In 2019, the Federal Association of the German Retail Grocery Trade (Bundesverband des Deutschen Lebensmittelhandels e.V., BVLH) will be represented with the BVLH Retail Forum at the trade fair Anuga again. The BVLH and its partners will make various presentations under the established slogan “Sustainability. Food Safety. Transparancy“.
The BVLH’s show will focus on innovative solutions in the areas of digitalisation, consumer information and sustainability. For example, there will be a demonstration of how grocery stores offer customers at the deli counter the opportunity to get information on foodstuffs and their ingredients by means of digital media. Furthermore, visitors will be able to watch an egg producer at work at the BVLH booth. The project will show a webcam streaming live pictures from a laying farm to monitors installed at the egg stall of a supermarket. Thus, customers may get an idea of the hens’ living conditions in real time. With such activities retailers will demonstrate the great importance of transparency, the regional origin of products and sustainability in today’s customer communications.
In 2019 Anuga will be 100 years old. The BVLH Retail Forum is using this anniversary as an opportunity to look back on the history of 100 years of food trade. The establishment of cooperatives, the introduction of the self-service principle or the invention of discounters are examples of milestones which will be honoured at the BVLH Retail Forum.
Furthermore, visitors may learn a lot of statistical information on the food trade. This information will provide detailed insight into the structure of the German food trade and into various fields of attention addressed by the BVLH (public welfare, animal welfare, reduction of food waste).
The Food Academy of Neuwied and the Food Hotel will provide exciting information on the training of qualified employees again, thus showing the great importance of promoting young qualified staff for the food trade.
In 2019 Fairtrade Germany, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (Forum Nachhaltiger Kakao), the “Association for Food without Genetic Engineering” (Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik, VLOG) and the Thünen Institute with its “Fish Stock Online” database project will be represented at the Retail Forum, too.
These partners will show examples of the wide-ranging commitment of stakeholders from business, scientific communities, civil society and politics to the socially acceptable and environmentally compatible production, processing and distribution of food and food-related issues.
The BVLH’s partners, International Featured Standards (IFS) and GLOBALG.A.P. will deal with the issue of safety. They are quality assurance initiatives for food products of global importance.
ORGAINVENT will present its labelling system for the origin of meat, which includes beef labelling as well as labelling of the origin of the other types of meat.
GS1 Germany, a distinct specialist in the development and implementation of open and cross-sector standards which are valid worldwide, will be represented, too. fTrace will present a traceability system to improve efficiency and trust across the entire supply chain by standardising entire industries and enabling companies to share information on the origin and transparency of products.
You will find the BVLH Retail Forum centrally located on the Boulevard. With its wide-spread range of topics it will be the point of contact for official tours of the exhibition and media representatives again.