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04/10/2019 – News / Food Processing / Beverages / Dairy / Meat / Baking / Event / Anuga / Germany

100 years of F&B innovation: Anuga celebrates its centenary in 2019

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Around 7,500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries will travel to Cologne for this year's Anuga – the world's largest food and beverage trade fair for professionals. As organisers prepare for the 100th anniversary of the most significant trading, sourcing and trend platform in the international food industry’s calendar, we take a look at what attendees can look forward to.

The first Anuga took place in Stuttgart in 1919 with the participation of around 200 German firms. Now, a century on since its first edition, Anuga will combine the past with trends, inspirations, new impulses and professionally oriented future themes. 


One highlight for 2019 will be the new ‘Boulevard of Inspiration’, which offers trade visitors concentrated innovative power divided up into regions and themes and bundled into three interesting special events – the Anuga Trend Zone, the Anuga Taste Innovation show and new event area Anuga Horizon 2050. The Boulevard of Inspiration should therefore be the first port of call for visitors interested in exploring innovative new products, the latest market and consumer trends for the coming year, and future development scenarios and future themes of the food and beverage industry. 


Anuga’s successful ‘10 trade shows under one roof’ concept returns in 2019 to ensure a good overview and a well-arranged layout divided into themed areas, as outlined below. 


Anuga Fine Food


The largest of the Anuga trade shows unites a comprehensive and diversified offer from all over the globe, spanning delicatessen, gourmet and basic food. Numerous nations take part here at joint pavilions, which present the typical food and regional specialities of their home country. Cross-cutting trends such as halal, superfoods or functional foods are also at home here. In this way, for instance, the Anuga Halal Market special event conveys an international product presence and presents Halal-related trends and new products as part of this show. This year, major exhibitors include Del Monte, Di Gennaro, Develey, Feinkost Dittmann, Fromi, Herbert Kluth, Monini, Monolith, Mutti, Newlat, Olitalia, Saclá, Seeberger and Seitenbacher. The first-time exhibitors include the Dongwon Group and Genuport. 


Anuga Frozen Food


The frozen food segment is one of the most important trendsetters within the trade and in the out-of-home market. In hardly any other segment are the manufacturers as successful at presenting new products and continually improved solutions that are more convenient for consumers. Showcasing innovations for both channels – the food trade and the out-of-home market – Anuga Frozen Food will present a number of key players in the segment, including 11er Nahrungsmittel, Agrarfrost, Ardo, Aviko, Condeli, Crop’s, Erlenbacher, Greenyard Frozen, Gunnar Dafgard, McCain, Neuhauser, Pfalzgraf, Roncadin, Salomon Foodworld, Surgita, Sweet Street, Viciunai and Wolf Butterback. Furthermore, there will be joint participations from countries like Belgium, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Thailand and Turkey. 


Anuga Meat


Comprising the sub-segments of sausages, red meat and poultry, the world's largest business platform for the meat market offers trade buyers an excellent orientation. The increasingly important meat alternatives – from vegan or vegetarian sausage products to meat products made of insects – also find their platform here.  Top exhibitors include Agrosuper, Bell, Beretta, BRF, Citterio, CPF, Danish Crown, Dawn Meat, ElPozo, Farmers Food, Gierlinger, Groupe Bigard, Heidemark, Inalca, JBS, Klümper, Kramer, LDC, MHP, NH Foods, Pini, Plukon, Rovagnati, Seara, Smithfiled, Sprehe, Tönnies, Tyson Foods, VanDrie, Vion, Westfleisch, Wiesenhof and Wiltmann. There will be important European group participations from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, while South America will also be represented by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. 


Anuga Chilled & Fresh Food


Focused on fresh convenience foods, fresh delicatessen, fish, fruit and vegetables, this trendsetter segment has a fixed place at Anuga and predominantly presents products for consumers with little time as well as in-between snacks. Major exhibitors within this category include Grupo Empresarial Palacios, Pastificio Rana S.P.A, Perla Deutschland GmbH, Popp Feinkost GmbH, Renna S.R.L., Settele GmbH & CO. KG and Wewalka GmbH NFG. KG. There are also new group stands from Latvia and Greece. 


Anuga Dairy


Gathering international competence for milk and dairy products, Anuga 2019 will represent the complete white and yellow line in Cologne. Anuga Dairy serves the entire global market with the largest and most significant collection of products and innovations. The most important exhibitors include DMK Deutsches Milchkontor, FrieslandCampina Nederland B.V., e.V. c/o Genossenschaftsverband e.V., Andros S.N.C., Hochwald Foods GmbH, IN.AL.PI. SpA, Hoogwegt Group B.V., Goldsteig, Bayernland eG Fayrefield Foods Ltd and Privatmolkerei Bauer GmbH & Co. KG, while Germany, France, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Brazil and Italy will be represented with group stands.


