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June 03, 2020 | Articles

Fruit Logistica focuses on sustainability

Product marketing, new varieties, sustainable packaging and innovative techniques were the focus of attention this year at the international Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin. Despite the warnings surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, more than 72,000 fresh produce profes­sionals visited the event. In addition to developments in the field of new products, there was a lot…

June 12, 2019 | Articles

Fruit Logistica: tech and trends in the international fresh world

At the beginning of February, for a short while, Berlin is the hotspot of the international fresh world. That’s when traders, suppliers and retail representatives meet at Fruit Logistica for the latest trends. This year, the emphasis at the trade show was even more on convenience, sustainability and technology. For example, the Dutch data company…

February 27, 2019 | Articles

Christoph Grimme: ‘50 percent of the world’s potato cropping areas are not yet mechanised, so that’s where our growth opportunity lies’

With Christoph Grimme (30), a new and predominantly digital wind is clearly blowing through the more than 150-year-old family group from the rural village of Damme (G). ‘The time of big, bigger, biggest is over, above all, it now has to be smarter’, he says in no uncertain terms. But robotisation of the potato harvest?…

June 05, 2018 | Articles

Fruit Logistica: supermarkets continue to aim for sustainability

Traders, packagers, carriers, technology providers, retail representatives, service providers and growers. You’ll meet them all at the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin: the annual meeting point for the international fresh food industry. Apart from the relationships, Fruit Logistica is also about trends. One thing is clear, retailers still have a keen interest in sustainability initiatives.

June 05, 2018 | Articles

PotatoEurope demonstration field has been planted under favourable conditions

On 12 and 13 September 2018, DLG-Messen will organise the German edition of the annual international event PotatoEurope. This outdoor spectacle for the potato sector will take place at the Rittergut estate in Bockerode. In addition to the demonstration field where the latest harvesting machines will show their skills, the organisation is also devoting a…

November 14, 2017 | Articles

In 25 years, EUROPLANT has developed from a regional player to a multinational company

The German potato trading company Europlant has been selling potato varieties for 25 years now. After’ Die Wende’, the transition period to German reunification, the group to which Europlant belongs has evolved from a regional player to a multinational with 14 subsidiaries worldwide, 104 own commercial varieties and a total potato turnover of more than…

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