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"Companies in search of new markets and technologies for the supply chain"

"Business growth with Bulgaria is possible"

A delegation of companies from Bulgaria will participate in the next edition of Macfrut (Rimini, May 8-10, 2024). Marina Evtimova of Expo Business Partner discusses the developments in Bulgarian fruit and vegetable production and what companies are seeking.

"In Bulgaria, companies produce almost all types of fruits and vegetables commonly found on the shelves of supermarkets and wholesale markets. In recent years, exports have also increased. For example, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, and cauliflower are being shipped to Greece, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland. On top of that, grapes, watermelons, stone fruits, and strawberries are being sent to the United Kingdom, Belarus, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland."

About a hundred fruit and vegetable companies use Expo Business Partner to expand their network and reach new markets.

Bulgarian fruits and vegetables are known in the European markets, especially for their taste. For years, Bulgaria has been successfully active in the markets of Austria, Germany, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and other European countries. One obstacle to our development is fragmentation. Cultivation takes place on small surfaces, with a greater variety of species, which leads to difficulties in forming uniform lots for export," continues Marina Evtimova.

"Another problem is the increased costs of cultivation in many ways. The periods of cultivation in greenhouses are delayed to save on the energy needed for heating. New generation energy-saving greenhouses could greatly facilitate agricultural producers."

Despite these problems, in recent years the export of vegetables has grown. "Legumes, potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, and cucumbers have a relatively good competitive position in foreign markets. The main problem for export is the increase in logistic costs. Recently, Bulgaria has initiated the export procedure towards the East," the spokesperson specifies.

"The main interest in participating in Macfrut is to introduce our products to international buyers, as Macfrut is a well-renowned fair for us too, in order to find new commercial partners," concludes Marina Evtimova.

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