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ISF elects new president, Donald Coles

ISF elects new president, Donald Coles

Published on Jun 18th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

Nyon, Switzerland – Australian seedsman and business leader Donald Coles has succeeded Eduard Fito as President of the International Seed Federation (ISF), the 10th person to hold the position since the merging of FIS and ASSINSEL in 2002.  He will serve a term of two years.

Donald Coles was former First Vice President of the ISF Executive Committee from 2018-2020. Eduard Fito will continue to serve on the ISF Executive Committee as Past President for another two years.

Soaring vegetable prices

Flashmob singalong at Milan’s Ortomercato to reassure Italians

Flashmob singalong at Milan’s Ortomercato to reassure Italians

Published on Mar 26th, 2020

 

While many of Italy's local markets have had to close during the current lockdown, the major wholesale markets across the country are playing a key role in ensuring food supply. Traders at Milan’s Ortomercato carried out a flashmob initiative on Wednesday 18th March to boost morale and assure the Italian public that their food supply is in good hands.

World pear leader supplies optimum quality

Adel & Sadiq, grows in import of new products and promotional activities

Adel & Sadiq, grows in import of new products and promotional activities

Published on Jan 17th, 2020

The company, which is both family owned and operated, imports fruits and vegetables from all over the world to sell in the Bahrain market. The company has its distribution channels, supplying different sections of the market: supermarkets and wholesale markets with the majority of sales focused on the domestic market. The products are mainly apples, oranges, kiwis and avocados, which are all important markets with growing demand. They import from many sources around the world such as Australia, the US, Thailand, Egypt, Argentina, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Kenya.

Exciting Changes at HLB Tropical Food

Exciting Changes at HLB Tropical Food

Published on Dec 10th, 2019

The German tropical fruit importer and distributor HLB Tropical Food GmbH is announcing some major personnel changes in its Kelsterbach headquarters. As of August 2019, Mr. Lorenz Hartmann de Barros has joined the company as co-managing director. He brings almost 20 years of experience in the family business, and a lifelong enthusiasm for exotic fruits and vegetables. The company also proudly announces its 30-year anniversary this year.

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Campaign to lower VAT on fruits and vegetables in Netherlands

Campaign to lower VAT on fruits and vegetables in Netherlands

Published on Oct 29th, 2019

 

Dutch organisations promoting healthy eating habits are calling for their government to remove VAT from fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, there are already several European countries that have taken this step. These include Ireland, Malta, and the UK. Elsewhere, the rate is lower for fresh fruits and vegetables than for other products in some countries like Spain (4%), Latvia (5%) and Poland (5%), according to data published by EC Europe. EU regulations allow for a so-called special rate.

US-China trade war rumbles on with increased additional tariffs on US goods

Acquisition formalities complete as Jupiter Group EU B.V. is born

Acquisition formalities complete as Jupiter Group EU B.V. is born

Published on Oct 15th, 2019

Today marks the formal date of completion of former Cool Fresh Internationals change over to Jupiter Group Europe, B.V.

In May 2019, award winning global grower Jupiter Group expanded its global network with the acquisition of Cool Fresh International including their logistics division Saphir BV, and the Valencia (Spain) based commercial operation AgroMarketing Cool Fresh Espana.

The collection are now formally registered as Jupiter Group Europe B.V. existing within the Jupiter Group’s structure.

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