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GemüseTV (vegetable TV) - successfully underway with new look
Already since April, GemüseTV has had a new intro, which closes the arch to the campaign for Swiss vegetables. Now the entire platform, with its new look, comes across even fresher and crisper. The content was also modernized this year, be it with small children giving vegetable advice, or new recipe videos,.....
Landgard: "Recognize and utilize trends"
In the trade journal supplement “Erfolgsfaktor Agrarwirtschaft” of September 24, an interview with Landgard chairman Armin Rehberg was published. The Landgard CEO takes a stand regarding the success factors in the green industry, the special character of a producer’s association and the differences with pure.....
AU blueberry grower having 'Eureka' moment
Blueberries just doubled in size in at least one major Australian supermarket and many greengrocers, and its thanks to the breeding success of Mountain Blue blueberry grower and supplier Ridley Bell and his family. Mountain Blue has been developing varieties suitable for Australia’s climate since the 1970’s,.....
Klingele makes strategic partnership with Landpack
The Klingele-Gruppe, a leading, independent manufacturer of corrugated board base paper and packaging made out of corrugated cardboard has made a strategic partnership with the mechanical engineering company Landpack, for the purpose of producing environment-friendly shipping cartons. Over the past years,.....
Rewe-Dortmund - digital entertainment at the freshcounter
Rewe Dortmund is further expanding Theken TV with the software PRESTIGEenterprise, and is meanwhile communicating its product offers and services, but also expertise, on over 400 screens in over a 100 markets. In the Rewe market Neue MItte in Kamen, newly opened at the start of July, customers were digitally.....
The fruit-and-vegetable counter generates many emotions in customers
"Visually overstimulating customers prevents sales"
“Is it worthwhile to distinguish between buyers and consumers?” Dr. Gunnar Mau of the SHOPPERMETRICS GmbH & Co.KG asks this question in his lecture "Too healthy to be delicious? Emotions at the POS: Knowledge for a successful fruit and vegetable section" at the 5th German fruit and vegetable congress in.....
Germany: New measures for mid-heavy trucks
On October 1, drivers of trucks that are under 7.5 tons gross vehicle weight have to check whether the built-in On-Board Unit (OBU) for toll collection is properly adjusted. When the vehicle starts, the OBU retrieves the weight. If the truck is en route without a trailer, then it should be “<7.5t” and.....
"Germany had time to place itself but missed the boat"
Apple consumption changed - Improved export management
In the course of the 5th Deutsche Obst und Gemüse Kongress in Düsseldorf, during a stage discussion, Helwig Schwartau spoke with four experts about fruit cultivation and retail trade across the global apple market, and the roles of Germany and the European Union. The participants of the discussion round were.....
Italy: First edition of Macfrut at Rimini Fiera
The first edition of Macfrut held in Rimini ended on 25th September.Over 11 thousand people visited every day (34 thousand in total), although the first two days were the busiest according to the organisers.The event was held at the same time as Flora Trade, which attracted 4,793 visitors over three days.20%.....
Innovation on the market with Polymer Logistics' "wood-effect crates"
Revolution in showcasing fruit and veg
According to their corporate philosophy on innovation and renewal in "retail ready packaging"ť Polymer Logistics introduced the first "wood-effect crates" in the world. The new fruit and vegetable crates made of plastic but with a wood design revolutionize the presentation and display in the fruit and.....
South Korea: New spectrometer makes field readings easier
SunForest, a Korean developer of non-invasive spectroscopy technology, is in the late stages of developing a follow up to their field spectrometer. The new P100 line, which will be released next year, is even smaller and more portable than the H100 line that made field readings of brix levels much.....
Automated segmentation of grape clusters in packing process
In the European PickNPack project, researchers of the Technology group of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, using robots and computer vision techniques, are working on segmentation of grape clusters in order to achieve accurate quality assessment of the grapes.The Technology group works on computer.....
14th EURO-LOG Praxis-Forum
Praxis-Forum presents digitalization and innovation in logistics
On October 15, 2015, the IT service provider EURO-LOG, specialized in integration of logistic processes, is organizing its Praxis forum for the 14th time. This time under the motto 'looking through logistic processes digitalization and innovationť'. At the event, which takes place at the EURO-LOG location.....
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences:
Scientists zero in on genetic traits for best blueberry taste
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have taken a big step toward breeding tastier blueberries with a three-year study that examined the traits consumers desire. Now they have specific breeding targets to improve flavor.For a study published Sept. 17 in the online.....