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25/05/2018

A taste for innovation: with a meal kit, anyone can be a chef!

An innovation is gaining ground in the food market that looks set before long to carve itself out an interesting niche on physical and virtual retailers’ shelves and in consumers’ larders: the meal kit. This new convenience product comprises a box of ingredients, already partially prepared and measured out in the right-size portions ready to use in easy-cook local and international recipes, specially created by professional chefs.

The USA is already experiencing meal-kit mania: according to Nielsen, a research organisation, in 2017 alone, the segment generated over $150 million in sales, up 26% on 2016. And the trend seems set to continue. For while 9% of Americans have bought at least one kit in the last 6 months, as many as 25% of US consumers say they are ready to try one in the next half year – and that adds up to 30 million families.

The kits have already reached Italy and the rest of Europe, and they are starting to win over a sizeable fanbase here, too. For those looking for a quick, simple and fun way to be a chef and try something new in the kitchen without compromising on quality, these boxes look just the ticket.

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04/06/2018

Success for Snap & Squeeze at Cibus 2018

Menz&Gasser had two reasons to celebrate at Cibus 2018, thanks to Snap & Squeeze. The smart single portion, which you can open with one finger and spread without cutlery, was selected as one of the fair’s 100 most innovative new products. Among the vast array of product innovations from the 3,000+ Italian exhibitors, a jury […]

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11/05/2018

Menz&Gasser wins the European Business Award for sustainability in Italy

During the EBA event held at the Italian stock exchange in Milan, Menz&Gasser was honoured to win the Italian section of the Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award. 11 of the 189 Italian entrants were selected as winners in the various categories of this prestigious international prize, which is the biggest competition for businesses operating […]

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02/05/2018

Menz&Gasser: a feast of innovations at Cibus 2018

The Cibus international food fair has come around again, and Menz&Gasser will be there in Parma once more from 7 to 10 May with a dedicated stand (E046 in Pavilion 06) to showcase our products and services for supermarkets and confectioners. Innovation has always been a cornerstone of the event, and the 2018 edition will […]

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27/04/2018

Menz&Gasser, a sustainability champion with UTZ certification

Our commitment to sustainability has reached a new benchmark: Menz&Gasser is now officially a registered UTZ member for our coffee supplies. UTZ, the Dutch NGO with a global reach, promotes sustainable agriculture to help farmers, workers and their families have a better life while protecting the environment and the natural world. It is the largest […]

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18/04/2018

Food&HotelAsia: Menz&Gasser is in Singapore from 24 to 27 April

From 24 to 27 April, Menz&Gasser will be in Singapore to celebrate the 40th edition of Food&HotelAsia (FHA), a major milestone for the small local exhibition that has grown to become the trade fair par excellence for Asia’s food and hospitality market. With just days to go, the projected attendance figures speak volumes, with an estimated […]

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