From 3 to 5 February, Berlin hosted the twenty-second edition of this fruit and vegetable fair, an international showcase that boasted nearly 3,000 exhibitors and 70,000 visitors.
Mercabarna once again participated in the Fruit Logistica fair, the most important event in the industry in Europe. As in recent years, Mercabarna attended with the Guild of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers (AGEM) and shared a stand with the Port of Barcelona and the shipping company, Grimaldi Lines.
The participation served to underline the strategic nature of the market as the food hub of the Mediterranean, the leading platform for the distribution of fresh produce in Southern Europe. Furthermore, the wide range of products and services of the more than 150 fruit and vegetable companies that operate in the market was exhibited. These messages caught the attention of potential buyers from countries such as Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Greece, Malta, the UK and Ireland, as well as logistics companies who visited the stand.
With regard to the presence of Food Unit companies, nine participated as exhibitors, although other companies used the Mercabarna stand as a space from which to establish the basis for future trade agreements.
Record attendance and the most international show to date
Fruit Logistica 2016 received 70,000 visitors, which was 8% more than the previous year. This event also reaffirmed its status as a first class international showcase, since the professionals came from 130 different countries.