Tuesday, 24. November 2020
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Sial Paris 2022: What is the Future of Food?

Paris / FR. (spg) Sial Paris , the world’s foremost food industry trade fair remains true to its mission: federate and guide the transformation of the sector’s companies on a global scale, despite the postponement of its physical edition to October 2022.

«It was important to share in a digital webinar the trendbook «Sial Insights» which was the culmination of large-scale studies performed in 2020 by our expert partners Kantar, Gira and ProtéinesXTC» said Nicolas Trentesaux, CEO of Sial Global Network.

«The surveys were conducted with regard to the theme #Ownthechange, which resonates even more deeply today. The results are an important source of information for all those seeking to understand the challenges, trends and innovations that are shaping this period,» pursued Adeline Vancauwelaert, General Manager of Sial Paris.

The studies show that food is becoming a statement: citizenship, involvement, and commitment are the by-words, and Covid-19 pandemic is catalyzing the trend.

73 percent of consumers have changed their eating habits over the last two years. 63 percent consider that the way they eat is a societal commitment, meaning choosing the world in which they want to live. 33 percent have reclaimed their power by adopting at least one major behavioral change or by boycotting certain brands or products. Their motivation? A healthier diet (70 percent), more local and seasonal food (53 percent), free of controversial ingredients (44 percent). The trend extends to stores, where healthy products are increasingly abundant, and to a lesser extent to restaurants, which are putting more emphasis on traceability, local and seasonal products, and shorter menus.

Regarding the food industry, pleasure and health are motors for innovation, with three major trends: back to basics, as local as possible, understated enjoyments.

The Sial Innovation Awards 2020 shows the intention on the part of industrials to propose products that address the profound consumer desire for change. Out of 500 applications received, the jury awarded 17 prizes among 8 categories and 6 special prizes.

Sial Paris postponed from 15 to 19 October 2022

In July 2020, the organiser of Sial (Salon International de l’Alimentation), announced that the 2020 edition of Sial Paris, initially slated for this autumn is to be rescheduled to 15 to 19 October 2022.