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- "Greek producers, who also purchase their plants from Spanish nurseries, have reported the same quality issue in strawberry plants as Spanish producers"
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Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
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Tough competition for wholesale traders
"Germany: "The price battle on the market is extreme"
A lively ambience on the wholesale market: the wholesale traders work at full blast with heavy equipment to satisfy the wishes of their customers.
“The price battle on the market is extreme,” the wholesale trader further explains. “Surviving on the market is becoming ever more difficult. Especially wanting to pay your producers the price that they deserve for their products.” Throughout the years, the expert describes, the number of wholesale traders and importers has shrunk throughout Germany.”The market is very strained for many products. Because of this, the profit margin is often not large,” he continues. A difficult situation, especially for smaller wholesale traders.
“You needs to satisfy the needs of your customers,” says the expert “A seven-day workweek is nothing out of the ordinary for wholesale traders. You needs to be reachable 24/7.” To reduce his costs, the wholesale trader works without interim storage. “That saves time and money. Through professional logistics and direct sale, we attempt to save some money,” the importer explains. Beside the Greek grapes, the trader also imports from Spain, Italy and overseas. “It goes on and on. As a small to medium sized importer, you needs to cleverly position yourself on the market, and specialize,” says the expert. “You cannot slack off and relax.”
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