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myEnso – complete range of 100,000 products in assortment

Online Supermarket of the future starts in Bremen, Germany

Many big companies are currently trying to get a foothold in the billions-worth online grocery shopping market. However, the online sales system is not perfect yet and the demand of the German customers is still low. In Germany, of the approximately 200 billion Euros annually spent on food only 1% is spent.....

China: First unmanned warehouse

A few days ago, Jingdong Logistics introduced the world's first completely unmanned warehouse to the public. It is the first logistics centre in the world with a complete process sequence that is unmanned and operating on a large scale. And what's more, it's running on clean energy! The whole roof is plastered.....

Transparency from field to fork

Croatian platform makes FNV origin available for consumers

After years of working in the fresh fruit vegetable sector, Marko Kozjak saw the need to standardise product information and make it more accessible, especially for the end consumer."The concept design began in 2014, and I started the realisation of the project with private funding in 2016. During this time,.....

Adam Greenberg, CEO of iUNU

“We help greenhouse growers identify and solve their problems”

Three years ago, iUNU (‘You Knew’) was started by an entrepreneur who aims to solve basic food and water problems in the world. iUNU specifically targets issues on the food side of the greenhouse industry. “As the son of a botanist, I’ve been around plants my entire life,” says Adam Greenberg, Founder and CEO.....

Biotropic

Dominican Republic irrigates organic bananas using solar energy

In the Dominican Ecological Centre (Centro Ecologico Cibao), a photovoltaic system has recently been installed. The energy provided is used to water the plants that grow there.It is especially used for the organic bananas that grow on the plantation, which is 18 hectares in size and is situated next to the.....

Travelers can shop online during their flight

Rewe to provide a "flying supermarket" for Lufthansa

After a long stay abroad, shopping for groceries is one of the biggest priorities of all. After a vacation or a business trip, the refrigerator at home is usually empty. Fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, bread, cereal, milk or your favourite yoghurt for a good start in the upcoming days still have to be.....

"Participating in the QS system is an important contribution to the active protection of consumers."

High quality and safe vegetables from Lake Constance

On the island of Reichenau, vegetables have been grown for hundreds of years. This cultivation area, situated in the most southern part of Germany in the middle of Lake Constance, offers the best conditions for a good harvest. Under the motto "Daily fresh from the vegetable island", the company.....

Italy: A tool to fill asparagus film pockets quickly

A tool to make the positioning of plastic films on asparagus crops easier. Basically, the accessory facilitates filling, thus halving the filling time of the new film.The film must be anchored to the soil by filling a sort of duct with soil. The product was developed by Bagioni, a company specialising in the.....

Are vegetable flats the future?

The most densely populated island in the world is Macau. In the Chinese state, 600,000 people are packed together on 30 km2, making the population density practically 20,000/km2. That figure is much lower in the Netherlands. On average, 500 people live on a square kilometre here. In Dronten, in the centre of.....

Roger van Engelgem, Agri Technology:

“Storage technology sounds too good to be true”

“The storage system sounds like the ‘umpteenth miracle system,’ it’s true, but this one actually works.” Owner Roger van Engelgem from Agri Technology in Mechelen, Belgium, is visibly enthused about the AiroFresh storage system, which doesn’t use chemical additives to increase the shelf life of fruit and.....

Nanotechnology helps save up to 50% of water

Saving water consumption and increasing production are two basic objectives in the agricultural sector. Nanotechnology makes these possible, while also bringing other benefits. This technology acts physically on the water, emitting a quantum of energy that stimulates the hydrogen bonds. As a result, they.....

Fruit Maps: a new visual format to measure the maturity of fruit

For years, growers have developed their own ways of determining when it’s time to harvest their crops. A few years ago, engineers and scientists at Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science, in partnership with Central Queensland University of Australia, teamed up to develop the F-750 Produce Quality Meter......

Foodbag owner wants to supply 1% of Belgian households

"Supermarket business model no longer modern"

When I used to come home late I often didn't have time to go to the supermarket. This is why I started the meal box in October 2014. At the start I still made the boxes in my kitchen, there were around 100 per week. Now there are 250 to 300,000 meals a week," says founder Stéphane Ronse during the.....

Its pioneering role in digitization is met with great interest in China

Port of Hamburg suggests integrated logistics solutions in Qingdao

Lars Anke, the representative of the Port of Hamburg in China, South Korea and Japan, presented the integrated logistics solutions the Port of Hamburg uses to deal with the transport challenges of the 21st century, during the 2017 East Asia Seaport Alliance Assembly for the East Asia Marine Cooperation.....