Sjaak Verploegen and Sandra van der Veer
Both trading partners Levarht and Scherpenhuizen will be entering the Dutch season with the concept. "We are working with the Nebula variety by Syngenta for this. A very different tomato, with a surprisingly pure flavour. I call it a tomato for adults," says Sjaak Verploegen of Scherpenhuizen. "The variety was also picked up by Dutch and Belgian retailers. We expect to roll out the concept over the coming time."
Besides the tomato concept, Scherpenhuizen also introduced meal packets at the fair, under the name 'Cuisine Martin'. "Ten packages that contain all the ingredients for a complete meal, to which you only need to add meat if desired, the rest is all there," says Sjaak. "We put together the packages with a chef. We are primarily focusing on the German and Dutch market with the packages, but aren't avoiding further growth in Europe!"