Sectorial news

How will Brexit impact on animal feed?

Siobhan Walsh, 27th October 2018 A ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be “an immense political failure on both sides of the equation” says Prof. Michael Wallace at the R&H Hall Conference. Compound feed used in the Republic of Ireland increased by approximately 3.4% per annum from 2008 to 2017. On this basis, five million tonnes of compound feed would be used this year in the ... Read more >>>

Match has turned the corner

Following a difficult period, when Match had to close a third of its network and accumulated a loss of €100M, Match registers a positive growth for the 3rd year running. Its turnover is now stable, representing €1.05bn in 2017. One of the key aspect when turning around the company was to clarify the project of the company: providing healthy fresh food is at the core of the company known ... Read more >>>

Food industry: consumers want more transparency

Ahead of the SIAL, Kantar TNS released a study carried out across 14 countries. “9/10 consumers want more transparency” says Pascale Grelot-Girard, Director at Kantar TNS. They are after “authentic, healthy and safe products”. Three quarter of them also look for “free-from” products: GMO-free, sugar-free, and so on. The same applies for snacking, a booming segment. ... Read more >>>

The future of Food&Bev at SIAL 2018 Paris - 10 things I’m learning

SIAL Paris 2018 gathered over 160.000 visitors and 7.000 exhibitors. Here are the top 3 key learnings from Kris Michiels Marketing Director & BU lead Refreshment Belux (beverages & ice cream) at Unilever: 1/ Proteins: By 2050, there will be 10 billion people to feed. It is expected that the protein demand will go up by 48%. Beans and peas are a good source of protein [well represented at ... Read more >>>

O’ Marché frais: a new popular brand for Casino

After a first test started a year ago, Casino is working with Quattrucci’s network offering massive discounts on fresh products which is an ideal concept for popular suburb areas.   On 1st January 2019, 12 hyper and supermarkets O’Marche frais will get their FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) supplies from Casino warehouses, 7 will be under the brand Marché Frais Géant ... Read more >>>

Intermarché reinvents itself and go after the city centres

Thierry Cotillard, president of ITM Alimentaire says “city centres and digital technologies are growing markets in our sector. Not to take them into account means getting ready to lose two billion euros by 5 to 6 years”. City centre food shopping represents around 14 billion euros worth of sales, of which half is made in Paris. By Spring 2019, Intermarché will open a new concept ... Read more >>>

Innovation: trends that get confirmed at the SIAL

XTC, partnering with SIAL on innovation has looked at over 2500 new products at the show. Here are the key trends on the frozen food section selected by Le Monde Du Surgele. 1/ Taste: Powerful and natural flavours. With flavouring ingredients such as ginger or saffron, chilli pepper or truffle, daily products are magnified and get a strong personality. Powerful taste is also conferred through manufacturing ... Read more >>>


Animal feed was well represented again at the Space this year, with over 200 exhibitors in this category. In terms of innovations, Denkavit was awarded a price for its piglet product. On the side of service companies, the hallways were buzzing with the news of ADM buying out Neovia. What will happen for the organisation of the service companies of the group, Inzo, Prisma and Evialis? Time is gone ... Read more >>>

Rayon Boissons releases the top 20 new products for this fall

Beers under private labels are well represented in the ranking. Amongst them, Casino is launching its own artisanal beers “La Collective du Houblon”. Auchan is following in Systeme U, Leclerc and now Casino’s footsteps with its private label gluten-free beer “Sterling”. “Sterling” is certified from organic agriculture. Auchan releases a me-too of Desperados ... Read more >>>

How Auchan Drive is expanding its presence

Auchan has opened its first pedestrian drive in Lille in October. Its offers amongst 10 000 products available for order, with four-times a day deliveries to the drive. The distributor’s objective is to receive 800 orders per week, with an average basket of €40. Additional services will soon be available at the drive, such as free coffee and a posting facility for mail. Thanks to its wide ... Read more >>>

