Export Food Sudoe organizes a commercial prospecting mission to Germany

Between the 13th and the 15th of February 2019, in the frame of the “Export Food Sudoe” project, five companies of the food industry visited the German market. This mission consisted in multiple meetings with various importers and distributors from the North Rhine-Westphalia region, as well as a guided visit to a store of the large EDEKA retail group. In this way, companies were able to gain a better understanding of the German market, in particular how their products could meet their needs, and they were also able to promote their products in this competitive country. All this service was supported by the Municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão, with the help of two experienced consultants in the market.

In addition, the action included other important phases, such as prospecting companies and promoting products in the market to 99 German companies before the mission. Likewise, after the mission, a rigorous follow-up with the companies presenting the highest potential in the region was put in place.

Export Food Sudoe goes to BIOFACH!

A delegation of 13 companies of the Export Food Sudoe project took part in the international Biofach exhibition in Germany from 13 to 16 February 2019. They are French, Spanish and Portuguese companies that produce organic foods or who wish to embark on a new venture. Organic range.

Biofach is the flagship organic event worldwide, welcoming visitors and exhibitors from all around the world. This fair was a good opportunity for participating companies to meet interesting people and discover new markets, discuss fashions and developments in the organic food sectors, seize business opportunities. BIOFACH allows 91% of the exhibitors to reach their target consumers and establish new profitable business relationships for them during these few days.

Final conference – Inter-company cooperation for export

After a little over 2 years of implementation, Export Food Sudoe completes its actions in March 2019. In order to restatement the activities set up and the perspective for the future, the project organizes its final conference on Thursday 7 February 2019 in Gijon, Spain. In the program of this day:
– Presentation of the actions carried out by the partners: entrepreneurial meetings, commercial prospecting missions, participation in international fairs …
– Presentation of collaborations initiated by companies abroad
– Showroom and exchanges between companies
– Visit of the showroom by Spanish distributors
– Presentation of the marketplace www.supersaludables.com
– Working groups to continue the collaborations initiated.

This event will bring together companies from South West Europe but also from Ireland and Wales, who will have the opportunity to meet and continue their collaborations.

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Information and registration:
Roberto Morán Ramallal – ASINCAR
0034 985 744 518

[International fair] SIRHA – Export Food Sudoe’s companies exhibit 🍽👨‍🍳

The International fair of hotels and restaurants SIRHA is inviting all participating Export Food Sudoe companies to take part in this events on January 26-30 in Lyon. Exhibition, animations and competitions, space by SIRHA, expert advice center, SIRAH world kitchen summit, SIRHA network, etc. will be found in this event.

SIRHA brings together manufacturers and distributors from around the world for Food Service professionals. SIRHA is a multi specialist and federates all trades, sectors, companies of all sizes, manufacturers and distributors within this event. SIRHA hosts 21 competitions for all trades, and 5 scenes of entertainment. In this event, there will be 2984 exhibitors and brands, 207 930 professionals, 29 778 international visitors, 1650 demonstrations / day.

Export Food Sudoe will be present at this show with the participation of 2 companies: Alimentation Fine de France and Cultivada, who will exhibit together during the event. Alimentation Fine de France is a French distributor of top-of-the-range products, particularly with delicatessens. Cultivada is a company in southern Spain producing and marketing high-quality organic olive oil. Also, a group visit of the fair is planned by other companies of the Export Food Sudoe project.

For more information:
Céline Gauchon
CCI of Limoges and Haute Vienne
+33 555 451 626

The Swedish market welcomed our companies

Spanish and French companies participated in a trade mission organized in Sweden on the 1st and 2nd of October 2018. This mission enabled them to discover the Swedish market, meet local buyers, improve their export strategy and meet companies interested in the same market synergies. This mission, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Gers, was a good opportunity for the French and Spanish companies to deepen their knowledge around the Swedish market and the consumer habits of this Nordic country.

What about the latest trade mission to Ireland?

