Partner for sustainable growth: Cargill at Food Ingredients Europe 2017
Turning food industry needs into new opportunities at the world's leading food and beverage trade show in Frankfurt (Germany), 28-30 November 2017.
17 November 2017, MECHELEN, Belgium –– Cargill will offer innovative solutions combining the needs for sustainability and cost optimization, healthier reformulation and label friendliness.
The focal point of Cargill’s stand (Hall 8, Stand 08.OC.50) will be an inviting “Market Plaza” where food manufacturers will be able to interact with dedicated specialists and discover how Cargill helps fuel sustainable business growth by implementing new ideas and helping customers create successful new products integrating emerging market trends.
“In today’s society, sustainable practices are no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, they are a given requirement”, says Taco Terheijden, director cocoa sustainability at Cargill. “We are seeing a fast-growing trend towards ethical eating and sustainability, growing 36% over the last 5 years (1). At Cargill, our global presence, market insights and supply chain capabilities ensures we are well positioned to deliver more sustainable solutions for our customers”.
Cargill also targets other trends like label friendliness, sodium and calorie reduction, cost optimization, specialized nutrition and plant-based alternatives. “Brands need to be proactive and combine sustainable solutions with other food industry drivers. This is exactly what we do for our customers while increasing speed to market and success rates,” explains Nils Sips, director R&D food ingredients EMEA, Cargill.
Answering these food industry opportunities, Cargill’s Innovation Centres have developed advanced and easy-to-apply prototypes, like a gelled dairy dessert with a new and innovative type of sustainably sourced carrageenan; a highly nutritious drink providing essential nutrients for an aging population; a 30%, 50% and 70% calorie-reduced soft drink; a plant-based frozen dessert containing sustainably sourced coconut oil; 30% sugar-reduced pralines and up to 30% sodium-reduced potato chips. More than twenty prototypes will be available for tasting in the “Market Plaza”, and visitors will have the chance to discuss their properties and diverse application possibilities with Cargill’s experts. For more details see www.foodingredients.com and follow our Showcase Linked-In page.
Cargill will also participate in the Fi Europe Supplier Solutions Seminar: Sébastien Jan, seaweed strategic sourcing project manager, will present on developing a thriving seaweed sector and Cargill’s ambition to develop a transparent global seaweed supply chain. (Wednesday 29, 14.30h).
Cargill Market Plaza, Hall 8, stand 08.OC.50, FIE, Frankfurt Messe, 28-30 November 2017
1. Source: Innova Market Insights, 2017.
Gayle Pierce, +32-15-400-449, [email protected]
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