Sial Group : Food and Wine Innovations, Trends, International Trade Shows http://www.sial-group.com/ Food & Beverage News - Les derniers articles hourly 1 eng-GB Out-of-home consumption- Catering: no more than a slight improvement http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Out-of-home-consumption-Catering-no-more-than-a-slight-improvement anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Out-of-home-consumption-Catering-no-more-than-a-slight-improvement 15 Jul 2014 11:47:52 +0200 The level of activity in the restaurant industry is generally a good indicator of consumer sentiment. And of their inclination to consume. The year 2013 was just average in relation to this.

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Price war in France: Deflation is hitting the shelves http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Price-war-in-France-Deflation-is-hitting-the-shelves anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Price-war-in-France-Deflation-is-hitting-the-shelves 08 Jul 2014 10:59:31 +0200 In April, prices dropped again by 0.28%. Over a year, deflation has reached - 0.81% according to IRI. A situation, which is weighing heavily on retailer operating accounts. This is putting a strain on the business relationship with the manufacturers. 

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Spain: First step for Costco in continental Europe http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Spain-First-step-for-Costco-in-continental-Europe anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Spain-First-step-for-Costco-in-continental-Europe 01 Jul 2014 14:14:52 +0200 Last month in Seville Costco opened its first warehouse in continental Europe. Next stage: France, in 2015.

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Household Purchases - Consumer goods in Europe: volumes decrease, turnovers increase http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Household-Purchases-Consumer-goods-in-Europe-volumes-decrease-turnovers-increase anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Household-Purchases-Consumer-goods-in-Europe-volumes-decrease-turnovers-increase 01 Jul 2014 12:39:28 +0200 There are two ways of interpreting the state of mass consumer markets in Europe. According to the Nielsen Growth barometer, revenue is increasing. But only in relation to prices since volumes are negative.

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Society: The emergence of frugal consumption http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Society-The-emergence-of-frugal-consumption anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Society-The-emergence-of-frugal-consumption 16 Jun 2014 11:31:10 +0200 Characterized by its duration, its scope and its impact on purchasing power, the current economic crisis encourages the trend “consume less but better“.A frugality illustrated by Crédoc in one of its recent research papers.

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Study: Additional effort is required to meet the needs of seniors http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Study-Additional-effort-is-required-to-meet-the-needs-of-seniors anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Study-Additional-effort-is-required-to-meet-the-needs-of-seniors 10 Jun 2014 10:35:08 +0200 Seniors: a target which is both growing and attractive to brands and retailers in terms of purchasing power. However, it is also a target group which expects tailored products and services as shown by this study published by Nielsen.

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Study: The French use a smattering of organic products http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Study-The-French-use-a-smattering-of-organic-products anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Study-The-French-use-a-smattering-of-organic-products 02 Jun 2014 14:23:22 +0200 Organic products have well and truly made their mark in French consumption. This was highlighted in a recent BVA study commissioned by the discount website ma-Réduc.com.

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United Kingdom: Tesco in dire straits http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/United-Kingdom-Tesco-in-dire-straits anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/United-Kingdom-Tesco-in-dire-straits 26 May 2014 09:52:15 +0200 When presenting its annual results, the English retailer reported an operating income down by 6.7% (to £3.3 billion) for sales virtually stable at £71 billion.

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China: How Auchan is managing the Chinese retail leader (without being a majority shareholder!) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/China-How-Auchan-is-managing-the-Chinese-retail-leader-without-being-a-majority-shareholder! anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/China-How-Auchan-is-managing-the-Chinese-retail-leader-without-being-a-majority-shareholder! 19 May 2014 11:34:42 +0200 This is a first in China for Auchan. The French group is controlling the market leader without being a majority shareholder. This, however, enables it to include Sun Art Retail in its accounts.

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Facebook, Twitter and Co: Retailers engage fans on social networks http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Facebook-Twitter-and-Co-Retailers-engage-fans-on-social-networks anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Facebook-Twitter-and-Co-Retailers-engage-fans-on-social-networks 13 May 2014 10:22:44 +0200 Determined to build their community of “fans” or potential loyal customers, retailers increase their points of contact on social media.

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Europe: Consumer Goods face a slowdown http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Europe-Consumer-Goods-face-a-slowdown anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Europe-Consumer-Goods-face-a-slowdown 06 May 2014 10:09:05 +0200 According to a study published by Nielsen Growth Reporter, the sale of consumer goods increased by only 1.7% in Q4 2013 in Europe. France is at the back of the pack with + 0.6%.

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Price liberalisation closes the gap between the cost of national and private brands http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Price-liberalisation-closes-the-gap-between-the-cost-of-national-and-private-brands anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Price-liberalisation-closes-the-gap-between-the-cost-of-national-and-private-brands 29 Apr 2014 16:29:48 +0200 There is a clear correlation between regulatory framework and the price discrepancy between national brands/private brands. This has been demonstrated in a study by INSEE (French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies).  

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Brazil’s leading retailer is French: it’s Casino http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Brazil-s-leading-retailer-is-French-it-s-Casino anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Brazil-s-leading-retailer-is-French-it-s-Casino 22 Apr 2014 14:30:16 +0200 This has a dual significance for Casino. On the one hand, the French group is the Brazilian market leader through Pão de Açucar, but its activity in Brazil now surpasses the sales in France: 20 billion euros compared to 19.5 billion.

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Food budget: the French are clamping down http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Food-budget-the-French-are-clamping-down anne-cecile.mareschal@comexposium.com (Anne Cécile MARESCHAL) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Food-budget-the-French-are-clamping-down 16 Apr 2014 14:19:23 +0200 Every year, the Sofinco/Opinion Way barometer sheds new light on the food consumption habits of the French. 

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foreign food brands http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/China-prefers-foreign-food-brands sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/China-prefers-foreign-food-brands 09 Apr 2014 14:14:21 +0200 SHANGHAI: Foreign food brands have good growth opportunities in China, according to a new survey that revealed a clear preference among affluent and middle-income consumers for imported food.

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Sales flow rapidly with rosé, bag-in-box® and flavoured wines http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Sales-flow-rapidly-with-rose-bag-in-box-R-and-flavoured-wines delphine.vincent@comexposium.com (Delphine VINCENT) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Sales-flow-rapidly-with-rose-bag-in-box-R-and-flavoured-wines 07 Apr 2014 11:55:39 +0200 Renowned for its traditions, the French wine market is mutating thanks to a few underlying trends such as rosé wines, Bag-in-box® packaging and, more recently, flavoured wine beverages.

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Tesco promises price and service to consolidate its leadership http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Tesco-promises-price-and-service-to-consolidate-its-leadership delphine.vincent@comexposium.com (Delphine VINCENT) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Tesco-promises-price-and-service-to-consolidate-its-leadership 28 Mar 2014 09:59:36 +0100 British retail market leader Tesco is about to invest €500 million in prices and service to maintain its ranking, having reached a standstill in the last few years. 

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What the Big Mac Index is cooking http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/What-the-Big-Mac-Index-is-cooking delphine.vincent@comexposium.com (Delphine VINCENT) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/What-the-Big-Mac-Index-is-cooking 24 Mar 2014 11:41:16 +0100 Widely consumed throughout the world and prepared with local ingredients by a local workforce, the hamburger is a good gauge of food purchasing power in different countries. 

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Bucking a trend seen among many négociants in the last 12 months, Maison Sichel has enjoyed a rapid rise in Bordeaux sales to China during 2013. http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/CHINA-SALES-UP-30-FOR-BORDEAUX-NEGOCIANT sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/CHINA-SALES-UP-30-FOR-BORDEAUX-NEGOCIANT 11 Mar 2014 10:17:39 +0100 Bucking a trend seen among many négociants in the last 12 months, Maison Sichel has enjoyed a rapid rise in Bordeaux sales to China during 2013.

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A different kind of sweet http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-Innovation/A-different-kind-of-sweet sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-Innovation/A-different-kind-of-sweet 11 Feb 2014 10:15:10 +0100 Yongfu county near Guilin in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has more than 23 square kilometers of land planted with Arhat fruit trees and has been dubbed the "home of the Arhat fruit".

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A food sector that clicks with buyers http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/A-food-sector-that-clicks-with-buyers sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/A-food-sector-that-clicks-with-buyers 29 Jan 2014 04:31:54 +0100 Thanks to a growing number of fresh produce e-commerce sites, with a simple click, more and more Chinese can buy groceries from around the world, whether it is Chilean blueberries or Norwegian salmon.

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3D Food trends http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-Innovation/5-Futuristic-Food-Trends sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-Innovation/5-Futuristic-Food-Trends 16 Jan 2014 03:46:26 +0100 If we are what we eat, it's about to get very weird. There is a revolution taking place that's reshaping the idea of what makes it onto your plate and into your stomach.

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Political agreement between Canada & EU http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Political-agreement-between-Canada-EU info@sialcanada.com (SIAL Canada) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Political-agreement-between-Canada-EU 09 Jan 2014 17:43:33 +0100 Cheese quotas: EU (José Manuel Barroso) and Canada (Prime Minister Harper) have reached a political agreement on the key elements of a trade agreement (CETA).

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China new tasting http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/NEW-WORLD-WINE-GAINS-RECOGNITION-IN-CHINA sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/NEW-WORLD-WINE-GAINS-RECOGNITION-IN-CHINA 30 Dec 2013 05:03:12 +0100 A new wine consumption trend is taking place in China with New World countries becoming increasing popular in the country.

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Chateau aims http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Chateau-aims-to-put-its-home-region-on-the-map sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Chateau-aims-to-put-its-home-region-on-the-map 14 Nov 2013 09:35:38 +0100 Like most winemakers, Ruan Shili knows that a great glass of wine starts with quality grapes.

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Luxury hotels http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Luxury-hotels-increase-presence-in-China-s-second-tier-cities sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Luxury-hotels-increase-presence-in-China-s-second-tier-cities 31 Oct 2013 13:22:50 +0100 Global luxury hotel chains are expanding their presence in China's second-tier cities, as more well-heeled Chinese splurge on accommodation as the world's second largest economy upgrades to a consumption-driven model.

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New age vegetarians http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-Innovation/New-age-vegetarians sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-Innovation/New-age-vegetarians 09 Oct 2013 12:11:32 +0200 A new eating trend is popping up on the doorstep of the Peking duck, and it has nothing to do with meat, but plenty to do with a generation of young, rich, health-conscious consumers. Sarah Marsh and Thomas Hale restaurant-hop in Beijing to find out more.

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IMW names eight new masters of wine http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/IMW-NAMES-EIGHT-NEW-MASTERS-OF-WINE sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/IMW-NAMES-EIGHT-NEW-MASTERS-OF-WINE 25 Sep 2013 05:03:51 +0200 The new inductees bring the total number of Masters of Wine to 312, in 24 countries. Two of the eight new members work in the US and the other six work in the UK.

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South African wine industry http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/China-makes-1st-investment-in-South-African-wine-industry sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/China-makes-1st-investment-in-South-African-wine-industry 29 Aug 2013 11:34:39 +0200 Earlier this month, "Perfect China" - a Chinese wine company based in Yangzhou - made the country’s first ever investment in South Africa’s wine industry. It bought a wine cellar as well as large vineyards located near Cape Town

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Wal-Mart http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Wal-Mart-considers-bid-for-Hong-Kong-s-ParknShop-supermarket sialchina@comexposium-sh.com (SIAL China) http://www.sial-group.com/News/Food-Beverage-News/Food-beverage-industry/Wal-Mart-considers-bid-for-Hong-Kong-s-ParknShop-supermarket 16 Aug 2013 05:51:01 +0200 Wal-Mart Stores Inc., eager to build up its overseas operations, is reportedly considering a bid for Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing’s ParknShop supermarket chain.

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