GFI Joint stand at Fruit Logistica 2008
Association of German Wholesale Markets still
fresh in 5th year at fair

For Germany’s wholesale markets the first highlight of the year 2008 is the Fruit Logistica from 7 to 9 February 2008 in Berlin. For the fifth time in the trade fair’s history the 18 leading centres for fresh produce will making their presentation at the shared 400 m² GFI stand - located this year in hall 21, stand A-09.

GFI – a firm feature of the industry

One of GFI’s objectives is to strengthen the relations with existing marketing partners, e.g. Zespri, Sopexa, Enza, VLAM and Südtiroler Obstwirtschaft. Another is to continue with an established pattern of holding a large number of talks with other potential partners from overseas.
In 2007 GFI proudly presented its new stand and visitor response was very positive. “The new design brings the quality and variety of produce at wholesale markets into even sharper focus and expresses the added value of transparency and networking in the association’s work,” says Uwe Kluge, chairman of the board of GFI.

Platform for talking with traders

Again, trade visitors to the stand can see the proof that wholesale markets are both modern and important institutions and will find lists of companies, brochures and other info flyers there. Moreover, wholesale market representatives will be available for personal talks and to answer any queries.
Experience shows that the fair stand is popular with wholesalers and importers as somewhere to hold in-depth talks and negotiate with clients and suppliers from all over the world.  

About GFI German Wholesale Markets. GFI German Wholesale Markets was founded in 2000 and represents the interests of Germany’s 18 major wholesale markets. GFI is the central point of contact for national and international growers seeking to market their produce through quality, independent food retail channels. GFI offers its members a forum for the structured exchange of information and insights on ways to market wholesale markets; it also offers public platforms such as a joint stand at the Fruit Logistica and its own website,

About German Wholesale Markets. These fresh produce centres guarantee a wide variety of top quality fresh produce, especially fruit and vegetables. At these central, urban trading platforms around 2,600 small and medium sized wholesalers, importers and growers supply fresh produce from the region and all over the world to more than 53,000 customers in the specialist, independent food retail business such as greengrocer shops and street markets and to large-scale caterers and top restaurant chefs. Annual turnover of goods is around 7.4 million tonnes with a total value of roughly 9.8 billion euros. Germany’s wholesale markets thus ensure the availability of good, nutritious food for around 100 million consumers in Germany and neighbouring European countries.



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