Special Fruit Logistica

Sustainability, new varieties, and the Coronavirus

Fruit Logistica 2020 photo report

FruitLogistica is the largest trade show in the fruit and vegetable sector. Exhibitors from all over the world once again converged at this fair. As in every year, it had a central theme. This year, it was, again, sustainability.  However, the coronavirus garnered  much attention this year. There were 94 Chinese companies…

The latest GNA's horizontal packaging machine

"We have created a fast and efficient translating head system"

Each machine is the result of cutting-edge technological research, which guarantees high-quality standards, strength and reliability. "To assure our customers' production is our goal", state Massimiliano Nucci and Gabriella Bolzoni (pictured below) of the Emilian GNA. Gabriella Bolzoni (export sales) and…

More than 100 international colleagues attended annual global Kanzi meeting

At the 28th edition of the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Kanzi was situated in the new hall 27 with a new stand and with this, GKE managed to attract existing and new future partners. With the specially developed Apple matchmaker, GKE was able to emphasize once again how strongly the taste of the Kanzi…

"From an excellent brand, to a great national brand of reference in apple-based products"

Established in 2013, Leni's is the VOG Products brand that offers a range of apple-based products to satisfy the rising market demands, in particular for juices, mousses and fresh apple wedges. "After seven years, we present a new Leni's." So began Christoph Tappeiner, general manager of VOG Products,…

Fruit Logistica records 72,000 visitors for its 2020 exhibition

Despite the unique challenge presented by this year’s coronavirus outbreak in China, Fruit Logistica 2020 turned out to be a successful event, bringing together a record number of over 3,300 exhibitors as well as more than 72,000 trade visitors from all over the world. There was intense media attention on…

Polish Berry Cooperative celebrate fifth Fruit Logistica anniversary

The first Polish initiative bringing together three Polish blueberry producers’ organizations: Polskie Jagody, Podkarpacka Grupa Producentów Borówki Elliot and BerryGroup from Wielkopolska was started five years ago. The three actors developed a joint market strategy. They came up with a concept for…

Agrico

Next generation potatoes presented at Fruit Logistica

Agrico could be found again at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin.Together with its subsidiaries, Agrico demonstrated how it successfully contributes to sustainable potato cultivation for the Next Generation. Agrico has named its strategy for 2020-2030 "good growth". Their responsibility for people, planet and…

YOOM™ tomato wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2020

The new purple YOOM™ tomato has won the prestigious award at the industry-leading Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards 2020 in Berlin, Germany. YOOM™ stands out with its purple color and its powerful sweet-sour balance for an umami taste. This new tomato variety brings another healthy food option to the…

Helps enable uninterrupted access to cold chain data

Emerson incorporates 4G/Cat-M Technology into next generation GO Real-Time Tracker

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced at the Fruit Logistica convention the release of its next-generation GO Real-Time Tracker based on 4G/Cat-M technology.This latest innovation…

SYMACH introduces the new generation of palletizing

The SYMACH team will show the new Rotax palletizing head at Fruit Logistica. Now that the first machines with this head are almost in operation, this is the right moment. A video will at their booth will show the concept to those interested. There’s a lot of interest from the market and 7 machines with…

Upmann Verpackungsmaschinen presents extended machine catalogue in Berlin

"Increasing demand for highly automated complete solutions in the packaging sector"

A high level of automation and high-quality processes for the sustainable packaging of fruit and vegetables: these are currently the most important needs in the fruit and vegetable industry. The internationally operating Upmann Verpackungsmaschinen company will be demonstrating three new automation…

Un Sacco Green bag showcased in Berlin

La Linea Verde takes part in Fruitlogistica once again, this time in Hall 6.2. Closing 2019 with an estimated turnover of € 330 million, up 10% compared to 2018, the Battagliola family Group will show International buyers the new solutions developed as parts of their new Corporate Social Responsibility…

