Retail Food Sector in France

A Hot Tip about Food Processing in France

Posted on: 4 Jan 2010

In 2008, French consumers spent approximately 12.4 percent of their budgets on food and beverage (including alcohol) purchases: 5 percent was spent outside the home (hotels, cafes and restaurants), and approximately 7.4 percent in retail food outlets. France imported about $714 million of consumer-oriented food and beverage products from the U.S. in 2008, a seven percent increase over 2007.

Required Report - public distribution Date: 7/17/2009 GAIN Report Number: FR9016 France RETAIL FOOD SECTOR Annual Report 2009 Approved By: Elizabeth Berry Prepared By: Roselyne Gauthier Report Highlights: In 2008, French consumers spent approximately 12.4 percent of their budgets on food and beverage (including alcohol) purchases: 5 percent was spent outside the home (hotels, cafes and restaurants), and approximately 7.4 percent in retail food outlets. France imported about $714 million of consumer-oriented food and beverage products from the U.S. in 2008, a seven percent increase over 2007. Frozen food sales continue to show good potential. Strong prospects also exist for fish and seafood, non-alcoholic beverages and dairy products Post: Commodities: Paris Oats Author Defined: Average exchange rate used in this report, unless otherwise specified: Calendar Year 2006: US Dollar 1 = 0.796 Euros Calendar Year 2007: US Dollar 1 = 0.7312 Euros Calendar Year 2008: US Dollar 1 = 0.6803 Euros (Source: Central Intelligence Agency Fact Book) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY SECTION I. MARKET SUMMARY In 2008, food sales in France, excluding alcoholic beverages and tobacco, increased 0.1 percent, compared to growth of 1.5 percent in 2007. Food prices increased 4.9 percent, compared to 1.3 percent in 2007. Food products and beverages, including alcohol, represented 12.4 percent share of the total household budget in 2008. In 2008, the slowdown of total food in volume is explained by the decrease consumption of meat (minus 2.3 percent). A rise in prices for raw materials, which affected dairy products, eggs, oils, bread and breakfast cereals, had a limited impact on the consumption of these products. The following sectors demonstrated strong growth trends from 2006-2008: milk, cheese and eggs, fruits and vegetables, non-alcoholic drinks (mainly fruit juices, mineral water, and sodas), fish and seafood, meat, bread and cereals. French imports of agricultural and food products (including tobacco) continued an upward trend from $38.6 billion in 2004 to $58.2 billion in 2008. In 2008, France?s top suppliers of food and agricultural products included the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium/Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Brazil is the largest exporter of bulk products, including soy and soy protein, orange juice and orange juice concentrates to France outside of the EU-27, and is a significant supplier of meat and poultry. France imported $714 million in consumer-oriented food and beverage products from the U.S. in 2008, an increase of 7 percent from 2007. (source: UBI France/French Customs). The table below details 2008 imports of U.S. food and beverage products by major category: Over U.S.$ 15 million Between U.S.$ 3 to 15 million Stone fruit, tropical fruit and citrus Animal feeds Canned fruits Strawberries Nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc.) Dried fruits (other than tree Oilseeds, misc. grains, seeds, including nuts) soybeans Canned vegetables Fish and seafood Canned fish Cereals, including rice and corn Sauces Meat and offals Biscuits Spirits, including wines Tobacco and tobacco products Beverages, including fruit juices Dried vegetables Source: UbiFrance/French Customs Major French Imports of Selected Agricultural and Food Products, Total and U.S., for Calendar Years 2004-2008 (in million U.S.