From Italy to Saudi Arabia and from Spain to South Korea, a large number of buyers have already registered for Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, seeking original products and innovative solutions.
Being held at the Rimini Expo Centre (Italy) from the 23-25 of this month, Macfrut has already received confirmation of participation from many international importers, distributors and retailers.
Spain is participating with a delegation representing Kölla Valencia, in pursuit of new opportunities for Iberian products on the Italian market. “We would be glad to have the chance to make contacts with Italian Supermarkets attending the trade fair so we can offer them our products,” says Jenny Porsia, sales manager for Spanish products for Italy.
Operators from Saudi Arabia, such as the importer Francaise Food, attend the event for the key reasons of discovering new products and searching for suppliers. The commercial manager at Al Jazeerah Shopping Center, which, for 2016, expects a considerable increase in sales volumes. “Part of our vision for 2016 is to bring plenty of exciting fresh flavours and new products to our market. We are also in the final stages of negotiation with two other existing supermarket chains to take over their business,” Van Satden explains.
Visitors from South Korea will include Jinwom Trading. The manager of the food distribution company, Hwan Kim, explains: “I would like to obtain information on fresh fruits that can be exported to Korea, or could potentially be available for export to Korea, and I hope we can establish new business relationships with the exporters or growers concerned.”
Macfrut 2015 will also feature Colombia, as demonstrated by the participation of Vivasvan. Commercial manager Sandra Bolívar said: “The Macfrut trade fair is one of the leading European events in the fruit and vegetable sector, since a large number of varieties of these products will be showcased for visitors from the EU, and we are sure that it will meet the needs of the participating countries.”
Another important participant will be Coop Italia, which will be attending Macfrut 2015 with its own exhibition space and will host a convention with its suppliers from all over Italy and from other European countries. “We have chosen Macfrut because we are impressed with this relaunch project,” said Claudio Mazzini, head of the fruit and vegetable department.