ESSEN WHOLESALE MARKET
The best of what's good
Essen Fresh Produce Centre is known as the place to go for quality and freshness. It was opened in 1981, a result of the merger between the wholesale market and the abattoir, which was privatized in 1976. It is managed by three operating companies, the Grossmarkt Essen GmbH, the meat cooperative FVE Fleischversorgung Essen eG and the butchers’ cooperative Gilde Frisch-Markt Rhein-Ruhr eG.
More than 50 companies operate on the 94,000 m² site, offering trade buyers a complete range of fresh foods. Attached to the market is an educational facility where courses cover a comprehensive range of commercial and technical subjects.
Area: 94,000 m²
Firms on site: 52
Annual turnover (value): 130 million euros
Catchment area: 1.5 million consumers
Range sold: Fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and sausages, groceries, deli products, dairy produce, restaurant supplies
||Frischezentrum Essen GmbH
||+49 (0)201 320 00-10
||+49 (0)201 320 00-70
||Rolf Strobel, managing director