January 2018

TradeUSA Updates

WFFS18: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Η χειμερινή έκθεση “Fancy Food” της Specialty Food Association μόλις ολοκληρώθηκε, αλλά η αίσθηση που άφησε στους επισκέπτες είναι ότι όλα τώρα αρχίζουν ή  μάλλον ότι έχουν ήδη αρχίσει.

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Connect USA

Amazon opens its grocery store without a checkout line to the public

After a year of testing with its own employees, Amazon opens its store that lets you browse, grab and walk out — skipping the checkout line, but not the bill — to the public Monday.

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Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated

  • Seventy percent of shoppers will be buying their groceries online within five to seven years, according to projections from the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen.
  • Total online grocery spending could reach $100 billion.
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Wine industry researcher forecasts major changes

The state of the wine industry is good but expect major changes in the future, says Danny Brager, senior vice president with Nielsen, reports the Sacramento Business Journal.

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ΕΣΠΑ: Νέα Δράση «Επιχειρούμε Έξω»

Το Υπουργείο Οικονομίας και Ανάπτυξης/Ειδική Γραμματεία Τομεακών ΕΠ ΕΤΠΑ & ΤΣ ανακοινώνει την προκήρυξη της Δράσης του ΕΠΑνΕΚ (ΕΣΠΑ 2014-2020) «Επιχειρούμε Έξω», με προϋπολογισμό 50 εκατ. ευρώ. Η δράση στοχεύει στην ενίσχυση της εξωστρέφειας των ελληνικών μεταποιητικών επιχειρήσεων μέσω της συμμετοχής τους σε διεθνείς εκθέσεις. Δικαιούχοι είναι οι πολύ μικρές, μικρές και μεσαίες ελληνικές μεταποιητικές επιχειρήσεις που αναπτύσσουν ήδη εξαγωγική δραστηριότητα.

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Grow the future of your business by exhibiting at IDDBA 18.

The IDDBA Advantage
By joining IDDBA 18 you get the opportunity to network with decision-makers from across the globe! With over 10,000 attendees, you’re brought face-to-face to build relationships with new customers and reconnect with current ones. Make sure to take advantage of the chance to exhibit at the largest industry-only show for the dairy, deli, bakery, and foodservice industries!

June 10-12 | New Orleans

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Discover America


Pelican State

Louisiana is the place to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. This fun-loving state has a style all of its own, formed by the collision of cultures for over 300 years. As you travel through the state historical influences will come alive through the music, architecture, culture and culinary delights highlighting the influences of French, Spanish, African, Cajun, Creole and British settlers. 

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Did you know?

Economic Research: Promising emerging markets for 2018

The economic recovery in emerging market economies is expected to continue strengthening in 2018. Monetary policy tightening in advanced markets and a slowdown of China’s economy remain downside risks to this outlook, which could cause some volatility and uncertainty for firms in emerging markets. However, there are some markets that we foresee to be strong performers in 2018 and which are less vulnerable to these global risks. 

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2018 Food and beverage trends

The year 2017 goes down in history as the most important ever in grocery. The food world around us is changing at incredible speed, and the industry must evolve. The new retail model must be built around the consumer and create an environment that empowers consumers and makes their lives easier, healthier and more enjoyable.

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FDA Import Alerts

Under FDA's new Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) rule, US food Importers must consider whether their foreign suppliers are subject to FDA Import Alerts before buying from them.  Due to this, it's more important than ever for Greek food facilities to ensure they are not on Import Alert. 

Registrar Corp's free Import Alert Checker

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