Here is an interesting pet food concept from American Manufacturer Member's Mark, marketed in Mexico.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hana samples mini blueberry cakes from a popular Hanoi bakery! We also passed out dried and frozen blueberries which were a big hit!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Chef Shorya Kapoor -- yes the son of the ever-popular Raj Kapoor in New Delhi India presented a seminar on highbush blueberries to fellow attendees of the Baking Technology Course at the campus in Manhattan, Kansas.
Bakery professionals from throughout the world attend the 16-week course. Attendees included staff from some of the leading bakeries in the world including Bimbo (Mexico) , Yamazaki (Japan) and Uni-President (Taiwan).
Shorya gave a introductory presentation on highbush blueberries and a laboratory on the optimal use of frozen blueberries in commercial muffin formulas.
Attendees were especially interested in dried blueberries, powders and other ingredient solutions!
Great job Shorya!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
USHBC hosted an all-day seminar for importers, distributors and end users of highbush blueberries in Mumbai, India November 20, 2018. We anticipated 40 and 86 professionals took time from their busy schedules to attend! It was a special honor for USHBC to salute some of the pioneering companies who Nutraj, Tajir, Orchard, Delta, IG and Anusaya among others who have worked side by side with USHBC for the past decade.
The event, coordinated by Raj Kapoor, our India FoodTech, consisted of five parts.
1. Blueberry Education. Tom Payne gave an overview of blueberries and blueberry ingredient solutions.
2. A Panel discussion by importers, distributors on the market situation and strategies for moving forward. (including a strategy for India stakeholders to work on duty reduction with their government).
3. A chef demo that showed the use of frozen blueberries and the economics of adding this value added ingredient.
4. A salute to India by Tom Payne for rising from $0 to $1 million I imports in 2018, and marketing strategies for moving forward!
5. A panel discussion by some of India's top celebrity chefs with impressions and advice on increasing blueberry use in the food industry and food service categories.
Thank you India!
Sunday, November 18, 2018
|China FV is the big event for fresh fruit imports for China!|
Here is a video taken the morning before the show opened!
Julia works the crowd!
Our neighbor booth: "Mr. Fuji!
I love this poster!
The key to market access...Jujube!
Sunday, October 21, 2018
- 7,000 exhibitors
- 190 countries
- 160,000 visitors
SIAL is a great place to meet current and potential users of blueberries. Interest from Europe is for dry and frozen.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) is now AACCI (International)
USHBC has been a member of this association for decades and the membership includes research and development staff from some of the leading bakery, cereal, brewing and other industries.
|Selfie time at AAC-I This is the view from the USHBC table top. This is the main route to the technical sessions and all roads lead to the USHBC table!|
Membership reflects the international membership including General Mills, Kellogg's Quaker and others. USHBC has a table top display at the event and continually meet with researchers to discuss blueberries and blueberry solutions. Tomorrow is pet food day!
Visitors are drawn to the display of blueberry-containing cereal products from around the world.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Korean companies continue to innovate with blueberries. Here are some recent examples of blueberry powders and flakes utilized in innovative breakfast cereals. We will exhibit some if these innovative products at the upcoming American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) meeting in London, October 21-23.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Check out the latest new product innovation in India -- Festaa! With the help of our social networking Raj Kapoot -- Festaa developed this new blueberry syrup. Raj helped the company hook up with local suppliers or USA blueberries and here is the result!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
|USHBC will exhibit at the Mexico Food Tech Summit and Expo held in Mexico City September 26-27. Prior to the show -- Meetings have been scheduled with some of the leading food processing companies in Mexico. Viva Mexico!|
The Mexico food industry is on the move. Grupo Bimbo is the largest bakery in the world and also the largest bakery in the USA and Canada as well as Central and South America. They just opened operations in China! Rich's Products distributes bakery ingredients all over the nation of 130 million. Kellogg's and Quaker operate thriving businesses in cereals and snack bars. This is not to mention all of the important regional and national food processing companies!
USHBC has been working in the Mexican food industry for the past 15 years and we have seen a lot of changes -- for the good.
|New Blueberry Products as of 9/24/2018|
- Companies are calling blueberries -- blueberries! Some still call "mora Azul," but few " " which means cranberry!
- Some of the most innovative products in North America are coming from Mexico. Mexico is home to ancient grains and we are seeing more and more blueberry combinations.
- The health snack sector loves blueberries. Bars contain dried blueberries.
- Dairy manufacturers are flavoring with blueberry.
Big week ahead! Go Blueberries!
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Religion is everywhere. Streets are immaculate. Gourmet Cambodian meals can be enjoyed at roadside stands. Make sure to try the curry catfish!!! If you look beyond the temple you will see a new 5-star hotel and shopping complex.