Valencia

Orri Running Committee joins Food 4 Heroes

Orri Running Committee joins Food 4 Heroes

Published on Apr 16th, 2020

 

The Orri Running Committee (ORC) association, made up of producers of the premium mandarin variety Orri, has joined the 'Food 4 Heroes' initiative and thanks to its mediation has donated nearly 1,000 kilos of this protected variety, which will be distributed among the professionals and patients of the field hospital installed on the IFEMA campus in Madrid.

Spanish citrus sector appeals to supermarkets not to buy South African citrus

Spanish citrus sector appeals to supermarkets not to buy South African citrus

Published on Oct 29th, 2019

 

Valencia’s main agricultural professional organisation, La Unio-Uniò de Lluradors, has asked retailers in the country to minimise purchases of South African citrus. The appeal comes after the discovery of prohibited substances in South African fruit. There are 62 active substances used in South Africa that are banned in the EU, 13 of which are defined as "very dangerous" for human health by the WHO.

Valencian association laments absurd prices of South African citrus

Valencian association laments absurd prices of South African citrus

Published on Aug 06th, 2019

The Valencian Farmers’ Association (AVA-ASAJA) has complained about the “nonsense” prices currently being fetched by South African citrus in European retailers. After what the association has described as a “ruinous campaign” for Valencian producers, with prices not even meeting production costs at some points, South African citrus is now going for four times the price. The association goes on to claim that the fruit from South Africa is produced under worse socio-labour conditions than those produced in the Valencian Community.

SanLucar annouces its changed organizational structure

Abysmal state of market for Valencia’s stone fruit

Abysmal state of market for Valencia’s stone fruit

Published on Jun 03rd, 2019

Valencia’s stone fruit producers are gloomy about the prospects for the season ahead. Demand for the fruit is very low among European major retail chains, according to AVA-ASAJA. This is causing a “real collapse” at the outset of the new campaign and is greatly concerning growers who are unable to find outlets for their fruit at prices that would at least allow them to meet production costs. This is the point of the season when prices should be at their highest. This year’s fruit quality is said to be of excellent quality due to the good number of cold hours.

Unica Fresh opens commercial delegation in Valencia

Unica Fresh opens commercial delegation in Valencia

Published on Mar 28th, 2019

The new office will offer clients of this strategic area a more direct and personalised treatment

Unica has opened a new commercial headquarters in Valencia that will cover the entire Levante area. The new office’s first addition is Rubén Morte, who has previously worked in positions of commercial responsibility and quality in several production and marketing companies and who will be responsible, in addition to managing client and products of the entire Unica group, for providing support and service in the city of Valencia and its surrounding areas.

20th AECOC Fruit and Vegetables Congress to be held in Valencia on June 19-20

20th AECOC Fruit and Vegetables Congress to be held in Valencia on June 19-20

Published on Jun 12th, 2018

More than 500 experts from Spain’s fruit and vegetables sector will meet in Valencia for the 20th AECOC Congress. The event will offer market data, analyse trends and share success stories of leading companies in the sector. The event will begin with a presentation by Pedro J. Domínguez (Nielsen) followed by Cindy van Rijswick (Rabobank). Rabobank will share market data that will help contextualise the current situation and offer an overview of the new opportunities and challenges for the global fruit and vegetable industry.

La Unio de Llauradors reports confusion of Orri and Nadorcott varieties in large retailers

La Unio de Llauradors reports confusion of Orri and Nadorcott varieties in large retailers

Published on Apr 10th, 2018

La Unio de Llauradors has reported another case of consumer fraud, with the erroneous labeling of citrus varieties. This time it relates to Orri mandarins, for which citrus farmers pay the highest royalties, which are being sold in retailers as the Nadorcott variety. The association points out that Orri and Nadorcott are two different varieties that growers must pay plantation and commercialisation licenses to plant and market. The cost of royalties for producing and selling Orri are around €37,500 per hectare plus a fixed rate per kilo sold.

Orri app detects 113 allegedly illegal plots

Orri app detects 113 allegedly illegal plots

Published on Jan 03rd, 2017

In just two months late last year, 511 consultations were conducted on plots via the Orri App, a mobile application that identifies authorised holdings of the Orri, a protected mandarin variety.

Of these consultations, 113 corresponded to allegedly illegal plots which are now being checked by auditors from the Orri Mandarin Producers Association, the Orri Running Committee (ORC), according to a media release.

Mercadona to build its main warehouse in Valencia

Mercadona to build its main warehouse in Valencia

Published on Dec 14th, 2016

Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has chosen a business park in in Sagunto, Valencia, for a new logistics block.

It said Parc Sagunt’s strategic location makes it one of the best options for the company’s main warehouse, which will be built in stages and in time supply Mercadona’s entire logistics network.

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