This year’s Biofach and Vivaness events (Nuremberg, 15-18 February 2017) drew a record-breaking attendance of over 50,000 visitors, reports the organiser NürnbergMesse.
Visitors travelled to Nuremberg from 134 countries to see the latest organic product offering from 2,785 exhibitors (259 appearing in the Vivaness beauty hall).
Germany was Biofach’s Country of the Year for 2017. Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (Organic Food Production Alliance – BÖLW) reported at the event that sales of organic products in Germany grew 9.9% in 2016 taking the market to EUR 9.4 billion. A separate joint survey by konzepte, GfK, IRI, IMShealth and BioVista revealed that Germany has the largest market share (8.5%) of the European natural cosmetics market, with sales worth EUR 1.15 billion.
Pictures: Above – The spectacular opening ceremony at this year’s Biofach event. Lower – Germany was this year’s Country of the Year.