$) 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 In U.S. $ million Total USA Total USA Total USA Total USA Total USA Animal (incl. marine) products Meat and offal 3,631 29.3 3,903 44.5 4,239 48.4 4,783 31.2 4,510 33.5 Fish and seafood 3,274 160.9 3,577 186.1 4,036 231.0 11,342 218.1 11,495 235.0 Milk products, including eggs 2,577 8.4 2,431 2.5 2,680 2.6 1,785 13.5 1,943 16.9 Vegetables products Vegetables 2,252 17.6 2,347 19.5 2,523 19.2 5,731 27.1 6,099 28.4 Fruit 3,516 160.4 3,411 207.7 3,613 209.0 8,237 185.7 8,138 184.9 Coffee, tea, spices 831 1.2 972 0.7 1,146 0.5 4,620 1.2 5,369 2.0 Rice 311 15 272 12.6 284 11.3 435 2.1 598 4.2 Corn 203 45.4 148 32.6 146 18.0 335 19.9 427 25.9 Animal and vegetable fats 1,357 5.6 1,539 5.9 1,855 8.4 754 9.8 765 17.1 Food industry products/Canned and dry grocery products Canned and prepared meat and fish 1,296 3.5 1,300 4.7 1,494 4.4 3,722 7.0 3,983 8.3 Sugar and sweet foods 1,098 0.3 1,066 0.4 901 1.5 920 0.4 1,213 0.2 Cocoa based foods 1,271 0.1 1,135 0.1 2,004 1.2 1,403 0.6 1,952 0.5 Cereal based foods 278 3.5 2,259 8.6 2,360 3.4 826 2.9 1,204 3.9 Canned fruits, jams and pureed fruits 706 35.8 723 35.8 813 37.7 1,746 28.4 2,006 29.9 Canned vegetables 695 1.2 713 0.1 799 1.9 1,135 2.0 1,203 1.1 Fruit juices 738 25.5 734 22.3 1,256 20.5 1,900 24.5 2,079 20.0 Other prepared foods 600 14.5 1,544 10.3 1,633 20.1 1,387 14.0 1,424 17.5 Mustards & sauces 298 4.2 322 4.3 337 4.9 703 5.4 753 5.8 Beverages, including alcohols 2,559 61 2,610 64.7 2,360 23.1 17,359 99.2 17,505 113.8 Wines & Spirits 1,475 57.7 1,418 63.3 1,534 80.3 10,023 96.4 9,982 110.5 Animal feeds 1,951 16.5 1,926 12.1 1,897 21.1 1,089 15.4 1,361 52.6 Sources: UbiFrance / Customs SECTION II. FRENCH FOOD RETAIL DISTRIBUTION PROFILE France?s retail distribution network is diverse and sophisticated. The food retail sector is generally comprised of six types of establishments: hypermarkets; supermarkets; hard discounters; convenience; gourmet centers in department stores; and traditional outlets. (See definitions, page 11 of this report). In 2008, sales within the first five categories represented 75 percent of the country?s retail food market, and the sixth, which includes neighborhood and specialized food stores, represented 25 percent of the market. Major French Food Retailers, Number of Stores by Type: Year 2007 2008 Hypermarkets 1,526 1,036 Supermarkets 5,501 3,913 Hard 4,223 4,332 discounters Source: Lineaires France?s major retailers, by 2008 sales within France, were: Carrefour; Leclerc; ITM Entreprises (Intermarché); Auchan; Casino; Systeme U; and Cora (Louis Delhaize). In 2008, sales of the top 15 French food retailers, without tax, totaled 186.1 billion euros ($273.55), a 4.6 percent increase compared to 2007. Hyper and supermarkets were the leading retailers with 66 percent total food sales. Higher food prices and consumer concerns about a decrease in purchasing power saw hard discounters gaining ground against hyper/supermarkets compared to previous years; in 2008, hard discounters? market share grew to 14.3 percent, compared to 13.6 percent in 2007. E-commerce food and beverage sales represented $350 million in 2008. Hyper/Supermarket Trends: In 2008, hyper/supermarkets continued to make inroads in the restaurant and fast-food sectors by selling ready-to-eat products to consumers, such as roasted meats (e.g., cooked chicken), fresh-baked bread and pastries. Increased competition from hard discounters forced hyper/supermarkets to develop lines of discounted products. Large retailers increased their development of private branded products to capture more value in-house. Private label sales grew to about 31 percent of all food product retail sales in 2008. In 2006, French legislation limiting the number of new hypermarket/supermarket openings prompted large stores to expand existing surface area. Complaints that this new measure benefitted existing hyper/supermarkets resulted in a modification in July 2008, included in the ?Loi de modernisation de l?economie? (LME), which allowed the opening of new stores under 1,000 square meters. Mergers and alliances among major hyper/supermarkets have aligned the country's 5 largest retailers with seven central buying offices. (Please see page 11 for more information on central buying offices.) France is currently considering a measure to allow retail establishments, like food stores, to open on Sunday, which may impact future revenues. To increase household purchasing power, reduce retailer margins and sales prices, two laws were enacted in 2008: The ?Chatel? Law: for the development of competition for the benefit of consumers continues the reform of the relationship between suppliers and retailers; The economic (LME) law: Permitting suppliers and retailers to negotiate purchasing prices. The