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Peter Serafín, Lunys

Evolving market means changing suppliers for Slovakian importers

Demand for fresh produce in Slovakia has been changing in the past few years. The market’s taste in fruits and vegetables has evolved, according to Peter Serafin of Lunys, one of Slovakia’s largest importers of fresh produce in general and the leading company in the HORECA sector.

“We’ve been importing from countries such as The Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Austria. There is a strong and stable demand for fresh produce in the country. But their needs have been evolving. With the rise of the internet and stability in the economy, customers have more knowledge of what they consume now and have the money to purchase higher quality products and special fruits like mango by air, pineapples by air, and Hass avocados ready to eat, especially in Bratislava and its neighbourhood .”

Lunys deals in the importation, distribution and the packing of various fresh fruits and vegetables in Slovakia. In the past, the company usually dealt with cucumber, tomato, citrus fruits, banana and apple producers, which are the staple fruits and vegetables in the country. But in recent years they’ve seen high demand for various exotic fruits and vegetables, such as avocado and mango, which they've added to their roster.

Slovakia gets its fresh produce from suppliers all over the Europe – its main partners still remain the traditional export countries like: Spain, Italy, Holland and the neighbouring countries of Slovakia. To meet an evolving demand and to be the leading trendsetter, it is important to look for new countries and new suppliers to do business with. “We are looking for new partners to do business with. Right now we are looking at bolstering our ties with Greece and Turkey – especially because of our country’s gap in trade with them. We are looking to import citrus fruits, cucumbers, tomatoes and white capsicums because this is what we find to be interesting items to import from those countries. Our company has no strong and reliable partner in Greece yet,” Serafin concluded.

For more information:
Peter Serafín
Tel.: +421 918 727 750
Email: [email protected]
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