Cologne: 09.–13.10.2021


Testimonials to Anuga 2017

More than 7,400 companies from 107 countries presented products from all over the world and all categories over the course of five days at Anuga 2017.

Some testimonials you can read here:

Once again we have experienced a record-setting Anuga. The high interest from the international food industry proves that the trade fair is a must-attend event in the diaries of the food manufacturers and buyers. Anyone, who wants to get a picture of how the world will eat and drink today and in the future, has come to the right place at Anuga every time. Besides the presentation of innovative products, the latest trends in trading with food were also the key focus of the trade fair. And these are digital. The customers will become more and more increasingly omnishoppers. They expect a networked buying experience, where the bricks-and-mortar trade, online media and the usage of mobile device all merge into one. But the digitalisation is not going to lead to the end of the supermarket. The consumers will continue to visit the shops to buy foodstuffs using all of their senses. Each technological advance that supports the retail trade in providing its customers with the corresponding offers is very welcome.

Friedhelm Dornseifer
President of the German Association of the German Retail Grocery Trade (BVLH)

Anuga demonstrated anew in the year 2017 its huge relevance, appeal and charisma for our entire industry. Over the course of five fully-packed trade fair days, it was the unique source of inspiration for F&B trends, new products and forward-looking technologies for food professionals from all over the globe.

Guido Zöllick
President of the German Association, DEHOGA

Today, growth in the food industry is only possible through exports. Every third Euro is already now earned abroad. As the world's largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages, Anuga is thus also the biggest and most important platform for the export business of the German food industry. The German food manufacturers were once again this year able to impressively demonstrate that they have plenty more to offer than enjoyment - they are namely also the leaders in terms of quality, safety and diversity! That is also the reason why our food industry is among the TOP 3 export nations with a turnover of Euro 56.7 billion in the export business. Innovations play a central role in retaining this leading position. We are more innovative than any other branch of industry: Every year over 40,000 new products are introduced onto the market in Germany alone. Hence, Anuga is also the global leading trade fair of innovations.

Dr. Wolfgang Ingold
Chairman of the Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE)