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Fruit Logistica confident in Special Edition
Edeka to purchase 44 Real stores
The break-up of retailer Real continues, with Edeka set to complete the takeover of 44 Real stores, according to Lebensmittel Zeitung. Edeka is also in negotiations to acquire a further 28 stores in the future. In the meantime, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has ruled that allowing Edeka to acquire the 28 stores would create significant competition concerns.
Germans consuming more organics
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The consumption of organic food in Germany has seen remarkable growth in recent years, according to a survey by PwC. In 2016, only 16% of buyers preferred to consume organic food that was certified, a figure that has risen to 24% today. The results show that 55% of consumers trust the seals that certify organic products, 29% trust them less, and 6% don't trust them at all.
Virtual programme of agri-food events in March
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The 6th International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE) will take place virtually from 9-11 March 2021. The event will be held alongside the 5th International Humulus Symposium (IHS) and the 8th International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables (FAV Health) and the Annual Convention of the German Society for Horticultural Science.
Westfalia Fruit acquires Hausladen Fruchthandel in Germany
Photo: Alk Brand, CEO Westfalia Fruit & Christoph Buchner, CEO Hausladen Fruchthandel
Acquisition of exotics supplier solidifies Westfalia’s European presence
January 22, 2021 – Leading multinational avocado specialist Westfalia Fruit has signed a deal, subject to merger control approval, to acquire a controlling interest in Hausladen Fruchthandel, a prominent family-owned fruit supplier headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021 well received by fruit and vegetable industry
VSSE forced to cancel expoSE and expoDirekt 2020 trade fairs
Due to a surge in Covid-19 infections across Europe and Baden-Württemberg now being declared a risk area, the Verband Süddeutscher Spargel- und Erdbeeranbauer e. V. (VSSE - Association of asparagus and strawberry growers Southern German) has had to cancel the two trade fairs expoSE and expoDirekt: The 25th expoSE - Europe's leading trade fair for asparagus and berry production - and the 10th expoDirekt - Germany's largest trade fair for direct agricultural marketing from November 18 to 19, 2020 at the Messe Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany).
FRUIT LOGISTICA shifts the date and adapts concept
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FRUIT LOGISTICA SPECIAL EDITION will take place from 18 to 20 May 2021
Berlin, 12 October 2020 – FRUIT LOGISTICA will take place in 2021 as a Special Edition and is rescheduling to 18 to 20 May 2021 to host its trade show in Berlin. With the headline “Meet onsite. Connect online” the adapted concept focuses on business meetings and turn-key exhibition packages to maximize exhibitors’ flexibility and business opportunities.
Edeka to acquire remaining 10% stake in Netto
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