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Photo reportage: Frischezentrum moves efficiently into the future

Bremen's wholesale market focuses on convenience and comprehensive service

Wholesale market Bremen, designed as a freshness center, now has one of the most modern facilities in Europe. Its close-to-the-city location in the old harbor areas in the upcoming Überseestadt and the good trans-regional transport links are offering the best conditions for a prosperous development.Today's era…

Göttingen research team examines buying behavior, based on various characteristics

The attractive tomato

The vegetables that are consumed most often in Germany are tomatoes. The supermarkets will offer a variety of different types. However, consumers are often unaware of the differences and may obtain a…

Re-labeling cafeteria vegetables with palate-enticing names:

Stanford psychologists try to entice students to eat more vegetables

According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, a team of researchers - led by Bradley Turnwald of Stanford University - took on the challenge of figuring out how to get college students to eat more vegetables. Turnwald: “College students have among the lowest vegetable intake…

Tomato grower to drop TOV 'bombs'

This week in Anaheim, Sunset will unveil its newest on-the-vine tomato bomb at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Tradeshow & Expo. The sweet golden snacking tomato follows the Flavor Bombs and Sugar Bombs, both of which are ripened and packed on the vine. “Sunset dominates the on-the-vine snacking…

Webinar: the name of a plant variety in the Community Plant Variety Right system (CPVR)

In this webinar, recorded at the EUIPO Academy in May 2018, Bénédicte Legrand, Denomination Expert at the CPVO, explains the process in which names are given to newly protected plant varieties in the European Union. This webinar also outlines how this CPVR "naming" process fits with the rules and…

Mini propagator starter packs for young gardeners

Mr Fothergill’s were looking to re-design their range of ‘Little Gardener’ starter propagator packs, ideal for young gardeners or the smaller garden, that could also be easily packed and printed. They chose to approach thermoforming packaging manufacturer, Macpac, with their efficient thermoforming…

How to avoid greenwashing in your marketing and promotional material

If you are thinking about marketing and promoting the environmental benefits of your products, be very careful with the language you use. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) recent case against Woolworth’s shows that it will not tolerate misleading or deceptive conduct in this…

DOGK: Breeders and growers are expanding the variety scale together

Specialties and ecofriendly cultivation will determine the future of the pepper

In many parts of Europe, peppers are the second most popular type of vegetables in the trade; only tomatoes are more commonly picked from the vegetable shelf. In Germany and Austria in particular, these vegetables have a unique priority, but also in this country there is currently an interesting trend,…

‘Operation Yellowhammer’

Secret Brexit papers on No-deal chaos published

Wednesday, a five-page document spelling out the government’s “planning assumptions” under Operation Yellowhammer – the government’s no-deal plan – was disclosed in response…

Offering multiple vegetable options

Scientists find a way to get kids to eat more vegetables

Some children are pretty picky eaters and parents may struggle to get them to eat the daily recommended amount of vegetables. This problem is compounded by readily available…

Partnership Oreon and Lumex M for the Russian market

Oreon and Lumex M are joining forces. The two companies signed a letter of intent during the FlowersExpo in Moscow this week, agreeing upon working together to provide LED solutions to the Russian market.  Lumex M has been helping growers in Ukraine and Russia with advice on greenhouse lighting for many years, and…

Mexichem unveils human-centered business transformation, changing name to Orbia

Mexichem reached the next milestone in its human-centered transformation, unveiling its new corporate name, Orbia, and its commitment to purpose: to advance life around the…

EU scheme aims to promote healthy eating and nutritional education

The EU school scheme aims at promoting healthy eating and balanced diets through the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products while also proposing educational…

Svensson on the German tour

On Thursday 5th of September, the first SvenssOn Tour Germany edition took place in Kevelaer. Growers and suppliers came all together in the cosy Küche-Life in the Straelen area where many greenhouses are located. The event not only provided the guests with some networking possibilities, idea exchanging and meetings with other…

Gakon confirms follow up participation at HortEx Vietnam 2020

“Vietnam is a market with great potential”

Vietnam with a population of nearly 97 million people and an average GDP growth of 7.5% per year is the fastest growing economy in the ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Horticulture and Floriculture are one of the most promising sectors of the Vietnamese economy and will remain a…

South Africa: Farmers showcase horticulture trade

Trading with vegetables, fruits and flowers is increasing in the Bojanala District, drawing hundreds of people yearly to the annual Horticulture Expo and equally creating a platform for sharing ideas amongst the farmers themselves. From the day to day vegetable products, to agro-processed products like…

Andreas Helbig, Potato Kuhn Wholesale Market GmbH:

"Regional vegetables are well received, despite higher prices"

"We have been sourcing vegetables from Gärtnerei Kiemle in Bietigheim-Bissingen for just over a week, and this company supplies us with premium goods," says Andreas Helbig from potato company Kuhn Großmarkt, based in Mannheim. "Regarding the popularity of these products compared to foreign produce, we…

Ontario launches 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Program

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced that the Excellence in Agriculture program is open to receive applications and now includes a new category to recognize outstanding young farmers. The Excellence in Agriculture program recognizes agri-food innovations and…

Animations promote New Zealand tomatoes

TomatoesNZ released two fun and informative animations about New Zealand fresh tomatoes. The animations share facts about how these fresh tomatoes are grown. They also provide key information about the industry including requirements for labelling of imported tomatoes which are treated with ionising radiation. For…

Ontario celebrates local food promotion with retailer awards

Recently, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, joined by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris, presented Sobeys #685 in Kitchener with two Foodland…

Background colour affects appeal of vegetables

The background colour of vegetables affects the level of appeal consumers ascribe to it, according to research from Brigham Young University in Utah and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. It turns out consumers consider vegetables with a black background to be more appealing. Scientists…

Sahara Forest Project expands to 20 hectare

Jordan: Expansion for salt water desert greenhouse thanks to cruise ship deal

Costa Group, through its Costa Crociere Foundation, joins forces with the Sahara Forest Project Foundation to enlarge the scope of the innovative initiative to revegetate the desert in Jordan with sustainable technologies. The agreement was signed by Lars Myren, Chairman of the Sahara Forest Project…

US (FL): Greenhouse training online course on costing and profitability

Develop the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business. Costing & Profitability is the fourth course of the 2019…

Peter Hein, Bayrische Pilzbörse GmbH:

"Sprouts are very popular as superfoods right now in summer"

Sprouts have gradually become established in the trade in recent years. Especially in the warm season, these greens are quite popular with restaurateurs and specialty retailers. In addition to the tried-and-tested standard varieties, new varieties are increasingly finding their way to regional consumers,…


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