Cooperative launched to reduce waste and maximise value of ware potatoes

PotatoNext, the cooperative from Agrico, Nedato, and Leo de
Kock, embarks on a vision for the future of the ware potato industry.

With a focus on certifications such as Global Gap, the 'Better for' program for Albert Heijn, and Planet Proof, PotatoNext will provide enhanced support, relief, and knowledge expansion to its growers.

The cooperative is committed to maximizing the value of ware potatoes, placing a strong emphasis on reducing waste throughout the potato chain, from grower to customer. Offering a balanced selection of varieties, particularly targeting Next Generation and robust varieties, PotatoNext will set the standard for quality and sustainability in the sector.

PotatoNext have announced the recent composition of the new board of Coöperatie PotatoNext U.A., which includes the following members: Vincent Coolbergen, Jan van den Hoek, Frans Meerse, and Paul Versluijs.

Gertjan van Dueren den Hollander, Chairman, stated: 'We are very excited about the launch of PotatoNext and anticipate that this move will make a significant contribution to the continuity and profitability of table potato cultivation among our affiliated growers. We look forward to the future with confidence."

Jan Bijleveld and Mariska Werring, directors of PotatoNext: "We are delighted to embark on this new journey with PotatoNext. The continuity of our production sites is of great importance to our growers and partners. We will work closely with our customers, partners, and suppliers to carefully plan the relocation from Purmerend to Oud-Beijerland without jeopardizing production."

As one of the the largest consumable potato cooperative in the Netherlands, PotatoNext is exploring new opportunities to market related crops and optimize residual streams into innovative products.

PotatoNext's vision to become a more data-driven organization promises a future where innovation and efficiency go hand in hand.

For more information:
PotatoNext B.V.
Jan Bijleveld and Mariska Werring
Tel: +31 299-420975 +31 186-645945

Coöperatie PotatoNext U.A.
Gertjan van Dueren den Hollander
Tel: +31 6-54278469

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