Hoofdman-Roodzant has been supplying the Russian market for years. Since last year, the company is again the only Dutch fruit and vegetable company present at World Food in Moscow. A wide range of fruit and vegetables is supplied.
Jeroen Buyck of Calsa, Jeroen Den Haerynck of MTSL surveys, and Luc Adriaensen of IDP.
On the left, Silke Wouters of Wouters Fruithandel in conversation with a customer. Wouters is a company that has been active on the Russian market for more than 25 years.
Dominiek Noppe and Olivier Vanraye, of Vergro.
Peter Steltenpool, of PSW Agro Consulting BV, and Willem Kokkeel, of Eurasia Connection.
Kees Oskam, of trading company Jan Oskam BV.
Timur Akhmetov and Koen Van Herck.
Olena Gorleva, of Black Star BV, from Barendrecht, en Tanya Voropay, of De Mooij Amsterdam.
Thaïs Mees, project coordinator AGF, and Sarah Musschebroeck, export consultant at Vlam.
The team of Bel'Export.
2nd from the left, Dries Sebrechts and his wife, colleagues and customers.
Miguel Demaeght, Laurent De Smedt and Pierre Vrancken, of Belorta.
Laiwu Taifeng Foods. Chris Delia and Lucy. This Chinese company exports garlic, ginger, onions, citrus fruits and pome fruits. The firm is based in the Shandong region.
Pighe Flourish Fruit Industrial. Wen Min Dong. This year, the conditions in China's local pomelo market are not so good. The Chinese economy is not doing as well as usually, in part due to the conflict with the US. The pomelo harvest is starting about two weeks later this year and therefore the product doesn't look as visually attractive as in other campaigns. The best looking pomelos were harvested in the FuJian region this season.
Tacheng Yongli Trade Co. Ilya Denisevich, Valentina Shiyan and Zhang Youghua. The company exports fresh produce, including carrots, garlic and cauliflower. It grows its own crops in the open ground and in greenhouses.
Xiamen Camera Trading. Susan Yang and Sunny Liao. The firm is mainly devoted to the export of pomelo, mandarin orange and kiwifruit. Some shipments go to Europe. Russia is an important growth market for them.
Russian - Chinese Fruit & Vegetables. Di Wu, Maxsim Maxsimov and Samuel. A joint venture where Di Wu is a trader and exports Chinese fresh produce to Russia. It offers a wide range of products, including Chinese bananas grown in South China.
Xiamen Bona Industry Co. Wei Jing Fu, Shannon Zhang and Ragozhnin Vladislav. Chinese exporter of citrus, ginger, garlic, pomelo and mandarins.
Jiming Greenstream Fruits & Vegetables. Julie Wang (sales manager) and Emma (sales staff). They are producers of a wide range of fresh produce with their own packing stations.
Uniseed (Gansu) Co. Lily, Arthur Yan (gen. Man.) and their interpreter. Fresh fruit and vegetables and frozen, processed and various tomato products. The company is also a producer of onions and grows around 10,000 tons of red and yellow onions.
Great looking onions from Uniseed (Gansu) Co. Lily. The company is also an onion producer and grows around 10,000 tons of red and yellow onions.
Shandong Yuoshu International Trade. Silong Zhu (gen.man.) and interpreter Angelica. Producer and exporter of pomelo, garlic, apples and citrus fruits.
Kaiyyan Transcend Food is a corn producer.
Tan Xian Gang, of Sicjuom My Rural Agricultural.
Gang Wang and Shenggi Wang. Fresh garlic, frozen fruit and vegetables and ginger.
Laicheng Haotian Food Enterprise. Lilian Zhang. Frozen fruit and vegetables.
Botou Lihong Fruit Co. Bin Kou. They produce and export pears. Crown Pear, Ya Pear, Red Fragrant Pear. They are sweet pears with a pale skin and a shape that looks more like an apple than a pear.
Jining New Silk Road Food. Echo Yu and Jason Wu (sales man.) The company produces and exports ginger, garlic, onions and sweet chestnuts in Shandong province. Shandong is a large agricultural area in China. The company has storage facilities and packing stations. In addition to fresh garlic, the company also produces peeled cloves and ground and dried garlic.