What « Le 4 » says about Casino’s plans

By opening « Le 4 » just next to the Champs-Elysees, Casino’s new concept store tells a lot about how the distributor sees the market evolve. Even foreign journalists are rushing in to discover this French style store of the future. 1/ Products offer: A new way of putting it together. The store is extremely selective in its offering. Medium sizes friendly, trendy or qualitative ... Read more >>>

Combatting the Downward Trend in French Frozen Food Consumption

The frozen retail sector (savoury foods) in France has been experiencing a steady decline over the past 10 years. According to LSA Commerce et Consommation, between May 2017 and May 2018, the frozen savoury sector, worth 3.6 million euro, saw a decline of 1.9 % in value and 3.7 % in volume. The ready-meal category was the worst affected (- 4.2 % in value and – 5.2 % in volume). Fish, shellfish ... Read more >>>

Disappointing first half 2018 for drinks in the HORECA sector

Bad news for the drink sector (excluding wines and champagnes) distributed in the HORECA sector. According to a study by Nielsen On Trade, the sector has registered a decline of minus -1.9% in volume and is only growing by +0.5% in value over the first 6 months of the year. This could be explained by bad weather and social troubles characterised by many strikes. The most impacted segment is waters, ... Read more >>>

What distributors think about the development of organic products

Far from being simply a trend, 60% of the distributors surveyed by LSA/LEA Nature think organic products are a key segment in the distribution sector. Consumers’ demand is the first driver pushing the distribution players to sell organic products (77%). 57% of supermarket and hypermarket players consider organic product as leverage for growth. For specialist organic retailers, 65% of them mention ... Read more >>>

So-and-so period for ready-to-drink cocktails

After years of intense innovation, the segment for ready-to-drink cocktails registers a lack of investment. Despite the launch of frozen cocktails on the market in 2017, ready-to-drink cocktails are going down by almost 2% in volume and 3.5% in value. They represent a turnover of 53M euros and 6.7 million litres. Innovation-based vodka, gin and cachaça are heavily impacted in terms of volume, ... Read more >>>

Quality standards: the French are putting pressure on brands

The survey Opinion Way – Veeva carried out in June focused on how French consumers feel about the Food industry The survey reveals that the quality of the product is the key factor when shopping. 95% of the French consider quality when buying food products. Another aspect that is striking says Romain Marcel – General Director at Veeva is “ that the French are disappointed when it ... Read more >>>

Consumers look to reconcile nutrition and their health

In nutrition, the dual between plant-based and animal food products is only starting” says a survey published by the Xerfi group. According to them, the global market for plant-based proteins - growing at an annual average of 5.5% - will reach almost 11billion euros by 2020. A sign amongst others that consumers’ food habits are changing.  When shopping, consumers’ health is ... Read more >>>

The new Eldorado of vegetarian-based desserts

Almond-, oat-, soya or coconut-based, whether they are organic or not, a new range of brands attack the traditional desserts sector. Manufacturers bet on the fact that French will privilege vegetable proteins. While according to Nielsen, only 2% of the French consumers say they are vegetarian, 4% say they are flexitarian and 16% try to avoid eating meat. The rationale behind it is broad: being keen ... Read more >>>

Auchan and Casino present their new alliance called Horizon

New purchasing centers called « Horizon » should soon be set up between Auchan Retail, the group Casino, Metro and Schiever, both in France and overseas. “Horizon Achats”, on the purchasing side, will negotiate with around 110 suppliers of consumers good representing around 70% of purchases of well-known brands for the grouping of Auchan, Casino, Metro France and Schiever. ... Read more >>>

Around 150 Franprix Darwin by 2019

Only the ones able to adapt to their environment will survive. Franprix has adopted Darwin’s theory by calling internally its latest store concept “Franprix Darwin”. Franprix’s latest Darwin concept store will offer plethora of novelties which will address three key consumers’ expectations: catering, commitment and responsibilities, and service. The catering area is ... Read more >>>
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