Digital technologies at the ХХIV International Industrial Trade Fair “MVC: Cereals – Mixed Feed – Veterinary - 2019”

Our  new digital service – electronic terminals - will be available for exhibitors and visitors during the ХХIV International Industrial Trade Fair “MVC: Cereals – Mixed Feed – Veterinary - 2019”. The exhibition will take place in pavillion No 75 at the Exhibition of National Economy Achievements (VDNH) in Moscow, Russia. The dates are - January 29-31, 2019

This kind of  service is offered with the help of  a device equipped with a  touchscreen and bar-code reader. The visitor just scans the bar-code and gets an access to all the information about the exhibitor which booth he has just visited . At the same time the exhibitor obtains  all personal data of the visitor on-line. The new service also gives you a possibility to analyze the  interests of each visitor by his  activity in the digital catalogue.

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Russian banks set for almost half of Agrokor

Two Russian banks could hold almost 50% of the embattled Croatia-based food manufacturer and retailer Agrokor, the largest business in the Balkans set to come under the ownership of its creditors.

A local commercial court said yesterday (20 June) Agrokor's creditors are to vote on a settlement deal on the business on 4 July.

Two-thirds of creditors must vote in favour of the settlement for it to go through and it is expected to receive at least that level of backing.

The vote is on a settlement plan agreed between the extraordinary commissioner overseeing the recovery of Agrokor and a temporary creditors' council.

Under the deal, a Netherlands-based, creditors-owned entity, Aisle Dutch TopCo, will own Agrokor.

Agrokor's largest creditor, Russia's Sberbank, is lined up to be the company's biggest shareholder with a 39.2% stake. A second Russian bank, VTB, would own 7.5% of the business.

Agrokor is the largest company in the Balkans, with retail interests across the region and food-manufacturing assets in sectors such as meat and frozen food. The company is said to generate revenues worth 16% of Croatia's GDP.

Last year, the group was put under state-run administration amid huge debts.

Agrokor-owned businesses include Croatian meat processor PIK Vrbovec, local frozen food and ice cream businesses Frikom and Ledo, as well as Serbian condiments maker Dijamant.

The group also owns Croatian food retail Konzum and Serbia-based grocer Mercator.

                                                                                                                               Dean Best, managing editor

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Lycored partners with culinology pioneer to create healthy craveability at IFT

Lycored will be partnering with top US chef Charlie Baggs at the forthcoming IFT expo (July 15th to July 18th in Chicago).

Baggs is a pioneer of the concept of ‘culinology’, which combines food science with culinary art. He specializes in helping companies satisfy consumer needs by working creatively with taste characteristics todrive superior flavor.

The former Purdue University professor has developed new recipe concepts that showcase Lycored’s tomato-based flavor enhancer, SANTE, and CTC, its Clear Tomato Concentrate.  They demonstrate the power of the products to make recipes healthier while also creating  “craveability” by enhancing natural umami and kokumi characteristics.

A carrot and apple soup shows how SANTE can reduce salt and cream, while a roasted red pepper sauce with SANTE and CTC contains lower tomato paste and heavy cream. The third concept is a Tom Yum soup with reduced sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk and soy sauce.

Charlie Baggs, President of Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations, said: “Lycored’s approach to taste and flavor is similar to mine – we work scientifically to understand the needs of consumers and develop solutions that meet them. I’ve long been interested in the idea of using natural sources of umami to create craveability. These recipes show how effectively you can do that with ingredients from the humble tomato.”

Christiane Lippert, Head of Marketing (Food) at Lycored said: “We were very impressed by Charlie’s passion and his food philosophy. Like us, he’s committed to the natural, clean label, and real food movements and it’s exciting to be working with someone with his track record. The new concepts he has created demonstrate the potential of SANTE and CTC when used alongside natural, real ingredients. We can’t wait to share them.”


SANTE and CTC are part of Lycored’s range of real ingredients from tomatoes. Both have non-GMO certification and can be declared as either ‘tomato concentrate’ or ‘natural flavor’ (depending on local regulations.)

