HAMBURG, Germany – The shortlist for the Internorga Future Awards has now been announced. The nominees impressed the expert judges with their innovative sustainability strategy, high efficiency and responsible action. The judges have now selected the three finalists from a large number of entries, in each of the categories ‘Trendsetter Product – Food & Beverage’, ‘Trendsetter Product – Technology & Equipment’ and ‘Trendsetter Company – Gastronomy & Hotel Sector’.
The range of nominations could hardly be wider, covering fair production of workwear made from recycled plastic waste from the oceans, to integrated, process-optimised coffee systems, and transparent producer communities.
Traditionally, Internorga holds the presentation ceremony on the evening before the five-day industry meeting, to honour outstanding players in the out-of-home market and their innovative concepts and ideas which set new standards. Entries were received from a large number of highly committed companies in 2019.
That meant the experts did not have an easy choice this year. The panel of five judges, comprising Dr. Daniel J. Dahm (university researcher), Carl-Otto Gensch (engineer), Rainer Roehl (nutritional scientist), Hanni Rützler (trend researcher) and Bernd Aufderheide (President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH), selected nine concepts in a number of intensive sessions.
“The entries included a great many forward looking concepts. At the end of the day, the nominees came out top thanks to their outstanding commitment. They are investing in an out-of-home market fit for the future, and demonstrating a great deal of courage with their innovations. They combine sound economics with good environmental policy, setting new standards in the industry,” said Bernd Aufderheide in presenting the list of finalists. The winners of the Internorga Future Award 2019 will be honoured at a gala evening event on Thursday 14 March 2019.
The following companies have been nominated for the Internorga Future Award 2019:
Trendsetter Product – Food & Beverage
Bonduelle Deutschland GmbH. With perfect timing for Internorga 2019, Bonduelle Deutschland GmbH are taking new paths in vegan/vegetarian cuisine with their “Pépites”. The new creation comprises pulses with carrots, sweetcorn or zucchini, and is not only a high-quality source of protein and fibre, but also convenient and versatile in use.
Demeter Felderzeugnisse GmbH. The first producer community of organic farmers offers an extensive range with more than 500 deep-frozen products in organic quality. The transparent, strictly monitored production chain puts the focus on climate protection, with regional operating cycles. It avoids unnecessary packaging.
Moin bio Backwaren GmbH. This company is characterised by fair working conditions, a regional value chain, and a strong focus on functioning cyclical operations. It is a family business, making deep-frozen bakery goods to organic standards, avoiding use of palm oil and engineered enzymes.
Trendsetter Product – Technology & Equipment
GWW Gemeinnützige Werkstätten und Wohnstätten GmbH. The stylish carrier bike XCYC Pickup with a powerful electric motor sets new standards in electric mobility. It is stable and rugged, creating a real alternative for the “last mile” of deliveries in many cities, and reducing urban environmental pollution.
Kayo & Kato GmbH. The new “Clean Ocean” workwear collection from Kayo & Kato combines fair production with excellent functionality and aesthetic design. The label uses materials specially developed for the out-of-home market, using recycled plastic waste from the oceans and thus putting new focus on saving the marine environment.
WMF Group GmbH. The digital platform WMF CoffeeConnect makes a major contribution to optimising coffee business. It is an integrated databank for all product and process data, providing SaaS (Software as a Service) for central management of all coffee machines operated in a company, and acts as an analysis and maintenance tool to ensure optimal use of systems.
Trendsetter Company – Gastronomy & Hotel Sector
Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser. This isAustria’s largest provider of services for senior citizens, and produces 38,000 freshly prepared meals a day. It mainly uses regionally produced food, ensuring optimal balance between cost-effectiveness, environment friendliness and social responsibility.
Labonca Biohof GmbH. Labonca Biohof combines animal welfare, in-field slaughter and production with food service and trading, and thus provides a production cycle that is both regional and transparent. The exemplary, often generous free range farming, including old breeds of pig, ensures outstanding meat quality.
Schloss Fleesensee. The “From Our Farm” project integrates sustainable food production into the daily operations of a five-star hotel. Schloss Fleesensee grows regional fruit and vegetables, including old varieties, on an area of 3,000 square metres. Plus animal products from husbandry that ensures animal welfare, cooperating with local farmers and suppliers.
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Internorga is the leading trade fair for hotels, restaurants, bakery and confectionery. It has more than 1,300 exhibitors from Germany and abroad and over 95,000 trade visitors. It showcases products, innovations, trends and innovations for the whole of the foodservice and hospitality market. The trade show is accompanied by international conferences, an extensive supporting programme, and innovative industry competitions. Internorga is recognised by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) as Germany’s only international trade show for the HORECA industry.
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