Press releases about BIOFACH
Every year, the players of the organic world visit Germany and meet in Nuremberg at BIOFACH, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. The exhibition next takes place from 15 to 18 February 2017 and the industry’s players will be focusing on organic solutions for the future from global and local perspectives in a variety of ways.In 2017, the organic sector will be presented as a holistic social approach to development, with diversity and responsibility the main theme of the BIOFACH Congress. BIOFACH’s international patron, IFOAM – Organics International, and national supporting organisation, the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry (BÖLW) are joining forces with the trade fair to highlight this area.
BIOFACH, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and the 10th anniversary edition of VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, drew 48,533* visitors (2015: 44,624) from 130 countries to Nuremberg from 10 to 13 February this year. A total of 2,575 exhibitors, 250 of whom took part in VIVANESS, presented products and services on a net area of roughly 47,000 m2. The proportion of exhibitors from outside Germany for the two exhibitions was 69 % and, last but not least, there was pleasing news regarding the organic industry’s annual balance: In 2015, German households spent around 11 % more on organic food than in the year before, with sales amounting to over EUR 8bn according to the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft). At the same time, a general survey conducted by naturkosmetik konzepte, GfK, IRI, IMS Health and BioVista shows that over EUR 1bn were generated by sales in the natural cosmetics market in 2015, 10 % more than in 2014. It is not just in Germany that organic products have become popular, however. Market research company Organic Monitor estimated the value of the global market for organic products at EUR 60bn in 2014.