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Exporting fresh strawberries to Europe

Strawberries are the most popular summer soft fruit in Europe. Most countries in Europe have a proper production season contributing to a total annual production of 1.3 million tonnes. Greenhouse production and diverse varieties extend these seasons, making Europe almost fully self-sufficient. The export opportunities to Europe can be found in the supply gaps between Mediterranean and northern European production. As a supplier, you should ideally focus on strawberry varieties that are superior in flavour. Efficient logistics are important for successful export.

Exporting fresh coconut to Europe

In Europe coconuts have become a popular ethnic and health ingredient which has boosted the variety of available coconut products, including fresh coconuts. In the fresh sector the traditional mature coconut is complemented with the young, drinkable coconut. These trades in Europe are limited to a relatively small number of importers and fresh bulk is dominantly supplied by Côte d’Ivoire. New suppliers can best find opportunities by being innovative in processing or packaging, taste and shelf life preservation.


Exporting fresh blueberries to Europe

Strong promotion and a growing demand for healthy, easy-to-eat food have resulted in a substantial increase in the European consumption of blueberries as well as a worldwide boost in production. Retailers and their service providers are now able to source blueberries all year round. Meanwhile as a supplier you will find yourself in an increasingly competitive market. To survive on the long term on the European market you need to be well integrated into the supply chain and provide a consistent and superior quality product.


Working towards Sustainable Agriculture with the CSR Roadmap

The Tropical and Exotic Fresh Fruit (TEFF) project is part of the Country Programme for Colombia that the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) is currently implementing. This programme which runs from 2014 to 2018, aims to position 6 Colombian export sectors in the European market. Within this programme the aim is to improve Corporate Social Responsibility within the companies.

Assuring a Sustainable Supply of High Quality Hass Avocados

The Tropical and Exotic Fresh Fruit (TEFF) project is part of the Country Programme for Colombia that the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) is currently implementing. This programme which runs from 2014 to 2018, aims to position 6 Colombian export sectors in the European market. One of the current projects is the Colombian Hass Avocado Project in Colombia.

Promising markets for fresh berries

Imports of fresh berries into European markets from developing countries have doubled over the past five years and are continuing to grow. Berries are increasingly offered as a convenient and healthy snack, seducing shoppers into buying them. Although many berries are grown in Europe, demand is much higher than European production. Imports from developing countries are filling the gap.

Exporting fresh berries to Germany

German demand for fresh berries has grown by more than 10% annually in the past five years. Fresh berries are increasingly offered as a convenient and healthy snack, seducing shoppers into buying them. Although German producers are expanding their production, demand is much higher than German production. Especially during the German winter, imports from developing countries are filling the gap.

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Promising European markets for Cherimoya

The European market offers interesting opportunities for cherimoya. It is one of the interesting exotic fruits with growth potential in Europe. Spain is the main producer, but exports only a small percentage to other European countries. This leaves opportunities for the supply from developing countries for most of the year. Quality is key, while innovation and improving product characteristics and handling will also contribute to successful trade.

Exporting cherimoya to Europe

Cherimoya is one of the interesting exotic fruits that has growth potential in Europe. Spain is an important producer, but exports only a small percentage to other European countries. This leaves opportunities for the supply from developing countries for most of the year. Quality is key, while innovation and improving product characteristics and handling will also contribute to successful trade.

Fruit Logistica 2017

Find your new fresh produce supplier from Africa at the Fruit Logistica 2017, the leading international exhibition for the fresh produce trade.

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