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Olivier CHARRAS

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Lille to lead French bid for EMA

France selects Lille to lead the country’s bid to provide a post-Brexit home to the European Medicine Agency.

New delights from Häagen-Dazs?

In 1992, US-based Häagen-Dazs began making its premium ice creams in Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines, near Arras. Since then, this General Mills subsidiary has continued to invest in its production lines, expanding...

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FOOD INDUSTRY

Northern France is the first-ranked food cluster in France, and leading businesses in the industry have chosen us as their springboard for European growth. Easy access to leading consumer markets, abundant resources, and a highly trained labor pool are the key to our success—and yours.

first-ranked food cluster in France

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,300 businesses
  • 53,000 jobs
  • Over €10 billion in sales
  • No. 1 export region in France
  • Europe’s No. 1 seafood-processing platform: 380,000 metric tons / year
  • No. 1 starch-processing region in France
  • No. 1 confectionery-producing region in France: 25% of confectionery made in France
  • No. 2 vegetable-processing region in France: 25% of frozen vegetables produced in France

TOP COMPANIES

  • Seafood: Marine Harvest, Findus, Unima Frais, Petit Pierre, Greenland SeaFood 
  • Vegetables:  Bonduelle, Mc Cain, Soleco, Ardo, Greenyard Food, Mousseline, Lunor, Agrafresh
  • Sugar & Pastries: Tereos, Cadbury - Kraft, Lamy Lutti, Cemoi, Afchain, Saint Louis Sucre, Vermandoise, Hyet Sweet
  • Ingredients and intermediary products: Roquette, Lesaffre, Ajinomoto, Cargill, Lesieur, Heinz-Benedicta, Tate&Lyle, Kerry, Soufflet Alimentaire, Westhove – Limagrain, Ingredia, Cema, Cereal Partners, Metarom, Tereos Syral
  • Biscuits and breads: Holder, Nutrixo – Delifrance, Croustifrance – Vandemoortele, Brioche Pasquier, Harry’s - Barilla group, Earthgrains, Neuhauser, Menissez, Delacre, Corona Lotus, Panavi, Lu
  • Beverages: Coca-Cola, Eaux de Saint Amand, Refresco, Heineken, Tropicana
  • Dairy products: Candia - Sodiaal, Novandie, Häagen Dazs, Senoble, Danone, Bledina, Société laitière de Clermont
  • Meats: Jean Caby, Bigard, Herta, and Moy Park-Marfrig
  • Ready meals: Dessaint traiteur, Buitoni, GFF (Guaranteed Gluten Free), Intersnack, William Saurin
  • Other products : Nutrimaine Banania,
  • And many more

LARGE LABOR POOL

BROAD RANGE OF TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Nutrition
  • Process engineering
  • Food product marketing
  • Biology
  • Food quality and hygiene
  • And many more

ENGINEERING SCHOOLS

  • IAAL — agricultural engineering and agrifood: 250 engineers trained annually
  • Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture — engineering and agriculture: 190 engineers trained annually
  • Université de Technologie de Compiègne — engineering and agrifood : 900 engineers trained annually
  • Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais — engineering and agrifood

A LEADING PLATFORM FOR FOOD RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

KEY AREAS

  • Nutrition
  • Seafood—processing and value addition
  • Product, process and packaging innovation
  • Microbiology
  • Food quality and hygiene
  • And more

 

LEADING RESEARCH CENTERS

  • Polytech’ Lille
  • INRA — national agronomy research institute
  • ISA — engineering and agriculture
  • Adrianor — CEVPM center for experimental development and promotion of seafood, and other specialized technical centers

 

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