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.

Dried fruit and nuts

BayWa invests in dried fruit and nut business


Group’s business unit Cefetra takes majority stake in Hamburg-based Heinrich Brüning

Altaf Hussain mangoes

Gulf anticipation for Pakistani mango season


Demand is high ahead of the arrival of Pakistani mangoes in the UAE, with production volumes down due to severe weather conditions

Belgian pears

Belgian campaign launches in UK


Belgian produce marketers are targeting retail and foodservice companies in the UK with a message of high quality and sustainability


Southeast Europe connects at Freskon fair


The Freskon exhibition returns to Thessaloniki on 12-14 May, connecting producers with international buyers and hosting the International Apple Congress

A Cosmic Crisp tasting stand in a supermarket

A positive first season for Cosmic Crisp apples


Marketers Vog and VIP say their first commercial campaign has gone well, and say more fruit will be available in 2023

BE Flavour line tomatoes - BelOrta

BelOrta tomato range constantly evolving


From yellow to brown, large and small, loose and on the vine, BelOrta’s tomato range continues to develop, with the Belgian cooperative always on the lookout for new varieties

Azura is a leading tomato supplier in Europe

Azura sets out sustainability stall


Franco-Moroccan group signs up to global climate initiative SBTi and invests millions in female empowerment in Moroccan rural regions

Melinda's Enjoy apple packaging

Naturitalia puts Melinda in Asia’s shop window


Following its recent market debut, Italy’s most popular apple brand is making a name for itself among buyers in the region

Biodiversity butterfly apricots

Lidl backs scheme to boost biodiversity


GlobalGAP audit is first standard to foster plant and animal life around Europe's fruit and vegetable production

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VIP ready to withstand "severe disruption"


Apple supplier maintains focus on sustainable production and technological investment to keep market advantage


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Online ordering

Shift to online impacts footprints


Consultancy Scala has urged businesses to consider the effect of the growth of eCommerce on their carbon footprints and to take action

Geant logo

UAE’s GMG acquires Géant


GMG has acquired 18 hypermarket and supermarket locations in the UAE from Urban Foods, plus exclusive expansion rights

Shanghai lockdown extended


Fresh produce trade faces supply chain disruption as Covid-19 measures continue

Muddy Boots Cold Chain Management in-situ

Muddy Boots upgrades cold chain solution


Hardware advances to reduce food waste and strengthen Greenlight Quality Management portfolio


RedPop takes first bite of European market


First ever commercial campaign for new, branded variety described as "perfect snack apple" has begun