Start-up introducing a revolutionary automatic QC and data analytics platform

Imagine being able to do the countless quality checks needed within the fruit and vegetable supply chain automatically? This is precisely what an Israeli start-up has achieved. “Our platform is disrupting the $2 trillion Fresh Produce supply chain by creating the world’s first automatic QC and data…

Ecuador to launch 'Premium and sustainable' brand

Fruit Logistica's partner country will bring its largest and most diverse delegation yet, featuring senior government dignitaries and 38 produce grower-exporters. Ecuador's Minister of Agriculture, Mr Xavier Lazo, will launch the ‘Ecuador: Premium And Sustainable’ fresh produce brand at Fruit Logistica,…

Ron Lemaire, CPMA President:

"We are excited to showcase the CPMA Waste Efficiency Tool, among other things"

For the second year in a row, CPMA is headed to Berlin to exhibit at Fruit Logistica. CPMA will be exhibiting in Hall 23 on the Exhibition Grounds, in the Canada Pavilion…

Mitrosilis SA on the upcoming kiwi season

Lower Italian kiwi production creates opportunities for Greece

The lack of Italian quantity and quality in their kiwis could prove a perfect opportunity for the kiwi growers in Greece. Despite only having a third of the acreage that Italy has, Greece is expecting a harvest of around 250,000 tons of kiwis, which is quite close to the expected Italian harvest. According…

Moldova brings 16 fruit producers and exporters to Berlin

Fruit Producers and Exporters Association Moldova Fruct will bring 16 producers and exporters to Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin on February 5-7 to highlight Moldova’s fruit…

Ethylene management products provide solutions for ripening and degreening

Fresh Produce Instruments now supplies a versatile product line for ethylene management. Solutions for fresh fruit and vegetable ethylene application is now available through the company with ethylene generators, citrus generators for ethylene application, ripening concentrate, and gas analysers. Ethylene…

UK's first purple broccoli shakes up supermarket shelves

Dutch seed producer Bejo has developed Redi, a purple broccoli that meets many consumers' demand for a healthy vegetable that is easy to prepare. The broccoli is packaged in recyclable cardboard. This broccoli with its tender stalk and small florets can be prepared in a wide variety of ways, from raw to…

Managing and coordinating intellectual property for produce

How do companies and individuals who develop produce varieties with Intellectual Property (IP) manage and coordinate them globally?  How do they keep track of evaluations, shipping…

"Chinese ginger price will not show sudden rise in near future"

"The overall production volume of Chinese ginger greatly declined in comparison with last season because weather conditions in production areas were not favorable. As a result, the export price went up and many European importers reduced the volume of their orders." This is according to Mr. Zhang Shuhan…

Tenderstem Royale® shortlisted at Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards 2020

Fresh produce brand Tenderstem Royale® is celebrating being shortlisted for this year’s Fruit Logistica Innovation Award, making the shortlist of the ten best innovations in the fresh produce category in the past twelve months. The awards, which will take place this February in Berlin, celebrate…

China: "Keeping fruit fresh at every stage of the production process is increasingly important"

Keeping products fresh is a key issue in the fresh food industry. A growing number of companies invest in the management and technologies that control product quality because more and more consumers pay attention to the quality of their food. SM Bioscience (Beijing) Inc. is a company that specializes in…

Data-driven disruption and sustainability take centre stage at Start-up Day

Like produce itself, data with the potential to make fresh produce supply chains more manageable, predictable and sustainable must be cultivated and harvested before the…

Henk van Berkel, Freight Line Europe

“We have established a stable base to France in recent months"

Nowadays, Freight Line Europe is a well-known name among French distribution centers and vendors at various wholesale markets. An increasing number of this temperature-controlled transportation specialist company's trucks drive to different drop-off points throughout France. They depart from Westland, in…

Without plastic and with solar energy:

"Green asparagus from Granada already being shipped to Singapore"

To Berlin without plastic and with solar energyLast October, at Fruit Attraction, Los Gallombares already presented some new packaging formats made of 100% recycled and biodegradable paper. “We are abandoning plastic. Moreover, we have a personalized service that allows us to offer any customer a…

