LaLaunching a brand new stand – Food Market, Coöperatie Hoogstraten not only introduced visitors to its high quality product range this year; the company also gave them inspiration. In addition to a central meeting point on the left, the right hand side of the stand focuses specifically on retail experience. Customers at the Hoogstraten Food Market were truly immersed in a unique retail experience, which remains one of the strong points of today’s competitive market place. By choosing this concept, Hoogstraten wanted to give its customers the tools that enable them to be different.
Participating in Fruit Logistica Fair, Coöperatie Hoogstraten showcased its products and services to the international retail and wholesale trade
New French food bill could limit non-EU food imports
Last autumn, the French parliament passed a new farm and food law to raise farmers’ income by distributing a larger share of the added value of food products to the producers though price intervention and production cost-based pricing. It is felt that French farmers’ lack negotiating power in the retail sector. One provision addresses imports of agricultural and food products from non- EU countries into France. If a product is treated with an herbicide or pesticide that has not been approved for use within the EU, the product cannot be imported into France.
Chile and UK seal trade continuity agreement as Brexit looms
Chile is the first country to sign a post-Brexit deal with the UK. On Wednesday 30th January, representatives of the two countries met in Santiago to seal a bilateral trade continuity agreement to protect Chilean exports from the impacts of Brexit. The Chilean Government press release states that the agreement mimics the conditions of the current trade deal that Chile has with the EU, this finding a positive solution to a potentially highly complex situation. The agreement also includes a series of instruments to amplify and modernize its coverage.
SanLucar celebrates its debute in the luxury department store kadewe
SanLucar, the premium brand for fruit and vegetables, continues to prosper and grow, and does so in collaboration with Germany's most famous department store, the KaDeWe in Berlin.
Fruit lovers have been waiting for this: since 5 December 2018, the SanLucar flagship store has been located in the luxurious delicatessen department of KaDeWe. Here, customers can buy a wide selection of freshly harvested SanLucar fruit.
SanLucar fruit in the gourmet section of KaDeWe
Alibaba’s fresh produce company Hema found changing labels
Greenyard announces 3.6% fall in sales after a challenging first half year
Global fresh and frozen fruit and vegetable giant, Greenyard, reported a drop in sales due to “exceptional weather conditions” across Europe. A persistent drought affected the growth of vegetables and fruit, with a high impact on the availability of the product and/or on market prices. Combined with earlier announced and continuing margin pressure in a number of Greenyard’s key markets, this resulted in a net sales decline by 3.6% to €1.98 billion (excluding discontinued operations). Without taking into account the FX effect (-0.2%), net sales declined by 3.2% versus last year.
Pakistan exports US$163.6 million of fruits and vegetables in Q1 2018
Pakistan’s fruit and vegetables exports in Q3 shot up 49.3% and 19.2% respectively from last year. Around 131,000 tons of fruits worth US$101.7 million were exported between July and September 2018, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. As for vegetables, 133,000 tons worth US$ 32.8 million were exported, compared with 81,000 tons worth US$ 27.6 million in the same period of 2017.
Ukraine’s fruit exports rise 40%
Worth US$157 million, the Ukraine’s fruit exports in 2018 up to September were worth 40% more than for the same period last year. The main products were walnuts ($69 million), frozen fruits and berries ($61 million), and apples and pears ($10 million). In fact, export volumes of apples and pears climbed from 9,000 tons to 29,000 tons.
Turkey doubles additional levies on US products
On August 15, 2018, President Erdogan of Turkey introduced a second round of countermeasures on products of US origin. This doubles the additional levies that were implemented on June 25, 2018. The additional tariffs relate to the same products from the June 25th decision, and include tree nuts, machinery and equipment. Turkey announced these measures in retaliation to the US imposition of steel and aluminium import tariffs.
Fruit and Veg Mafia scam exposed in Palermo
Palermo's Antimafia Investigations Directorate (DIA) has confiscated assets worth €150 million from a pair of brothers who for years orchestrated the infiltration of Palermo’s largest fruit and vegetable market. Angelo and Giuseppe Ingrassia exercised hidden control over the sale of fruit and vegetables in the market on Via Montepellegrino on behalf of the Galatolo clan, working through nominee directors.