Key policy makers, industry leaders and organic pioneers are set to attend the Nordic Organic Food Fair next month (16-17 November, MalmöMässan, Sweden).
Over the two days, Rasmus Prehn, The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark, and key associations including Organic Denmark, IFOAM Organics Europe, Ecovia Intelligence, Organic Sweden, Try Swedish, and Food Nation will share insights and and explore opportunities around organic farming, and present latest research findings on the organic food market.
Organic is big business and a critical talking point for the environment as well as the economy in the Nordic region. Research shows that organic continues to have strong growth where agricultural land area used by organic farms in Denmark increased continuously and peaked at approximately 313,000 hectares in 2021. Also, annual sales of organic food in Danish retail stores amounted to around 16 billion Danish kroner. And in 2020, Swedish supermarket chain ICA sold organic food and beverages with a value of eight billion Swedish krono (according to Statista).
The future of organic
As well as sharing insights and inspiration, the Nordic Organic Food Fair will connect influential buyers with thousands of manufacturers, producers, and suppliers of certified organic food and drink products.
Annually attracting senior professionals from Dansk Supermarked, Holland & Barrett, Life Europe, Lidl, ICA Sverige AB, and more, visitors can discover certified organic products from established brands as well as start-ups in the show’s new Swedish Marketplace area (Saluhallen). This area is exclusively for Swedish SMEs and smaller scale producers looking to expand into the Swedish market, providing a perfect way to discover new and upcoming brands.
As well as meeting local suppliers, buyers can also discover hundreds of international organic brands from Poland, Greece, Spain, Austria, Korea, Bolivia, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Peru, Belgium and Portugal.
New exhibitors to join the line-up include Yuma Foods, Cocomate, Bagers, Chocolate Tree Ltd, Alterbio, Green Planet Astronauts, Kaja Organic, Mad Lab, Chamart, Concept Fresh. They will join returning names including Mossagården, Natessen, Oh Mun Good, Casheury, Acetaia Leonardi, The English Teashop, Tradin Organic, DIG Snacks, Camelina of Sweden and YiPin Tofu. With many more to be announced soon.
Paul Holmbeck, Director of Holmbeck EcoConsult (& IFOAM Board Member) says: “It has been great to see Nordic Organic Food Fair grow and become a dynamic meeting place for the Scandinavian organic sector. There’s always great energy, results and debates!”
The Nordic Organic Food Fair (co-located with Eco Living Scandinavia) returns to MalmöMässanm, Sweden on 16-17 November. To register for a free trade ticket visit https://eventdata.uk/Forms/Form.aspx?FormRef=EcoB2Visitor&TrackingCode=NOFFPR.
Main image: Rasmus Prehn, The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark addressing last year’s Nordic Organic Food Fair