Mr. Akarca, Elite Foods

“Belgian tomato trade is quiet, due to Turkish, Moroccan, and Macedonian competition”

“A season of ups and downs - that's how to best describe the past summer," says Mr. Akarca of Elite Foods in Belgium. "It was generally a better year than last year. Low tomato prices made for high demand. So, we were able to sell good volumes."

According to Akarca, it's a little quieter at the moment. "Tomato prices have risen a bit. There are tomatoes on the market from Turkey, Morocco, and Macedonia too. These are being offered at low prices. But these tomatoes are of much lower quality. That's compared to Belgian and Dutch tomatoes. Quality-wise, they can't compete with our tomatoes. Unfortunately, price-wise, they can. But, we find it important to give our clients the best products."

“Besides tomatoes, we offer a diverse range of greenhouse vegetables too. Cucumbers, bell peppers, and lettuce are also popular with our clients. We were able to sell nice volumes of strawberries too. That was in the summer when prices weren't too high. Nevertheless, we continue to specialize in Belgian greenhouse vegetables. And we continue to work hard to offer great quality products," concludes the trader.

For more information:
Elite Foods
50 Kempenare Street
2860, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, BE
Tel: +32 (0) 156 33 746

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.