SIAL attracts diverse offerings from confectionery and bakery sectors
A broad range of businesses operating within the confectionery and bakery sectors are exhibiting at this week’s SIAL international trade fair in Paris, France.
Among them is ADM, which is showcasing its array of products covering the complete food and beverage sectors, including its latest natural WILD flavors and WILD Colors from Nature innovations, vegan product options and plant-based protein alternatives. One of its major breakthroughs is its sweetening solutions portfolio, addressing sugar reduction trends will be presented as well as lifestyle beverage and food solutions with a focus on nutritional and functional ingredients.
As the business explained, one of the key areas of focus within the confectionery market for creative product development is that of food containing chocolate. Consequently ADM has establish a Chocolate Centre in Berlin. The business said that since September, several teams of experts from relevant specialist fields have been working together with customers to develop new ranges.
For its part, Doehler explained that along with healthy, natural ingredients, consumers are increasingly looking for unique flavours, new textures, products with brilliant colours, and ultimately the emotional indulgence that comes from “Multi-Sensory Experiences.
The company is using SIAL to display its latest range of chocolate creations, creamy ice cream compositions based on coconut as well as its other natural solutions which are based on the company’s slogan “We bring ideas to life.”. The basis for its concepts is a comprehensive portfolio of natural ingredients such as natural flavours, natural colours, health ingredients, pulses and cereal ingredients, dairy and plant-based ingredients, fermented ingredients, dry fruit and vegetable ingredients, fruit and vegetable ingredients and ingredient systems, as well as a diverse range of certified organic ingredients.
This week at the Paris event, mediterranean foods specialist Dina Foods is launching a new sweet pastry, “Filo-Delight” at the event, extending its established luxury Baklawa selection. Launched to complement the popular Lebanese style Baklawa selection, the product offers a range of four sweet filo pastries. “The perfect sweet pastry to serve anytime, anywhere,” said Dina Foods managing director, Suheil Haddad.
“Our creative formulators and new product designers have developed this new innovative product which utilises our know-how and technical capabilities. Successfully tried and tested alongside our Baklawa production and using similar processing techniques, the result is the new and exciting Filo-Delight,” continued Mr. Haddad.
The company has over a quarter of a century of experience as a pioneering manufacturer of authentic Eastern Mediterranean bread and is known for its range of flatbreads including the Paninette, selling under the Dina brand in retailers and food service outlets in the UK and Europe.
“Our privately-owned family business has been sharing its baking expertise for 25 years and now exports to a dozen European and Scandinavian countries. Dina Foods is constantly creating unique high-quality products with a twist. “At our stand in Hall 5a – Stand G225 – visitors will find a large selection of our bakery and confectionery products as well as some of our popular savoury items. Visitors will also have the chance to taste some of our traditional Baklawa assortments,” concluded Mr Haddad.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian delegation of confectionery and snacks at SIAL is made up of 15 companies, representing one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country. Brazilian products that are best sellers abroad, international releases, novelties in better-for-you food area and typical flavours of Brazil are on display at the Parc des Expositions in Paris.
The companies and their products will be in Hall 5A stand G180 and stands 016 to 019 and 062, in the Brazil Pavilion in Hall 8, with the support of the Sweets and Snacks Project, a partnership created by the Brazilian Chocolates, Peanuts and Candies Manufacturers Association (ABICAB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
The launches and highlights are the result of strong investments in innovation and development made by the companies. For the second consecutive year, these investments led to the increase in Brazilian confectionery and snacks exports. In the first half of the year, Brazilian confectionery and snacks exports increased by 7.14%, after having registered an expansion of 19.4% in 2017.
Brazilian companies are optimistic about the outlook for sales abroad, as shown by Riclan’s forecasts. After presenting a 15% growth in 2017, the company expects an expansion of another 10% in 2018, considering the results obtained in the year to date.