Retail

Whole Foods arrives in Europe via Amazon

For a few days now, the Amazon sites of Germany, France, Italy and Spain have been proposing organic products under the Whole Foods brand. After acquiring the American chain…

UK Tories: Supermarkets should have aisles for local produce

According to Scottish Conservatives, supermarkets should have dedicated shelves and aisles for goods created in their local area. Shops would be able to point customers to…

Ali Macara, Ikram Gbr. Nuremberg:

'Low demand for Turkish peppers after Christmas'

The situation on the German wholesale markets is very subdued, so shortly after the turn of the year. In Nuremberg the market has stabilized as well, after the increased sales during the Christmas season. January is also a quiet month for Turkish retailers, confirms Ali Macara of Ikram Gbr/Macara Fruits,…

F.lli Valcalcer: Logo and packaging restyling

Italy: Customers choose the ingredients for the wild salads

Domenico Bosco is the marketing manager for F.lli Valcalcer from Battipaglia. The company is specialised in baby leaf produce, grown in the fertile land of the Piana del Sele – a place particularly suited for the farming of this produce. He states, “Our motivation and will to improve pushed us to opt for the restyling…

Italy: Turnip Greens are mostly farmed in Puglia

Nicola Calabrese is a researcher at the Food Production Science Institute of the CNR in Bari. He explained to FreshPlaza that “Turnip greens are a characteristic vegetable from Puglia. It started as a minor Brassicaceae, a humble product. However, it has become increasingly successful and also the…

Italy: fighting pepper plant diseases

On Friday 23rd November 2018, Dr Laura Minozzi from the Institute for the Sustainable Protection of plants – CNR and Cristian Carli (Agrion Foundation) illustrated new technologies for monitoring the peppers’ diseases and they also showed the results of the 2018 experimentation on the varietal comparison…


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