Peter Josef Eßer elected chairman

Dusseldorf dealers start cooperative to secure further development of wholesale market

The Dusseldorf dealers have founded a cooperative to secure the further development of the wholesale market. The next important step in securing the transformation of the Dusseldorf wholesale market has been taken: a group of retailers from the food sector have now founded "Großmarkthallen Düsseldorf eG". In future, the cooperative will take over the operational management of the remodeled wholesale market.

Peter Josef Eßer at his stall at the wholesale market

Design of the new wholesale halls
The city wants to withdraw, as is well known, from the operation of the wholesale market and will sell the facilities on the Ulmenstraße to municipal subsidiary IDR. The IDR, it is planned, will restructure the site and build modern market halls. The newly founded cooperative will then act as a stakeholder of the marketers. The aim is to conclude a general rental agreement with IDR. Marketers, city and IDR have come very close in the recent negotiations on the design of the new wholesale halls.

With the foundation of the new cooperative, the marketers that are participating will ensure their ability to act towards the city of Dusseldorf and the IDR. They will work constructively on the transformation, securing the future of the wholesale market. However, the decision of the Administrative Court, which has stopped the privatization of the wholesale market for the time being, has unsettled a number of traders. This became clear in the debate that preceded the founding assembly. Several traders have not yet been able to join the cooperative due to pending lawsuits. However, the majority do not rule out participation in principle. In the coming weeks, the newly founded cooperative expects further accessions.

Long-time vegetable farmer at the helm
Peter Josef Eßer was elected Chairman of the Grossmarkthalle Düsseldorf eG. The vegetable grower from Korschenbroich has been selling his goods on the Dusseldorf wholesale market for over 20 years.

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