Bodex is a Polish company supplying frozen potato products. Kornel Brzozowski.
Chile's promotional stand.
Carrier of sea containers Hamburg Sud.
Morocco was well represented at the fair. Various fruit and vegetable exporters were present.
Turkey was also well represented. Russia has found its way into new import countries.
Moldova Fruit Association is an organization devoted to the promotion of fresh and processed fruit. It is also an organization that is committed to the quality assurance of Moldovan fruit. Adrian Cojocaru, Vitalie Sedtaru, Denis Vornices and Dorin Vozuices.
Ruzifruit is one of the largest Russian importers of fruit and vegetables. They have branches in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Krasnodar. Alik Akhmedov (executive director) and Elena Akuletskaya (import manager).
Moroccan exhibitor Clementina.
Les Domaines Export, a supplier of Moroccan citrus fruits.
Frutadeli, from Ecuador. Strong in the banana sector.
We met Daniel Guerrero, Peter Wedell-Neergaard, Daniel Guerrero Gonzenbach and Yulia Kiliseva, of Maersk, at the Fyffes stand.
Duagui SA, from Ecuador, is a banana exporter. Victor Gonzalez G, Sandy Valencia, Victor Gonzalez S and Cynthia Barragan.
Soprisa. On the right, Christian Valencia talking to a customer. The company is a producer of bananas in Ecuador. Its brands are Banafood, BanaSoft and Banova.
Container carrier CMA CGM.
Banabay, Danilo Serrano (export man.). The firm produces bananas and exports around 70 containers per week to 21 countries.
A.G. Ankor International, from Israel. Fruit and vegetable exporter with herbs as a specialty.
Frutadeli is a banana producer and exporter. Sandra Monroy (President).
The brands of the Cavendish variety that the company sells are the Sherezada, Frutadeli, Bananavey, Sultana, Golosita and Frutasvey.
San Miguel from Argentina.
Akhmed Fruit Company was founded in 1997. It is a group of fruit and vegetable trading companies based in St. Petersburg. The company has four warehouses in that city.
Its import activities are centralized. Akhmed Fruit Co. is devoted to the import, storage (25,000 square meters of cold stores in St. Petersburg) and sale of fresh fruit and vegetables. The company's strategy is to arrange direct deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables from all over the world to Russia. The firm imports from many countries, including some in Latin America (Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay), Africa (South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya), the Middle East and Iran, China, Pakistan, India or Israel. Fresh produce from Russian producers and suppliers is also sold. The biggest customers in Russia are wholesalers in Russian regions, customers in the Commonwealth of Independent States and networks of supermarkets.
The Russian "GLOBUS GROUP" was founded in 1993 and has more than 23 years of experience in the trade of fresh fruit and vegetables. It is also one of the largest fruit companies in Russia.
The logistics are well designed; the company has warehouses in different parts of Moscow and branches in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. In addition to wholesalers, many supermarkets are also clients, including X5 Retail Group NVm, Metro Cash & Carry, Auchan, Lenta and others. It collaborates with fruit and vegetable companies from countries such as Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, China, India, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, New Zealand, Morocco, etc.).
Nevskaya Co. is also a fruit and vegetable importer and exporter. The firm has established a nationwide distribution network in Russia, covering vast areas, from Arkhangelsk to Novorossiysk and from Kaliningrad to Krasnoyarsk. More than 100 large wholesale companies in St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia are customers of this company.
Vladimir Lisovoy, of Orange Mach, a fruit cutting firm with branches in Moscow and St Petersburg. An extensive range of sliced fruit in various formats is produced there. The company works with FAM cutting machines.
Many companies with apples were present at World Food.
The Russian Fruit Depo is a company devoted to the production, storage and trade of fruit and vegetables. Organic vegetables are grown in-house on 530 hectares.
