Anuga Frozen Food: This is where the international frozen food industry comes together

Anuga Frozen Food is once again the central platform for the international frozen food industry. Over 560 will be presenting the broad spectrum of products, fields of application and services on gross exhibition space spanning 28,000 m². The offer ranges from fish and meat, through to fruit and vegetables, from ready-made meals for single households, through to bulk packs for buyers from the communal catering and food service sectors. At Anuga, the industry regularly presents its innovations. The companies exhibiting at Anuga Frozen Food include 11er Nahrungsmittel, Agrarfrost, Ardo, Aviko, Erlenbacher, Gunnar Dafgard, Neuhauser, Pfalzgraf, Roncadin, Salomon Foodworld and Surgital. Furthermore, CPF, Délifrance and McCain are also exhibiting at Anuga Frozen Food. There are big group participations from Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands and Portugal with the frozen foods association ALIF - Associação da Industria Alimentar pelo Frio - Serbia and Spain. Furthermore, groups from Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and the USA are also participating.

The German Frozen Food Institute, dti, which has been the exclusive partner of Anuga Frozen Food since 2013, will also be represented again with contact partners and information at its centrally located exhibition stand. In total, over 7,400 companies from 107 countries will be exhibiting at Anuga from 7 to 11 October 2017. Anuga is the largest trade fair for food and beverages worldwide.

The frozen food segment is one of the most important innovation drivers both for the retail trade and the out-of-home market. The supermarket freezers contain numerous product innovations, for example in the sections desserts, smoothies, vegetarian snacks and burgers as well as new hybrid product variations. Convenience is and remains to be an important theme, as are small and portionable product sizes. The current food trends are also reflected in the frozen food ranges: Vegan alternatives, organic, free-from, halal can also be found in the frozen food departments in addition to international specialities. Furthermore, the consumer enjoys combining frozen products with fresh ingredients.

Food shortages and food wastages are also important themes in the frozen food industry. Particularly here frozen products offer many solutions for the resource-saving processing and the corresponding implementation of goods.

According to the dti, the German frozen food market is also experiencing further growth. Both the consumers and professional chefs like using frozen products. In 2016, a significant 2.5 percent growth in volume was recorded.

The overall sales of frozen products in Germany increased up to 3.632 mil. tonnes in 2016. The turnover with frozen products increased up to €13.806 billion.

Pro capita the Germany consumed on average 45.4 kg of frozen products in 2016 - in the previous year it was 44.5 kg. Every household in Germany consumed on average 91.5 kg of frozen food last year. The frozen food industry can thus look back on a very successful fiscal year.

For the first time ever in terms of volume more frozen food products were used in the out-of-home market than by the end consumer at home. The sales volume rose by 4.1 percent up to 1.827 mil. tonnes. The out-of-home market turnover with frozen foods achieved a value of €6.236 bil. last year, this corresponds to a growth of 5.7 percent. This is also due to the fact that the food service sector and out-of-home market are experiencing growth overall. For example the commodity group bakery products is profiting from the "to-go" trend. It increased by 5.9 percent in 2016.

Event information:
Frozen products. 1000und 1 Möglichkeit. (1001 opportunities)
The professional chef, Andreas Scholz, Kitchen Director at the Hotel Esperanto Fulda, will be demonstrating the creative implementation of frozen foods in the out-of-home food sector on the "Culinary Stage" in Hall 7, Stand B110/E109 on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

Monday, 9 October 2017, from 5:45 p.m. onwards, Koelnmesse, fair grounds,
Kristallsaal in the Congress Centre East via the Entrance West (on personal invitation)

The awarding of the TIEFKÜHL STAR 2017 to the best frozen food department in the food retail trade will be the highlight of the evening. The industry prize is honouring the performance of outstanding frozen food departments in the trade for the third time. We will present the winner of the high school project "Frozen Food Department of the Future": Stuttgart Media University.

Anuga is open daily from Saturday, 7.10.2017 to Wednesday, 11.10.2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Exclusively trade visitors are granted access.

For more information, the exhibitor database and admission tickets: www.anuga.comKoelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec:
Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.

Further Information is available at: http://www.global-competence.net/food/

The next events:
Annapoorna - World of Food India, Mumbai, India, 14.09.-16.09.2017

yummex Middle East, Dubai, UAE, 18.09.-20.09.2017

Anuga, Cologne, Germany, 07.10.-11.10.2017

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