French Government believes this law is not being properly applied by retailers as consumer prices have not decreased. The Senate may amend the law if the situation does not improve. Major French Hyper/Supermarkets and Hard Discounters by Number of Stores in Calendar Year 2008 Hypermarkets Supermarkets Hard discounters Outlet name N° Outlet name N° Outlet name N° shops shops shops LECLERC 445 INTERMARCHE 1,467 LIDI 1,420 CARREFOUR 239 SUPER U 697 ED 916 AUCHAN 123 CHAMPION 657 ALDI 860 GEANT CASINO 114 CASINO 391 LEADER 540 GEANT DISCOUT PRICE CORA 61 CARREFOUR 385 NETTO 402 MARKET HYPER U 54 MONOPRIX 338 LE MUTANT 194 SIMPLY MARKET 316 NORMA 130 ATAC 97 LECLERC 68 Source: Lineaires/Panorama Trade Dimensions 2009 Major French Hyper/Supermarkets/Hard Discounters by Sales Amount in Calendar Year 2008 In billion dollars Outlet Names/Groups Amount of Sales in CY 2008 CARREFOUR 55.9 LECLERC 47.5 INTERMARCHE (Mousquetaires) 46.0 AUCHAN 28.9 CASINO 27.3 SUPER U 26.3 CORA 11.8 FRANCAP 8.9 LIDL 6.5 MONOPRIX 5.4 ALDI 3.7 Sources: Lineaires ? 2009 Small Supermarkets Convenience stores Convenience stores fall under the category of small supermarkets (superettes) and are generally located in small cities and frequently open every day (including Sunday). In 2008, there were approximately 15,000 outlets and the number continues to grow. Convenience stores are often affiliated with large retailers. The main operators in this segment are: Francap (Coccinelle, Coccimarket, G20, Colruyt, Viveco, Diagonal, Sitis, Panier Sympa, Atoo Alimentation, Votre Marché) Carrefour (Shopi, 8 à Huit, Marché Plus, Proxi, Sherpa, ED, Carrefour Express) Casino (Casino Supermarché, Monoprix, Marché Franprix, Spar). The Casino group also owns Naturalia, a health food store. Systeme U (Marché U, U Express) Gas Station-Marts Gasoline companies, having lost about 60 percent of their gas sales to stations found at hypermarkets, have equipped their gas stations with small, self-service food stores. (There are approximately 430 throughout France.) These outlets are frequently used for stop-gap purchases and accounted for about one percent of French food sales in 2008. Traditional Outlets (neighborhood, specialized food stores and open air markets) Smaller, neighborhood grocery store purchases represented 20 percent of French food sales in 2008, with approximately 50,000 outlets in France. Some are subsidiaries of large retailers such as Carrefour, while others are aligned with independent groups, such as Aldis, Francap, Sugro, Magex, Patisfance, and Prodirest. Traditional grocers include gourmet stores, such as Fauchon, Hediard, and Benois-Guyard, which carry a wide range of imported products, are located in large and medium-sized cities and attract high-income consumers. The approximately 200 outlets in France offer U.S. exporters easier market entry for products; their drawback is a tendency to purchase smaller quantities. Internet Sales of Food Products and Beverages Internet sales of food and non-food products are progressing at a rate of 30% yearly. Worldwide total e-commerce sales in 2008 reached approximately $8.8 billion, (versus $6.8 billion in 2006) of which food and beverage sales accounted for $350 million and 4 percent of e-commerce sales. SECTION III. BEST PRODUCT PROSPECTS Large U.S. and other multinational food companies are well established here and their products are adapted to the French market. U.S. exporters will find existing and new market opportunities for high value products in France. A. Products Identified as Opportunities for U.S. Suppliers Home food consumption 2008 - Sales in billion dollars Products Total Comments sales in France Tropical fruits and nuts 2.4 French consumers are open to different flavors. Nuts are primarily consumed in France as snacks. Fish and seafood 5.3 Health benefits appreciated Quality wines 6.2 Change in habits: drop in consumption of lower quality wines to the advantage of higher quality wines Grape and fruit brandies 2.9 Fruit juices 2.8 Health benefits highlighted Canned fruits, jams, 9.4 Niche opportunities exist for sugar-free, low carb marmalades and chocolate & and functional value-added products for chocolate confectionery and confectionery products Biscuits, pastries 5.9 Tea and coffee 4.3 Change in breakfast habits to tea and herb tea Frozen foods 6.9 Working consumers: