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Consumers desire products from their own region
The Swiss Association of Fruit, Vegetables and Potato Traders, SWISSCOFEL, used this year’s Fruit Logistica in Berlin to discuss the issues the industry faces. Manager Marc Wermelinger explains: “Overall the consumption of fruit and vegetables in Switzerland is stable. An important topic that concerns us is.....
“It tastes better together” the BVEO campaign slogan for 2016
The joint stand of the German producer organizations during Fruit Logistica was designed and presented with posters and slogans of the consumer campaign “Germany – my garden.” The stand stood in hall 20 and in no other hall was the German fruit and vegetable production better represented. The German hall.....
Spain: Almeria, world tomato capital
On Saturday 13 February, Almeria's Plaza Vieja will host the second edition of the Tomato Day, an initiative that aims to highlight the role of the province's flagship agricultural product.The Tomato Day, which was already held last year with great success in terms of participation and attendance, aims to.....
Plasgad to exhibit at Fruit Logistica 2016
Plasgad will be joining more than 2,700 exhibitorsfromaround the world to demonstrate proven valuein packaging, storing and transportation solutions atFruit Logistica in Berlin this February. The 65,000-plus expected visitors will be able to examine the company’s product range from up close at the Plasgad.....
Collaborative approach for a future-proof wholesale market
Dusseldorf: wholesale market ensures continuous close cooperation
The wholesale market in Düsseldorf looks to the future in it's eightieth year of their existence. The market will remain at the Ulmenstraße and will be made future-proof. Mayor Thomas Geisel: ”Our goal regarding this location is to ensure continuous close cooperation with the traders at the wholesale.....
Austria: Chinese cabbage season has started
The region Styria is where the most Chinese cabbage is grown, followed by Burgenland and Tirol. The Austrian farmers can supply the main part of the domestic demand for Chinese cabbage. The self-sufficiency rate is around 80% and the average consumption is 3.6 kilos per person.Chinese cabbage takes third.....
Ten years Interaspa
A fair for professionals, not only asparagus producers
The tenth edition of the Interaspa fair, the only fair in northern Germany for the producers of asparagus, vegetables, berries, soft fruit and the direct marketing at farms, took place last week in Hannover. New at the fair this year was the farm-catering theme. Visitors could look at 3-D solutions for.....
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Decision on Düsseldorf wholesale market construction
A lot is happening at the Düsseldorf wholesale market. The plans for the new construction of the wholesale market are progressing. Roland Tolls one of the wholesalers and spokesperson for the Wholesale Market Collective Düsseldorf explains: “At the moment we are in the middle of the negotiations with.....
CAC discusses upcoming season
In preparation for the 2015-16 California avocado season, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) retail merchandisers, foodservice representatives and marketing personnel met with many of the AMRIC handlers to discuss the opportunities presented by the new season.The meetings provide an important connection.....
P.E.I. Potato Board holds disinfection workshops
Workshops on cleaning and disinfection in relation to the handling and transportation of potatoes are being held by the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, which is hitting the road with a series of five workshops over the next week and a half.Scheduled presenters are David MacSwain and Dr. Solke DeBoer who.....
April 14-16 in Chisamba, Namibia
Ag expo focuses on industry's success and challenges
Some 15,000 agricultural professionals are expected to gather at the Agritech Expo, Zambia’s leading outdoor agriculture exhibition, on April 14-16 in Chisamba, to discuss the successes and challenges facing the industry.There will be 130 exhibitors, including some of the leading international suppliers to.....
Wholesale company Peter Keuthmann in Berlin
Demand goes down along with the temperature
The start of the year 2016 meant the return of the winter in Germany. While there was no frost, yet, in western Germany in the North East of Germany it has been freezing continuously, in many places even as cold as-13 degrees Celsius. The winter has Berlin, the German capital, in its icy grip as well. “The.....
Guidizzolo, January 2016
Italy: XV edition of "Orticoltura Tecnica in Campo"
27th, 28th and 29th of January 2016! These are the days chosen by Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche and Idromeccanica Lucchini to launch the fifteenth edition of "Orticoltura Tecnica in Campo", an event dedicated to horticulture which includes field demonstrations, seminars and most of all, the pleasure of.....
Mini watermelons with fewer, very small seeds
Both new seeded mini-watermelon varieties, NIKAS F1 and PEPITA F1 by Cora Seeds only have a few, very small seeds. The NIKAS F1 variety has a high yield. The round variety has an average weight of 2.5 kg and their flesh is red, both sweet and crisp, with only a few seeds.And furthermore they have an.....