The 2024 Craft Butcher Expo took place on Sunday 28 January at The Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare, Ireland. This trade fair focuses primarily on companies that supply butchers, shops and restaurants with seasonings with which they can enhance the flavour and value of their meat products. A wide selection of Dutch Spices’ inclusive seasonings could be tasted on the very busy stand of the Company’s Irish partner.
Trends in 2024 as seen by young QA and R&D staff
The end of the year is nigh and 2024 is on the doorstep. Every year developments in the industry lead to changes and trends. How do young Managers view the future? What changes in their professional field do they see coming in 2024? VMT asked young Product Developers and Quality Managers.
Nienke Hartman – Product Developer at Dutch Spices
“At the moment I am seeing a broad-based transition within various product groups and I expect this to continue. This transition includes meat being replaced by plant-based products. Today we not only make seasonings for meat products, we are also developing new seasonings for other sectors. I think some consumers will opt for more sustainable and plant-based products while others will carry on as they were. I also see a transition towards a reduced use of allergens. This downwards trend will continue and become even steeper in the coming years. We are responding to this, including through our Dutch Spices brand. Finally I see a sharper focus on reducing sugar and salt. The authorities are taking active steps in this direction with the introduction of the Nutri-Score and the NAPV (Dutch National Approach to Product Improvement). I expect these reductions will become increasingly important in the coming years.”
Source: Trends in 2024 as seen by young QA and R&D staff vmt.nl
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Visit the Gastrome Professional Ingredients stand at the Craft Butcher Expo trade fair on 28 January 2024 and taste Dutch Spices’ delicious and allergen-free products for yourself.
Revenue of € 50 billion means impressive growth. This growth is due primarily to price increases. A lower revenue growth of around 2% is forecast for 2024.