The coronavirus outbreak appears to be reinforcing four key consumer trends in particular. At Asia Fruit Logistica ON 2020, Rijk Zwaan will be sharing details of solutions that respond to those trends.
To capitalise on these opportunities together with the sector as a whole, Rijk Zwaan is presenting the following solutions:
Vertical farming and Salanova Teenleaf
Fresh and healthy lettuce can now be produced more efficiently and closer to consumers than ever. Signify/Philips Lighting and vegetable breeder Rijk Zwaan explored the best combination of lettuce varieties and cultivation strategies. The result? An efficient method for the production and processing of fresh-cut salads blends such as Salanova Teenleaf.
Join the Asia Fruit Congress on 17 November 2020, where Rijk Zwaan and Signify will jointly present this solution, called ‘Green future: new production models’. The presentation will also highlight successful local initiatives that supply sustainable, healthy and food-safe leafy greens to the Asian market.
Click here to read when Jan Doldersum is speaking on the Asiafruit Congress ON
‘Asian Jewels’ melons
Another answer to the growing demand for fresh and healthy food is the Asian Jewels range of three different high-quality melon types for the premium market. The first is Golden Emerald, an attractive golden-coloured melon that combines a sweet flavour with a good shelf life, both of which are important advantages in the online grocery channel. The second is the silky-soft Silky Pearl with its firm bite and exquisite sweetness. The third is Silver Coral, which is a well-known type in Asia.
Colour is another way to inspire consumers. It is an important consideration when the Rijk Zwaan breeders are developing new tomato varieties. Attractive colours enable chain partners to offer premium products that inspire consumers and entice them to buy, either in store or online.
Rijk Zwaan has further developed Sweet Palermo, their pointed pepper brand. Thanks to even more flavour, versatility and convenience, these sweet peppers can offer consumers a twist on traditional dishes when cooking at home. For more information visit Sweet Palermo.
Cooking at home is even more fun thanks to the Wokcue cucumber variety that lends itself very well as an ingredient in Asian stir-fry dishes.