About WUWM

We aim to facilitate access to healthy diets for everyone in the world by delivering more sustainable, inclusive, and high-quality fresh food supply systems.
We exchange ideas, share best practices and work with international organizations, governments, and consumers.
We raise awareness and education to help everyone eat better and contribute to a healthier, more resilient, and sustainable international food system.

About us

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The World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) is an international network of fresh food and products organizations.

150 wholesalers and 30 retailers and street markets from around the world lead international efforts to ensure food security as well as healthy, guaranteed and accessible diets for everyone.

Our goal is to make sure that people around the world have easy access to high-quality, healthy diets through a well-organized, safe and sustainable food system.

With 217 members, WUWM works in over 40 countries worldwide, covering 5 continents.

We share expertise, innovation and services while connecting new ideas with food actors worldwide in order to achieve food accessibility and security for all.

217
members
5
continents
40
countries worldwide
Did you know?
200
million tons of fresh produce per day
are distributed by wholesale markets.
3 billion
consumers per day buy fresh product
that come from wholesale markets.
90%
of products found in most street markets come from wholesale markets.

Our vision

Joining forces to feed the world with healthy, quality fresh products.
We envision a world where affordable and nutritious food is available to all. A world where the food supply chain is efficient, sustainable, and provides high-quality products.
WUWM is empowering wholesale and retail markets, and other fresh food actors with the necessary skills, knowledge, and networks to improve their capabilities. Together we can ensure food security and provide healthy diets in a sustainable, inclusive, and consistent way.
Our organization is continuously examining ways to upgrade the industry so that we can meet the challenges of the 21st century, including a more green agricultural sector and the pursuit to a climate-neutral food supply chain.
Modern wholesale markets benefit all food system actors. Today, modern wholesale markets are the most efficient with inclusive logistical platforms ensuring food security at both the local and global levels. These “fresh food hubs” allow for the development of sustainable and resilient food systems.
Modern wholesale markets are an efficient and robust model enabling daily delivery of fresh food to millions while respecting the environment.
By allowing small and medium size farmers to access the market and encouraging them to distribute their goods, wholesale markets maximize their opportunities, and ensure attractive prices to consumers.

Wholesale markets aim to improve food processes and practices while contributing to reducing food waste, green gas emissions, and protecting biodiversity. Simply put, we believe wholesale and retail markets are key partners to meet the challenge of feeding the world in a sustainable way. Fewer intermediaries, increased security and enhanced accessibility with better pricing for all!

Our values

We exchange ideas, educate and are inspired by new trends in order to advocate for better and more easily accessible food.

we believe in
accessibility

we believe in
security

we believe in
sustainability

As a collective of markets and fresh food experts, we have supported significant improvements to our industry worldwide sharing best practices on common challenges, developing new insights on the global food system, and promoting the need for a more sustainable food supply chain. WUWM is a unique platform for coordinated action that strengthens leaders’ decision-making and promotes multistakeholder dialogues facilitating greater innovation in the fresh food sector.”
Stéphane Layani / Chairman

Leadership

Our governing body is comprised of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, 12 Directors, and a Secretariat based in The Hague (Netherlands).

Stéphane Layani

Chairman

Rungis, France

Giannis Triantafyllis

Vice Chairman

Athens, Greece

Zengjun Ma

Director & WUWM Asia-Pacific Regional Group Leader

Beijing, China

Eugenia Carrara

Secretary General

The Hague, The Netherlands

Fabio Massimo Pallottini

Director & WUWM European Group Leader

Rome, Italy

Arturo Salvador Fernández Martínez

Director & WUWM Americas Regional Group Leader

Mexico City, Mexico

Eva Marone

Director & WUWM Africa Regional Group Leader

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Jean-Paul Auguste

Director & WUWM Retail Markets Group Leader

Livry-Gargan Paris, France

Laurent Nys

Director

Brussels, Belgium

Natasa Putnik

Director

Belgrade, Serbia

José Ramón Sempere

Director

Madrid, Spain

Dr Jagvir Singh Yadav

Director

New Delhi, India

Eliane Steinmeyer

Director

Hamburg, Germany

Michał Kostelecki

Director

Tychy, Poland

Raul Giboudot

Director

Buenos Aires, Argentina

WUWM by region

WUWM acts at the international, regional and local levels to promote sustainable, inclusive, and fresh food supply chains in order to ensure the development of modern wholesale markets.

Our regional working groups develop partnerships and programs that respond to each region’s particular challenges and priorities. With these strong networks and relationships, we are able to achieve our goals at the local level.

Find your regional group:

European Group

Directed by Mr Fabio Massimo Pallottini

f.pallottini@wuwm.org

Asia Pacific

Directed by Mr Zengjun Ma

z.ma@wuwm.org

The Americas

Directed by Mr Arturo Salvador Fernández Martínez

a.fernandez@wuwm.org

Members Directory

40

countries

Our worldwide presence ensures that the WUWM remains as close as possible to its members and markets.

217

members

WUWM members promote the role and scale of wholesale and retail market activity to the global community.

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Western Europe

Middle and Eastern Europe

Asia

South America

Africa

Middle East

Central America

Oceania

North America

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

Spain

United Kingdom

Belgium

Retail Markets

  • ETS Charve

Wholesale Markets

Denmark

Retail Markets

Finland

Retail Markets

  • City of Helsinki Wholesale Food Market

France

Retail Markets

Retail Markets Association

Netherlands

Wholesale Markets

Portugal

Wholesale Markets

Wholesale Markets Association

Spain

Retail Markets Association

Wholesale Markets

Wholesale Markets

Wholesale Markets Association

Wholesale Markets Consultant

United Kingdom

Wholesale Markets

Wholesale Markets Association

China

India

Nepal

Thailand

Vietnam

Republic of Korea

China

Wholesale Markets

  • Beijing Central Agricultural Products Wholesale Market

  • Nanchang Agri. Products Wholesale Market

  • Shanghai Agri. Products Central Wholesale Market Co.ltd

  • Shanghai Vegetable Group Ltd., Co.

  • Shangqiu Agricultural Products Wholesale Market

  • Shen Yang Non-Staple Food Group

  • Zhanjiang Xiashan Aquatic Products Wholesale Market

Wholesale Markets Association

India

Wholesale Markets

Wholesale Markets Association

  • Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB)

Nepal

Wholesale Markets

  • Shree Complex Pvt. Ltd

Thailand

Wholesale Markets

  • Talaad Thai Wholesale Market

Vietnam

Wholesale Markets

Republic of Korea

Wholesale Markets

  • Seoul Agro-Fisheries & Food Corp(SAFF)

Ivory Cost

South Africa

South Africa

Retail Markets

Wholesale Markets

Costa Rica

Mexico

Costa Rica

Wholesale Markets

Mexico

Wholesale Markets

Wholesale Markets Associations

  • Conacca

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