5-8 September, 2018

26th International Food Products & Processing Technologies

Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center
Istanbul, Turkey

  • 06 February 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: February 2018

    More government funding, more cash for Peyman, and Russian relations under the spotlight in February's Turkish food & drink market roundup.

  • 25 January 2018

    Taking a look at the Turkish food & drink industry

    How well do you know Turkey's food & drink industry? Read on to find out the gaps in the market waiting to be filled by exporters like you.

  • 24 January 2018

    Turkey food & drink export guide

    Turkey is an ideal food & drink export market - but do you know how to get your products onto the market? Read on to learn more.

  • 08 January 2018

    Turkey’s top food & drink import products and where they come from

    Turkey imports $5 billion worth of food & drink a year - but what is it actually importing?

  • 02 January 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: January 2018

    2018 will no doubt be another busy year for Turkey’s food and drink players. Let’s check out some of the big food and drink stories coming from Turkey from the last few weeks of 2017 into the new year.

  • 19 December 2017

    The healthy option: Organic food in Turkey

    The global market for organic and health foods is pretty massive – worth somewhere in the region of $86 billion worldwide. Food security and quality is emerging as a top priority for consumers everywhere, hence why organic is the big trend in food right now.

  • 06 December 2017

    The sweet stuff: confectionery & chocolate in Turkey

    Turkey’s tooth is particularly sweet – at least, according to its per capita consumption of chocolate, candy, and confectionery. It’s a top five consumer, a major producer, and a big fan of all things sweet and sugary.

  • 24 October 2017

    Turkish Food Culture & Cuisine

    Turkish cuisine is one of the most appetizing and rich cuisines of the world, and Turkish people are known to be quite passionate about food.

  • 10 September 2017

    WorldFood Istanbul 2017 came to an end: see the photos!

    WorldFood Istanbul 2017 came to an end. Take a look at photos from exhibition.

  • 05 September 2017

    WorldFood Istanbul 2017: 3 food ingredients exhibitors to check out

    Headed to WorldFood Istanbul 2017? If you need ingredients, make sure you visit these three ingredients producers.

  • 05 September 2017

    Why tea makers come to WorldFood Istanbul

    We spoke to Hasitha de Alwis, Director of Promotions, Middle East, Gulf States, North Africa, at the Sri Lanka Tea Board to find out why the organisation is exhibiting at WorldFood Istanbul 2017, the state of the Turkish tea market, and what the future holds for Sri Lankan tea in the Middle East.

  • 23 August 2017

    5 hot HoReCa sector trends to watch in 2017

    Acting as a handy navigational aid while you sail this sector’s choppy waters, we’ve put together a guide to five of the hottest HoReCa trends that have emerged in 2017 thus far.

  • 23 August 2017

    3 milk & dairy exhibitors to check out

    WorldFood Istanbul, Turkey’s leading food and drink exhibition, is back for 2017 – bringing with it a whole host of top dairy suppliers. Here are three of them.

  • 15 August 2017

    WorldFood Istanbul 2017: 5 grocery exhibitors to visit

    Part three of our guided tour of WorldFood Istanbul exhibitors takes us to one of the largest sectors of the show: grocery and oils. The five companies below can't possibly represent the diversity on display at this year's event - but they offer a flavour of the kind of products you can get hands with at 2017's show.

  • 14 August 2017

    Turkish Cooks Association will be at WorldFood Istanbul!

    The Turkish Cooks Association is attending the 25th WorldFood Istanbul exhibition, which will take place from 7 to 10 September at Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center. At the stand of the Turkish Cooks Association, which will be attending the event together with the International Taste & Quality Institute – iTQi, products of local companies who won the Superior Taste Award will be exhibited.

  • 09 August 2017

    WorldFood Istanbul 2017: 5 beverage exhibitors to visit

    We continue or WorldFood Istanbul 2017 preview by profiling five of the top drinks manufacturers you need to visit at the show.

  • 08 August 2017

    WorldFood Istanbul preview: 5 confectionery producers to watch

    Looking for the latest, tastiest confectionery products for your business? If so, get that trip to Istanbul booked – the WorldFood Istanbul trade exhibition at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Centre features hundreds of the top producers from Turkey and further afield. Here is a preview of five of the major brands you can see at this year’s show.

  • 18 May 2017

    Ranking Turkey’s leading supermarket chains

    Food retail covers 62% of all Turkish retail sales, totalling roughly $140 billion yearly, and it is growing at a steady rate of 8% year-on-year. Mass urbanisation and a shakeup in the ways Turks live their lives is shaking up Turkey’s grocery sector. As Turkey’s shifts towards more Western-retail models, huge players now dominate the market.

  • 11 May 2017

    Taking a look at the Turkish food service sector

    While imported food often winds up in the hands of food processing companies or retailers, the food service sector still requires some vast quantities of produce. In Turkey, hotels, restaurants, cafes and the like generate $20 billion in revenue annually – making this a market that should not be overlooked by exporters.

  • 25 April 2017

    Examining the Turkish food processing industry

    Turkey and food processing have a robust relationship. As food and beverage producer, it is the Middle East’s largest and the 7th largest worldwide. From fruits and vegetables through to flours, and confectionery, Turkey makes the lot.

  • 20 April 2017

    5 products winning big on Turkey’s food import market

    Turkey imports around $5 billion worth of food and drink goods each year. For exporters, it’s a great market - and one that is opening up to a whole host of new products. Besides enjoying traditional food groups, such as meat, dairy and fruits and vegetables, Turkey’s young, internationally-minded, consumers are expanding their palettes.

