The first online French food marketplace for food industry professionals
Paris, 24 January 2017: Le Duff, a pioneering and long-standing player in the agrifood industry, is launching Gourming, the first online French food marketplace for food industry professionals. This new B2B marketplace enables French food producers and suppliers to sell their products internationally, with an easy-to-use system and secure payment. At the same time, food industry specialists can source products via a single order placed directly with producers.
Gourming was launched in Paris on 18 January at a ceremony attended by Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Defence Minister and President of the Regional Council of Brittany; Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs and Innovation; and Matthias Fekl, Secretary of State for the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad.
Gourming is the only online platform in the world that connects French producers with food industry professionals in countries across Europe. It is a timely development and offers three key benefits:
- Easy access to high-quality French products for food industry professionals.
- Greater international visibility for producers and suppliers, thanks to the platform’s high profile.
- Interface between small producers and food industry professionals for Le Duff.
Selling via the Gourming marketplace allows producers and suppliers to focus on their core business, rather than devoting time and resources to the administrative, logistical and regulatory aspects of exports, since these are managed by the operator.
Mirakl develops software solutions that enable companies to launch and operate their own marketplaces. To support Le Duff with the rollout of its B2B platform, Mirakl teamed with partners that include Webhelp, specialists in outsourced payment processing.
“We’re proud to be supporting Le Duff with the rollout of this innovative and ambitious marketplace. Mirakl is the ideal partner to ensure the success of this digital transformation, both operationally, thanks to our Mirakl Marketplace Platform and its wide-ranging functionality dedicated to the B2B sales process, and strategically, with expert support throughout the project,” says Philippe Corrot, Mirakl co-founder and CEO.
Mirakl has provided Le Duff with all the tools it needs to act as intermediary between the major players in the agrifood industry and the small specialist producers, with a focus on ease-of-use and efficiency.
“Thanks to its SaaS platform, Mirakl is assisting us with all the routine technical and operational aspects of the marketplace. Mirakl’s expertise and credentials make it the developer of choice for the launch of a marketplace like ours, which is particularly complex. We’re really proud of Gourming, and its launch has only been possible because of operators like Mirakl, who believed in our project and have been there to support us. The project goes live today with over 250 partner producers,” says Anne-Laurence Velly, Digital & Innovation Director for Le Duff.
Through this new B2B platform, Le Duff is promoting French products in the wider world and making it easy for professionals in the food, hotel and catering industries to source unique, high-quality products for delivery in their countries of business. Gourming is an ambitious project that reflects the growing recognition that B2B professionals need to offer innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs and expectations of consumers today.