Helsinki Conference
The Wholesale Market – Good Food in Helsinki!
The Wholesale Market is a City of Helsinki department that rents out premises and land for wholesale traders and, since 2011, also for market and market hall vendors. The warehouses and production facilities of many small market and market hall vendors, such as meat-cutting facilities, are located in the Wholesale Market, whose mission is to offer SMEs business opportunities, thus doing its share in maintaining the versatility of trade in Helsinki and the metropolitan area.
 
The services at the Wholesale Market include a meat wholesale hall, frozen goods facility, as well as vegetable/flower wholesale hall and market. The area has vegetable, fruit, fish and meat wholesalers, foodstuff production facilities as well as Finland’s most important flower wholesale area with several flower wholesalers. The area also operates Finland’s largest cash-and-carry store and several other businesses from advertising agencies to retailers of electrical supplies.
   
In 2015, a new modern freezing facility will be built in the area to replace the old one. The Helsinki Wholesale Market runs almost 24 hours a day. The entrepreneurs and their clients appreciate the central location and good traffic connections, and the majority of restaurants and florists in the metropolitan area operate within ten kilometres from the Wholesale Market. The most important food logistics companies and retail outlets in the metropolitan area also operate within a 20-kilometre radius.

 
Since 2011, the Wholesale Market has also taken care of the renting of the sales stands at the three market halls and nine market areas in Helsinki.
 
In autumn 2012, parts of the Wholesale Market will open its doors to consumers, when the Kellohalli event venue as well as sales outlets and restaurants will open in the premises of the old City of Helsinki abattoir. True to its history, this area zoned for retail trade has been named as Teurastamo, the Slaughterhouse.