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New French Cidre 330mls win Gold, Silver & Bronze at ICC Awards 2018

Catherine Ryall - 08-août-2018 19:51:50
-   6Somewhere 330ml Semi-Dry cidre “Coup de Foudre” has won 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards in the cider category - It was one of only 2 French brands to receive 3 stars out of all the 180 sub-categories, and the only French cider. - In addition, 6Somewhere 330ml Sweet cidre “Afternoon Delight” won 2 stars - Making 6Somewhere the only cidre producer to win both 3 and 2 stars - There were 12, 634 entries in this years event, which is recognised as the "epicurean equivalent of the Man Booker prize" - The awards, run annually by the Guild of Fine Food’s, are recognised worldwide due to the robustness of the judging process. In that all the products were tasted blind, ensuring branding and packaging do not influence the result. The judges include food writers, food critics, journalists, social media influencers, as well as chefs, restaurateurs, and producers. - The judges said it was “an extremely creditable cider, at 4% a remarkably complex aroma and body fullness with good acidity balancing sweetness with sharpness, all supported by the carbonation. Brings a lot to the cider party for a 4% bottle”. - Owner of 6Somewhere, Rik Roberts, said “We are immensely proud, not only of the fact that our Semi-Dry cidre has won 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2018. We have worked really hard with our French partners to produce what we thought was an outstanding cidre, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognised by others. Our Cidre is made from 100% apples, with no added sugar, and is gluten free, whilst they are now available in a 330ml bottle meaning they are more accessible from a price perspective too!” - The brand is aimed at anyone who wants a great-tasting, natural apple cider – it’s always 6 Somewhere, don’t forget! Nothing but apples and craft 6Somewhere Ltd are working with the Huet and the Dupont families from Normandie. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created four delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples. Why not pair meals with cider? The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif, and at 2.5% ABV, an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre, at 4.0%, goes fantastically with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, and due to its premium packaging would be a great alternative to wine when going to some friends for dinner. COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after several consumer channels and supermarket customers.   FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIK@6SOMEWHERE.COM  / +44 7890 275420 /  www.6somewhere.com               

Cereclean, a 100% ’Clean Label’ preservative for bakery products

Catherine Ryall - 02-août-2018 15:54:01
Keenly aware of consumer expectations in terms of natural and ’Clean Label’ ingredients, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) is proud to present the newest addition to its range,  CERECLEAN . CERECLEAN  is a ’Clean Label’ preservative (fermented wheat flour) that provides the same results as a chemical preservative such as calcium propionate (additive E282), potassium sorbate (additive E202) or alcohol. Over time, breads, buns and pastries are susceptible to mould as well as to loss of flavour and texture. Bakery product preservatives slow this process down. In the past, for bread to keep, it was left to ferment for a long time ahead of baking. This process led to organic acids occurring naturally in the dough, which ensured a longer shelf life. Today, LCI revisits these old methods with CERECLEAN! CERECLEAN  is a fermented wheat flour with a controlled fermentation process, which provides a targeted production of naturally occurring organic acids to keep bakery products fresher for longer. Simple to use and with the reassurance that ’fermented wheat flour’ can be listed in the end-product ingredient list,  CERECLEAN  ensures the long shelf-life of breads, buns and pastries, without any loss of flavour or texture. Pauline Arramy, Bakery Market Manager at LCI, explains: " CERECLEAN   again demonstrates our expertise in functional flours and bread-making:   CERECLEAN   has the advantage of being more effective than the preservatives commonly used on the market today, for long shelf life, whilst being 100% ’Clean Label ’". More information? Pauline ARRAMY, Bakery Market Manager pauline.arramy@ limagrain.com  / +33 4 73 67 17 00 Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) is a subsidiary of LIMAGRAIN, an agricultural cooperative group, creator and producer of plant varieties. Limagrain sell field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.This understanding of the functionalities of each ingredient and each raw material, along with their interactions in the various processes used, enables LCI to develop authentic and functional cereal ingredients as solutions to improve clients’ products. Based on 100% traced chain managed by farmers who are members of the cooperative, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI), creator of functional cereal ingredients for the food industry, has a turnover of more than 100 Million Euros, of which 40% is exported and transforms every year more than 200,000 tonnes of cereals for the markets: bakery, snacks, breakfast cereals, ready meals, dairy products and nutrition. The company has more than 260 employees over 6 production sites. The vocation of LCI is: "To be at the heart of a sustainable supply chain, to offer the best of cereals for a life enhanced by natural foods" www.lci.limagrain.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/    

