The supplier of fresh fruit packages is aiming primarily at offices and company canteens, but also has dentists and sports clubs for its customers.
Marc Vormann, Manager of the Neuss site in front of one of the delivery vehicles
Most of the products are bought directly at the regional wholesale markets. In addition to domestic goods, there are many imported fruits from overseas, especially in winter. "At the moment we have a lot of citrus fruits in the baskets, like clementines and oranges. But fruits like apples are also available; there is always room for change."
The prices of baskets and other gift packages are kept as constant as possible. "We are working with so-called unit prices that were established at a level that will simply allow us to make a good living. Bad harvest years, as we have witnessed with our domestic apples, are factored in as well."
In order not to damage the fresh goods, the baskets are transported in special plastic boxes. These boxes are stacked on top of each other so that the trucks can be loaded as efficiently as possible. "At present, we are not yet able to deliver nationwide. Where we are not yet represented we will send our parcels by mail, in shipping boxes made of strong cardboard filled with padding so that the products can be transported without any damage," Vormann explained.
With four locations in the Ruhr area one might imagine that the company vehicles are regularly stuck in traffic. However, this is by no means true, Vormann said. "Sometimes we're ten minutes to half an hour late because of road works or something like that. Except for those situations, it’s not too bad. Deliveries are always done on Monday and Wednesday. "Delivering just before the weekend does not make sense, because on Fridays there is almost no one left in the office and not much will be eaten anyway."
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