Organic herb demand exceeds expectations this holiday season

Jacobs Farm del Cabo has announced big wins in sales for the company’s fresh organic herb offerings during the Thanksgiving season. The holidays are a time of high demand for fresh herbs, as they add freshness, fragrance, and flavor to end-of-year festivities. Massive demand for herbs far exceeded supply…

ALDI Belgium about winter fruit and vegetable supply:

"Our fresh, organic herbs are 100% Belgian, year-round"

Last year, high energy prices meant there was little supply from those countries' greenhouses, so supermarkets had to switch to imports from Southern Europe. How are things looking this year? We approached ALDI Belgium for more insight into their supplies and strategies for the upcoming winter season. Aldi…

Agri-Saaten GmbH

Hendrik Müller from Agri Saaten GmbH:

"Italian onion types are increasingly migrating to the north"

The breeding company Agri-Saaten can look back on an exciting 2023. At the end of June, part of the carrot breeding programme called Carosem GmbH was sold to Enza Zaden. Meanwhile, the family business based in Bad Essen has by no means stood still, as Co-Managing Director Hendrik Müller explains on…

Matthias Bahn from the Hamburg wholesale market:

"Overall, we can look back on a successful German fruit and vegetable season"

With the arrival of the last tomatoes and sweet peppers from northern German production, the domestic fruit vegetable season is now nearing its end. "The quality of the last few trains was actually quite good. Sales were also quite pleasing throughout the entire campaign, although marketing is currently…

Johannes Adams from the herb garden of the same name in Düsseldorf:

"We are quite a small business, but even we are already having problems finding new employees"

The cold and wet weather led to a much later start of the herb season at Johannes Adams' business in Düsseldorf. "The heat during the summer was also rather suboptimal for the herbs. But we can be glad that we were not affected by further flooding or longer periods of heat," says Adams. "Next year, we…

Helmut Beiermeister from Stuttgart wholesale market:

"Sales of potted herbs have returned to the pre-pandemic level"

The marketing of German potted herbs is currently running on a fairly quiet course. "It's very quiet at the moment," says Helmut Beiermeister, who offers his self-produced goods at the Stuttgart wholesale market. "Prices are not where they should be in view of the sharp rise in production costs, while…

Morocco's cultivated rosemary campaign draws to a close

The Moroccan cultivated rosemary season is drawing to a close, with calendars available until December. Exporters continue to supply several markets on three continents. Mehdi Benchekroun, a rosemary grower in the Ouarzazate region, shares, "While wild rosemary is exported all year round, our calendars for…

Piet Schotel (CBI) and marketing economist Hania Chahal

Preparing Lebanese fruit and vegetable companies for the European market

According to Greek mythology, one day, a Phoenician princess was playing with her friends on the beach of Sidon. Zeus noticed her elegance and immediately fell in love. He descended from Olympus in the guise of a beautiful, gentle, white bull, persuaded the girl to climb on his back, and tricked her by…

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