Special Greece

Freskon 2019: Fifth year of success

More than 4000 visitors attended during the three days of the fifth Freskon trade fair, which was organized once again this year by TIF-Helexpo. The fifth Freskon Trade Fair was a complete success, proving that it has become established as the meeting and reference point for entrepreneurs from the…

Greek peach season starting, large yield expected thanks to cold winter

The Greek peach season is about to take off. Harvesting will start in two weeks, but the season appears to be a promising one. Thanks to great winter conditions, one Greek exporter expects his trees to give a bigger yield than previously anticipated. Greek exporting company AC Meliki has over 500…

“Barring any unexpected events, we anticipate a good grape season”

We’re still a couple of months off, but the preparations for the grape season in Greece have been in full swing for a couple of months as well. From trimming the trees to attaching the vines, cultivating grapes is a challenging business in general. Zeus was more than happy to share their perspective on…

“Greek watermelons need sunny days like ice-cream”

The watermelon season in Greece has started and the weather seems to be the most important factor this season. With rain popping up all over Europe frequently, the demand for watermelons might not be as high as one had hoped for. This season might see more watermelons coming from Greece than the previous…

“The past two weeks there a was a drop in strawberry production of 60 per cent”

For Greek fruit exporter Proto, the kiwi season is over. Although kiwis is their major product, they still export plenty of other fruits across the globe. The strawberry season is still going, but the quantities are bit lower than expected. Nick Pardalis is the QA Manager for Proto, according to him the…

“There’s still availability in certain apple varieties”

The Greek apples season is still not completely over, as the country still has a couple of varieties available for export. The season has been going well for one particular apple exporter, although challenges still had to be overcome, especially when it came to having specific sizes for the market. The…

Greek asparagus season disappointing due to early German start

The Greek asparagus season has turned into an absolute nightmare. According to one Greek exporter, the window for making profits in asparagus is already very small, but due to weather circumstances this window was even shorter for Greece this year. Konstantinos Maragkozis is the Agronomist for Greek…

Freskon hosted 215 exhibitors and 205 international buyers this edition

Greece must pay special attention to the production of quality products, of high added value and authenticity, and the promotion of extroversion, according to the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food Ms Olympia Teligioridou, from the podium of the 5th Freskon inauguration. In fact, she stressed…

Start of Greek stone fruit campaign on Munich wholesale market

"First Greek cherries and peaches arriving this week"

The Greek stone fruit campaign has well and truly started. On May 6th, about a week earlier than last year, the first cherries and peaches are on offer at the stand of Hans Kuffer GmbH in Munich. "The volumes are still somewhat limited, but quality is excellent and we have a good position in the market…

Tough strawberry season for Greece - Easter ensured market recovery

The strawberry season will still last for another four weeks, but the season has definitely been a challenging one. Weather has caused issues, some old traditional markets had difficulties and heavier than usual competition made for an interesting season. Luckily, Easter has caused a slight recovery in…

Kenyan and Greek ports set to sign twinning agreements

The Kenyan ports of Mombasa and Lamu will sign twinning agreements with their Greek counterpart ports of Piraeus and Alexandroupolis that will see the ports establish ties of cooperation in shipping and bulk cargo haulage. Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu-Terrah Namwamba, said this when he visited Piraeus port…

Photo report: Zeus packhouse

Recently we were allowed to take a look into the packhouse of Zeus, a kiwi exporter located in Greece. The season is almost over and the company is already preparing itself for the next season, but there was still a lot to see. The location of the packhouse is stunning, as Mount Olympus is right in the background when you enter…


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