The Spanish Federation of Food and Beverage Industries (FIAB) has represented the Spanish food and beverage industry, the leading industrial sector in the country with almost half a million workers and close to 30,000 companies, since its origins in 1977.
Within the work areas of the internationalization department of the Federation, several initiatives related to promotion are carried out. In particular, promotional activities are organized to promote the export of Spanish organic food and beverages. During the year 2022, these actions have been the following:
- Collaboration in the organization of Organic Markets & Trends at Alimentaria Barcelona, a space in which the offer of organic products of the exhibits was grouped and which had more than 130 companies and more than 150 products on display.
- With the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, since 2019 it has organized the Spanish grouped pavilion at the BIOFACH fair. In this 2023 edition it enjoys the collaboration of the Institute for Foreign Promotion of Castilla-La Mancha (IPEX) and the Government of Navarra.
- Organization of business meetings with international buyers at the Organic Food Iberia fair. Some 130 business meetings were held in which about 20 international buyers and 50 exporting companies of organic products participated.
- Organization for the first time of the Spanish pavilions grouped at the Natexpo Lyon and Nordic Organic fairs.
For BIOFACH 2023, a total of 13 companies participate through FIAB in the joint Spanish pavilion: Agrosevilla (olives and oils), Bras del Port Eco (seasonings), Congelados de Navarra (frozen food), Hudisa (concentrates and frozen fruit), Interal S.A. (rice, pasta and cereals), Mueloliva y Minerva, S.L. (oils), and Virto Group (frozen food).
Spain is one of the main organic producers by area both in the European Union and in the world
In addition, FIAB also coordinates the group of organic product exporters: Biofoods from Spain. It is made up of 15 Spanish companies with a strong export vocation. A representation of this group will be present at Stand 4-561 of the Spanish grouped pavilion in the 2023 edition of BIOFACH, the participating companies being: Autor Foods (legumes and canned vegetables), Bioterra (dried fruits); Embutidos La Hoguera (processed meats); HIDA (vegetable sauces and canned tomato); Mieles Anta (honeys); and Pharmadus (teas and infusions).
Spain is one of the main organic producers by area both in the European Union and in the world, and more and more companies in the Spanish food and beverage industry are offering new organic products that complement and expand their production lines. International markets are essential for the growth and development of Spanish companies and organic production is an additional opportunity to continue offering innovative, safe and quality products.
Author: Verónica Puente, Director of Internationalization and International Trade Policy of FIAB (Spanish Federation of Food and Beverage Industries)
Published in the BIOFACH & VIVANESS 2023 Bio Eco Actual Special Edition.
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