Convenience

Veggie sticks in convenient packaging at Bejo

Veggie sticks in convenient packaging at Bejo

Published on May 12th, 2016

Bejo's stand at Fruit Logistica focused on 6 concepts around the theme ‘Taste, Health and Convenience’: Coolwrap, Delicioni (fresh onion), Kohrispy (kohlrabi sticks), Cool Carrot Candy (snack carrots), Veggie corner and organic seed.

After good results in the Netherlands, Coolwrap (a flat cabbage suited to various uses e.g. wraps) will be introduced in Denmark and Sweden over this year. Delicioni is a crispy, juicy onion which was introduced in South Europe two years ago and will expand to more European markets this year.

Insights into food retailing in Japan

Insights into food retailing in Japan

Published on Apr 19th, 2016

About 23% of household spending in Japan is on food. It's a country where tastes and preferences are heavily influenced by cultural, societal and environmental drivers. Japanese culture, for instance, places strong emphasis on the four seasons, which is reflected in changes in purchase habits and gift-giving patterns over the year.

The rising relevance of mobile retail

The rising relevance of mobile retail

Published on Jan 07th, 2016

What are the top trends in retail? To find out and gain important insights into formats, internet sales, and location-based services, GfK, Germany's largest market research institute, surveyed more than 500 people from 60 countries, including members of the retail sector and relevant experts.

Patent sought for award-winning watermelon pouch

Waitrose banks on omnichannel strategy

Waitrose banks on omnichannel strategy

Published on Jul 06th, 2015

Upmarket grocer expanding in online and convenience as it braces for more pain in the world’s toughest food market.

In February, Waitrose regained its crown as the best UK supermarket after a year in which its like-for-like sales increased 1.4%, it had an average 400,000 more customer transactions a week, and its slice of the UK grocery market largely stayed above 5%, rising from 4.8% two years before.

Expansion in Ireland’s prepared fruit and vegetable market

Primaflor tapping growing demand for prepared salads

Primaflor tapping growing demand for prepared salads

Published on Apr 03rd, 2014

Spanish company Primaflor reports high retail demand for new products in its continually-expanding range of packaged fresh salad. The brightly-coloured 100g Capriccio, Delicious and Luxure bags “have increased sales both for us and for our clients,” it said. Capriccio blends red and green baby salad leaves, Delicious combines six kinds of tender shoots, and Luxure is a mix of lettuce, rocket and red baby leaf. Another launch proving popular is the lower-priced, bi-color Duo range of 70g baby leaf packs, one of which combines lambs lettuce and rocket leaves.

Linea Verde in Europe and Russia

Linea Verde in Europe and Russia

Published on Apr 03rd, 2014

La Linea Verde has penetrated beyond the European Union markets to enter those of Eastern Europe. “In 2013 we achieved good results in our international activities, particularly in Russia, Belgian and Poland. Exports made up 27% of the total turnover of the group, which reached €186 million in 2013. For 2014 we are again looking with interest beyond our country’s borders and aim to raise our turnover by 5%”, stated Massimo Bragotto, the commercial and logistics manager of La Linea Verde.

DimmidiSì launches new container for Foodservice range

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