With the introduction of its very first platform dedicated to the "Baby Leaf" range on 25 and 26 May 2016 in the headquarters of the company in France VILMORIN is launching the distribution of their new line in Europe.
Signaling a strong desire to further develop their position in the lettuce market, Vilmorin operates to ensure coverage of all lettuce varieties and types on a global scale. This is evidenced by the significant investments in terms of human resources as reflected in the Research and Marketing teams, as well as the acquisition in late 2013 of the Shamrock Seed Company Inc. This company, which has since become VILMORIN NORTH AMERICA, is a wellknown specialist in the category of “leafy” produce: various varieties of lettuce, baby leaves and other species. It is based in Salinas, the city known as the “Salad Bowl” of California and the "lettuce capital”.
This broad new VILMORIN line appropriately responds to the market’s high expectations of innovations with respect to fresh produce and to the fresh cut line, in particular. The platform presents the entire range of "Baby Leaf" products: baby leaves of salad and other species.
The Brownie family has grown with two new items: Mini Brownie Caramel Center and Mini Brownie Vanilla Center. Brownie's chocolate DNA has been preserved, but the product is longer and is enriched with soft chocolate chips and a smooth center in vanilla or caramel...
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Hazera launched, at the end of 2015, Tinty, a new cabbage variety, that combines the colour of a red cabbage with the shape and taste of a green pointed cabbage.
Tinty is proposed in various sizes, and has a good shelf life.
Thanks to its thin and soft leaves, as well as mild and sweet flavour, it can be prepared in many different ways.
Jacquet has created "sandwichology" or the art of elevating the entire Jacquet line-up for making sandwiches.
On Jacquet's website, a space dedicated to "sandwichology" provides ideas for recipes to accompany Jacquet breads in order to enjoy the diversity of their tastes and textures. Jacquet is thus promoting the entire line-up of Jacquet breads with sophisticated but easy-to-make recipes.
On its website, Jacquet will soon post culinary videos for a variety of recipes based on the regions of France, together with chef Cyril Rouquet.
Limagrain Europe, European leader in forage maize, is developing its network of mobile forage analysers: LG LAB. Initially launched in France, this portable NIRS* is now available in all dairy countries: Belgium, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia.
With LG LAB, the nutritional value of the forage can be analysed directly on farm in just a few seconds (maize or grasses). Different criteria are analysed: dry matter, energy, starch content, protein content, NDF, digestibility (DINAG - digestibility of non-starch and insoluble carbohydrates -, OMD, NDFD…). This innovation allows farmers to confirm their choice of varieties, to optimize their harvest date in order to ensure that silos are correctly implemented and to secure the quality of their fodder.
*NIRS : Near Infrared Spectrometers System ou Spectromètre Proche Infra-Rouge
The Savane Crêpes Cacao Noisette supplements the range with a gourmet filling made of 13% hazelnuts, in chocolate spread flavor, and palm oil free, of course.
Very in vogue at the moment, chocolate chips are also enticing in madeleines with the new Savane Madeleines Pépit’.
Jacquet’s Tartine P’tit Déj range has expanded with two new selections: Tartine P’tit Déj for toasting - Nature and Wholemeal. An expansion of the range in line with the genuine positioning of the brand.
Jacquet is also adding to its Géant Burger range with a new brioche version to ride the wave of the sweet/salty recipe trend.
In a context of aging population, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has taken interest in the “Senior Nutrition” market.
The objective is to develop a line-up of ingredients intended for this market, rich in fibers and proteins, easy to chew and with enhanced taste. Thanks to the work of its R&D, LCI has delved into its product range to meet the needs of this new market, with ongoing research to understand it better.
Vilmorin Jardin has selected the best varieties from Limagrain's research to create its Vilmorin line-up for France “Succès du jardinier”. Naturally more resistant to diseases, pests or to extreme weather conditions than traditional varieties, the seeds selected are easier to grow.
These varieties have also been adopted for their abundant harvest, their full taste and their capacity to be preserved.
The 53 Vilmorin “Succès du jardinier” varieties, 36 vegetables and 17 floral, can be found in the major French DIY stores, garden centers and self-service agricultural stores.
Jacquet Brossard is broadening its line-ups. First of all Savane, with a new strawberry “Savane P'tit Déj“ breakfast reference. And there is a new member in the Brownie range too, “Brut de Brownie“, with Pecan Kernels and Dark Chocolate.
Vilmorin Jardin is making all its expertise in seeds available in France to home gardeners for bedding plants. The objective is to meet the needs of new gardeners who are looking for fast, simple solutions as their growing surfaces become more restricted. In this coming spring you will find bedding plants for tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers and pimentos, all in the range “Succès du jardinier”.
These bedding plants will be single or double grafted, with some (Twins) proposing two different tomato varieties on the same plant. The line-up will also propose plants adapted to small growing areas.
After orange, purple and even white carrots, it is time for the yellow carrot to take the stage.
