The consumers’ growing awareness for health and the environment is boosting the market for organic products worldwide. This trend will be mirrored at Anuga in Cologne, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Around 250 local and international exhibitors will be presenting a wide and diversified spectrum of products and solutions at Anuga Organic in Hall 5.1. from October 5-9, 2019.
In a press release, the organizers of Anuga have announced that 95% of the exhibition space is already booked. Important industry players are already on the registration list for Anuga. Among the Anuga registrations from abroad are BioOrto (IT), Lovechock (NL), Dulcesol (ES), Katjensgreenfood (DE), Lttlelunch (DE) and many others. The associations Naturland from Germany and Consorizo il Biologico from Italy are also going to be represented at the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages.
The exhibitions registered in the Anuga exhibitor database also demonstrate how strongly the significance of organic products have grown over the past years. Whereas in 2013 there were indeed 1,796 companies, who presented organic products, in 2015 already 2,030 exhibitors were represented with this offer of products and in 2017 the number increased further up to 2,580 companies. In total, over 63,000 visitors took the opportunity to inform themselves about the worldwide organic market at the last event.
The exhibitor offer will be enhanced by the “Anuga Organic Market” special event, which will present the organic products to the retail trade and will graphically demonstrate the possibilities of a diversified organic line-up. An organic offer that suits the customers and location, regional products, fair trade and vegan food continue to be the trends and drivers of the industry.
For the first time already in 2003, Koelnmesse organized a supermarket presenting organic food in Hall 5.1. together with the bioPress publishing house. At the last Anuga too, over 1,500 organic products for the retail food sector were found again in the Anuga Organic Market special market.
Parallel to the “Anuga Organic Market special event”, visitors will be able to attend a series of lectures by key speakers. The focus will be on practical information and training, while the aim is to promote and enhance the knowledge on and about organic products and their marketing.