EUROPEAN FOOD blends the flavours of the world with carefully crafted B2B marketing. Our print magazine has been a vital part of the Anuga for 10 years. This year we are expanding our activities to include opportunities through our website european-food.com, digital editions (ePaper), food newsletter and product presentations. We help your company to be a part of the exhibition and enjoy the attention of its international visitors – even if you are not represented with a stand at the Anuga 2017.
For years, globalization has meant the steady migration of production plants and the associated jobs from Europe to low wage economies in developing countries. Now a reverse in this trend is becoming noticeable. For companies such as ICF & Welko S.p.A., which specializes in the production of process engineering plants for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, this development means the opportunity to focus on markets somewhat closer to home.
Quality control in the food industry is of the utmost importance. Consumers are increasingly demanding that food be not only economical but also healthy, tasty and safe. For this reason, Raytec Vision SpA in Parma develops and manufactures innovative sorting and inspection machines for raw materials such as tomatoes and potatoes as well as processed products such as lettuce and diced fruit. The company sets new benchmarks on a regular basis and is convinced that even the smallest detail can make huge difference.
The Foundation of Italian Sommeliers definitely knows what it is talking about in terms of wine. Last year, it awarded the Oscar del Vino, the Italian wine Oscar, to the Nobile di Montepulciano from Tenute del Cerro SPA for its excellent value for money. This accolade is confirmation of Tenute del Cerro’s attempts to produce excellent wines at reasonable prices that tempt the palates of even the most discerning wine connoisseurs in Italy and beyond. Today, Tenute del Cerro sells its great wines all around the world. Even the USA and China feature on the company’s export list.
More than 7.000 years ago, people started producing wine. Today winemakers around the world produce a broad variety of different wines, using centuries-old knowledge. Bucher Vaslin SA with headquarters in Chalonnes sur Loire, France, provides the machines required for the production of high quality wines from the grape to the bottle. The company has been active in the market for more than a century, developing products according to the needs of the winemakers.
Leberkäse is a meat speciality traditionally eaten in the south of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It consists of corned beef, pork, bacon and onions and is made by grinding the ingredients finely and then baking them in a loaf tin until set with a crunchy brown crust. It is often served still warm from the oven in slices inside a crusty white roll and is a staple of fast-food stalls across Bavaria and Austria. It is also sold in the 23 delicatessen outlets operated by Radatz Feine Wiener Fleischwaren GmbH. In fact, one of its Leberkäse-filled buns is eaten in Austria every 1.16 seconds.
Caviar is the food of kings. The roe of the sturgeon is prized for its texture and flavour. Although it is not what could be called a looker, sturgeon itself is also delicious with its firm flesh and convenient lack of bones. DESIETRA GmbH in Fulda, Germany, is one of the few companies which has been a successful specialist for more than ten years in farming sturgeon for its roe and flesh. The company is one of the three biggest caviar producers in the EU and supplies discerning customers worldwide.
At the world’s most renowned food fairs, including the Anuga in Cologne, the PMLA in Amsterdam and the SIAL in Paris, plus various others on all continents, Igor S.R.L. has become a synonym for excellence in cheese. It is above all its superior Gorgonzola that dominates the global Gorgonzola market in terms of both quality and volume. Igor’s Gorgonzola is attracting a growing number of cheese lovers, and the company has been honoured for its cheese quality year after year. In markets such as Australia and South Korea, the brand faces almost no competition at all, having attained a market share of 95% and 70%, respectively.
The German slogan “Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut.” which means “Square. Practical. Good.”, is inseparably connected to the German chocolate brand RITTER SPORT, and for more than 100 years now, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG has been producing delicious chocolate, using only the best ingredients. With its famous square and colorful 100 g bars, RITTER SPORT has become one of the leading brands in Europe, standing out due to its innovative approach and focus on sustainable production. With its broad portfolio of high-quality chocolate, RITTER SPORT is aiming for international expansion.
In Italy, fresh pasta is traditionally reserved for special occasions and celebrations. It has been Pasta & Company S.r.l.’s aim to change exactly this. With its extensive portfolio of freshly made filled and unfilled pasta products, the family company, based in Rivalta di Torino in the northwestern Piedmont region of Italy, has successfully transformed fresh pasta into a convenience food that can easily be enjoyed every day.
The best desserts and sweet snacks offer more than just a little extra something to get you through the day. They are mighty marriages of sweet and salty, smooth and crispy, delicate taste with powerful flavour. Truly exciting combinations can be found in the light wafer and chocolate confections of A. Loacker SpA, an Italian purveyor of fine wafer and chocolate specialties fit for royalty but available for the mass market. From its home in Auna di Sotto, in Italy’s northern Tyrol region, Loacker combines belief in high-quality ingredients and the immense snacking pleasure in wafers and chocolates with incomparable crispness. The Italian confectioner is making its venerable appearance at Cologne’s ANUGA food fair.
From riches to rags and back again. Any company which experiences hard times requires four key ingredients to recover: courage, strong leadership, top-quality products and a ready market for those wares. Pomurske mlekarne d.d., a dairy in Slovenia with a 70-year history, experienced just such a situation but has bounced back in an incredibly short period of time to become a successful supplier of pure and natural milk-based treasures once again.
In this issue: Futura Robotica S.r.l. - End-line technology at its best / Erik Thun AB - Dine at the captain’s table / Spendrups Bryggeri AB - Drinks at the heart of the occasion / Skanem AS - Smart labelling solutions
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