Eosta reveals two new initiatives for 2020

Dr GoodFood campaign to be expanded and new range of plant-based packaging to be revealed

European organic produce importer-marketer Eosta has revealed the imminent launch of two initiatives – a refocused, expanded Dr GoodFood campaign and a new range of plant-based packaging – as part of its participation in leading global trade exhibition Fruit Logistica 2020. Originally introduced to increase…

Demand increasingly focused on niche baby leaves

"2019 has been more than positive - demand has increased for all the main varieties. In addition, our packaging is increasingly eco-friendly and we are working on new projects that also go in this direction," reports Fabio Altamura, president of OP Altamura in Pontecagnano Faiano (SA). "In 2019, for example,…

Takii Europe launches Phytorich

Future consumers will attach far more importance to health and well-being food products over the coming years. In anticipation of this latest food trend, Takii is to launch its Phytorich concept, a…

"Europe is still the main export market for Chinese ginger"

"Setting up overseas branch offices allows us to deliver better services in Europe"

Fresh ginger is hugely popular in the European market and China is one of the largest ginger exporters in the world. The annual production volume of Chinese ginger is enormous. Furthermore, Chinese exporters understand the requirements of the European market. A growing number of Chinese export companies…

Rising dollar improves competitive strength of Chinese snow pea export

"China is one of the largest countries in the world in terms of snow pea exports. Production areas in China are able to produce snow peas throughout the year. Their supply volume is huge and overseas markets create a steady demand for Chinese snow peas." Alular of Kunming Sinovsure Import and Export…

FarmERP will showcase new software at Fruit Logistica

ERP platform gives stakeholders complete control over process management

Sanjay Borkar and Santosh Shinde started out 18+ years ago as two young computer engineers with an aim to revolutionize agriculture using Information Technology Solutions. In 2001 they received a breakthrough and since then, they have been restructuring the norms of agriculture and farming. At the Berlin…

Quality improvement instrumentation for fresh produce

Quick Brix measurements through use of refractometers

As a European source of quality improvement instrumentation for fresh produce, Fresh Produce Instruments will showcase quality control instruments at Fruit Logistica. A variety of instrumentation for measuring Brix, fruit firmness, fruit size, produce quality, and temperature will be available for show…

First time at Fruit Logistica for PML

“2020 is going to be an exciting year for our business"

Perishable Movements Ltd (PML) will be exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Fruit Logistica. The global perishable cargo specialists will be using the show as a launch platform to showcase a number of exciting developments within the business. February will witness the roll-out of a fleet of six…

AgroFresh estimates their solutions bring food waste reduction of 10,000 metric tons

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. will showcase its extensive lineup of innovations for fresh produce at Fruit Logistica from February 5 to 7, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Narciso Vivot, André Vink and Ivan Van Dessel from AgroFresh, at Fruit Logistica 2019. AgroFresh will exhibit its portfolio of solutions and…

Dark tomato YOOM nominated for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

Plant-based diets can play a role in reducing carbon emissions, but to realistically deliver significant and sustainable change, the industry must further improve efficiency throughout the value chain, as well as providing vegetables that are attractive to consumers. The Syngenta Vegetable Seeds team…

Bizerba presents latest labelling solutions at Fruit Logistica 2020

Innovative systems for labelling unpackaged and pre-packaged goods

Fruit Logistica will soon open its doors, once again attracting suppliers and trade visitors from all fresh produce branches to Berlin. Of course Bizerba will also be there, presenting hardware and software solutions for the modern fruit and vegetable trade. The focus of Bizerba's trade fair presence will…

The Fruitery to expand its business to include supply of fresh fruit and branded medley pots for the foodservice

Chambers and The Fruitery will be revealing an exciting new launch at this year’s Fruit Logistica, as The Fruitery announces its decision to expand its business to include the…

"Export prices of Chinese ginger may keep rising"

“Last year, ginger production in Shandong dropped 25% compared with the year before, and some stockpilers in China hoarded products for speculation, leading to continuous high…

“We expect companies failing to adapt to global warming to struggle”

