4-7 September, 2019

27th International Food Products & Processing Technologies Exhibition

Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center
Istanbul, Turkey

  • 16 May 2019

    Turkish food & drink market round up: May 2019

    This month sees good news for Turkish fruit & vegetable exporters, as well as some protective measures coming into force domestically, and a shake up in the Turkish fast food sector.

  • 10 April 2019

    Turkish food & drink market round up: April 2019

    More news from the Turkish food & drink industry. This month organic food takes centre stage, while Turkey faces down a shortage of an important vegetable, and a rise in food & drink retail sales.

  • 27 March 2019

    Turkey’s sweet tooth: examining the Turkish confectionery market

    Did you know Turks love their sweet treats? The nation holds enormous confectionery potential, with its market being one of the most developed anywhere in the world.

  • 25 March 2019

    Shop till you drop: Food retail in Turkey

    Covering over 50% of total Turkish retail sales, food & drink retailers cover massive spending throughout Turkey.

  • 15 March 2019

    EU announces new Agri-food Promotion Initiative

    With the European Exhibition Industry Alliance, the EU has announced a new €200m promotional initiative for European food & drink.

  • 05 March 2019

    Turkish food & drink market round up: March 2019

    This month, we take a look at Turkey’s latest food & drink import statistics, Turkey’s place in worldwide foodstuff production and a new Russian commitment towards Turkish tomatoes imports.

  • 27 February 2019

    Here’s what food & drink Turkey buys from DACH countries

    Germany, Austria and Switzerland form the German speaking world; a sector of the globe whose food & drink is in high demand in Turkey.

  • 08 February 2019

    A New Cooperation to Continue Breaking Records in Export Revenues

    WorldFood Istanbul - International Food Products & Processing Technologies Exhibition, which has witnessed the change and transition in the food industry for a quarter of a century, continues to receive the support of important professional associations and non-governmental organizations of the industry.

  • 07 February 2019

    The biggest international suppliers of food & drink to Turkey

    Want to know which nations supply Turkey's $5bn import market? Find out with this infographic

  • 07 February 2019

    Turkish food & drink market round up: February 2019

    Welcome to our first news round up of 2019. This month in Turkey’s food & drink market Russia gives Turkish exports a smoother journey, Sri Lankan food gets a new focus, and a new healthy eating body is formed.

  • 10 January 2019

    Predicting 2019 in Turkish food & drink

    It’s now 2019 and a fresh year, full of promise, is ahead of us. What will the future bring for Turkey’s food & drink trade? That remains to be seen, but WorldFood Istanbul is here to make some predictions about what to expect this year.

  • 05 November 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: November 2018

    November turns up some interesting stories in Turkish food and drink, including 2017’s total import volumes, how much food Turkey wastes a year, and potential changes to fruit juice labelling nationwide.

  • 03 October 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: October 2018

    Another healthy portion of fresh Turkish food and drink industry news is coming your way this month. What’s on the news plate in October? Greater exports, and a new acquisition for an international brand in Turkey.

  • 29 August 2018

    WorldFood Istanbul 2018’s inspirational business programme

    As Turkey’s foremost international food and drink exhibition, WorldFood Istanbul is more than just a place to do business. It’s also a place to engage with, and learn from, food industry thought-leaders and influencers.

  • 15 August 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: August 2018

    August 2018 sees exciting growth for Turkish ice cream exports, Turkey’s Red Cross equivalent training chefs to cope with wide scale emergencies, and a growing taste for local fast food restaurants.

  • 31 July 2018

    5 beverage companies to visit at the WorldFood Istanbul 2018 food & drink exhibition

    Drinks of all sorts, from teas and coffees, to flavoured waters and energy drinks, are enjoying significant growth on the Turkish food and drink market. Let’s see whose ready to capitalise on this growing trend at 2018’s edition of WorldFood Istanbul.

  • 27 July 2018

    5 confectionery companies to visit at the WorldFood Istanbul 2018 food & drink exhibition

    WorldFood Istanbul is Turkey’s international leading food and drink exhibition. Each event always features exciting confectionery creators from across the globe. Let’s look at five of the big names to see at 2018’s event.

