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The Netherlands after corona in four scenarios

The coronary pandemic has enormous economic and social consequences. The speed and scale at which the pandemic has taken hold raises the question of how to deal with such risks in the future and, above all, who will have..

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Cold stores benefit from corona crisis

14 July 2020

The results of cold stores have been increasing for some years but reached a peak during the corona crisis, according to a Rabobank sector forecast. As a result of the closure of the hospitality sector and export restric...

Economic revival in June

07 July 2020

On May 11th, part of the lockdown measures were eased. Although some spending categories benefited from this, it was concluded that the revival was not spectacular. The measures were further softened on 1 June, which eve...

NIZO: Investigation of astringency in plant-based foods

29 June 2020

Astringency is an well-known aspect (some may call it a defect) of the taste of red wine, green tea and many types of fruit (e.g. grapes, bananas, persimmon). This ‘classical’ type of astringency has been shown by resear...

Foodwatch launches manifest against the sale of science

16 June 2020

Foodwatch launches a manifesto against the sale of science as the start of a large-scale campaign. This is in response to the increasing public-private partnership and the risks this entails. Foodwatch has formulated con...

Climate gets more attention due to corona

27 May 2020

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po...

‘Too much focus on food safety’

12 May 2020

Improving food quality means finding a good balance between food safety and quality, argues Tiny van Boekel, emeritus professor of Product Design & Quality Management, and his co-authors in an opinion piece published...

ABN AMRO: 4% reduction in food turnover

28 April 2020

Since March 12th, society has changed enormously. Entrepreneurs have to improvise and keep a distance of one and a half meters seems to become normal. ABN AMRO expects the Dutch economy to shrink by 3.8% this year in a s...

Consumer deviates to specialized shops and delivery service

17 April 2020

Consumer spending is expected to shrink by a total of around 5% this year, according to a report published by ABN AMRO on Friday 17 April. The bank assumes a scenario in which the intelligent lockdown will last two month...

Corona crisis can bring about major changes in the food sector

16 April 2020

Analysts at Rabobank claim that the corona crisis could cause fundamental changes in the food sector. It is unclear how long the crisis measures will last in the various countries affected. This makes it difficult to est...

Stockpiling supports cereal prices

10 April 2020

The corona crisis is having a major impact on commodity prices. For example, the CRB index – a representative indicator of global commodity markets – has fallen by around 30% since the coronavirus escalation began on 20 ...

One fifth of the economy stagnates in April and May

09 April 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, approximately one fifth of the Dutch economy is currently largely at a standstill. The longer the corona problem lasts, the greater the share of the economy that is affected. I...

Search for animal protein substitutes

06 April 2020

More and more consumers are switching to a diet with less meat, partly for sustainability reasons. The market for meat substitutes is growing in volume, quality and variety. The vast majority of these meat alternatives c...

De toekomst van vleesvervangers

06 February 2020

De vleesvervanger is anno 2020 niet meer uit het assortiment van de supermarkt weg te denken. Cijfers van onderzoeksbureau IRI tonen aan dat de verkopen van vleesvervangers via supermarkten sinds 2017 met 50 procent zijn...

Future of Food

19 December 2019

Vakblad Voedingsindustrie participates in the Future of Food campaign launched by Mediaplanet on 19 December 2019. Learn more about various trends and developments in the field of food. Subjects such as mechanisation, su...

In Memoriam: Ernst Paarkooper

12 November 2019

Ernst Paardekooper died Wednesday 6 November at the age of 88. Ernst Paardekooper started his career at TNO Nutrition in Zeist after graduating from Delft University of Technology. At the end of his career, he was divisi...