Anuga Bread & Bakery


The trade show presents a comprehensive overview of the extensive international offer of bread and bakery products, in combination with jam, honey, chocolate-nut spreads, peanut butter and other sandwich spreads. Important exhibitors here include Biancoforno, Ditsch, Harry Brot, Kuchenmeister, La Mole, Lantmännen Unibake and Mestemacher. 


Anuga Drinks 


Anuga offers a wide selection of alcoholic and alcohol-free beverage products for both the retail and food service trades. Exhibitors of this trade show include Austria Juice, Bösch Boden Spies GmbH & Co. KG, Döhler, Gerolsteiner, Pfanner, riha WeserGold Getränke, Rauch and San Gabriele S.p.A. 


Anuga Organic 


Anuga Organic presents a wide range of organic products from Germany and abroad with a clear focus on export. On the Anuga Organic Forum stage, impulse lectures will be held all day, and for the first time this year are being made available to practitioners and pioneers of the organic segment. Exhibiliting companies include Agave, BioOrto, Dulcesol, Lauretana, Lovechock, Natur’inov and Tradin Organic. First-time Anuga exhibitors include Wholey, Katjesgreenfood, koakult, Littlelunch, LunchVegaz, Mieles Campos Azules and Sempio Foods. Meanwhile, ‘Anuga Organic Market’ will also present the organic products of Anuga exhibitors from other trade shows. 


Anuga Hot Beverages 


Coffee, tea and cocoa have been given their own trade show at Anuga. Exhibitors include CAFEA GmbH, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC, Pellini Caffè and Taylors of Harrogate Ltd. The event organisers will be welcoming new group stands from Kenya and Sri Lanka. 


Anuga Culinary Concepts


The hospitality and foodservice market continues to expand and provide the F&B trade with new impulses. Anuga Culinary Concepts offers room for ideas, innovations and networking, and will be the hotspot for chefs at Anuga. Among others, top-class finalists of the young talent competitions, the ‘Chef of the Year’ and ‘Patissier of the Year’ will be held on the integrated ‘Anuga Culinary Stage’ and a diversified stage programme with cooking presentations will be offered. Furthermore, digital solutions for the industry will be discussed on the ‘dehogadigitalday’ on Saturday (5th October) at Anuga. Furthermore, Hack AG will be hosting the GenussGARTEN’ (enjoymentGARDEN) under the motto ‘Experience, enjoy, feel good...!  


Industry representatives will present products and snacks from the retail food trade, the system gastronomy and fast-food sections that are defining industry trends. 


Partner country Paraguay 


Every two years, the world's largest and most important F&B industry trade fair focuses on a specific country. The official partner country at Anuga 2019 is Paraguay. The South American continent has around seven million inhabitants and is well-known as an agricultural land. Besides soya, maize, wheat, manioc, sugar cane and rice, Paraguay's export goods primarily also include meat. In the sections beef, maize and soya the country is among the top 10 producers worldwide and at the same time particularly places the emphasis on high quality. In total, 27 companies from Paraguay will be exhibiting at the trade fairs Anuga Fine Food, Anuga Meat and Anuga Organic. 


Event and congress programme 


Congresses with high-profile line-ups, lectures and award ceremonies, various special events as well as the show stage ‘Anuga Culinary Stage’ offer information and entertainment at Anuga, and enable the exchange of ideas across the industry. 


Regarding the various congresses, this year highly topical themes will be addressed, analysed and discussed across three consecutive days in the E-Grocery Congress @Anuga, at the 5th iFood Conference and at the Newtrition X Innovation Summit. The industry-revolutionising contents include new solutions for the online food trade, sustainability, and digital technologies like blockchain, as well as ‘Personalised Diet’. 


F&B market insights 


This year Anuga launches its ‘Boulevard of Inspiration’, offering trade visitors a concentrated innovative power divided up into regions and themes and bundled into three interesting special events – the Anuga Trend Zone, the Anuga Taste Innovation show and the new event area, Anuga Horizon 2050. 


Anuga Executive Summit (4th October) offers a selected circle of national and international decision-makers from the food industry and food trade a perfect stage where they can discuss the latest industry trends. 


For the fifth time, Anuga’s Power Breakfast will provide interesting and exciting presentations on the latest trends and perspectives in the worldwide out-of-home market on the first three days of the trade fair. 


Running from 5–9 October 2019 in Cologne, Anuga is exclusively open to trade visitors on all days of the event. 


Koelnmesse organises Anuga in close co-operation with the Federal Association of the German Retail Grocery Trade e.V., Berlin, (BVLH). Other industry sponsors include the Federation of German Food and Drink Industries and the German Hotel and Restaurant Association. 


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