Cascara iced tea to traceable cocoa: Olam Food Ingredients demonstrates the art of natural innovation at Fi Connect

Olam Food Ingredients (“OFI”), one of the world’s leading providers of cocoa, coffee, nuts, spices and dairy, is showcasing creative ingredients and solutions in its first virtual exhibit launched during Fi Europe Connect, Europe’s largest gathering of food and beverage professionals.

Visitors are able to freely navigate through interactive zones on the digital platform to access and engage with rich content on OFI’s portfolio of “on-trend” and healthy products, across categories ranging from snacking to beverages.

With a focus on creative ingredients, showcased products will include deZaan D11MG – Ghana single-origin cocoa powder, anti-oxidant rich cascara (coffee cherry) iced tea, and GardenFrost™, Olam Spices’ proprietary purée line and the most operationally efficient, clean label purée on the market, across multiple product applications.

They can also experience AtSource, Olam’s revolutionary insights platform that provides food brands and manufacturers with visibility into their supply chains via 100+ sustainability metrics, as well as action plans to influence these elements for the better. Companies can use these, together with corresponding narratives, to meet sustainability requirements, build brand trust and confidence, report on sustainability initiatives, and transform supply chains. AtSource is a finalist in the sustainability category at this year’s Fi Europe Innovation Awards.

“Even in a virtual format, our business offerings have never been integrated in a more immersive, compelling way to provide a full flavour of what we can offer and co-create with customers to meet specific tastes and requirements,” said Briony Mathieson, Chief Marketing Officer at OFI.

OFI CEO A. Shekhar added: “True partnerships can lead to extraordinary outcomes, especially when there’s a common goal, shared ethics and the desire to co-create. At OFI we strive for innovation across the length and breadth of our value chains. We bring unique solutions combining plant science, provenance and sustainability impact with multiple on-trend food applications, to help our customers differentiate and grow.”

OFI’s virtual platform is now live and will remain open until after the close of Fi Connect on 4 December, through to mid-January, with new product developments and innovation updates.

Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) is a new operating group born out of Olam International. OFI offers sustainable, natural, value-added food products and ingredients so that consumers can enjoy the healthy and indulgent products they love. It consists of Olam’s industry-leading businesses of Cocoa, Coffee, Edible Nuts, Spices and Dairy.

OFI has built a unique global value chain presence including its own farms, farm-gate origination and manufacturing facilities. OFI partners with customers, leveraging its complementary and differentiated portfolio of “on-trend” food products, to co-create solutions that anticipate and meet changing consumer preferences as demand increases for healthier food that’s traceable and sustainable.

Olam International is headquartered and listed in Singapore and currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

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