With the Irish grocery retail market continuing to grow and customer spending increasing by 3.8%, it has never been a better time to consider Ireland as an export market. To take advantage of this exceptional opportunity, Export Food Sudoe offered to the participating companies the opportunity to participate in a trade mission to Ireland on July 5 and 6, 2018. This mission was organized by the Seville Chamber of Commerce and Industry and included point-of-sale visits, extensive research and presentations from a market expert. In addition, companies were able to identify new opportunities for their products and see what additional actions they needed to take to introduce their products to Ireland. The participating companies have been able to improve their knowledge of the Irish market and to consider possible actions for prospecting in this market. Successful bet !

The trade mission to Belgium is over with success

In accordance with the demands and needs of the participating companies, the Gers Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a commercial prospecting mission to Belgium as part of the Export Food Sudoe project. French and Portuguese companies took part in this mission from 27 to 29 June 2018. The program included BtoB meetings with buyers, group visits to sales outlets and a networking event. During this business trip, companies were invited to visit several places, such as the Mabru Market or the European Center for Fruit and Vegetables. The companies also visited Rob’s gourmet store as well as organic stores. We wish to the participants success in their new business in the Belgian market!

The 1st trade mission was organized with success in London ! 🥖🍣🍷☕🥩🧀

9 companies from Spain, France and Portugal participated in the 1st trade mission organized within the Export Food Sudoe project in London from the 22nd to the 24th of May. The companies represented an important variety of high quality food and drink products made in the Southwestern Europe area: cheese, meat products, wine, as well as more innovative products like vegan cheese or cold brew.

During the mission, each company had a personalized B2B agenda, meeting relevant UK food professionals. Moreover, some of the companies visited interesting international events that took place at that time, as London Wine Fair and European Coffee Expo, and relevant markets in London, as Smithfield Meat market, where they met distributors, buyers and importers of interest for them. The mission ended with the organization of a Networking and Tasting event in the central London based restaurant “Salvador and Amanda Bloomsbury” where companies exhibited their products and met over 30 British professionals.

[EVENT] Showcooking and Networking Cocktail 🍷🥘🥗 Fine Food & Wines from Southern Europe at Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury on 24th May 2018

If you are food professional in the area of London and wish to discover gourmet food products and wines from the South-West of Europe, the networking event organized by Export Food Sudoe is made for you! It will take place at the prestigious restaurant Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury (1 Vernon Place, London WC1A 2EP- Holborn Tube Station) on the 24th of May from 1 to 7 pm. In the programme of this event: showcooking, networking, product tasting, delicatessen bites and wines from France/ Portugal/ Spain and much more!

This is an exclusive event and places are limited. For confirmations: office@tradexfirm.com

About the UK Business Mission

ASINCAR is coordinating a transnational Business Mission in London in May as part of the Export Food Sudoe project. But why is the Gourmet food sector so interesting nowadays in the UK? And why is this the perfect timing to enter its market?
  1. Gourmet food market is set to grow by 30% in the next five years. In fact, delis, fine food stores, health shops, farm shops, farmers’ markets and retailers such as Whole Food and Planet Organic have experienced a sales increase of 9.7%
  2. Consumption of these products has become widespread due mainly to: i) The boom of the distributors offering gourmet products at a more affordable price than before; ii) Greater presence of these kinds of product in chain stores, located next to standard products
  3. The higher interest of British consumers for taking care of their diet and using natural, healthy and high quality ingredients, in addition to becoming more and more aware of the product quality features as well as how it is produced (sustainably, ethically, …)
For the 3 reasons mentioned above, right now seems like the right time to enter the UK market and take a strong position as a supplier, before the implementation of the Brexit agreement.
This mission will allow companies to exploit the many opportunities offered by the British market and for this we will develop 3 main activities:
  • Tailored B2B meetings with UK professionals
  • Showcooking and Networking event in a recognized Central London restaurant, with the participation of dozens of UK Food Professionals
  • Visit of relevant establishments and shops

For further information:
Roberto Morán Ramallal
R&D&I Project Manager