Trending in 2020: Shades of Aqua set to strengthen bonds with the natural world


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

‘Shades of Aqua’ will be the key food & beverage color trend for 2020, with vivid blues and greens set to drive innovation as shoppers seek products that re-connect them with nature.

The forecast has been made by GNT Group, supplier of EXBERRY® Coloring Foods, which says that demand for Shades of Aqua will also be powered by a quest for holistic wellbeing1 and demand for new and unique food & beverage experiences that will pop out when shared on social media.

Maartje Hendrickx, GNT’s Market Development Manager, commented: “Shades of Aqua evoke marine environments and mountain landscapes, conveying a sense of health and wholesomeness and strong links with the outdoors. Green is rooted in nature. It is a positive identifier for nutrition and signifies freshness and organic goodness. Blue evokes the ocean garden. It conveys a sense of relaxation and calm and is impactful on social media.”

To enable food and beverage companies to harness the appeal of Shades of Aqua, GNT has developed a range of green and blue EXBERRY® Coloring Foods with clean-label appeal. They are made from spirulina, an algae that contains phycocyanin, a naturally occurring coloring component. They are the perfect replacement for artificial colorants, including brilliant blue and patent blue, and other additives such as copper chlorophyllin.

Shades of Aqua Coloring Foods will be at the heart of GNT’s new Love Color with EXBERRY® initiative for 2020. They will also be a primary focus at Food Ingredients Europe, which takes place from 3-5 December 2019 in Paris, France. GNT will exhibit on Stand 6C80.

Maartje Hendrickx added: “Shoppers want food & beverage products that are ‘clean’ and ‘simple’.2 EXBERRY® Coloring Foods are aligned with this because they are made using only physical processes and never with chemical solvents. They aren’t additives – they’re foods. They can be eaten at any stage of the manufacturing process and they qualify for cleaner and simpler label declarations.”

GNT’s food & beverage color prediction is aligned with the influential Pantone color forecast, which also places greens and blues center-stage.3 Pantone’s forecast singles out Nature Remastered – “mossy wild and yellowy greens” – and Mineral Patina – “Indigo dyes seep and stain textiles with tones of blues.”

1 Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends for 2020
2 Innova Market Insights, Clean & Simple, July 2019
3 Pantone, Viewpoint Colour Issue 05 Organic Matters: Colour Forecast 2020

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EXBERRY® is the global market leader in Coloring Foods. The brand is synonymous with high performance color solutions based on the most natural concept of coloring food with food. EXBERRY® concentrates are manufactured from fruit, vegetables and edible plants using only gentle physical methods such as chopping, heating and filtering. The brand provides the widest range on the market, comprising more than 400 shades. It is suitable for practically all food and drink, including confectionery, dairy and bakery products, soft and alcoholic beverages and savory applications. The concentrates are valued worldwide for their ease of use, brilliance, performance and the complete vertical integration of the supply chain, which ensures full traceability, price and stock stability. In applying EXBERRY® products, manufacturers are assured to receive highly professional support ranging from strategic product development to production integration and regulatory advice. EXBERRY® is the favored color solution used by more than 1,400 food and beverage companies including the leading food and beverage producers in the world.

About GNT
The GNT Group is a family-owned company pioneering in the creation of specialized, future-proof products from only natural ingredients. It is internationally renowned for its EXBERRY® portfolio, the leading global brand in Coloring Foods. Founded in 1978, the company offers unparalleled agricultural competence and process-engineering expertise in delivering solutions from fruit, vegetables and edible plants. GNT is headquartered in Mierlo, The Netherlands, and has global reach with customers in 75 countries and offices in North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


Welcomes Neva Milk to join 2nd Global Dairy Congress Russia 2019 as SPEAKER!

It is reported, Neva Milk is building a factory for the production of cheese and butter in Cherepovets, which will significantly reduce the import of butter and cheese. 

2nd Global Dairy Congress Russia 2019 Welcomes Maxim Malygin, Vice president from Neva Milk confirmed to attend on Oct.15-16, Moscow, Russia as SPEAKER!

Don’t miss the big chance to connect and collaborate with the leading companies in the Russian dairy market – Neva Milk in the congress.
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GC "Neva Milk" is engaged in production of cheese and butter, and also produces kefir, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and mayonnaise. The company production facilities are located in St. Petersburg and Vologda region, and the annual production volume is 30 thousand tons of finished products.

The share of GC "Neva Milk" in the Russian cheese market, according to its own assessment, is 6%, in butter market - 5%. The brand portfolio of the company includes the trademarks "Tysyacha ozer", "Sirtaki", "Gorod syra", "Zoloto Evropy", Dolce.

2nd Global Dairy Congress Russia 2019 Hot Topics
 Outlook of Government’s Development Plan for Russian Dairy Industry
 Dairy Situation in Russia: Milk Strategies for Local and International Producers
 Spotlighting on Breed Improvement Movement in Russia
 Goat Farm Investment Special Focus: Gaps and Opportunities
 Artificial Intelligence-powered Farm Management Methods to Improve Milk Production
 Digitalization in Dairy Processing Plants to Ensure Competitive Advantage
 Win-Win Dairy Trade Modes with Russia
 Dairy Consumer Preference in Russian and Global Markets
 Case Study: How to place color marking "Traffic light" for dairy products upon new regulation requirements?
 New Dairy Catalogues for Russian Consumers


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Welcome to join in 2nd Global Dairy Congress Russia 2019 (Oct. 15-16 | Moscow, Russia).

