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Dairy and Gastronomy Sector

This sector deals with the sale of dairy products (butter, eggs, cheese, cream, ultra-fresh dairy products, etc.) and delicatessen products (cold cuts, condiments, culinary aids, groceries, beverages, etc.). It is also home to a pavilion specialising in organic goods.

Dairy and Gastronomy Sector

These sectors occupy 7 large pavilions and 4 smaller buildings, including the following:

WORLD'S LARGEST CHEESEBOARD

WORLD'S LARGEST CHEESEBOARD


• Cheeses of designated origin of varying degrees of maturity and for all culinary purposes.
• A wide variety of products of every kind: soft rind, hard rind, blue cheeses, goat’s cheeses, cooked and uncooked pressed cheeses, fromages frais and cottage cheeses.
• Whole cheese slicing service.

 

Key Figures 2016

€1.58 billion

turnover in the dairy and gastronomy sector

128

dairy and gastronomy businesses

152,589

tonnes of incoming dairy and gastronomy products

Dairy and Gastronomy Deliveries - 2016

Incoming produce 2016 (tonnes) Variation 2016/2015
Dairy and poultry produce 68 654 -1,9%
Processed products and general foodstuffs 83 935 +11,7%
TOTAL dairy and processed products 152 589 +5,1%

 

Number of companies Turnover 2015 Forecasted variation turnover 2015/2014 Employees
Wholesalers 73 902 460 K€ +1,5% 1 347
Brokers and import-export companies 55 679 566 K€ -14% 217
TOTAL dairy and processed products 128 1 582 026 K€ 1 564

A sector in keeping with the trends…

Delicatessen and dairy products remained the most dynamic sector at Rungis Market in 2016, with volumes further increasing by 11.7% to reach almost 84,000 tonnes as a result not only of the various developments undertaken by SEMMARIS and the parties operating at the site but also consumers’ appetite for new and original products. Dairy products, meanwhile, experienced a 1.9% decline and notably a decrease in incoming deliveries of eggs and basics (butter and creams). Despite this, specialist products such as goat’s cheese and milk-based desserts held their own.

… And driven by innovation

The sector has, of course, benefited from the extended offering afforded by the new F5C and organic pavilions on the whole, as well as from the various improvements that SEMMARIS has made to them, including modernising the façades and landscaping the surrounding avenues. Furthermore, its operators appear to be thriving, organising regular events aimed at promoting their offerings in conjunction with their suppliers. The arrival of new customers, including dairy, cheese and delicatessen retailers, to the Market is also noteworthy, demonstrating the rise in urban trade in these product categories.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ORGANIC PAVILION

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ORGANIC PAVILION

The opening of the Pavillon Bio (‘Organic Pavilion’) reflects Rungis market’s aim to become a national leader in organic products, which continue to gain in popularity in France. There was a range of organic products already available at the world’s largest fresh produce market, with nearly 70 operators selling organic products across all sectors of the market, including meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, gastronomy, etc. The construction of this 5600m2 covered market, the largest of its kind devoted exclusively to organic products in Europe, however, strengthens the market’s position in this product category, to the greatest advantage of producers, distributors and consumers.

 

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