Good volume development, but less consumption due to bad weather
On average there were 15 rainy days in May, June and July. Additionally, May was characterized by low temperatures. When the weather is poor in early summer, people barbecue less and are less prone to buying fresh vegetables. As a consequence, this year, a lot more fresh vegetables had to be exported than in previous years. With an increase of 50.8%, the 2016 season saw more exports than any other in the history of LGV-Frischgemüse.
Vegetable specialties: Success through quality
Diversity, innovation and sustainability as leading principle
"Diversity and innovation are very strongly developed in LGV-Frischgemüse products, because the horticultural families provide the necessary expertise and flexibility," says Managing Director Michael Wehofer, when describing the strengths of small-scale agriculture. "Merging the companies under the umbrella of the cooperative is the basis for successful further development."
The gardeners of LGV-Frischgemüse are among the Austrian pioneers in the use of beneficial insects for the protection of the plants. About 25 different beneficial species are now found in the nurseries: from minute organisms to bumblebees, which pollinate the flowers.
The cooperative has been a model of success for 7 decades
In January, 1946, LGV-Frischgemüse was founded. Time and time again the cooperative has been faced with new challenges. But the joint path of the horticultural families, who lean on their own traditions, the cooperation of the cooperative and the highest standards of quality in their vegetables, has made LGV-Frischgemüse an indispensable part of Viennese culture and Austrian grocery business.
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