strong growth potential (1) Excludes cooked, processed meat and sausages Source: INSEE ? Household Consumption Other opportunities Products Comments Baby foods Increase in birth rate Dietary products, including Health concerns nutraceuticals Soups Return to tradition Seafood and fish Increase in consumption Pet foods Increase in pets: French are dog-lovers Kosher foods Religious and health concerns Halal foods Large Muslim population in France Health concerns and tax increases on alcoholic beverages have reduced French demand while consumption of non-alcoholic beverages, such as mineral water and fruit juices, is growing. Sales are also on the increase for exotic and tropical fruits (including citrus), fish and seafood (domestic availability cannot meet demand), frozen foods (both ready-to-eat meals and specialty products such as pizza and ice cream), soft drinks, canned fruits, biscuits/cookies and chocolate, tea, coffee and sauces. Among the increasingly health-conscious French consumer, demand is also rising for organic, health and diet foods, including nutraceuticals. In addition, niche markets exist in France for kosher and halal foods, for which demand continues an upward trend. The growing number of pets has stimulated demand for conventional and organic pet foods. B. Products Not Commonly Found on the French Market Offering Opportunities to U.S. Suppliers Products Comments Specialty seafood, lobsters, High demand for quality products scallops Tropical fruits Receptiveness to new tastes and textures Certain varieties of nuts Receptiveness to healthy products Prepared ethnic foods and Opportunities for ethnic pre-prepared foods such as Cajun or meals California-style cuisine C. Products Facing Significant Import Barriers French regulations prohibit imported products made with vitamin-enriched flour, some U.S. meat and poultry products, and alligator meat. For more information on product trade restrictions within the European Union, please refer to US/EU Mission Food and Agricultural Import Regulation and Standards Report (FAIRS) available at: For France restrictions and regulations, please visit Post latest FAIRS report at: A special environmental food labeling requirement is expected to enter into force by January 2011, and at the international level, a new ISO norm (ISO 14067) is being prepared. SECTION IV. FROZEN FOOD PRODUCTS In 2008, French frozen food sales increased 2 percent to $11.8 billion compared to 2007. The rise in frozen food sales, despite the economic downturn, reflects the strong potential of this sector. The best-selling frozen food products in 2008 were prepared meals, vegetable and potato products (accounting for 60 percent total sales), meat and poultry, fish and seafood, entrees/hors d'oeuvres (pizzas, quiches, tarts, etc.), desserts, and soups, sauces and herbs. In 2008, home consumption of frozen foods was valued at $6.9 billion, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2007, and represented 58 percent of total frozen food consumption. Private label frozen food products sold in hyper/supermarkets and hard discounters gained ground on branded products. Quantity of Frozen Foods Sold in Hyper/Supermarkets/Hard-Discounters in 2008 Products Quantity Vegetables 119,355 tons Potatoes 137,713 tons Fish and seafood 80,870 tons Prepared Meals 87,236 tons Pizzas and 40,743 tons quiches Pastries 4,844 tons Ice cream 150 million liters Source: TNS Worldpanel, 2009 Private labels gained ground in 2008 against branded products. Vegetables: Private label sales in 2008 represented 80 percent market share by volume and 61 percent market share by value of total vegetable sales. Major branded products were Bonduelle and Findus. Fish and Seafood: Private label sales in 2008 represented 51 percent market share in volume and 33 percent market share by value of total fish and seafood sales. Major branded products were Findus and Iglo. Prepared, ready-to-eat meals: Private label sales in 2008 represented 59 percent market share by volume and 37 percent market share by value of total prepared, ready-to-eat-meals sales. Major branded products were Nestle and Marie. Pizza and quiches: Private label sales in 2008 represented 55 percent market share by volume and 42 percent market share by value of total pizza and quiches sales. The leading branded products are Buitoni, Marie