A fresh food centre in the best location

As it says in the name, the one thing that counts in a fresh food centre is: freshness. And here Hamburg’s wholesale market has a crucial strategic advantage with its excellent location. Directly at the port, with the main station round the corner and the motorway on the doorstep, North Germany’s largest fresh food centre has ideal transport connections.

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Facts, data & figures

  • 27.3 (ha) Size of the market site
  • 97 (m²) Total area of the fruit and vegetable hall
  • 1.5 (million t) Turnover of goods per year
  • 140 (pc) Number of trucks per year


Networked throughout Germany: GFI

Representing common interests, exploiting synergies: This is the idea behind Gemeinschaft zur Förderung der Interessen deutscher Frischemärkte e.V. (GFI) [Business Development Association of Germany’s fresh food markets].

Exchange across all borders: WUWM

The World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) came into existence in 1955 as a non-profit organisation. As an international umbrella association, WUWM unites the most important fresh food centres in the world and promotes a reciprocal exchange of best practices


You can always rely on the quality

Around 350 wholesalers offer their products in Hamburg’s wholesale market; their customers are weekly market traders, operators of specialist shops as well as restaurants, hotels and canteens. With such a selection, buyers can certainly prove to be choosy. Every wholesaler is thus keen to offer goods of the highest quality. Nothing is left to chance in the process. For example, the collection point of a residue analysis laboratory is to be found directly on site which means that any contamination, however small, can be detected.

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  • Eliane Steinmeyer

    Managing Director

  • Stellvertretender Geschäftsführer des Großmarktes: Matthias Wegner

    Matthias Wegner

    Deputy Managing Director / Works Manager

  • Die Assistenz der Geschäftsführung Cornelia Gräfin von Westarp steht vor den Großmarkthallen.

    Cornelia Gräfin von Westarp

    Management Assistant, Quality Management

  • Alexandra Adler

    Head of Marketing and PR

  • Birgit Bartels

    Marketing and PR

  • Volker Albus lehnt gegen einen Palettenstapel in der Großmarkthalle.

    Volker Albus

    Haed of Finance and Controlling

  • Hendrik Krimmel auf dem Großmarktgelände.

    Hendrik Krimmel

    Market Operations Division Manager

  • Jörg Bedrich steht auf dem Parkplatz vor den Großmarkthallen.

    Jörg Bedrich

    Head of Market Supervision and Event Management

  • Tobias Kirschner steht im Inneren der Großmarkthalle.

    Tobias Kirschner

    Property Management and ID Office

  • Thomas Koy

    Property Management and ID Office

  • Smajl Terdevaj

    Property Management and ID Office

  • Fabian Preuß

    Head of Technical Operation

  • Florian Zechner steht in der Halle des Hamburger Großmarktes.

    Florian Zechner

    Order and Service Provider Management

  • Manfred Libudda

    Maintenance and Servicing