We spoke to several companies at the event, and for the podcast this week, have chosen Silver Pail Dairy, from Ireland, and we spoke to Dermot Woods, sales manager; Marc de Nijs, co-founder of Cheese Pop, a Dutch company creating a popcorn-like snack from cheese; Soriya Jamet, from the export department at French dairy cooperative Lactinov, which has just launched some new ambient drinking yogurt products; and with Stella Mavrommati, deputy general manager of Papafilipou Ice Cream in Cyprus.
Aside from interviews from the event, we also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with INTL FCStone.
This year’s Anuga, the 100th, saw more than 170,000 visitors, up 3% on the previous show.
There were 7,500 exhibitors from 106 countries.
This year’s event showcased the products of Paraguay, and the country’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Liz Cramer, said, "We are convinced in Paraguay that a free and fair world trade is a source of further development and that it can lead to a more efficient usage of the globally available resources. Our exhibitors from the food industry, who have taken part in Anuga, are reporting about a high number of meetings with potential partners and are thus expecting to experience a growing demand for food from Paraguay.
“Furthermore, we have learned a great deal about the expectations of today's consumers at the trade fair. I am convinced that in the face of the excellent outcome of our participation this year, Anuga will remain to be an overriding event for the development of the Paraguayan food sector in the coming years, with a significant presence of companies and representatives from the public sector of our country."
Top buyers on board
All of the big players of the top 10 food dealers in the world and the top 12 from Germany were represented. These included among others Walmart, Costco Wholesale, The Kroger Co., Metro AG, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Edeka, Rewe Group, Penny, Lidl and Kaufland (Schwarz Group). Online dealers like Amazon, LSG Group, E.Leclerc, Mercadona, Migros and SPC Groups were also present.
In terms of the number of trade visitors, increases for Europe were particularly recorded from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland and the Ukraine. Significant increases from non-European countries were predominantly registered from Brazil, Japan, the USA and Russia.
The next Anuga will take place from October 9 to 13, 2021.
Lact’Union and Tetra Pak launch new ambient drinking yogurt flavors
The first French producer of ambient dairy drinking yogurts, Lactinov, a part of the Lact’Union Group, has launched two new flavors: strawberry and banana.
Made from fresh milk, the Promess range uses Tetra Pak’s Tetra Prisma 200ml Aseptic package to guarantee a long shelf-life at room temperature, without added preservatives.
The new Promess flavors were launched at Anuga, in Cologne, Germany.
Over the past six years, the Lact’Union Group has decided to focus its strategy on the export market to identify and address new growth drivers.
The products, which took two years to develop, are already available in 10 countries, such as Hong Kong, Mauritania, Seychelles, Togo and Guinea, and the new flavors are intended for the export market in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The Tetra Prisma Aseptic 200ml has a shelf-life of 10 months without the addition of preservatives. The Lact'Union Group and Tetra Pak worked together to design heat treated products with high added value for the export market. The range is sold in a box of 24 units packed in packs of three.
“The launch of these two new flavored products is part of the ongoing development of our offers, to bring value to our customers and consumers in our target markets,” said Lactinov export director Alexandre Zeitlin.
“We are trying to develop innovative offers and solutions for major exports, based on two key assets: the quality of our milk and our ability to offer innovative items with ambient storage and long shelf-life.”
As well as its increased shelf-life qualities, 68% of the Tetra Prisma Aseptic packaging is made of FSC certified paperboard, guaranteeing sustainable economic, social and environmental forest management. It is also fully recyclable.
Lactinov is part of Lact’Union, a French cooperative. With 500 dairy farms in the north of France, the company has been in operation for more than 70 years and now exports UHT milk for online, retail and foodservices channels in more than 50 countries.
Lactinov is introducing a full range of Dairy Snacks in an exclusive pouch of 80g with 4 recipes made from 100% fresh French milk.
The company also launched new dairy snacks in the Promess Pouch range in strawberry and peach, which are made from yogurt and fruit purée.
Silver Pail Dairy
Silver Pail Diary, based in Fermoy, in County Cork, Ireland, is a family-run company, and is the largest independent ice cream manufacturer in the country.
The company produces ice cream, sorbets, frozen yogurt and ice cream cakes.
A unique freezing capability means Silver Pail Dairy ice cream is frozen with fewer ice crystals forming during the freezing process; and the company says the result is a smoother product.
Silver Pail Dairy manufactures its own branded range of foodservice ice cream alongside the contract and private label products for a variety of retail and foodservice customers.
Its team of development chefs and food technologists works with global flavor houses and ingredient suppliers to source the most suitable products, as well as staying ahead of current market trends.
A popular booth at Anuga was that of the Dutch company Cheese Pop. The company produces a crispy, popcorn like snack with just one ingredient – cheese.
The company, which is run 100% by wind energy, turns a variety of cheeses into the snack, which can be frozen or stored at ambient as much of the moisture in the cheese is removed by the ‘popping’ process.
The product is available in several European countries and is constantly expanding its range, both geographically and in terms of products.
Papafilipou Ice Cream is based in the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia.
It was showcasing its dairy range at Anuga, although the company also produces juices and pastries.
The company, which has been in business for more than 50 years, exports around the world, and its ice cream products include a range of dairy ice cream flavors, including some lactose-free, fat free and stevia-sweetened variants, frozen yogurts, sorbets and sherbets, and with some different flavors such as red rose.
The company also produces Max and Frida frozen treats for dogs.
Its products are sold throughout Cyprus and beyond, including supermarkets, ice cream parlors, hospitals, schools, restaurants and hotels.