  • 17 July 2018

    7 top trends in the Turkish food & drink sector

    We’re mid-way through 2018 at the time of writing and the Turkish food & drink industry is as colourful, exciting and trend-heavy as ever.

  • 03 July 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: July 2018

    July brings expanded export opportunities for foreign vegetable suppliers, fruit juice in focus, and a ray of hope for refugees to the Turkish food and drink industry in 2018.

  • 27 June 2018

    7 food & drink export prospects in Turkey

    Turkey’s a competitive food and drink import market – especially given the quality of foodstuffs produced locally. But there are many product groups where either demand exceeds production, or imports are the only source of the most desired items.

  • 20 June 2018

    Case study: Turkey/Ecuador food trade

    South American foodstuffs and cuisines are firmly rooting themselves into the Turkish market – a trend we see at everything WorldFood Istanbul international food and drink exhibition. And so Ecuador is an ideal place to become an important cog in Turkey’s food import machine.

  • 13 June 2018

    German food & drink’s powerful potential in Turkey

    Since Turkish workers were emigrated to Germany to help post-war rebuilding efforts, the pair have been close. It’s true, relations have wobbled in recent years, but how has this affected the food trade? Fairly negatively is the answer.

  • 05 June 2018

    The market for Swiss & Austrian food & drink in Turkey

    Swiss and Austrian food and drink has quite the reputation worldwide – but what about in Turkey? Both nations have plenty to offer Turkish buyers, and represent a wide range of in-demand products.

  • 08 May 2018

    Interview: How WorldFood Istanbul provides a platform for Peruvian produce in Turkey

    Since it switched from becoming a net food exporter to a multi-billion-dollar importer, Turkey’s tastes have gone global. Peru is one such foreign supplier now seeking to get its goods onto the Turkish food and drink market – and international food exhibition WorldFood Istanbul helps it do just that.

  • 02 May 2018

    Turkish fast food sector keeps on growing

    Fast food is everywhere these days. Take a walk around seemingly any capital city anywhere in the world, and you’ll find all those familiar worldwide brands, and local favourites. It’s much the same in Turkey.

  • 01 May 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: May 2018

    Restriction removals, new packaging laws, import/export figures and the EU’s thoughts on Turkish food trade are the focus of May’s roundup of Turkey’s food and drink industry news.

  • 23 April 2018

    Infographic: Fish & seafood in Turkey: steady currents and smooth seas

    Fish and seafood is in a strong position in Turkey right now. Favourable tides mean the sector is swimming towards greater success as Turk’s appetite for seafood products grows year on year.

  • 18 April 2018

    Turkey’s HoReCa sector surges onwards

    If you’re a food supplier, you could find less hospitable markets than Turkey’s extensive HoReCa sector. Hotels, restaurants, and cafes represents a $13.4 billion chunk of the entire Turkish food industry.

  • 09 April 2018

    Infographic: The sweet stuff: confectionery & chocolate in Turkey

    Turks and confectionery; confectionery and Turks – you can’t have one without the other. Turkey is amongst the world’s biggest manufacturers of candies of all shapes, sizes, and tastes. As such, the market is massive.

  • 06 April 2018

    Case study: Turkey/Brazil food trade

    Much like its neighbour Argentina, Brazil is an established player in terms of global food supplies. It is also a key exporter of some foodstuffs of great interest to Turkish importers.

  • 04 April 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: April 2018

    April 2018’s Turkish news focus brings improved prospects for beverage exporters, rising retail sales, and exciting growth from one of the nation’s top manufacturers. Read on to find out more.

  • 29 March 2018

    Ekonomi Bakanlığı bu yıl da Worldfood Istanbul’un yanında!

    Türk gıda sektörünün uluslararası buluşmak noktası WorldFood Istanbul, bu yıl da Ekonomi Bakanlığı’nın desteği kapsamında gerçekleşecek. Bakanlık, fuar katılımcılarının tanıtım faaliyeti harcamalarına %50 oranında destek sağlayacak.

  • 28 March 2018

    Here is why you should start exporting food to Turkey

    WorldFood Istanbul is a beacon for international brands looking to break into the Turkish market. Why? Well, simply put, Turkey has an enormous amount to offer exporters from across the globe.

