German trade show to feature organic focus – Fishupdate.com

German trade show to feature organic focus Published:  09 February, 2007

THE upcoming Anuga in Cologne, the leading trade fair for the food industry, will feature an international trade show that’s tailor-made for the rapidly growing organic sector.

The amount of money spent by German households on organic products climbed by 17 per cent in 2006. Turnover posted for organically cultivated and processed food and drinks is increasing significantly in other countries as well, and public awareness of nutritional issues is growing. The range of organic products on the market is wider than ever before, and prices are falling for many of these items. It is already clear that the organic trade sector will become even more dynamic at the international level in the future.

Anuga presents ten trade shows under one roof, focusing on ten strong, promising food segments at the international level. This year marks the first-time inclusion of Anuga Organic into this concept.

As a separate trade show under the roof of Anuga, Anuga Organic evolved out of Organic World, a compact exhibition for buyers from the trade and the food service/catering market that proved highly successful in 2005.

Anuga Organic will address key sector issues such as certification, availability and pricing. Further important features will be a special show titled “Fully Organic”, which will present a comprehensive range of organic products in the setting of a conventional supermarket, and an accompanying conference programme.

With almost 160,000 trade visitors from 156 countries, Anuga is the world’s most important trading and information platform for food and beverages.

Anuga Organic is due to be held from 13th to 17th October 2007 in the Cologne Exhibition Centre.

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