporting.    For the first time at Gulfood Manufacturing and with the support of Brittany (West of France) and North of France regions, Business France will roll out an Innovation Tour Experience to highlight over 10 companies having a high innovation potential to share with local partners. With +35 thousand expected visitors, this three-day event is the biggest for the food processing and packaging industry in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The French Innovation Tour Experience will introduce as an example the French way of cooking arabic crepes or breads, or even how a French food specialist supports the nutritional challenge of sugar reduction and still offers tasty products.   Frederic Szabo, Managing Director Business France Middle East stated : « France is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and other talented people who are embracing the potential of technology to change the world. Hence when food and technology are combined, it is nurturing meaningful development in food making processes. And the Gulfood Manufacturing is an opportunity for French companies to emphasize their innovations both in ingredients and equipment ».    In 2018, more than 55 million euros of food processing equipment  have been imported in the Middle East (GCC, Egypt, Lebanon), including 77% in the GCC (the main categories of equipment are machinery for filling, closing, sealing and labelling bottles, cans, bags and other containers, machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food and beverages).   French ingredients are also largely used in the region, especially in the bakery, dairies, confectionary industry and in food service.    While the United Arab Emirates imported +10% French dairy products in 2018 than the previous year, the French dairy products imported by the GCC in 2018 reached 1.4 billion euros, they reached a market share of 8.1% in KSA. France is also the 2nd supplier of butter in Saudi Arabia. We observe at the same time that imports of French cereals have yet grown significantly in the Middle East.   With consumer satisfaction at the forefront, the French expertise that will be showcased during the event is wide and specialised in:   Ingredients : Infant food, confectionary, dairies, bakery/pastry, cereal-based preparations, organic & fine food products, preservatives & flavourings, premix solutions.   Food-processing equipment : cooling system, food & beverage process engineering, labelling solutions, crepes machines, bakery & sweets, cutting machine, dairy equipment, production line expertise, packaging solutions, disposable tableware, sterilization and food tech solutions.   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 France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.    Social Media:  Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast                 @BF_Food                @BF_Agrotech    Account Most  C ommon used hashtags : #FrenchIngredient #ChooseFrance  #FrenchEquipment     Press release and HD Picture  


OCEAN FRESH WATER to unveil a novel approach to bottled water with Ôdeep at Gulfood 2019

Rejula ARUN - 03-févr.-2019 11:20:30

• Participation marks a first for the company at the international annual food & beverage trade show (stand Z4-B38) Dubai, UAE – February 3, 2019 : OCEAN FRESH WATER, the French beverage company is proud to announce their inaugural participation at Gulfood 2019 with the reveal of their revolutionary bottled deep sea water brand, Ôdeep. Marking the 24th edition of Gulfood, the event will be taking place from the 17th to the 21st of February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Dubbed as the most anticipated annual food & beverage trade exhibition, Gulfood 2019 is set to welcome over 5,000 exhibitors and 98,000 attendees to showcase their latest products and cutting-edge innovations across eight of the biggest commodity trading sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. Extracted from a depth of over 200m, Ôdeep reveals the richness of the ocean depths. Out of the reach of solar rays, the brand offers the market the purest water source rich in minerals. In fact, the composition of Ôdeep matches the natural minerality of the human body. The original balance of marine minerals enables an improved assimilation compared with terrestrial minerals. One single glass of Ôdeep will provide you with the same benefits as two glasses of conventional water. Commenting on the reveal and participation, Jacques Le Moigne, Chief Executive Officer of Ôdeep, stated: “With over 70% of the planet covered in water and the human demand continuing to grow, it was becoming evident that we needed to find an alternative to land-based water resources. To offer a more sustainable resource for the future, deep ocean water presented a more reliable and secure alternative, rich in minerals and lower in sodium than the best waters in the market. We are proud to be at the forefront of this discovery with the launch of  Ôdeep and are eager to showcase our product to the region’s growing market at Gulfood 2019.” Collected across the five oceans, Ôdeep is harvested, processed, bottled and palletized all onboard the bottling vessel. Such a technology stands as a breakthrough in eco-aware bottling approach, thus freeing itself from a mainland production site in order to turn seas and oceans into an ocean of opportunities. Available in a 0.6L bottle for daily consumption or in 1.5L for convivial table moments, Ôdeep’s fresh taste is a crisp robe of flavor making it a pleasurable drink to be enjoyed with family or friends at any time of day. Representatives will be located at the Ôdeep stand Z4-B38 where there will be tasting sessions throughout the five days of the exhibition.  - END -


