The Alimentaria show dedicated to restaurants and eating out will see far greater participation from multinational companies in two strategic and upcoming sectors at its next edition: coffees and frozen foods, according to organizers of the event. France, Italy and Germany will be the countries with the highest representation amongst international exhibitors.
With six months still to go before the event, 85% of the exhibition space at Restaurama has already been booked by some of the leading companies in the sector such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Damm, Campofrío, Makro, McCain, Gedesco-Maheso, Comercial CBG, Sosa Ingredients and Fontvella. There will also be a major showing from frozen food firms such as Délifrance, Ingapan-Europastry, Dr. Oekter, Pastisart, Lantmanenn Unibake, Erlenbacher and Bridor, plus many more.
“The strong interest from companies in exhibiting at Alimentaria-Restaurama reflects the excellent moment currently being experienced by the Spanish restaurant sector, whose turnover has grown by 4.5% in the first half of 2017,” according to a recent report by the Spanish Hotel and Restaurant Federation (FEHR). In this respect, the president of Restaurama and president and general manager of Serunion, Antoni Llorens, believes that “the economy is going much better and consumer confidence has been restored. In addition, a trend from before the crisis is making itself strongly felt: people are eating out a lot more. The baseline effect is that the sector is moving forward, and HoReCa professionals are opting strongly for taking part in Restaurama, which has established itself as one of the most powerful shows under the Alimentaria umbrella”.