Retail news from Eurofruit

Important developments in Europe’s food retail arena, with a focus on fresh produce procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, and new product development.

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Rijk Zwaan hosts sweet pepper seminar on eve of Asia Fruit Logistica


On 3 September, the day before Asia Fruit Logistica, breeder Rijk Zwaan is organising a seminar focused on sweet peppers in Hong Kong, as market potential grows in the region

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New varieties hold key to growth, experts tell Fruitnet Grape Congress


Leading analysts and key industry players at global event in Puglia say they see huge market potential thanks to new and better varieties

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Outgoing Zespri CEO reflects on golden era


Dan Mathieson has overseen a period of “phenomenal growth” as CEO of the world’s leading kiwifruit marketer. He tells Fruitnet what he’s proudest of looking back on his seven years at the helm


Sun World International launches two new table grape varieties


Production of Applause and Epic Crisp set to ramp up in next five years  

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Regional strife boosts Dubai role as Gulf hub


Longer transit times due to disruptions in the Red Sea are a major issue for all traders in the Middle East region, but reshipments through Dubai appear to be growing as a result, says Hani Ayloush of Fruit Line Trading

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Asiafruit Knowledge Centre launches at Asia Fruit Logistica


Asiafruit Knowledge Centre is the brand-new content hub at the heart of Asia Fruit Logistica, and it’s open to every visitor and exhibitor


Superplum lychee season begins


Sulphitation-free lychees available in Bengaluru, Delhi NCR and Mumbai 

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Regional trend favours covered strawberry production in Germany


As the economy and environment throw up some tough challenges, greater consumer interest in high-quality local supply offers some commercial hope

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Retail prices for Italian melons on upward curve


Average supermarket prices have reportedly increased over the past few years, helping to reduce the impact of rising costs

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China Business Meet Up starts countdown to Asia Fruit Logistica


Roadshow of Business Meet-Ups reaches grand finale in Shanghai, marking 100 days to go until Asia Fruit Logistica’s return to Hong Kong


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Saudi date exporters see partner potential in Alibaba


Date exporters in Saudi Arabia are exploring the use of the Alibaba platform to promote and export dates globally, including to China

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Taste tops the agenda at Global Tomato Congress


The two-day event, taking place in The Hague, opened with an overview of the global tomato business and a focus on consumer preferences

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Sensei opens second autonomous supermarket in Italy


Located in Verona, the TuDay Prendi & Vai store is operated by DAO, which manages the Conad brand

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Indian ag-tech start-up Superplum receives US$15m in series A funding


Hellman & Friedman senior advisor joins as Superplum chairman  


Jumbo expands reach with new distribution centre


New fresh produce CDC designed to speed up delivery of products including fruit and vegetables to 700+ stores in Netherlands and Belgium