The company has its own production facilities in Central Russia and through cooperation with the right suppliers it is possible to guarantee the freshness and quality of its fruit and vegetables. The company's modern packaging production lines are equipped with high-tech equipment from Europe and Japan. More than 40 tons of products are processed per day. The company has 4,200 square meters of warehouse space in Moscow. The warehouses are equipped with modern cooling equipment and banana ripening rooms from Interko. 105,420 boxes of bananas are processed every month.
AZAFRUIT, from Moscow, has been an importer of fruit and vegetables since 2010.
Fresh Omani Mushrooms / Gulf Mushroom Products is based in Oman. The company produces different varieties of fresh mushrooms.
Rayeev Aravindakshan and an interpreter.
Narence, from Turkey, is a producer and exporter of a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Elil, Mahmut and Ali.
Agro Alexgroup, from Egypt, sells potatoes, onions and oranges to 37 countries. Due to the boycott on European products, their exports to Russia have grown strongly in the last 5 years. Ahmed Khaled Elbessoumy and Khaled El-Bessoumy.
Egypt was well represented.
Agreen is an Egyptian citrus exporter; one of the largest in the Middle East.
Mohamed Tahon and Ibrahim Said.
Egast, a producer and exporter of Egyptian fruit and vegetables. Potatoes, onions, garlic, iceberg lettuce, cabbages, citrus fruit and pomegranates are the most important products. Hatem El Shalma, Muhammed Deghady and Dennis Logvinenko.
Green Egypt. Khalid Shaker, Mahmoud Keshk and an interpreter. Producer and exporter of grean beans, chili peppers, onions, garlic, grapes and strawberries. Everything is packed in 4 packing stations of their own and exported to destinations in Europe, including the UK. Russian supermarkets are also supplied.
BeFresh, from Israel, has an export program for, for example, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, radish, celery, citrus fruits, avocados, pomegranates, etc. The company produces and exports.
Azerbaijan had its own pavilion with a number of fruit and vegetable companies. Fakhri Aliyev, of Zira Foods; a producer of various types of tomatoes.
The Azerbaijani Amoris is a producer of various varieties of apples, pears and stone fruit. Turan and Natalya.
Madena is also an Azerbaijani company. Ali Mamadov talked about the export program. Pomegranates, Sharon fruit, pears, cherries and peaches are the main products. Recently, they have also started selling apples.
Various companies from Algeria.
FPEF, from South Africa, promoting products from this country. Marletta Kellerman, Konanani B Liphadzi, of Fruit South Africa, and Mikhail Fateev, of Russia-RSA Business Council.
South African producer of herbs and edible flowers Afrex. John Kowarsky and Teresa Liebenberg.
South African producer of herbs and edible flowers Afrex.
Maria Volkova (interpreter), Marion Kukulski, of Interfel, Romain Dufresze, of Cuisine Creation Conseil, and Inna Krivosheeva, of Afraa. Interfel promoting French products.
The Italian La Linea Verde is a producer of fresh lettuce, including baby leafs. For the Russian market, the crops are grown in Serbia, both in greenhouses and the open ground. The production area in northern Serbia stands at 6,000 m2. 20,000 packs are produced there. Most of the production goes to retailers in Russia. La Linea Verde's own brand is Dimmiddisi. A new soup line has recently been launched for the Russian market; soups that are 100% natural, without additives, and ready to eat.
The La Linea Verde business team. Second from the left Ilaria Monteverdi (marketing dept.), Giuseppe Battagliola (President Groupe La Linea Verde) and Armando Bufo (General Director).
La Linea Verde: A new line of soups has recently been launched for the Russian market. Soups that are 100% natural, without additives and ready to eat.
Lettuce products from La linea Verde.
The Turkish company Anadolu Etap.
The Polish Borcali.
Abiola team. Abiola exports bananas from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. The total export amounts to around 110 containers per week. Of these, 50 to 70 containers go to Europe. The ports where the bananas are unloaded are St. Petersburg, Vlissingen, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Odessa. Most bananas are delivered to retailers.
We also visited a supermarket in Moscow. The following photos show the range.
The exchange rate of the ruble at that time was about 70 rubles for 1 Euro.
Fried onions from TOP Onions.