and McCain. Potatoes: Private label sales in 2008 represented 54 percent market share in volume and 46 percent in value of total potato sales. Branded products include McCain, Findus, and Aviko. Ice cream & desserts: Private label sales in 2008 represented 61 percent market share in volume of total ice cream and desserts sales. Major branded products are Miko, and Nestle. While frozen foods can be purchased in hyper/supermarkets, France also has unique retail outlets which sell only frozen food products, from entree/hors d'oeuvre to desserts. Despite strong competition from larger full-service food retailers, frozen food stores continue to increase in popularity and market share. Picard Surgeles is the leading frozen food retailer in France for home consumption , with a 14 percent market share, 766 outlets throughout France and sales in 2008 estimated at 1.7 billion dollars. Picard sells high-end frozen products and offers opportunities for U.S. suppliers of fish and seafood, frozen fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, and prepared specialty meals for private label. Toupargel is the second largest frozen food retailer in France, after Picard, and the leader for frozen food home deliveries, before Thiriet, Maximo and Argel. In 2008, Toupargel sales were over $560 million. Toupargel offers opportunities primarily for U.S. suppliers of fish and seafood. In 2009, Toupargel opened an internet website ?Place du Marché? for consumers to place orders. Percentage of Frozen Food Sales, per Retail Outlet, in 2007 and 2008 (excluding ice cream) Type of Outlet Percentage of Sales in Percentage of Sales in Evolution 2007 2008 2008/2007(Percent) Hyper and 46.2 46.5 +0.6 Supermarkets Home delivery 21.6 20.4 -5.5 services Frozen food stores 18.2 18.5 +1.6 Hard discounters 12.1 12.9 +6.6 Sources: SFSG (French Federation of Frozen Food Industries), and TNS World Panel 2008 Institutional Consumption: Consumption by the restaurant/institution and food service sectors was estimated at $4.9 billion in 2008, an increase of 11 percent compared to 2007, and represented 42 percent of the total French frozen food consumption. The major distributors of frozen food for the food service sector are: Promona Brake Davigel Mikogel Aviko The top products imported in this category are vegetables, fish and seafood products. Definitions (a) Hypermarket: Stores with more than 2,500 sq.m. (25,000 sq.ft) selling a wide variety of food and non-food items. (b) Supermarket: Stores with between 400 m2 and 2,500 m2 (4,000 to 25,000 sq ft) selling a wide variety of foods and non-food household goods (c) Superette: Stores with less than 400 m2 (4,000 sq ft) selling food and basic non-food household goods. (d) City-center stores: Stores located within cities selling a wide variety of food, specialty foods and non-food items (e) Hard discounters: Small supermarkets with a limited range of low cost products, often private label. (f) Gas Marts (g) Frozen Food Centers: A unique concept of retail store selling only frozen foods from entrees/hord d'oeuvres to desserts. COMPETITION Most exporters within the EU conduct market promotion activities in France. Products such as fresh or preserved fruits and vegetables, wine, beer, fish and meats are commonly promoted in trade shows, advertisements and supermarkets. Third countries promoting food products in France include Norway, Israel, Morocco, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. ROAD MAP FOR MARKET ENTRY INTO FRANCE Entry Strategy U.S. suppliers generally benefit from a relationship with a local French agent or representative. Local representatives can provide up-to-date information on business practices, trade laws, sales leads, and marketing and distribution strategies. In many instances, these in-country contacts also serve as importers and distributors. New-to-market and niche products usually enter through importers/distributors. The Office of Agricultural Affairs in Paris maintains an extensive list of potential importers and distributors and can supply information about ongoing activities that provide opportunities to meet the French trade. A directory of European importers ?American Foods in Europe ? Your Guide to European Importers of U.S. Food and Beverage Products? is available online at Buying Groups: In France, while a few major food retailers buy