Three Great Exhibitions Featuring Bio Products
NATEXPO 2017 Paris
MARJOLAINE LE SALON BIO 2017 Paris
MADE IN FRANCE Paris, 2017
by Jane Rosenstein
Based on the increasing interest and consumation of certified biological products in the European market, three interesting exhibitions were held in Paris. Natexpo and Salon Marjolaine featured only bio products while Made in France featured both bio and non-bio
NATEXPO, only for professionals is the reference for all professionals in the bio field. Momar Ndaiye a consultant in bio diversity and I enjoyed attended this informative exhibition.
From October 22 to October 24, 2017 more than 12,000 visitors including French and international visitors. With over 100 conferences to attend professionals could learn and visit 850 exhibitors see numerous innovations in the market. Buyers came to meet producers they did not know and to see the new products that the producers they knew had this year. There were 6 sectors
- food and biological wine
- diet and nutritional supplements
- cosmetics, beauty products including skin care
- products and services for the house
New in 2017
- ingredients and raw materials
- services and equipment for stores
All the regions of France were represented having 650 exhibitions.
The largest section was food and biological wine. with approximately 500 French and international exhibitors The market for bio food is in excess of 7 billion Euros including restaurants.
The categories of biological food were:
- Drinks: water, alcoholic beverages, fruit juices and sodas
- Butcher Products:meat and poulty
- Bakery Products : crepes, breads and pasteries
- Dairy Products: butter, cheese, milk, eggs and other dairy products
- Spices including oils and cereals
- Fish: shell fish and fish
- Frush produce : fruit and vegetables
- Breakfast items; cake, confectioneries, coffee and tea
- Frozen foods including ice cream
Foreign countries represented included Germany the one which was most represented; New countries represented this year included Austria, Czech Republic, Greece and South Korea. Peru was represented by the External Commerce Minister. The Canadian Organic Trade Association was also present.
MARJOLAINE LE SALON BIO
Since 1976 Marjolaine has been the largest bio market held in France. It was held this year from November 4 to November 12, 2017 at Parc Floral de Paris. Thousands of visitors go to see the bio products and buy at good prices. Who were the 80,000 visitors in 2016? They were women in their 30s and 40s, seniors and young families who wanted bio products; All the products had to come from biological agriculture and had to be certified by an organization; In 2016 the average visitor spent 170 Euros and 74% had been to previous Marjolaine exhibitions. In 2016 9 out of 10 French people consumed biological products. In 2016 38% of exhibitors were for food products and 33% for well being. The other sectors were artisinal works, home products and green tourism.
People came to enjoy and to learn at the many conferences.
Soccoro Ayllon Chavez a nutritonal consultant and Momar Ndiaye a consultant in bio diversity and I enjoyed visiting the exhibitors
We noticed that people seemed happy this year and that they seemed interested in th buying products. They were willing to pay more for bio products than regular products and enjoyed filling their shopping carts to the brim and lugging them to the free transportation shuttles to the subway and buses or to their cars.
MADE IN FRANCE
Le Salon Made in France was held at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris from November 10-November 12,2017. It had 55,000 attendees who came to see products made in France froùm approximately 450 exhibitors.
- Children’s items including clothes and toys
- Home and Garden
- Sports and Hobbies including clothing and equipmetn
- Fashion and Beauty including lingerie, jewelry, watches
- Innovative Products
- Health Products
Normandy was the guest of honor. We especially enjoyed sampling and buying cheese from Normandy at good prices. Crowds came to look and to buy.
Made in France will be in New York from December 11 – December 17, 2017 and in Singapore from March 8- March 11, 2018.
The three exhibitions featuring bio products were very interesting and informative. NATEXPO was for professionals and all items were bio. Marjolaine was another bio salon for both public and professionals. Made in France consisted of exhbitions of products made in France.