Dairy and Gastronomy Sector
These sectors occupy 7 large pavilions and 4 smaller buildings, including the following:
- 2 dairy pavilions: butter, eggs, cheese, cream, ultra-fresh dairy products, etc.
- 4 delicatessen pavilions: processed products and cold cuts, seasonings, condiments, culinary aids and organic products, groceries, beverages, etc. as well as accessories for use in the catering profession: utensils, small and larger pieces of equipment (ovens), etc.
- 1 pavilion devoted to organic products: fruit and vegetables, groceries, meat, dairy products, wines and spirits.
• Cheeses of designated origin of varying degrees of maturity and for all culinary purposes.
• A wide variety of products of every kind: soft rind, hard rind, blue cheeses, goat’s cheeses, cooked and uncooked pressed cheeses, fromages frais and cottage cheeses.
• Whole cheese slicing service.
Key Figures 2016
turnover in the dairy and gastronomy sector
dairy and gastronomy businesses
tonnes of incoming dairy and gastronomy products
|Incoming produce 2016 (tonnes)||Variation 2016/2015|
|Dairy and poultry produce||68 654||-1,9%|
|Processed products and general foodstuffs||83 935||+11,7%|
|TOTAL dairy and processed products||152 589||+5,1%|
|Number of companies||Turnover 2015||Forecasted variation turnover 2015/2014||Employees|
|Wholesalers||73||902 460 K€||+1,5%||1 347|
|Brokers and import-export companies||55||679 566 K€||-14%||217|
|TOTAL dairy and processed products||128||1 582 026 K€||1 564|
A sector in keeping with the trends…
Delicatessen and dairy products remained the most dynamic sector at Rungis Market in 2016, with volumes further increasing by 11.7% to reach almost 84,000 tonnes as a result not only of the various developments undertaken by SEMMARIS and the parties operating at the site but also consumers’ appetite for new and original products. Dairy products, meanwhile, experienced a 1.9% decline and notably a decrease in incoming deliveries of eggs and basics (butter and creams). Despite this, specialist products such as goat’s cheese and milk-based desserts held their own.
… And driven by innovation
The sector has, of course, benefited from the extended offering afforded by the new F5C and organic pavilions on the whole, as well as from the various improvements that SEMMARIS has made to them, including modernising the façades and landscaping the surrounding avenues. Furthermore, its operators appear to be thriving, organising regular events aimed at promoting their offerings in conjunction with their suppliers. The arrival of new customers, including dairy, cheese and delicatessen retailers, to the Market is also noteworthy, demonstrating the rise in urban trade in these product categories.