direct, most major food retailers buy products from central buying offices. These offices usually source products, handle import (customs) formalities, logistics, supply, maintenance, delivery and sometimes pricing and labeling for their retail customers. They insure that foreign-sourced products meet all import requirements, including food, labeling, packaging, and other market specifications. The goal for a U.S. exporter is that its product meets all the import requirements and that the central buying office includes it in its product catalogue. Food retail buyers use this catalogue to make purchases for their stores. In France, the central buying offices are: Groupe Carrefour Leclerc EMC Distribution, ITM Entreprises Groupe Auchan Systeme U Provera France (contact information on Atttachment I of this report) French Central Buying Offices in 2008 By Market Share Groups Outlet Names In value GROUPE Carrefour, Champion, others 27% CARREFOUR LECLERC Leclerc 17% EMC DISTRIBUTION Groupe Casino, Monoprix 14% ITM ENTREPRISES Intermarche 14% GROUPE AUCHAN Auchan, Atac 14% SYSTEME U Systeme U 10% PROVERA France Cora - S. Match, Others 4 % Source: ACNielsen 2008/ Lineaires 2008 In order to present a product to a central buying office, a U.S. supplier should: -- Submit product descriptions and price quotations -- Submit products for laboratory testing -- Determine sanitary/health certification and other import documents requirements Building a Relationship with a Hyper/Supermarket?s Central Buying Office or Purchasing Department Stages / Goal Action Follow up Stage 1 ? Create - Send a product promotion kit to - with additional information interest in your product. the appropriate buyer who transmits on company and factories . The goal is to be listed it to the marketing department who sanitary certificates, ISO, or referenced in a may ask for samples shows interest HACCP certificates -- Prices buyer?s catalogue. or not: if interested, meeting with are not necessary at this supplier requested stage Specialized importer/distributor: An importer can offer several advantages to a U.S. supplier: market insight; information about competitors; and established retail business connections. Stages / Goal Action / Means Stage 1 - Establish a contact - Send a product promotion kit with samples; indicate prices Stage 2 ? Check the - The importer verifies that the manufacturing plants meet supplier?s reliability standards and regulations as well as the financial reliability of the supplier Stage 3 - Commercial - Price negotiations and discounts for large quantity purchases. offer Define logistical requirements. An exclusive contract is usually for three years. Note: - The price needs to be included with the file when building a relationship with an importer, while it is not necessary in building a relationship with a hyper/supermarket. SECTION V. UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS French Trade Shows for Consumer-Oriented Products France offers a wide variety of trade show venues for food and beverage products. The following table provides details on major consumer-oriented and related trade shows for food, beverages, and taking place in France. VAEExpo September Show Organizer: (International 23-24, 2009 Comexposium/VAE expo Snack and Andréa Donkers Godard Food Show) Tel: (33 1) 76 77 12 74 -yearly Natexpo October 17- Show Organizer: (Organic, 19, 2009 Comexposium Health/Dietetic Catherine Benhammou , Cosmectic Tel: (33 1) 76 77 1151 and Econologic Andrea Donkers Godard Trade Show) Tel: (33 1) 76 77 1274 Paris, France (Interval: 2 years) Target Market: Europe/International health and dietetic foods, cosmetic and ecologic products European February 10- Show Organizer: Sandwich and 11, 2010 Reed Expositions France Snack Show Jean-Baptiste Honoré -yearly- Tel: (33 1) 47 56 2185 Fax: (33 1) 47 56 2404 Target Market: France/Central, Eastern and Western Europe Good venue for exhibiting sandwich, snacks and related food and beverages for the carry out sector Salon March 6-10, Show Organizer: International 2010 Europain Developpement de la Tel : (33 1) 40 16 4448 Boulangerie, Patisserie, Glacerie, Traiteur et Intersuc (Bakery Pastry, Ice Cream, Chocolate & Confectionery Exhibition) -yearly- Target Market : European Food products and ingredients for this sector of the food industry. CFIA March 9-11, Show