Post-event articles on the most important trade shows in the industry.

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Sirha – Thousands of Chefs Searching for the Latest Food Trends

February 26, 2015

Almost half of the new products and technologies presented this year at SIrha, the international trade fair for the hospitality and foodservice industries, emphasized the enjoyment factor. The other two main trends observed during this year’s event, held January 24-28 in Lyon, France, were practicality and well-being, in all areas covering the hotel, restaurant and […]

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Food Industry Experts Celebrated 20 Years of Gulfood

February 26, 2015

Gulfood started 20 years ago as a biennial exhibition, with only 65 companies from 13 countries and a total of 1600 visitors. This year’s trade show, organized on February 8-12 was the largest to date, according to data from organizers: one million square feet of exhibition space, more than 4800 exhibitors from 120 countries and […]

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SIAL Celebrated 50 years!

December 18, 2014

SIAL 2014 (Salon Internationale de l’Alimentation) celebrated 50 years in October and succeeded in maintaining its status as the most important professional food industry event of the year. On the occasion of SIAL, 104 countries visited over 6,500 exhibitor stands, organized in 20 pavilions. SIAL 2014 attracted more than 150,000 visitors, of which over 54% […]

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Gulfood Manufacturing Highlights Cooling and Freezing Opportunities

December 15, 2014

The first edition of the trade fair held in Dubai offered participating delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to explore the food industry in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. These included a sector-specific bakery focus on the cooling and freezing processes, which were presented during the Bakery Innovations Summit.  With more than 1,000 […]

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Impressive Turnout for interpack 2014

June 27, 2014

The latest edition of interpack, the trade fair targeting innovations in packaging and associated processing industries, organized this May 8-14 in Dusseldorf, Germany, attracted over 175,000 visitors and 2700 exhibitors, according to the organizers, Messe Dusseldorf.  The 19 halls of the Dusseldorf Exhibition Center were fully booked by companies interested in exhibiting their novelties in […]

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Fair Review – Europain – The Bakery Industry Highlights New Trends

April 17, 2014

This edition of Europain, taking place March 8-12, has put forth some of the new directions for professionals, based on changes in consumer behavior. As the theme for this year’s Europain was innovation, the frozen food sector held its acknowledged place in the spotlight, with companies exhibiting their latest technological advances.  From 8 to 12 […]


Fair Preview – PLMA Awards Innovation

April 17, 2014

This edition of The World of Private Label trade show, taking place May 19-20 in Amsterdam, will introduce a brand new program, which honors retailers and their product innovation. Retailers across Europe are introducing more and more private label products with higher quality, greater innovation and better packaging. PLMA has created a new program, the International […]

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Rhex Focuses on Foodservice

February 20, 2014

Over 50,000 trade visitors from hospitality and foodservice met in Rimini at the Rhex Horeca Expo, the Italian fair organized by Rimini Fiera at the beginning of the year. According to the organizers, there were over 7000 business meetings held with international buyers during the event, which was attended by some of the most important […]

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Private Labels: A Permanent Fixture for Consumers

June 20, 2013

The current economic conditions have significantly altered consumer behavior of retail shoppers, determining them to choose private label products more often. However, purchasing goods from this category has become a ritual which surpasses the economic downturn, according to the latest study issued by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), presented during the latest PLMA Trade […]

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Fair Review Global Trends for The Food Industry Showcased At SIAL

December 13, 2012

SIAL 2012, the global food marketplace as the organizers call it, took place between Oct 21st and Oct 25th in Paris and reunited over 150.000 professional visitors from the world food industry, becoming for a few days the focus point for trends and innovations in retail and foodservice. SIAL 2012 once again confirmed its leader […]

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