"Nico Schaft: "Good demand from Southern Europe"
888 Fruit Company begins import of Chinese chestnuts
"There are now just four weeks until Christmas so we are selling at full steam. Demand is particularly good from Southern Europe because of the shortage," said Nico. According to the importer chestnuts are an excellent holiday product. "Especially now that it is getting colder people are buying chestnuts and where Europeans roast them, the Asian population boils them."
An innovation this year is the packaging. "In place of a full pallet with 265 bags, they are now delivered in two half pallets, both with 120 bags. Just like hay, chestnuts can become too warm if not kept cool and if a wholesaler is selling too slowly and the pallet is left standing then the chestnuts can get too warm and spoil. This risk is lowered with the smaller pallets and some wholesalers are happy to be able to order just a half pallet," concluded Nico.
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