  • 12 March 2018

    Beverages in Turkey infographic: a steadily growing sector

    Turkey’s imports of non-alcoholic drinks are lucrative and offer another avenue to explore for workers. From fruit juices to mineral waters, Turks love an imported beverage to supplement domestic production.

  • 07 March 2018

    Case study: Turkey/Argentina food trade

    Like many international food and drink suppliers, Argentina holds a global presence – and plenty of potential when it comes to exporting to the Turkish market.

  • 06 March 2018

    WorldFood Istanbul receives the offical support of the Federation of Turkish Retailers!

    The leading food and drink exhibition of Turkey, WorldFood Istanbul, has received offical support of the Federation of Turkish Retailers (TPF).

  • 06 March 2018

    WorldFood Istanbul receives the offical support of the Federation of Turkish Retailers! (1)

    The leading food and drink exhibition of Turkey, WorldFood Istanbul, has received offical support of the Federation of Turkish Retailers (TPF).

  • 05 March 2018

    Turkish food & drink market roundup: March 2018

    Our journey through Turkey’s food and drink industry continues with this look at March’s top news stories.

  • 28 February 2018

    Case Study: Turkey/India food trade

    Indian food has plenty of potential in the Turkish market - including big opportunities for tea & coffee and ingredients suppliers.

  • 21 February 2018

    WorldFood Istanbul in numbers

    How well do you know WorldFood Istanbul? We've broken the show down into facts and figures to give your more info.

  • 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.

  • 11 August 2017

    Gıda Endüstrisini Değiştiren 6 Alışkanlık

    Günümüz yemek tutkunları, iyi tasarlanmış bir ortamda kaliteli yiyecekler istiyorlar. Yerleşik bir teknoloji ile geri dönüştürülen ve yerel olarak tedarik edilen temiz bir gıda zinciri ve hızlı bir şekilde ödemek ve satın almak istiyorlar.

  • 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.

  • 02 August 2017

    2017’nin 10 Gıda Trendi

    Oklahoma Devlet Üniversitesi Robert M. Kerr Gıda ve Tarım Ürünleri Merkezi

  • 01 August 2017

    Gıda Sektöründe Tedarikçi ve Satın Alma İlişkisi

    Yeme içme piyasasında tedarik zincirinin en üst noktalarından birisini gıda satın alması oluşturuyor. Kısaca satın almanın tanımı yapılmak gerekirse; Bir ürün veya hizmetin tedarikçi firmadan en düşük fiyat aralığında tedarik edilmesi olarak açıklanabilir.

  • 27 July 2017

    Restoranların Gıda Satın Alma Süreçleri

    Gıda satın alma, yeni kurulmuş restoranlar başta olmak üzere tüm restoranlar için karmaşık ve çetrefilli bir sistemdir. Temelde, bütün bir işletme sisteminin parçası olarak entegre edilmesi ve işletilmesi gereken bir alt sistemdir. Et, tarım ürünleri, meyve-sebzeler, unlu mamüller ve süt ürünleri, deniz mahsülleri ve köfte gibi gıda maddelerini satın ve teslim almak eksiksiz bir sitem gerektirir.

  • 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.

  • 26 May 2015

    Süt üretiminde online sistem

    Birleşmiş Milletler tarafından dünyanın en iyi kırsal kalkınma modeli seçilen Tire Süt Kooperatifi, İzmir Kalkınma Ajansı’nın yüzde 75 hibe desteğiyle “Sağımdan Şişeye Sütte Koordinasyon ve Bilgi Paylaşımı Projesi”ni hayata geçiriyor.

  • 26 May 2015

    Fransa’da süpermarketlerin yiyecekleri çöpe atması artık yasak

    Fransa’da süpermarketlerin yiyecekleri çöpe atması artık yasak Neriman Arslan Mayıs 23, 2015 Tarım & Gıda, Yeşil Politika Fransa parlamentosunun gıda atığına karşı önlem almak için oluşturduğu yeni yasayla birlikte, süpermarketlerin hala tüketilebilir durumda olan yiyecekleri atması artık yasak! Bu düzenlemeyle birlikte her süpermarket; bir sivil toplum kuruluşuna bağışlamak, hayvan barınaklarına yollamak veya kompost yapmak şeklinde gıdaları değerlendirmek zorunda olacak.