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Cooperative Vienna LGV focuses on regionality, innovation and cooperation

“Combining greenhouse veggies with other regional wares”

It was a successful year for the LGV vegetable cooperative in Vienna. Following the opening of the innovative "Gärtnergschäftl" business and the renewed cooperation with the friendly production company Seewinkler Sonnengemüse in Burgenland, a completely new brand was recently launched. From Andreas Melanzani.....
Green chile grown elsewhere will have to change its name

EU recognizes jalapeño pepper as Mexican

According to Jonas Murillo, the president of the National Chamber of the Canned Food Industry (Canainca), the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mexico (TLCUEM) and its negotiations brought great news for the jalapeño pepper. In this negotiation, the European Union recognized that this food.....

CAN (ON): Can one child feed the world?

Can one child feed the world? Perhaps not, but a few special individuals can inspire one to want to.Allison Chartrand Hayes, known to her family and friends as Allie Sunshine, was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour on her pancreas in 2002 and acute myeloid leukaemia in 2014. Always grateful for every.....
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British Tomato Week extended to fortnight

British Tomato Week is back, but this year it’s not just one week but two.British Tomato fortnight runs from 21st May – 3rd June. Once again Glinwell will be supporting the British Tomato Growers Association in spreading the ‘British is Best’ message.Look for the Union Jack symbol on tomatoes in shops to.....

USDA finds lack of consensus for new organic marketing board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the termination of a proposed rule to establish a national research and promotion program for certified organic products. The decision also terminates the proposed rule on referendum procedures.USDA based the termination on lack of consensus within the.....

Australia: Getting kids excited about eating vegetables

Australian children are only getting 5 per cent of their recommended daily intake of vegetables, but a free digital program funded by Hort Innovation is aiming to help turn that around by enlisting the help of teachers across Australia.‘Phenomenom’ is the brainchild of teacher, children’s book author and.....

Dutch Rijksmuseum and Philips emphasise the importance of fruit

The mystery of the missing fruit

Visitors to the Dutch Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam were surprised by a campaign by Philips. For the ‘Dutch Masterjuices’ campaign, the company cooperates with the museum to make people aware of healthy lifestyles. The following video shows fruit and vegetables suddenly disappearing from paintings. This is very.....

FMCG Opleidingen visits Edeka Zurheide Crown in Düsseldorf

Is more assortment the future?

Is more assortment the future? Participants of our courses have asked us this question more than once. The answer isn’t as simple as 1-2-3, because we think this is much dependent on the type of shopper and the formula positioning, say Gert Bloemendal and Edwin Vels of FMCG Opleidingen in their newsletter......

CAN (ON): Grower launches kid-friendly line

Double Diamond Farms is expanding its portfolio to grab the eyes and tummies of their “littlest” audience. The company is revealing two new eye-catching products that build on its kid-centric line. The new Gecko Grapes grape tomatoes and Panda Peppers mini peppers join the Croco Cukes cocktail cucumber.....

UK: Underground-grown salad mixes come to Waitrose

Growing Underground has announced its launch into Waitrose. To start Waitrose are stocking two of their five salad mixes: Italian and English.Italian Mix – A blend of fresh pea shoots, subtle garlic chives and punchy rocket. This mix picks up on the famous flavours of Italy, with a hint of wild garlic and.....

In fresh-food retailing, quality matters more than price

A McKinsey&Company survey of 23,000 European shoppers reveals specific ways grocers can win in fresh fruits and vegetables, boosting sales by as much as 10 percent even in a flat market.Quality over priceIf you’re a fresh-food retailer in Europe, your apples and bananas better be top-notch. European.....

European project promotes rooftop greenhouses

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a major international concern in the fight against global warming, threatening our entire ecosystem. The construction sector obviously has a major role to play and, if energy retrofitting of buildings is one way to contribute, another solution could well come from.....

USDA reestablishes Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will reestablish the charter for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) and seeks nominations to fill all 25 positions on the FVIAC. FVIAC was established by USDA in 2001 to examine issues facing the fruit and vegetable industry and to provide ideas on.....
First-in-Fresh

Belgium: Carrefour partners exclusively with Greenyard

Greenyard has announced that Greenyard Fresh and Carrefour Belgium have signed a new cooperation deal. This was done on 18 April under the name of 'First-In-Fresh'. This further strengthens the long-standing partnership between these two companies. The new collaboration involves the logistic bundling of.....