The Anuga trade fair is back and Importaco, with its Itac Professional brand for the food industry, will once again be present at the most influential international event of the food business (October 7 to 11, 2023).
Held every two years in Cologne, Germany, this trade fair is known for attracting global industry leaders and professionals. Anuga 2023 is set to be an even more crucial event after a period of disruption and change in the food industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this year’s fair, Importaco will present its value proposition as a specialised manufacturer of almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts: specialised factories, full traceability from the product’s origin and a wide variety of raw and processed products that adapt to the most demanding needs and specifications.
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For Itac Professional, Importaco Group’s B2B brand, this is a unique opportunity to present its new products at the various trade fairs that make up Anuga: Anuga Fine Food, Anuga Frozen Food, Anuga Meat, Anuga Chilled & Fresh Food, Anuga Dairy, Anuga Bread & Bakery, Anuga Drinks, Anuga Organic, Anuga Hot Beverages and Anuga Out-of-Home.
On a company level, being at Anuga allows us to stay at the forefront with the latest technological innovations and consumer trends in industry segments in which Itac Professional is a reference supplier.
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THE IMPORTACO STAND AT ANUGA 2023
Visitors to the fair can meet us at the Hall 10.2 – Stand E-011C. Our space at Anuga 2023 pledges to be a standout and has been designed to highlight the quality and variety of the company’s products. What’s more, we will present the latest innovations in the world of nuts and dried fruits, always a part of the commitment to quality and excellence in flavour that characterises the Itac Professional brand.
At our stand, visitors will be able to get to know directly our range of peanut and almond pastes and creams, developed for the food industry, as well as a wide range of these nuts in their processed or industrialised version, ready to be used in the manufacturing processes of numerous foods: sticks, cubes, flours, etc. All of this is carried out by professionals with extensive experience in consultancy and development of new products in these industry sectors.
ANUGA TRENDS: DISCOVER THE 7 TRENDS THAT LEAD INNOVATION IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Anuga 2023 is the ideal place to discuss current and future industry trends. Specifically, the conference programme will address the following:
⦁ 1. MEAT PROTEIN ALTERNATIVES
Meat substitution is one of the food trends that will be major in the future, and we can no longer talk only about vegetarian burgers or vegetarian meat substitute products. New alternatives range from lab-produced meat to new and original substitute products.
⦁ 2. CLEAN LABEL
Less sugar and artificial ingredients, and more plant-based and natural flavourings instead—this is what more and more consumers imagine the future food supply will be like.
⦁ 3. CONVENIENCE PRODUCTS AND SNACKS
Ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, ready-to-go and frozen foods make snacking a substitute for traditional large meals. At Anuga, you can discover how creative and extraordinary new mini-meals can be thanks to snacks.
⦁ 4. FREE-FROM & HEALTH PRODUCTS
70% of exhibitors and visitors at Anuga 2019 cited «health» as the most important industry trend in the coming years. As a result, alternatives to wheat, gluten, lactose and fructose are becoming increasingly popular in today’s shopping baskets.
⦁ 5. PLANT-BASED PROTEINS AND MEALS
The most popular proposals from this food trend include, for example, flexitarian products, vegetarian or vegan foods, as well as novel food products such as plant-based imitations of animal products. This trend is aligned with the industry’s commitment to support those who reduce the amount of meat they eat for ecological reasons.
⦁ 6. SUPERFOODS AND ANCIENT GRAINS
Superfoods continue to gain market share while cereals such as quinoa, teff, amaranth, millet and sorghum have caught the curiosity of consumers and are part of a trend towards a conscious diet.
⦁ 7. SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND PACKAGING
Sustainability remains the theme of the moment and a key strategy to convince consumers.
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Trends and applications of nuts and dried fruits in the following food and beverages segments: