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Gourmet News February 2016

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GOURMET NEWS FEBRUARY 2016 www.gourmetnews.com SMORGASBORD SMORGASBORD 2 3 Ariston Specialties, LLC 8 www.aristonspecialties.com 860.224.7184 Delizza, Inc. 7 www.delizza.us 252.442.0270 EU5 11 www.legendsfromeurope.eu 646.218.6025 Heartland Gourmet 14 www.hearlandgourmet.com 402.423.1234 Mad Will's Food Company 3 www.madwills.com 888.275.9455 Ocean Beauty Seafood 2 www.oceanbeauty.com 800.365.8950 Pacific Resources International 12 www.shoppri.com 805.684.0624 Pastificio Felicetti 13 www.felicetti.it/en 39.0462.501225 Rabbit Creek Products 8 www.rabbitcreekgourmet.com 913.837.3073 Stonewall Kitchen 10 www.stonewallkitchen.com 800.826.1752 White Coffee Corp 24 www.whitecoffee.com 718.204.7900 Wind & Willow 12 www.windandwillow.com 417.466.4646 CALENDAR March 6-8, 2016 Seafood Expo North America Boston, Massachusetts www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america March 7-10, 2016 International Pizza Expo Las Vegas, Nevada www.pizzaexpo.com March 9-13, 2016 Natural Products Expo West Anaheim, California http://www.expowest.com/ew16/ public/enter.aspx March 11-13, 2016 CoffeeFest New York New York, New York www.coffeefest.com April 13-15, 2016 SIAL Canada Montreal, Canada https://sialcanada.com/en/ April 25-28,2016 Alimentaria International Food & Drinks Exhibition Barcelona, Spain http://www.alimentaria-bcn.com/ en/alimentaria-2016 May 1-3, 2016 Bakery Showcase Toronto, Canada www.baking.ca May 5-7, 2016 SIAL China Shanghai, China www.sialchina.com May 7-12, 2016 IFFA Frankfurt am Main, Germany http://iffa.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/ aussteller/willkommen.html May 24-26, 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo Chicago, Illinois www.sweetsandsnacks.com June 26-28, 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show New York, New York https://www.specialtyfood.com/ shows-events/summer-fancy-food-show/ October 8-11, 2016 IBIE: International Baking Industry Exposition Las Vegas, Nevada www.ibie2016.org ADVERTISER INDEX ADVERTISER PAGE WEBSITE PHONE Alimentaria Trains Its Eyes on American Market BY LORRIE BAUMANN The Alimentaria Hub, part of the next edition of Alimentaria, which takes place on April 25-28, 2016 at Fira de Barcelona, will be one of the most strate- gic spaces for fostering innovation, busi- ness collaboration, competitiveness and the dissemination of knowledge in the food sector. The activities at the show will be based around six core themes: distribution and retail, CSR, internation- alization, R&D&I and branding, nutri- tion, and marketing and communication. There will be new product launches as well as conferences, presentations and consumer trend analyses. The show will also include a center for business meet- ings and export opportunities and net- working sessions to foster entrepreneurship. Alimentaria expects to attract more than 5,000 North American trade profes- sionals to Barcelona this April. For 2016, Alimentaria will be structured into five shows, encompassing the main food and drinks markets: Intervin (wines and spir- its), Intercarn (meat and meat products), Restaurama (foodservice products), In- terlact (milk and dairy products) and Multiple Foods (all kinds of confec- tionery, preserves, oils and premium products). While most of the show's exhibitors are Spanish companies, the United States is a strategic market for them. In re- sponse, the show – one of the largest Eu- ropean food shows – is going all out to attract more representation from North America, including hosting 800 interna- tional buyers, which includes those from the U.S. Part or all of the travel expenses will be paid for those hosted buyers, who must agree in return to have 10 to 12 business meetings with exhibitors, and the show's management will organize those appointments, said Meritxell Puig, Director of International Expansion for Alimentaria Exhibi- tions. The show attracts about 140,000 attendees to see the wares of about 4,800 exhibitors, of which 70 percent are from Spain. The thousand or so ex- hibitors from outside Spain represent 63 countries. Puig noted that the show's managers are particularly looking for American im- porters, distributors and brokers to attend as well as representatives from large chain specialty retailers. Puig expects that the prod- ucts to be seen at this year's show will include a great variety of functional foods, products that corre- spond to gastronomic trends, healthier options and authentic traditional foods. The show will also feature the Alimen- taria Hub, a 4,500 square meter space at the center of the show that's devoted to innovative products as well as a business meeting space and the conference ses- sions. Many of the sessions will be con- ducted in English, according to Puig. "If you want to export, you have to speak English," she said. The educational activities will include an entire seminar on reaching the halal market, which is growing rapidly in Eu- rope, with more countries sourcing food from abroad to bring in for Muslim cus- tomers. Meanwhile, Spanish producers are racing to get halal certification for their compliant products so they can sell into that market in countries that in- clude Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, all of which have signif- icant Muslim populations, Puig said. The Alimentaria Hub will play a key role in encouraging companies to inter- nationalize their business thanks to the opening of the Export Service Counter, a service for exhibitors who want to ven- ture into foreign markets for the first time. This new program involves experts in all the formalities necessary to take these first steps in reaching foreign mar- kets, from insurance companies and con- sultancy firms to chambers of commerce and financial institutions. GN

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