Global warming is shifting the seasons in Turkey, with some produce having their window shifted by as much as 15 days. Due to rains being unpredictable, growers will have to adept, or they will start to struggle, says one Turkish exporter. The year 2019 had a lot of investments for Turkish fresh fruit exporter…

Sinclair EcoLabel®

Nomination recognises the significance of a having fully compostable fresh produce label

Sinclair EcoLabel® has been nominated for a Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award. "The nomination recognises the significance of a having fully compostable fresh produce label available for our customers and our industry," according to the company.A minimal fresh produce packaging solution, Sinclair…

Purple cocktail tomato nominated for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

The Yoom tomato has been nominated as one of the 10 most innovative products presented at the forthcoming edition of the international Fruit Logistica 2020 trade fair. From 5-7 February, visitors will be able to discover and enjoy first hand #TheFlavourExperience offered by Yoom in exhibition halls…

Samuel Owusu Amankwaa, Y.O.Amankwaa & Sons

“We’re expecting very promising volumes of pineapples and mangoes this season”

Five years ago Fruit Brothers Ghana was set up by Y.O.Amankwaa and Sons, an import and export company based in Accra, Ghana. It supplies the West African market with imported apples, grapes and plums while marketing mangoes and pineapples to Europe (both retail and wholesale) and the Gulf region. Fruit…

The Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award nominees

Here are the nominations for this year's Fruit Logistica Innovations Award: Coconut automatic opening machine K30, from Shanghai FruitPro Information Technology Co. Ltd, ChinaThe K30 is a microcomputer controlled machine which opens coconuts safely and hygienically using patented blades so that the…

Europe less demand for Chinese garlic

"We export more garlic to the Caribbean islands now"

China, as one of the biggest suppliers of garlic worldwide, still has a large amount in stock. With the coming Chinese New Year, more overseas companies are buying garlic to…

Portfolio for fresh cut industry presented in Berlin

At the Kronen GmbH Lebensmitteltechnik stand, visitors to Fruit Logistica 2020, which takes place in Berlin from 5th to 7th February, can expect the premieres of the DECONWA Prep washing machine and the GKS LEAF packaging machine, as well as the technically revised KS-7 ECO in a new machine design. In…

Another automated iceberg harvesting rig for Las Primicias

BrimaPack BV announced that they have commissioned a new Columbia VeTrac e-Drive Harvesting Rig for Las Primicias in Murcia Spain.  "We are very proud on our Columbia VeTrac e-Drives”, Ron van de Pavert, BrimaPack’s CEO, says. "And the commissioning was like a text book. We started Monday afternoon directly…

Bigger decrease in pomelo output than expected

This year the pomelo volume decreased in some main production areas in China. This mostly had to do with the warm and dry weather during the first part of the season when the pomelo fruits were still growing. Because of the drought, the volume declined and the season also started a bit later. Currently…

SAKATA to showcase oriental range

As a Japanese company, Sakata is proud to highlight oriental crops for the 2020 Fruit Logistica edition. For 3 days, visitors will be invited to taste all Sakata’s varieties on show as well as other products (butternut, snack tomato, cabbage, snack pepper…) in Sakata’s extensive range. One chef will…

StePac will showcase its solutions at Fruit Logistica

Sustainable packaging extends the pomegranate season

StePac L.A., Ltd. have been working on advances in pomegranate packaging since 2003. The company introduces its latest range of sustainable packaging solutions, designed for preserving the freshness and extending the shelf life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. StePac has expanded its range to include…

British pavilion filled with UK Horticulture at Fruit Logistica

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is once again organising the British group / pavilion at Fruit Logistica, in partnership with the Department for International Trade, presenting a range of companies offering innovative and new technologies in Hall 7.2c. We invite you to visit us at our…

FreshPlaza Fruit Logistica Special

Our January and February Special is all about Fruit Logistica. The biggest exhibition takes place in Berlin, as always and it’ll be exciting to see this year’s growth. Naturally a lot of the usual suspects will be showcasing their best produce for attendees to check out. During the months January and…


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