Market/Spain

Spaniards’ consumption of fresh produce rockets

Spaniards’ consumption of fresh produce rockets

Published on May 13th, 2020
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Spanish households’ spending on fresh and processed fruit in April was 66.1% higher than for the same period last year, while the spend on vegetables was up 70.5%. This is the finding of a report published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food using data for the week beginning April 13th. While sales were up for all food categories, the fresh produce segment was the best performer. 

Spanish government calls on EU to defend agricultural sector

Spanish government calls on EU to defend agricultural sector

Published on Apr 30th, 2020

 

The Spanish government has confirmed its commitment to defending its farmers and called on the EU to do likewise. The country’s Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas met virtually with the professional organisations Upa, Coag and Asaja to discuss a plan to protect the country’s vital agricultural sector. The move follows a complaint by the provincial secretary of Coag, Andrés Gongora, regarding the sale of Senegal watermelons in supermarkets where local fruits are also available.

Applause for Mercabarna workers for guaranteeing food supply

Anecoop members donates 7.5 million tons of fruit to front line of fight against coronavirus

Prices of Spanish vegetables rocket

Prices of Spanish vegetables rocket

Published on Apr 07th, 2020

There has naturally been a surge in home-cooking in Spain since the lockdown was imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. This has led to a 30% increase in demand on the domestic market for vegetables, with prices of some products such as aubergines, courgettes and peppers soaring in the past week. Aubergine producers were receiving €0.10/kg until recently, but the price has now gone up to €1/kg, while courgette prices have jumped from €0.30/kg to €1/kg and Italian peppers are up from €1.60/kg to €2.20/kg,

SanLucar and its master growers distribute free food to the truck drivers

Spain’s fresh produce sector steps up to the plate

Spain’s fresh produce sector steps up to the plate

Published on Mar 24th, 2020

The Spanish fruit and vegetable industry is playing a leading role in attenuating the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. Across Europe, demand has been rocketing for certain products, and, according to Paco Borrás, chairman of the Export Committee at Freshfel and former commercial director of Anecoop, fruit and vegetable sales in Spain are considerably higher than normal – probably due to their renowned health benefits.

CVVP presents its new campaign

CVVP presents its new campaign

Published on Mar 02nd, 2020

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The Compañía de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas A.I.E. (CVVP) is back once again this year, with a new image and a new message too: ‘Join us. Grow with us’.

The objective of the new campaign is to publicise and divulge the intangible assets that are managed by the company, which, to a great extent, benefit the plant breeders and master licensees of plant varieties.

Algeciras Port improves its connectivity with Latin America

Algeciras Port improves its connectivity with Latin America

Published on Feb 19th, 2020

Credit: Algeciras Port

 

Handling 4.7 million tons or 37% of the Spanish horticultural cargoes, Algeciras Bay Port became one of the principal ports for fruit & vegetables operators  

 

Central Dica specialises in large-scale distribution and exports by air

Central Dica specialises in large-scale distribution and exports by air

Published on Jan 17th, 2020

Lorenzo Carrasco, marketing manager of Central Dica, an importer and marketer of fruits and vegetables, says that 2019 was a good year for the firm’s growth and its continued specialisation in imported products, such as the Ercolina pear from Chile, mango, avocado, and grapes. Central Dica always looks for products with a twist to their quality and taste. The vehicle for current and future growth is La Pequeña Holanda SCA, with its conventional and organic production on over 260 hectares, both for domestic and export customers.

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