Fitting out cabins, a major industrial challenge for French companies

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 02-mars-2017 12:35:58
The fitting out of aircraft interiors is a growing sector. Forecasts predict that the market will increase from $16.8bn (around £13.4bn) in 2016 to more than $29bn (around £23bn) in 2021, with an average annual growth rate of around 11%. This growth is boosted by increases in air traffic and record orders in recent years. Nearly 30,000 new commercial aircraft will have to be fitted out over the next 20 years. The market also includes retrofitting that, given the typical service life of aircraft ranging from 5 to 15 years, consists of refitting the cabin two or three times in an aircraft’s lifetime. The IFEC segment (In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity) is not to be outdone, since it is expected to reach $5.8bn (£4.65bn) by 2020. Demand comes mainly from: - North America, the leading global aeronautic market - Asia-Pacific, which is seeing its fleets increased by a many large orders. Challenges and solutions Passenger seating and on-board comfort are the focus of attention for airline companies, who must differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. Optimum use of volumes and reducing the weight of fittings also form part of the challenge of reducing aircraft fuel consumption. Faced with these challenges, many French companies are developing new products and solutions, including: - To resolve the balance between making the aircraft lighter and passenger comfort, companies are working with innovative materials (composites, titanium, etc.), notably for the framework and covering of seats. - On-board service is also receiving a great deal of attention. In the front line: manufacturers of equipment for crew members, such as trolleys or galleys. The challenge lies in using lightweight materials but also in customisation through the development of modular systems. - On-board comfort also involves the cabin insulation and acoustics. Solutions have been developed to reduce noise and vibrations. - On-board entertainment has also seen in fundamental developments. Screens have got bigger, systems use less power, but it is especially the entertainment systems that have undergone the greatest changes, offering more possibilities to passengers than ever before. - Significant attention is also given to fixtures and fittings for Business and First Class cabins. The design of these cabins and their fittings (seats, use of high quality materials, etc.) is part of French expertise. Innovation, Customisation and Utility In summary, whether in design, equipment, on-board entertainment systems or maintenance, to mention only a few flourishing sectors, the three keywords for French businesses in the aircraft interiors industry are: - Innovation : particularly in terms of the materials used, the major challenge being to make aircraft lighter. - Customisation : the solutions on offer, both in terms of comfort and in design or entertainment, make it possible to meet the needs of airlines whilst differentiating themselves from their competitors. - Utility : adaptable and modular systems enabling rapid installation or reorganization and optimum use of volumes. Exhibiting together on 2 pavilions, in Hall B6 (stands 6C51, 6C61, 6C50, 6C60, 6C70 and 6D70) and in Hall B3 (stand 3C40) dedicated to IFEs, the French exhibitors represent the expertise and sheer variety and of companies in the sector. The business activities of the following selection of French Pavilion exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017   are explored in more detail on fact sheets in the press pack (available to download below): AERTEC:  Vacuum waste compactor, the first to be TSO C184-certified by the EASA and FAA BORLIS:  Flexible materials for cabin seats. The exceptional expertise of BORLIS gives it the status of Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant [Living Heritage Business] in France. SMS SAS trading as COBHAM AEROSPACE COMMUNICATIONS:  Design and production of dedicated solutions for on-board aeronautical applications on all aircraft types. DAHER:  Interior fitting out of aircraft, from laying floor coverings to installing the complete cab. EQUIP AERO TECHNIQUE:  Epoxy sandwich panels for aircraft cabins INTERACTIVE MOBILITY : Mobile app developer for on-board entertainment. RESCOLL: Technological innovator in the industrial usage of polymers, glued assemblies, surface treatments and material reaction to fire. SELA: ‘Clematis Management System’:   management of various systems and equipment, including lighting, video projection and wireless command keyboards. TEAM PLASTIQUE: Specialists in customised thermoforming. The company has designed a new thermo-pressure machine to make complex aeronautical components. WIN MS:  Fault search tool for aeronautical maintenance, reducing aircraft downtime. Should you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact: Catherine Ryall Press Officer, Business France catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  / +44 (0)20 7024 3613

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/  
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Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t

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