The onion season is stable this year in terms of quantity, but sales barely cover the costs. The supply of stored goods is temporarily sufficient, at least as far as the normal onions up to caliber 70 is concerned. The oversized onions of caliber 70 mm are currently more expensive, notes Daniel Voll, managing director of Vau-Ge Voll GmbH in the Palatinate.
Onion pallets in the warehouse of Vau-Ge GmbH
According to the retailer, the German market is still well supplied with yellow onions up to caliber 70. However, these are also in greatest demand, even though the other varieties have been on sale for several years as well. Voll takes the shallots and red onions as an example. “Because of the many cookery programs on television, shallots and red onions are in greater demand because they are often shown there. The consumption is by no means comparable to that in France, but in the meantime one can find the shallots on the shelves of the German discounters as well. Previously, they were usually offered only at the full range. This also applies to white onions, which are a niche product that is almost exclusively bought by southerners. As for the rest, mixed packages with yellow, red and white onions are on offer.”
Vau-Ge Voll GmbH is a pure family business and has existed for over 50 years. The company is located in the heart of the Palatinate and is now run by the second generation. The wholesalers' clientele mainly consists of packers, wholesalers and industry, as well as regional retailers. In addition to the sorting and packaging of German and Italian onions, their range is supplemented by organic onions and seeds.
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Management: Michaela Voll, Martina Voll-Kailitz & Daniel Voll
Roxheimer Straße 24, 67240 Bobenheim-Roxheim