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Top 5 -last month
Breakthrough for Salanova in Hong Kong
Jyco first to grow Salanova on hydroponics in Hong Kong
With just one cut of the knife, Salanova falls apart into countless baby salad leaves, making it a truly unique concept. The product is already being grown across most of Asia, including Japan, China, Thailand and Indonesia, but this is a first for Hong Kong. “Since the climate there is very tropical, vegetables are imported from all over the world,” explains Jan Doldersum from Rijk Zwaan. “Our new partner Jyco will now be the first company in Hong Kong to grow Salanova hydroponically for the domestic market, thus reducing the country’s reliance on imported vegetables.”
The launch of Salanova in Hong Kong also offers growth opportunities since Jyco will be selling the product as a whole head of lettuce too – not only through retailers, but also through its own channels. “In the months ahead, we will be working together with Jyco to tell the Salanova story to consumers in Hong Kong and to convince them of the benefits of the ‘one cut ready’ principle,” comments Doldersum.
Rijk Zwaan will also help Jyco by providing technical advice on the product. The breeding company has spent the past two years extensively screening the existing Salanova assortment to identify the optimum varieties for the growing conditions in Hong Kong. “Together with Jyco, we want to make it even easier for Hong Kong’s 8 million inhabitants to prepare a wide variety of tasty and healthy salads.”
For more information:
Ton van Leeuwen
Tel: +31 (0) 174 532 487
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