The Rungis International Market
Thirty years ago, the Parisian halls (Les Halles), which had been in the center of Paris since 1183, moved to the commercial area of Rungis, about 6 km south of the capital. With a direct connection to the road, rail network and near the airport, fish, meat, cheese, fruit, vegetables and flowers are now delivered, in France, England and generally in all Europe, from this 254 ha market. Every night in Rungis, many products wille change from owner sometimetimes, even several times. On a total area of 234 hectares, approximately 1.5 million tonnes of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and other fresh produce are traded each year.
More than 18 million European consumers will be provided with fresh food from the Rungis halls. 12 million in a radius of 150 km from Paris. About one-fifth of Rungis’ product will be delivered in Paris area. The fruit and vegetables market propose mainly French products, but also Italian, Spanish (many Citrus Fruit), and Exotic Fruits imported overseas.
Rungis has 1,200 companies with almost 12,000 employees. Every day, there are 5 000 buyers, who together provide an annual turnover around 7 billion euros. In addition to catering businesses, more and more supermarkets are also part of the customer base. This results in 25 000 lorries, driving around, daily. Rungis is not an ordinary fresh market, but a city in a city with its own hospital, hairdresser, post office, banks, police, restaurants, etc.
International Rungis Market, 94550 Chevilly-Larue