French Culinary Innovations take Center Stage once again at Gulfood 2019

Rejula ARUN - 17-janv.-2019 11:06:36

From February 17th to 21st 2019, DWTC • Over 70 F&B companies to showcase their culinary products • 4 French pavilions will be dedicated to a specific sector: dairy, meat & poultry, beverages, world food United Arab Emirates: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be exhibiting across 4 French pavilions at Gulfood 2019. The region’s renowned F&B trade show will showcase products of over 70 French brands and companies. This year, many of them that introduced their products in the year’s past are returning, whilst new companies have come on board to present their new offerings in the world of F&B.  France renews its participation to Gulfood this year to offer the region the best F&B products while introducing new brands and the latest developments from other popular and well-established companies. On an area of 900 square meters, 4 sections will be dedicated to showcase a variety of the exhibitors categorized by dairy products in Hall 1, meat & poultry in Hall 3, beverages in Za’beel Hall and world food in Sheikh Saed Hall. The Middle East market is gaining importance for France and this year’s strong French participation in Gulfood demonstrates that fact.  More than 1,4 billion USD were exported directly into the GCC area, with Saudi Arabia being the 17th market for French savoir-faire and UAE as the 24th. Imports into the UAE from France have grown by over 213 % since 2010 to reach more than USD 446 million in 2017. France is the second largest European supplier to the UAE F&B sector. Globally, France is a key player in numerous F&B segments and has a variety of product ranges that are well tailored for the region. Out of the most famous are the dairy and the bakery sectors. It is also a worldwide leading country in breeding cattle, sheep, goat and poultry holds, whose sector forms a large portion of the country’s gross national product. European leader in fruit & vegetable (with an average of 9 millions of tons produced per year), France leads by investing in innovation, to exploit the benefits of these products in terms of a healthy and responsible diet and to increase consumer orientation towards health, well-being, authenticity and biodiversity. French foodstuff companies specializing in such products will particularly be of focus at Gulfood 2019. Marc Cagnard, Managing Director at Business France Middle East stated: “In France the F&B export industry is vital for our sustainability and it is something we work on and produce with passion. We will be bringing this passion once again to Gulfood with our participation in 2019. We have been strong supporters of this trade show since 1987 and will continue our commitment to foster everlasting F&B business between France and the region. Our returning and new exhibitors are very excited to present some of their latest products that have been launched and to meet with prospective partners from across the region”.    Food industry is the first industrial sector in France. As a traditional strength of the French economy, it is the 6th largest direct exporter worldwide with USD 68.5 billion; furthermore, a large range of products are traded by other market places, showing the importance of French production interest in making business. French companies deem Gulfood as an essential part of the regional and global F&B landscape and many are keen to be represented in this year’s show. Key management and decision makers will be on the stands to meet with local partners & clients, confirm deals and to further expand on the growth of business between France and the various countries of region. “Agri-food is France’s largest industry sector in terms of both revenue and jobs. By 2040, the global population is likely to be approaching 9 billion and the French agri-food market is estimated to be growing by an average of 4% a year, with health food alone set to grow 2.5% a year over the next three years”, Cagnard added. This year, the regional partner agencies - DEV’UP Centre Val de Loire (Center of France), Hauts de France (North of France), Aquitaine Food Agency (South West of France) and Bretagne Commerce International (West of France) - will also be in attendance to support companies from their region during Gulfood. Key partners with fine products contributing to the show’s success include EVIAN, the number one mineral water in the world and in the Middle East, BADOIT, the sparkling mineral water brand for fine dining and endorsed by top Chefs globally, and CAFES RICHARD, a traditional “French-style” coffee roaster linked to the French gastronomy, Art de Vivre and to Paris (the leader on its market). Note to Editors: Furthermore, in France, in 1905, official certifications were created to enable recognition and identification of products for quality and origin: guarantee to be food products that offer high quality, that are typical of a geographical area or have been produced in a manner protective of the environment and animal welfare. In 2017, more than 1 100 food products were submitted to official label and around 10 % of farms were organic. 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 France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #MadeInFranceMadeWithLove #MadeInFrance #MadeWithLove For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr


Gulfood Manufacturing 2018: French food and beverage processing industry to be displayed on two national pavilions!

Rejula ARUN - 04-nov.-2018 08:37:06

From November 6th to 8th 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre United Arab Emirates,  2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy is once again running two pavilions and an innovation corner during the Gulfood Manufacturing tradeshow. This regional event is dedicated to the ingredients and equipments of the food industry and will bring together nearly 50 French companies to highlight their products and know-how. For the 2nd year running, Business France unveils a French Innovation Corner to be located at the Ingredients pavilion. For this new edition, the packaging & processing machinery French Trade Association, GEPPIA, along with the French organization for intermediate food products, Club PAI and Bpifrance, the French Public Investment Bank are teaming up as partners and members of the jury. This contest is geared first and foremost to promote France’s innovations that meet the needs and trends of the Near and Middle East markets. The announcement of the winners will take place on Tuesday, November 6th at 4pm on the French pavilion located stand S1-C65. The French agri-food products and equipment perfectly match the consumers’ needs in the region. French imports to the United Arab Emirates are based mainly on beverages (28% of market share) followed by dairy products (15% of market share). • The French Ingredients Pavilion located on Sheikh Saeed 1 Stand C65 features a space of 360 square meters in partnership with the Hauts-de-France and Brittany regions. Visitors of Gulfood Manufacturing will be able to meet innovative French companies keen on showcasing the diversity of French products, from dairies and cereals, to egg products and fruit preparations. Exports of Ingredients and Intermediate Food products (IFP) from France to the UAE account for nearly 81 million euros. The quality of French products anticipates the requirements of traceability of UAE partners. The dairy ingredients, cakes and pastries are particularly as major ingredients in export flows for France. The catalog of the French Ingredients Pavilion is available through this link: http://businessfrance.jpm-associes.com/gulfood2018/ The French Equipments located at Hall 8 Stand B8-32 is dedicated to French equipment manufacturers over 440 square meters. Nearly 30 French companies will be showcasing products that are both innovative and adapted to local needs. The diversity of the French offer will be highlighted as the leading companies exhibiting come from a wide array of industries including water treatment, the cold chain, labeling, packaging, packing lines, sterilization, water jet cutting, extrusion and engineering, in addition to baking equipment such as ovens, molds and crepe machines. The catalog of the French Equipments Pavilion is available through this link: http://businessfrance.jpm-associes.com/gulfood2018/ 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 France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast                @BF_Food                @BF_Agrotec  #FrenchFab #FrenchEquipment #FrenchIngredient   For more info, feel free to contact: Business France Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr


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