Why exhibit in Gourmet Selection?

Published on by Tiphaine Bisson - updated on

Gourmet Selection is more than just a trade fair, it is a must-attend event for specialists in the delicatessen sector! Join us at Gourmet Selection 2022, to strengthen your business and present your latest innovations in the sector.

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The trade show dedicated to gourmet and fine food suppliers

  • Promote your products to fine food shops and major buyers from retail and food service.
  • Discover new market players looking for new niche products offering high added value.
  • Develop your sales and build commercial ties with target partners.
  • Assert your brand image towards key market players and the trade media.

Added value from Gourmet Selection

  • An annual show to meet the needs of fine food retailers for range rotation.
  • A 2-day duration, both short and efficient, held on a Sunday and Monday to capture the most visits.
  • The vitality of start-ups: 25% of exhibitors have been trading for less than 2 years.
  • A top-end offer.
  • A trend barometer for the fine food market.

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"The visitors are a perfect fit with our target audience. Good general organization, interesting and valuable Best Of show feature."

Excel Foie Gras SAS

Share the enthusiasm of fine food professionals

87% of distributors and producers say they are optimistic about their sector

Meet qualified professional visitors

Fine food shops 50 %

Retail 30%
Wine stores / Food professionals (delicatessens, cheesemongers, pork butchers, confectioners, chocolate shops), etc.

Distribution 12,5%
Wholesalers / Duty free / Import-Export / Traders / Department stores / Central purchasing offices, etc.

Hospitality & food service 7,5%
Out-of-home food service distributors and wholesalers.Commercial food service / Sommeliers / E-commerce, Works councils / Other, etc.

Who are the visitors?

  • 4000 buyers and specifiers
  • 77% with a decision-making role
  • 93% of visitors from France
  • Top 5 regions: Ile-de-France, Brittany, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Hauts-de-France
  • 7% from abroad
  • Top 3 countries: Italy, Spain, Belgium

Visitors particularly value the quality of exhibitors and products presented and the wide variety of goods on offer*

  • Visitor satisfaction 93 %
  • Intention to visit again 96 %

*Visitor survey, Gourmet Selection 2019

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These brands visited the show in 2018

Accor Hotels, Air France, Alice Délice, Arcady's, Éric Bur, Fauchon, Franprix, Galeries Lafayette, Jour, La Grande Épicerie de Paris, L’Atelier des Chefs, Le repaire de Bacchus, Maison Médelys, Maison Plisson, Monoprix, Natures et Découvertes, Valhrona, Palais des Thés, Pavillon Ledoyen, Printemps du Goût, Potel & Chabot, Pomona / Epi Saveurs, Unes Supermercati (Italie), etc.

Present your fine products

Top 3 product interests: savoury groceries, sweet groceries, wines, spirits, alcoholic beverages

Products exhibited:

  • Savoury groceries: condiments, spices, salt, pepper, vinegar, pasta, rice, crackers, chutney, mustard, oil, conserves…
  • Sweet groceries: biscuits, chocolate, cakes and pastries, confectionery, honey, spreads, candied fruit, jam…
  • Alcoholic drinks: beer, cider, wine, spirits, liqueurs.
  • Delicatessen: foie gras, dips, prepared dishes, regional and ethnic specialities.
  • Tableware and packaging: decoration, packaging, utensils, kitchen accessories, gift sets.
  • Beverages: fruit juice, tea, coffee, herbal tea, water, cocoa.
  • Meat products: cured meat, terrine, ham, pâté, meat.
  • Seafood (fresh or canned): sardines, tuna, salmon, seaweed, caviar.
  • Fruit, vegetables and flowers: edible flowers, mushrooms, truffles.

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Who are the exhibitors?

  • 350 exhibitors
  • French 80%
  • European 20%

Exhibitors particularly value the quality and the professional and convivial atmosphere of the show**

  • Exhibitor satisfaction 88 %
  • Intention to exhibit again  94 %
  • New contacts 72 %

**Exhibitor survey, Gourmet Selection 2018

These firms exhibited in 2018 and have already sign up for the next show

Alain Milliat (France), Alziari (France), Atelier TB (France), Biscotterie La Chanteracoise (France), Chic des plantes ! (France), Chocolat Mathez (France), Ciao Gusto (Italy), Compagnie Coloniale (France), Confiserie De Medicis (France), Fromagerie Juni SA Suisse (Switzerland), Gourmandises (Spain), Il Borgo Balsamico (Italy), Lebkuchen Schimdt (Germany), Les Délices de Saint-Orens (France), La Sablesienne (France), Maxim’s de Paris (France), Muroise et Compagnie (France), Thés George Cannon (France), Thibault-Bergeron (France), etc.

Discover the Best Of Competition

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Special events to promote your products


As an exhibitor, you have the opportunity of entering a product from your range in our “Best Of” competition. The judging panel, whose membership has not yet been revealed, firstly shortlists the products to be admitted to the competition. Then the judges meet up at the beginning of September to taste, test, and finally elect the big winners in each category.

Products are selected for their organoleptic qualities: visual appeal, texture, taste, smell, flavours. Non-food products are judged on criteria such as innovation, environmental impact, etc

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Take advantage of unique visibility:

Before the show: 

  • 4 months before the exhibition, the list of shortlisted products is sent out to journalists. Media coverage begins in June.
  • Products are highlighted on the exhibition’s website and social media. 

 During the show:

  • The awards are presented to winners by the chair of the judging panel and the products are showcased in a dedicated area. You also receive material to promote your award on your stand.
  • Your products are displayed in the press lounge, where journalists will be invited to taste them.

 After the show:

  • Media coverage continues.
  • Winners will be promoted on the exhibition’s web site and social media.

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A press office at your disposal

Tell our press team about your new products or a brand or product launch, and they will pass your news on to the specialist and general interest media.

The show is covered by all the press titles in the sector, both trade journals and general interest magazines. These include: Le Monde de l’épicerie fine, l’Express, Maxi Cuisine, RIA, Avantages, FMI 9, Le Monde des boulangers et des pâtissiers, Rungis Actualités, V&S News, LSA, La revue du détaillant, Gault & Millau, Gourmets&Co, etc.

In Gourmet Selection customer zone, you can:

  • Get a quotation
  • Book your stand
  • Be contacted by the event team

Applications to exhibit are vetted by a selection committee which assesses the suitability of the products with regard to the values of the show and gives final approval for the registration. We pay particular attention to the quality of products.

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