SANTE is a flavor enhancer that allows a reduction in sodium from salt by 30 to 65% in some applications. It is the perfect solution for removal of MSG, yeast extracts, or artificial flavors while giving a great taste boost. CTC is a liquid serum that harnesses the balance of

acidity and high Brix sweetness of tomatoes to bring smoothness and complexity to savory products.

Charlie Baggs and his team will be showcasing the recipe concepts at Lycored’s stand at IFT (S4605 in the South Hall).

Record result: Anuga FoodTec 2018 achieves a significant increase in attendance

The leading international supplier trade fair of the food and beverage industry is continuing to write its success story. After already registering a growth in exhibition space and a two-digit increase in the number of exhibitors (+13 percent) in the run-up to the event, Anuga FoodTec 2018 was also able to achieve a significant rise in the number of visitors: More than 50,000 experts from the food industry informed themselves about the innovations and further developments of the supplier industry from 20 to 23 March. Hence, the number of visitors increased by just under 11 percent in comparison to the previous event. Anuga FoodTec also further increased its level of internationality too. Visitors from 152 countries (+15 countries in comparison to the previous event) impressively underpin its position as the leading international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry. The specialized program organized by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) which included numerous conferences, guided tours and lectures, perfectly enhanced Anuga FoodTec 2018. The organizer of Anuga FoodTec is Koelnmesse. The professional and industry sponsor of Anuga FoodTec is the DLG. Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, explained: "The concept of Anuga FoodTec is unique and successful. The renewed growth across all key figures clearly underlines this. This year's increased number of visitors was above all attributable to the rise in the number of trade visitors from abroad. We were particularly able to register significant growth from the countries China, Italy, Korea, Poland, and Russia as well as from South America. The huge interest from the international guests and the high quality of the visitors shows us that the alignment and concept of Anuga FoodTec do justice to the demands of the trade fair participants. "Anuga FoodTec 2018 presented an array of technological innovations from the entire spectrum of the food and beverage industry," commented Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Managing Director of the DLG (German Agricultural Society) and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Anuga FoodTec, on the excellent standing of the leading international trade fair. "The extensive specialized program on the highly relevant key theme, resource efficiency, offered the international audience numerous opportunities to systematically learn more about the optimization of production processes - always with the aim of consuming less energy and water and reducing the waste of food. In Cologne, the latest scientific findings about food technology were once again linked up with the requirements of business practice in an exemplary way." AFT QUARTERLY 2/2018 Seite 2 von 2 Strong concept: Food technology at the highest level ONE FOR ALL. ALL IN ONE. Once again this year the visitors of Anuga FoodTec experienced the entire production cycle and in the course of which were able to experience live both individual solutions as well as holistic, cross-process concepts across all production stages and food industries. In all five exhibition segments - Food Packaging, Safety & Analytics, Food Processing, Food Ingredients as well as Services & Solutions - the companies presented a cross-industry and cross-production range of exhibition offers. The key topic resource efficiency was one of the omnipresent top themes. From Lotus effect packing that reduces the loss of foodstuffs, to saving raw materials such as water or energy in the production process for example, through to production lines with modular parts for individual products: Anuga FoodTec was once again the innovation hub of the supplier industry. The large variety of offers and impressive exhibitor presences attracted the top decision-makers to Cologne. The exhibitors were impressed by the high quality and professionalism as well as by the internationality of the trade visitors and reported about very good discussions with top-ranking decision-makers. All of the leading food producers worldwide came to Anuga FoodTec. Well-informed: The event and congress programme The product show at Anuga FoodTec was perfectly enhanced by a comprehensive event and congress program, which was organized by the DLG. All of the guided tours were fully booked. The Speakers Corner and the forums also met with high interest among the visitors. Furthermore, the opening conference on the first day of the trade fair, which focused on the leading theme resource efficiency – the opportunities and risks for the food and beverage industry - celebrated a successful premiere. Anuga FoodTec 2018 in figures 1,657 suppliers from 48 countries (2015: 1,479), 60 percent of whom came from abroad, exhibited at Anuga FoodTec 2018. These included 655 exhibitors from Germany and 1,002 exhibitors from abroad. Over 50,000 trade visitors from 152 countries attended Anuga FoodTec 2018, the share of foreign visitors was over 63 percent. The next Anuga FoodTec will take place from 23 to 26 March 2021 in Cologne.