The food industry in NRW
Millions of potential customers in Germany and other countries, a broad industry mix, plus the availability of competitive suppliers – these are the defining characteristics of the food industry in NRW. The value chain begins in the agricultural input sectors and extends via the food processing industry and skilled crafts to the food retailing and catering/restaurant trades. Numerous enterprises (especially SMEs) in NRW operate successfully in the food sector on the basis of innovative products, process and market strategies.
|… that NRW has 50 restaurants with a grand total of 53 Michelin stars?||… that 25% of Germany's beer is brewed in North Rhine-Westphalia?||... that NRW is one of the three most important agricultural locations in Germany?|
- Ranked in terms of sales, five of Germany’s top ten food retailers are based in NRW: Rewe (2nd place), Metro (5th), Aldi Group (4th), Lekkerland (6th) and Tengelmann (7th).
- More than 1,000 companies in the food-processing industry with more than 100,000 employees generate annual sales of nearly EUR 39 billion; nearly a quarter of the total German turnover.
International trade show "anuga": a magnet for the food industry
Held in Cologne every two years, "anuga" is the world’s largest and most important food and beverages trade show. The ten trade fairs that make up "anuga" unite the global industry and bring together producers, importers, wholesalers and decision-makers from throughout the food industry. Thanks to the large proportion of foreign participants among the trade visitors (75 percent), anuga 2017 reasserted its role as the international trading hub for foods and beverages.
Food companies in NRW
Numerous global food industry players are located in NRW:
|Coppenrath & Wiese||Dr. Oetker||HARIBO||Teekanne|