Innovation at heart of The Ingredients Show 2019

The Ingredients Show will return for a second year to Birmingham’s NEC from 8-10 April, following its successful launch last year. Over three days, visitors can expect to meet leading exhibitors driving innovation, hear from global industry experts and absorb the latest trends. With innovation at its heart, the show will deliver all-important advice for manufacturers, giving them the edge to stand out from the competition and deliver value to customers.

As the market for health food continues to dominate across FMCG categories, a raft of exhibitors showcasing their nutritious credentials will lead the way to ensure visitors in the food development industry are at the forefront of this growth. The Ingredients Show will provide the latest insight into the ingredients set to meet consumer demands and offer a glimpse into upcoming key category developments.

Among the key exhibitors, specialist suppliers of dates Global Foods UK, will launch its  deodorised date syrup, giving clean label manufacturers the ability to naturally sweeten any product without resorting to sugar.

Also offering visitors a taste of the health market will be Fact 2006, which will introduce its newest product, Fimivita – a gluten-neutralising baking powder that offers a viable alternative to chemical based products.

Producer of natural and raw ingredients Dani Organics will provide visitors with the organic and Fairtrade ingredients they need to secure ethical credentials, deemed to be a key sales driver. A Nielsen report found that, across the board, consumers are willing to pay more for sustainability, particularly those aged 22-35, who were 73% more likely to spend money on brands with eco-friendly credentials.

The Ingredients Show educational programme will offer discussions covering topics including the use of fermented foods and the microbiome, to sports performance nutrition and insects as ingredients.

Eat Grub founder, Shami Radia, will delve into why insect-based products are starting to pick up more mainstream listings, while a ‘Meet The Microbiome’ talk will uncover how this ground-breaking, science driven revolution is kick-starting a revolution of the FODMAP diet.

With the wellness category continuing to boom, The Ingredients Show will see a cohort of industry experts look at what is next for the health category and discover the innovations that are set to rock the market, along with the new technologies and consumer demands shaping the sector.

Oliver Shorts, co-owner of Seed and Bean, will take to the stage alongside Lumina Intelligence to discuss single-origin cocoa beans and the brand’s ethically sourced and produced chocolate bars.

The Chocolate Dream discussion, hosted by Paul Morris, European sales manager at Luker Chocolate, will focus on sustainability and single-origin ingredients, offering insights into how leading brands are supporting change in the cocoa producing regions of Columbia.

Speaking about the event, Dan Dixon, event director, said: “Innovative ingredients are at the forefront of new product development, so staying on top of the latest trends is essential for suppliers and manufacturers if they want to continue to meet constantly-changing consumer demands.

“The Ingredients Show provides an unrivalled opportunity to hear directly from the industry experts who are leading the way to exciting new concepts, while offering R&D professionals encouraging advice on how to make their mark in the food and drink industry.”

The Ingredients Show is co-located with National Convenience Show, The Forecourt Show and Farm Shop & Deli Show. Registration for any one of the events will ensure access to the other shows throughout all three days. Register your interest to attend here.

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