The 25th International Industrial Trade Fair “MVC: Cereals – Mixed Feed – Veterinary - 2020”

The 25th edition of  International Industrial Trade Fair “MVC: Cereals – Mixed Feed – Veterinary - 2020” will take place in pavilion No 75 at the Exhibition of National Economy Achievements (VDNH)  in Moscow, Russia.

The dates are - January  the 28th - the 30th,2020

The organizer of the Exhibition is Marketing Centre “Expokhleb” - member of the Global Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI), Russian Grain Union, Union of Feed Manufacturers.

The exhibition takes place every year with special support of Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Rosselkhoznadzor, Rospotrebnadzor, Russian Grain Union, Union of  Feed Manufacturers, Russian Veterinary Association, Association of  Fisheries, Union of Zoobusiness Enterprises, National Union of pig breeders, the World’s Poultry Science Association Russian Poultry Union, Union of Sugar Manufacturers,.

Since 2011 the exhibition is supported by European Feed Manufacturs’ Federation (FEFAC), since 2015 – by the Government of Moscow, since 2018 – by International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).

Exhibitors will present technologies and equipment for cultivation, harvesting, transportation, storage and processing of grain; raw materials, technologies and equipment for the production of mixed feeds, flour, cereals, corn products; grain mills, flour mills, feed mills; elevators and grain storage facilities; mixed feeds for farm animals, pets, poultry and fish;  veterinary preparations, instruments and services; aquaculture.

As of today, the umber of exhibitors is more than 340.

In 2020 the exposition of feed and veterinary companies will be located in two halls – A and C. The exposition of equipment for processing of grain, production of mixed feeds and laboratory equipment will be located in  hall B. In  hall C  selection of plants  and genetics companies will be located.


All media partners, associations and unions will be located on the 2nd floor in  hall C.

We invite exhibitors and speakers of business program to take part in the exhibition.

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UK government's worst-case scenario for no-deal Brexit reveals fresh food supply fears

The UK government's worst-case assumptions for a no-deal departure from the European Union include the fear that certain types of fresh food supply will decrease which could lead to rising prices and panic buying.

its Operation Yellowhammer document, prepared on 2 August but released yesterday (11 September), forms the basis of no-deal planning based on a 31 October Brexit. The assumptions had previously been extensively 'leaked' in an article in The Sunday Times newspaper but have not been confirmed by the UK government until now.

The stark assumptions talk about possible public disorder and severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods.

The five page document - which the government was legally enforced to publish - said lorries could have to wait up to two and a half days to cross the English Channel because of "significant queues" in Kent [the English county abutting the English Channel from where many exports to France depart]. 

But it is the food supply issue which will create many of the headlines.

"Certain types of fresh food supply will decrease," it said. "Critical dependencies for the food supply chain (such as key input ingredients, chemicals and packaging) may be in shorter supply."

It added: "These two factors will not cause an overall shortage of food in the UK but will reduce availability and choice of products and will increase price."

It points out that the UK growing season will have come to an end and the agri-food supply chain will be under increased pressure at this time of year due to preparations for Christmas, which is the busiest time of year for food retailers.

"There is a risk that panic buying will cause or exacerbate food supply disruption." it said.

The document said the flow of traffic across the English channel could be reduced by as much as 60% on the first day after a no-deal Brexit and that the worst disruption could last for up to three months.

And it said that business readiness for a no-deal - especially among small and medium-sized businesses - will remain at a low level, "compounded by seasonal effects impacting on factors such as warehouse availability".

Michael Gove, the government minister in charge of no-deal planning, said that assumptions contained in the document were currently being reviewed.

"It describes what could occur in a reasonable worst case scenario, thus providing a deliberately stretching context for government planning to ensure that we are prepared for exit," he said.

Ian Wright, CEO of UK industry body the Food and Drink Federation, tweeted: "It is as the Food and Drink Federation have been saying for the best part of two years now - it lays bare the grisly crisis facing the UK's food and drink supply chain in a no-deal-Brexit scenario."

He added: "And shoppers have rightly come to expect a wide range of products on supermarket shelves. In a no-deal Brexit scenario there would be significant and adverse changes to product availability, and random shortages.

"[The] government must be upfront about the chaos a no-deal Brexit would bring."

Since the Yellowhammer document was drawn up, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to leave the European Union on 31 October, whether there is a deal in place or not, has been voted down by the UK's Parliament.

US firm Gorton's Seafood names Kurt Hogan new CEO

Gorton's Seafood has named Kurt Hogan as the US frozen-seafood supplier's new chief executive to succeed Judson Reis, who is stepping down after a decade in the role.

Hogan, the company's vice president of sales, will take the reins at the Massachusetts-based business on 1 January.

"Kurt's knowledge of the drivers of our business, expertise in sales management and customer relationships are especially valuable as we pursue the next phase of growth," Reis said today (18 July). "At a time when our industry is experiencing dramatic change to satisfy the evolving needs of today's consumers, Kurt is the right person to lead the business forward."

Reis joined Gorton's Seafood in 1990 as associated marketing manager and became president and CEO in 2009. In a statement, Gorton's Seafood said Reis had "successfully guided" the company "through a rapidly changing consumer environment", with initiatives including making products healthier and investment in capital expenditure.