Vilmorin is launching its first bright yellow carrot, called “Goldfinger“, on the French market. Innovative and attractive, this variety sets itself apart from other yellow or orange carrots thanks to its excellent taste. Appreciated by professionals, Goldfinger guarantees a juicy, crisp and sweet product that is not bitter, and which can be harvested in fall and winter.
From an agronomic point of view, it demonstrates very good performance in the field and keeps well after harvest, all due to excellent behavior against root dryness. There will be much to say about the Goldfinger carrot…
The Hazera breeding teams focused on the idea of taste in creating two new varieties of tomato: Maggie and Olivia.
The product of six years of work, Maggie is a firm- fleshed tomato that unites sweetness and acidity. In addition to its high quality taste, it offers interesting disease resistance and an improved yield per hectare. It is primarily sold in Israel, Mexico and the United States, and is easily recognized on store shelves thanks to its specially labeled packaging.
As for Olivia, this is a new cherry grape tomato combining several strong points. It is visually attractive, delicious and keeps very well after it is harvested. This variety has already delighted consumers and growers, especially in Mexico and the United States.
Soft tortillas or wraps, bagels, flat breads, pretzels, etc. These specialty breads have their own manufacturing process, and even a unique recipe. But they also have to respond to functional challenges involving atypical textures and tastes. As an expert in the bakery market, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients has again demonstrated its know-how by offering functional, dedicated, made-to-measure solutions for each of these specialty breads: obtaining a better texture, optimization of the manufacturing process or overall improvement of the finished product's characteristics. Real vectors of innovation and energy for the line-up, specialty breads have very quickly become a key component in the bakery market.
Belonging to the solanaceae family, like pepper and tomato, the tomatillo is a Mexican vegetable-fruit, used especially for making the spicy green sauce, “salsa verde”.
HM.CLAUSE is the first entity to offer hybrid varieties of this crop, providing growers with superior yield, better uniformity of the harvest and a high-quality fruit. These tomatillo hybrid varieties, like Tomayo or Siqueiros, are gradually becoming preferred growers' hybrid favorites. By innovating in this 40,000 hectare market, HM.CLAUSE has earned market share and increased the total value of this segment exponentially.
In order to gain new market shares in large food chains, Vilmorin Jardin has chosen the “Lucien Clause“ brand, drawing on more than 120 years of know-how and on good recognition in the seed market and among home gardeners. In order to ensure the best performance and good visibility, the brand revised its logo.
Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients has just launched its new generation of 100% biodegradable biolice.bags resins. Still manufactured from corn flour, the new resin allows for the production of more rigid and resistant bags, close to the traditional standard ones made of polyethylene. This improvement was made possible thanks to the joint know-how of the R&D and Biolice Production teams and technological changes to the production line. Goal: to open new markets in biodegradable bags in Europe.
On Saturday 18 October, Limagrain's head office was in party mode! The Semi-Marathon des Coops (Cooperatives' half marathon) took place in a festive atmosphere, bathed in sunshine that was reminiscent of summer. And it was a great day, with around 1,400 runners set to go despite the heat, 150 volunteers ready to get to work at 7 am on the big day until well into the night and an extraordinarily well-organized race, put together with the help of the Chappes athletics club, Limagne Athlète Endurance. Members of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee attended the event.
The half marathon was shown live throughout the day and evening on Facebook Limagrain en Auvergne and Twitter. Log on to see videos and photos of the event!
Below are our runners' results. Limagrain's team comprised members and employees of Biogemma, HM.CLAUSE France and Italy, Limagrain Agro-Productions, Limagrain Cereal Ingredients, Limagrain Europe, Limagrain Italy, Limagrain Services Holding, Jacquet Brossard, Vilmorin Jardin – Suttons, and even a member of staff from Hazera, who had come over from Israel!
10 km race (around 600 registered entrants):
1st Michel Lattier – HM.CLAUSE Portes-lès-Valence (19th) ; 2nd Olivier Dugas – Biogemma (40th) ; 3rd Christophe Pasquier – Limagrain Europe (41st)
1st Cristina Biddogia – HM.Clause Italie (81st) ; 2nd Valérie Gauthier – Limagrain Europe (89th) ; 3rd Fabienne Henriot – Limagrain Europe (129th)
Half marathon (around 800 registered entrants):
1st Pascal Beurrier – Member (7th) ; 2nd Patrice Aubouin – Limagrain Agro-Productions (17th) ; 3rd Antoine Martin – Limagrain Agro-Productions (31st)
1st Adeline Desvignes – Limagrain Services Holding (184th) ; 2nd Sylvie Dalmayrac – Limagrain Services Holding (370th) ; 3rd Nadia Auclair – Limagrain Cereal Ingredients (374th)
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The first International Symposium on «Carrot and other Apiaceae» took place in Angers (France), from September 17 to 19, 2014. More than 540 participants were expected. Vilmorin, the only seed company sponsor of the event has thus affirmed its position as world leader in carrots. On the agenda: scientific and technical sessions and company visits. Within this scope, Vilmorin welcomed its primary customers from around the world, with a visit to the site and preview of its organization in terms of research, production, quality, and laboratory and factory equipment.