Organizer: (Carrefour des 2010 Gilles Ferrod Fournisseurs Tel: (33 5) 53 36 7878 de l?Industrie Fax: (33 5) 53 36 7879 Agroalimentair e) Rennes Aeroport, France -yearly- Target market : Europe/International European largest show for retail food and beverage sector Salon des March 30-31, Show Organizer: Marques de 2010 GL Events Distributeurs Gilles Ferrod Alimentaires ? Tel: (33 5) 53 36 7878 MDD Fax: (33 5) 53 36 7879 Rencontres (Private Label Show) Paris, France (Interval : yearly) Target Market : Europe/International SIAL October 17- U.S.Pavilion Organizer: IMEX Man(aIgnetmerennat,t iIonnca. l 21, 2010 Tel: (704)F o3o6d5 0a0n4d1 Fax: (704B) e3v6e5r a8g42e6 Email: keSlhlyoww@)i -every 2 years- Target Market: Europe/International Traditionally there is a large U.S. Pavilion featuring 150 U.S. companies and associations. USDA- endorsed show. SIRHA January 22- US Pavilion Organizer: (International 26, 2011 B-For International Hotel Catering Bjorn Bieneck and Food Trade Tel: 540 373 9935 Exhibition) Fax: 540 372 1414 - every 2 years - Target Market: Europe/International European largest show for HRI/Food Service Sector USDA-endorsed show More information about these and other French exhibitions and trade shows can be found under the following Internet address: SECTION VI. KEY CONTACTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION Internet Home Pages Internet home pages of potential interest to U.S. food and beverage exporters are listed below: U.S. Mission to the European Union FAS/Washington European Importer Directory FAS/Paris Web site for Professional Trade Shows and Events If you have any questions or comments regarding this report, or need assistance exporting to France, please contact the U.S. Agricultural Affairs Office in Paris at: Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Department of Agriculture Embassy of the United States of America 2, avenue Gabriel 75382 Paris, Cedex 08, France Phone: (33-1).43.12.2264 Fax: (33-1) 43.12.26 62 Email: Home page: AUCHAN Purchases, logistics France: 200 rue de la Recherche 59650 VILLENEUVE D?ASCQ Tel. - Fax Internet: BAUD FRANPRIX (CASINO Group) 2 route du Plessis 94430 CHENNEVIERES SUR MARNE Tel. - Fax DISTRIBUTION LEADER PRICE 2 route de Presles - Zone Industrielle 77220 Gretz ARMAINVILLIERS Tel. - Fax CARREFOUR Food Purchasing Office: 26 quai Michelet 92595 Levallois Perret cedex Tel: ? Fax Domaine de Beaubourg Croissy Beaubourg - BP 81 77435 MARNE LA VALLEE CEDEX 2 Tel. - Fax ITM ENTREPRISES (Group of independents) Parc de Tréville 1 allée des Mousquetaires 91078 BONDOUFLE CEDEX Tel. - Fax Internet: LIDL (German Group LIDL UND SCHWARTZ) 35 rue Charles Péguy 67200 STRASBOURG Tel. - Fax ACD Lec Same address as LECLERC and Central Buying for Leclerc 26, quai Marcel Boyer 94859 Ivry sur Seine METRO FRANCE Head office: ZA du Petit Nanterre 5 rue des Grands Prés 92000 NANTERRE Tel. - Fax MONOPRIX / PRISUNIC Tour Vendôme 204 rond point du Pont de Sèvres 92516 BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT CEDEX Tel. - Fax SYSTEME U 1, rue Thomas Edison 94046 CRETEIL CEDEX Tel. - Fax 15, rue du Louvre 75001 PARIS Tel. - Fax: Franprix and Leaderprice EMC DISTRIBUTION 28, rue des Vieilles Vignes 77316 CROISSY BEAUBOURG Tel. - Fax 1, rue du Chenil Domaine de Beaubourg 77183 CROISSY BEAUBOURG Tel. - Fax Cash and carry METRO BP 205 - 92002 NANTERRE CEDEX Tel: PROMOCASH 14 avenue Sommer - 92160 ANTHONY Tel: PROCOMARCHE 3 rue Benjamin Delessert - 77550 MOISSY CRAMAYEL Tel: Wholesalers in dry grocery products: PRODIREST 10-12, Boulevard Arago - 91320 WISSOUS Tel: ALDIS 1/11 rue du Puits Dixme - Senia 524 94577 ORLY CEDEX Tel: Wholesalers in spirits, wines and beverages PRODIREST 10-12, Boulevard Arago - 91320 WISSOUS Tel: ALDIS 1/11 rue du Puits Dixme - Senia 524 94577 ORLY CEDEX Tel: FRANCE BOISSONS : 19 rue des Deux Gares 92565 RUEIL MALMAISON CEDEX Tel: Wholesalers in frozen products BRAKE FRANCE 4 allée des Séquoias - 69760 LIMONEST Tel: DAVIGEL BP 41- 76201 DIEPPE CEDEX Tel: PROMOCASH 14 avenue Sommer - 92160 ANTHONY Tel: POMONA Route Wissous - 91380 CHILLY MAZARIN Tel: : M. Raphaël WEISS AVIKO 9 bis rue Clément Ader - 60200 COMPIEGNE Tel: Tel: 00 31 575 458 200 (The Netherlands) BRAKE FRANCE SERVICE Route Nationale de Mons 80200 ESTREES MONS Tel: Fax:
Posted: 04 January 2010

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