  • 22 February 2017

    Going green: Turkey’s organic food sector in focus

    Turkish lifestyles are changing. Young Turks are busier, more active and, seemingly, more health conscious than ever before. A shake-up in consumption habits is sweeping the nation – not least in the organic food sector.

  • 09 February 2017

    Special support from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy to the exhibitors of WorldFood Istanbul 2017!

    The 25th International Food Products & Processing Technologies Exhibition – WorldFood Istanbul has become one of the 16 exhibitions included in the scope of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy’s decision numbered 2014/4 in relation to providing support for domestic exhibitions organized on an international level and a sector basis.

  • 20 January 2017

    BRF deal reveals Turkey’s awesome halal food potential

    Turkey is 98% Muslim so halal food is big business in the country. The Turkish halal sector is worth a colossal $168 billion and rising. It is an almost captive market for specialist producers – something Brazil’s BRF has realised.

  • 05 January 2017

    5 Turkish food & drink trends to watch in 2017

    Another year brings a fresh set of trends, market challenges and opportunities in Turkey’s food industry. Despite political upheaval, and Russia’s import ban on Turkish produce, the nation still imported over $5 billion worth of food and drink products – making it an ideal export destination.

  • 14 October 2016

    Russia announces partial lifting of Turkish fruit ban

    “This is a mutually beneficial solution,” said President Putin, regarding the ban’s partial lifting. “Russian agriculture does not produce such products. The arrival of these Turkish products on the Russian market will expectedly slash prices in Russia.”

  • 12 October 2016

    Will Russia lift its Turkish food embargo in 2016?

    After a year of uncertainty, Russia may be ready to repeal import restrictions on select Turkish agricultural imports by the end of 2016.

  • 06 October 2016

    What do you need to know about Halal certification in Turkey?

    Halal food is of vital importance in Turkey. 2014 saw $168 billion worth of halal food and beverages consumed by Turks - 98% of which identify as Muslim. The sector has the potential to a be a goldmine for halal exporters. However, in order to export halal products to Turkey, the correct certifications must be awarded.

  • 28 September 2016

    Turkey & Azerbaijan: Old Partners, Fresh Trade

    Turkey & Azerbaijan have enjoyed a long and fruitful trade relationship for decades. Turnover between the two states soars to well over a billion dollars each year.

  • 28 September 2016

    Targeting Turkey’s seafood sector: What can Norwegians teach us?

    Norwegian firms are feeling optimistic about the Turkish seafood market. Their experiences in the sector have been analysed by food and fisheries research firm Nofima, another Norwegian company, which lays bare some modest challenges facing Turkey’s industry - but crucially reveals some excellent opportunities for foreign firms to make a big splash.

  • 30 August 2016

    Turkish fruit & veg to fill Saudi Arabian demand

    Saudi Arabia is currently in the grips of Haj season, where millions of Muslims travel on pilgrimages to visit some of Islam’s holiest sites located in the country. During this period, demand for fresh fruit and vegetables skyrockets – and Turkey is stepping in to plug 2016’s gap.

  • 19 August 2016

    You need to attend WorldFood Istanbul: Here is why

    Despite the recent turmoil affecting Turkey, WorldFood Istanbul, the country’s largest food and packaging exhibition, is going ahead as planned. As Turkey’s most successful food and beverage trade show, attendees can enjoy some amazing benefits they cannot find anywhere else. So why should you make the journey to Istanbul between 1-4 September 2016? ITE Food & Drink has put together this list of major reasons why you need to attend this world class trade show.

  • 12 July 2016

    Turkish food industry: Can it benefit from Brexit?

    The historic exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union has cast uncertainty over the nation’s food supplies in the near future. A new report from Turkey’s Egeli & Co. Financial Services Group suggests that Brexit has opened up the UK’s food market for Turkish producers.

  • 28 June 2016

    Halal Meat in Turkey Part 2: What gap can your company fill?

    It goes without saying that Turkey is a huge consumer of halal meat and associated products. Turkish spending on halal meat totals over $168 billion annually. With a young, growing population, demand for top quality halal offerings is expected to increase in the near future.

  • 22 June 2016

    Halal meat in Turkey Part 1: How to get your products to the market

    Turkey is something of a captive market for halal meat suppliers. With 99% of the nation’s populace identifying as Muslim, and an additional 15 million more Muslims expected to join the population by 2030, this $168 billion market is only going to expand.

  • 15 June 2016

    4 big trends shaping the Turkish packaged food market

    Consumption habits are changing rapidly in Turkey. Societal changes and economic shake ups are being seen across the country and the packaged food market is reaping some amazing benefits as a result. ITE Food & Drink has spotted four key trends shaping this sector to enjoy bold growth in this market.

  • 08 June 2016

    Turkish growers benefit from European cherry shortage

    A shortage in European cherry production is leading to great opportunities for Turkish suppliers, according to a report from Fresh Plaza. In an interview with Yavuz Taner, CEO of Turkish fruit company Alanar Fruit, Fresh Plaza revealed that European supermarkets are struggling to obtain cherries from their regular sources. Producers in countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain, are failing to reach demand.

  • 25 May 2016

    Is Turkey poised to become the world’s halal food hub?

    As a majority Muslim country, halal products comprise one of Turkey’s thriving food sectors. Domestic and regional demand for halal goods is expected to skyrocket in the coming years – so does Turkey have what it takes to become a major hub for this rapidly expanding food industry?

  • 04 February 2016

    The Turkish food industry: trends, topics and market opportunities

    Turkey is the ideal location for agriculture production. The country's population are expanding their taste horizons and looking to source new varieties of coffee, meat and milk. With Turkey's food industry predicted to grow by 8% during the period of 2015 - 2018, the country provides many opportunities for food exporters.