T-Systems, a digital services subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom and Mercabarna, Barcelona's wholesale market, two leading European companies in the technology and fresh food sector, respectively, have joined forces, together with other partners, to create an app (https://t-mercabarnasolidaria.com) that will help entities and groups in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
T-Systems and Mercabarna create app to deliver food to groups in need during COVID-19 crisis
Applause for Mercabarna workers for guaranteeing food supply
Mercabarna publishes 2nd Sustainability Report
The "food city" ratifies its commitment to guarantee economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Mercabarna continues to deepen its most social commitments and has published for the second consecutive year a Sustainability Report. The report analyses the impact of the activity of the central food market on its economic, social and environmental environment. This makes Mercabarna a pioneer among Spanish wholesale markets for its development based on sustainability criteria.
Mercabarna implementing plan to cut food waste
Mercabarna has developed a plan to reduce the amount of food waste at the market, which is currently estimated at about 9,400 tons a year.
In a press release, Barcelona's wholesale market said among the steps being taken to cut waste are the design of a new waste treatment system for the Central Fruit and Vegetable Market, which will start as a pilot scheme early this year.
It also said work underway to modernise the market includes insulating point-of-sale areas as a way to provide better condition for preserving fresh produce.
Mercabarna establishes itself as the top European market
Mercabarna, located in Barcelona, is the major food market within Europe and the most significant one for trade in fruit and vegetables.
In 2015 the companies in Mercabarna sold 1,700,000 tons of fruit and vegetables. Furthermore, according to Josep Tejedo, director general of Mercabarna, “in the first six months of 2016 we already exceeded the volume sold last year by 6%, so we hope to end this fiscal year with a sales volume above that of 2015."
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Mercabarna establishes its European leadership
With 1.7 million tons sold in 2015, Mercabarna has positioned itself as Europe’s top fruit and vegetable market Part of this success is thanks to the market’s operators exporting to other countries, above all within Europe. These exports have now reached 34% of the total sold by Mercabarna’s fruit and vegetable sector.
Mercabarna rewards innovation with new awards
Mercabarna has launched a programme of annual awards to encourage the creation of innovative projects by the companies in its Alimentary Unit.
Barcelona's wholesale food complex thus aims to reward innovation in diverse areas, such as the development of new products, formats and packaging, the use of new technology, and the search for more sustainable processes. In the words of Mercabarna CEO Josep Tejedo, "innovation is the engine for constant improvement on order to adapt to the changing needs and tastes of consumers, and is a key factor for competing in the current market."
Port of Barcelona provides integrated logistics
The Catalan port will be participating in Fruit Logistica with a joint stand with Mercabarna and Grimaldi Lines.
Under the slogan “Integrated Trade & Supply Chain”, the Port of Barcelona and its partners, Grimaldi Lines and Mercabarna, will be present for the third year in a row at the fair in Berlin with a range of integrated logistics that is unique in the region.
Their logistics have complete connectivity, supply and distribution solutions to meet the needs of importers and exporters, as well as logistics operators specialising in fresh produce.