Fruit Logistica has grown to the world’s largest trade show for fresh fruits and vegetables, dried fruit and nuts, and associated equipment and services. Fruit Logistica 2018 attracted more than 77,000 trade visitors from over 130 countries. More than 3,100 exhibitors from over 80 countries presented their products at the show.
Visitors to the USA Pavilion found a wide variety of American produce, including apples, sweet cherries, citrus and exotic fruits, pears, pistachios, pomegranates and pomegranate juice, sweet potatoes, and table grapes. In addition, the pavilion featured services and products related to fruit trade, such as credit rating and marketing information, packing services as well as packaging membranes designed to naturally extend the shelf life of fresh products. One of the highlights of the annual trade show was the visit of the Chargé d’Affaires, Kent Logsdon. The nineteen USA pavilion exhibitors projected excellent 12-month sales totaling nearly USD 16 million. They considered themselves to be at “the center of the fresh produce world market.”
The next Fruit Logistica will take place February 6-8, 2019.