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November 2017

Marca 2018, incoming from the world of retail

As in previous years, the 14th edition of Marca will once again seeing an expansion in the show’s international reach thanks to the participation of a growing number of foreign buyers and a significant presence of category managers from the world of retail.


In partnership with the Modern Distribution Association ADM and with the support of the Italian Trade Agency ITA, the show’s organiser BolognaFiere has made significant investments aimed at reaching out to VIP buyers from all over the world, thereby bringing together supply and demand and responding to the growing interest on the part of international professionals.


The focus of the 2018 show will be on Europe, the USA and China.
The category managers of DMO that have confirmed their participation to date include A.S. Gourmet (France), Arwem Food Group (Belgium), Axfood Sverige AB (Sweden), Bloc BVBA (Belgium), Bunzl Retail & Industry (Netherlands), Carrefour (France), C&L Trading / C&L INT GmbH (Germany), Continental Fine Foods (UK), Colruyt (Belgium), Du début à la faim SPRL (Belgium), Emd Ag (Switzerland), Eroski S.C. (Spain), Fine Italian Food (USA), Fromagerie Sita SCRL (Belgium), GMA Imports (Egypt), Jan K. Overweel LTD. (Canada), Jumbo Supermarkets (Netherlands), Kamparo BV (Netherlands), Kaufland (Croatia), La Normandise S.A. (France), Randler Group Food Distribution Company (Romania), Rewe International (Austria), Rik Holland (Netherlands), Sigeo (Slovenia), Selfridges (UK), The Taste of Europe B.V. (Netherlands), Tinex (Macedonia) and Tjx Europe Ltd (UK), as well as leading US retailers.


In addition to the buyers from Europe and USA, there will be a selected delegation of category managers from China, thanks to the activation of the project “Organic Food Organic Mood”, created by the European Union and the Italian Government and promoted by FederBio. This 3 year programme aims to strengthen the role of the food industry connections, with a particular focus on the biofood sector, in non-EU countries like China.  


The primary aim of the VIP Buyer Program is to promote networking between Italian companies and international buyers. For this purpose, the list of category managers participating in Marca will be published in the exhibitors’ private areas of the Marca website from December onwards to enable them to send messages requesting meetings at their stands. 



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