Special  —  Fruit Logistica


Fruit Logistica 2014, Hall 2.2 - Stand A-02
Italy: Apofruit speeds up thanks to exports and branded products
"The Apofruit group closed in 2013 with -8% in volume and +5% in value. Turnover reached €223 million, whereas the value of production should be of around €254 million," says Ilenio Bastoni, sales manager."In detail, Mediterraneo Group recorded +2% in volume and +12% in turnover thanks to new partners,.....

Organic grape growers more productive than their non-organic counterparts
South African growers in the spotlight at Fruit Logistica
When it comes to the delicious Ben Hannah grapes, organic South African grape grower Warren Bam produces almost 40 mt per hectare and that is one and a half times more than his conventional neighbour. Also for the popular, white seedless Thompson grapes, Warren gets a much higher production than non organic.....

Granfrutta Zani
Italy: Fruit Logistica is most important trade fair
Granfrutta Zani arrives at Fruit Logistica after an overall positive year. In 2013, the company sold around 25,000 tonnes of peaches and nectarines (20% less than 2012), 8,500 tonnes of plums (-15%) and around 3,000 tonnes of apricots (-40%).Granfrutta Zani's team at Fruit Logistica. Raffaele Bucella is.....


Veguarc fosters Guatemalan agriculture
With a brand name that means natural fountain of life in the Mayan language, Veguarc is growing Guatemala's agriculture industry with their Sayab brand.Founded in 2007, Veguarc grows and exports Sunburst squash, Patty Pan squash, green zucchini, green french beans, yellow french beans, tiger squash and baby.....

Fruit Logistica 2014:
Turkish Pavilion to showcase 25 companies
Turkey, which has around 47 million tonnes of fruit and vegetable production, is participating in Fruit Logistica on a national level, in order to create new opportunities thereby increasing its export.Acting as representatives for the Turkish Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Sector; Mr. Ali Kavak [Pictured.....

Rijk Zwaan shares healthy ideas at Fruit Logistica 2014
Rijk Zwaan will once again be presenting its products at Fruit Logistica in Berlin from 5 to 7 February 2014. This year, the breeding company’s show presence is based around the theme ‘Sharing a healthy future’.‘Sharing a healthy future’ is Rijk Zwaan’s new slogan. It embodies everything that Rijk Zwaan.....


Fruit Logistica 2014, Berlin:
Kronen to present wide range of machines and culinary event
At this year’s Fruit Logistica, Kronen will present a wide range of its standard machines but also some novelties. Again, the Kronen cooperative partners GKS Packaging - NL-Son, JFPT Foodlife - NL-Zwolle und ZTI Mechatronics will participate: The synergies within these partnerships offer considerable cost.....


Fruit Logistica offers Virtual Market Place®, exhibitor search
World's leading industry event for the fresh produce trade takes place 5-7 February 2014 in Berlin – Virtual Market Place is the key tool for optimal visit preparation. Despite wintry temperatures, the three days of the Fruit Logistica trade fair are the hottest time of year for the fresh produce sector......


First Ethiopian greenhouse grower to exhibit at Fruit Logistica
Ethiopian grower Jittu Horticulture PLC is excited to be present at the Fruit Logistica 2014. It is not only the first time the company is present, it is also the first Ethiopian agribusiness to participate at Fruit Logistica. High wire tomatoes at Jittu Horticulture in EthiopiaJittu Horticulture will.....


Fruit Logistica 2014
Tozer Seeds doubles stand size
Tozer Seeds, the largest independent British vegetable seed breeder, will be exhibiting at Fruit Logistica 2014 in Berlin from the 5th-7th February 2014. This is the second year running that Tozer Seeds will be exhibiting at the event, doubling the booth size to have a larger presence and product display......


BanaBay continues global journey with first appearance at Fruit Logistica
Ecuadorian banana producer BanaBay is making its first appearance at Fruit Logistica to expand the global market place for its premium quality brand. Since its launch in the UK just under a year ago, BanaBay has already achieved extraordinary growth and is currently shipping over a million bananas a week to.....

Fruit Logistica 2014, Berlin
CBI presents 36 suppliers from 12 developing countries
European companies shopping the world for new sources of fresh produce carry a long list of requirements. Freshness and quality are on top of that list, but they also need suppliers who can comply with strict food safety and hygiene protocols; have earned international certifications and are committed to.....


UK develops seed potato, horticulture stand at Fruit Logistica 2014
Following the successful first-time collaboration by the British potato and horticulture sector at Fruit Logistica 2013, Potato Council, Horticultural Development Company (HDC) and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) return with their industries to this massive event in February 2014, to build.....


The Aardappelhoeve presents new 1 kilo packaging at Fruit Logistica
This year the Aardappelhoeve will be at Fruit Logistica for the first time. Bart Nemegheer, owner of the company, indicates that they could not stay behind. "Most of the supermarkets' purchasers are present at this fair, as well as almost all our colleagues. We couldn't be the odd ones out any more. We used.....


Grape loader ZTI nominated for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award
De-bunching grapes no longer done by hand
The grape de-buncher by ZTI Mechatronics from Tuitjenhorn has been nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award this year. The company is specialised in projects for fruit, vegetable and flower processing. The providers of the fruit and vegetable solutions are JFPT (Benelux), Lingwood (UK and Ireland).....


Fruit producers from Brazil seek buyers abroad
A group of 12 companies is seeking a wider market abroad for Brazilian fruit in February. They are participating at Fruit Logistica, one of the greatest fairs for fresh fruit in the world, which takes place in Berlin, Germany, from February 05 to 07 this year. The trade show normally receives importers from.....

Ten candidates for FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award 2014
Messe Berlin and Fruchthandel Magazine announced today the candidates for the FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award 2014. The jury consisting of experts from production and quality management, wholesale, retail, packaging and services chose the following ten candidates from a large number of entries for the.....


Tong Peal to reveal 2014 range of machines
One of the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of handling and sorting solutions is set to exhibit at Fruit Logistica 2014.Tong Peal will be present in Hall 4.1 on Stand C-01 at Europe’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable event, which takes place in Berlin, Germany, between 5th-7th February.Visitors to the.....

UK pavillion returns to Fruit Logistica
Meet leading producers, suppliers and service providers from the UK fresh produce, seed potato and horticulture industries by joining the British group for an informal reception on the UK stand in Hall 8.2/A-07 on Thursday 6th February from 4.30pm-6pm. Visit the UK pavilion and CHA industry information.....