new record for Biofach - again
The largest organic fair in the World - Biofach in Nuremberg has once again grown bigger. Around 45.000 people visited the fair now including both the traditional food fair and the new wellness and cosmetic fair Vivaness.
All in all the two fairs had 2566 exhibitors from 116 countries.
Denmark was more powerful represented than ever before. More Danish visitors and more Danish stands. The national Danish stand was opened by the Danish minister of food Hans Chr. Schmidt.
The stand was big and clearly showing that Denmark wants to participate in the organic development of the World. At the opening the minister Hans Chr. Schmidt called the Danish organic sector to boast more and show the World how far the organic business has grown. Compared to the size of the country Denmark has the highest internal sales of organic food in the World and the minister tolled the companies also to go for the World Championship in export.
But actually the Danish stand was boasting in itself. The Danish stand was almost too big considering that the companies has very little to export because most is sold in the country itself.
many national stands
The problem has historic explanations but also is a result of the national subsidies that many countries offer for establishing national stands. It makes it almost impossible to give the Biofach a more logical structure.
and India one the move
Even though Biofach is known in the whole World the fair is still very German. 66 percent of the visitors are from Germany and on the top of that many of the foreigners come from Austria and other German speaking areas. The halls with German companies are clearly the most populated on Biofach.
puffs caught interest
A new product to mention this year is the organic cream puff which caught interest from many. By Danish companies one of the most interesting products was Danish pastry for Bake-off from the bakery of Le Blé D'or.
Even though cosmetics is old news on Biofach it has been an advantage for the fair that Vivaness has given cosmetics its own fair. Even though it is still only one hall it gives the sector its own identity and the difference is clear to feel once you walk into the hall 7A.
Den The national Danish stand included in 2007 the following organic companies: Arla Foods, Naturmælk Dairy, Thise Dairy, Hanegal Organic Meat, Friland Organic Meat, Farre Organic Meat, Crisby Food, Woodshade Chocolate, Agrova, Økoladen Chocolate, Coesam Scandinavia, Visionfoods, Sunprojuice and the bakery Le Blé D'or.
Apart from these companies several others were represented on Biofach. Among them Berrifine (fruit and berries concentrate) had its own stand in another hall.
Biofach 2008 will be held at 21st - 24th of February