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Greenyard - for a healthier future

06 Jan 2017

Greenyard - for a healthier future.

Global market leader Greenyard will take centre stage at Fruit Logistica from 8 to 10 February 2017 to highlight its theme “for a healthier future”.

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23 Dec 2015

At Fruit Logistica, UNIVEG sows the seed for a healthier future.

Over the last 25 years UNIVEG has built a reputation as its customers’ “direct connection to the field”. At Fruit Logistica 2016, the UNIVEG stand will demonstrate with…

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28 Aug 2015

Veiling Haspengouw, UNIVEG and AIF sign agreement on commercial cooperation.

On 27 May the Boards of Directors of Veiling Haspengouw, UNIVEG and AIF announced that they were investigating a close form of commercial cooperation. Today, before the start…

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09 Jul 2015

Greenyard Foods: Francis Kint to step down as COO, becomes non-executive director.

Greenyard Foods NV (Euronext Brussels: GRYFO) announces that Francis Kint will step down as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to become non-executive Director on the Board of Greenyard Foods,…

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Veiling Haspengouw and UNIVEG investigate a commercial cooperation

27 May 2015

Veiling Haspengouw and UNIVEG investigate a commercial cooperation.

The Board of Directors of Veiling Haspengouw and UNIVEG today announced during a press conference that they are investigating a close commercial cooperation. In this regard, a Letter…

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Seald Sweet expands grape production

01 Apr 2015

Seald Sweet expands grape production.

Seald Sweet International announced the expansion of their deciduous commodity division.

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04 Mar 2015

UNIVEG, Greenyard Foods and Peatinvest investigate business combination to create a global leader.

Investigating business combination between UNIVEG, Greenyard Foods & Peatinvest to create global leader in fruit and vegetables. The board of directors of UNIVEG announces that it will start…

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02 Feb 2015

UNIVEG’s “Intelligent Traceability” tools demonstrate the strength of collaboration”.

As part of the company’s “Intelligent Traceability” strategy UNIVEG works in close collaboration with key IT partners to develop a range of specialized food safety and traceability software…

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18 Dec 2014

At UNIVEG, “I.T.” stands for “Intelligent Traceability”.

Increasingly, our customers around the globe require more than just the world-class fresh produce we supply them from our own farms and network of growers.

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UNIVEG and Ebrex Cruise Services (ECS) sign partnership agreement

18 Apr 2014

UNIVEG and Ebrex Cruise Services (ECS) sign partnership agreement.

UNIVEG and Ebrex Cruise Services signed an exclusive global partnership agreement to supply Fruit & Vegetables and Flowers & Plants to the cruise industry.

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UNIVEG and Mahindra ShubhLabh Services enter into Joint Venture

14 Apr 2014

UNIVEG and Mahindra ShubhLabh Services enter into Joint Venture.

Mahindra ShubhLabh Services Ltd. (subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.) part of the USD 16.7 billion Mahindra Group, today signed a joint venture agreement with UNIVEG. The joint…

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Bakker Logistiek Groep takes over the transport activities of European Food Transport

11 Mar 2014

Bakker Logistiek Groep takes over the transport activities of European Food Transport.

As from 10 March 2014, Bakker Logistiek Groep in Zeewolde takes over 70% of all transport activities of European Food Transport NV (EFT), based in Belgium.

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UNIVEG Trade Italy and ACOS signed a commercial agreement

21 Feb 2014

UNIVEG Trade Italy and ACOS signed a commercial agreement.

On 20 February UNIVEG Trade Italy and ACOS signed a commercial agreement to distribute and market fresh produce on the Mediterranean market and the markets of the Middle…

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23 Jan 2014

UNIVEG finalises privatisation process of SBBS.

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Suriname and UNIVEG announced today the completion of the privatisation process of SBBS (“Stichting Behoud Bananen Sector”).

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UNIVEG confirms its ambitions in the UK through the acquisition of Empire World Trade

03 Jan 2014

UNIVEG confirms its ambitions in the UK through the acquisition of Empire World Trade.

UNIVEG is delighted to announce today the completion of the acquisition of Empire World Trade (EWT). Empire World Trade is a well-respected and leading UK importer and distributor…

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UNIVEG showcases its ideas to uplift sales and demand for fresh produce

13 Dec 2013

UNIVEG showcases its ideas to uplift sales and demand for fresh produce.

At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2014, in Berlin on February 5th – 7th, UNIVEG will shine the spotlight on the wide range of products and solutions it has developed to…

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Bocchi Flower Trade becomes UNIVEG Flower Trade

04 Nov 2013

Bocchi Flower Trade becomes UNIVEG Flower Trade.

As a result of their quest for administrative rationalisation, UNIVEG Group has taken the decision to merge Bocchi Flower Trade Netherlands BV and Westland Packing BV. As from…

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16 Sep 2013

Winchester Growers Ltd acquires the assets of New Generation Daffodils Ltd..

Winchester Growers, a member of the UNIVEG Group, are large growers and marketers of daffodils in Cornwall, with over 2400 acres in production.

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UNIVEG Group present at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA

12 Aug 2013

UNIVEG Group present at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA.

UNIVEG will be represented for the second time at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA in Hong Kong. Attending ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA confirms UNIVEG’s ambition to grow its sales and sourcing…

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30 Jul 2013

Founder reacquires control of UNIVEG Group.

UNIVEG to continue successful business strategy and growth.

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UNIVEG Logistics Russia acquired by FM Logistic

04 Jun 2013

UNIVEG Logistics Russia acquired by FM Logistic.

FM Logistic confirms its strategy of development in fresh logistics by the acquisition of UNIVEG Logistics Russia. This is a further step in the successful implementation of UNIVEG’s…

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UNIVEG Katopé UK & AIGN agree a deal for new Cherry Plum

26 Mar 2013

UNIVEG Katopé UK & AIGN agree a deal for new Cherry Plum.

UNIVEG Katopé Ltd is delighted to announce that they have signed an exclusive marketing license with AIGN (Associated International Group of Nurseries) covering the EU & Turkey, giving…

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UNIVEG opens sourcing and sales office in Greece

14 Mar 2013

UNIVEG opens sourcing and sales office in Greece.

UNIVEG announces the opening of a sourcing and sales office in Greece, under the leadership of Petros Milios.

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20 Dec 2012

UNIVEG implemented its Global Strategic Plan and focuses on profitable and sustainable growth.

UNIVEG successfully implemented its Global Strategic Plan and focuses on profitable and sustainable growth. As announced in December 2011, the Global Strategic Plan which UNIVEG implemented during the…

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UNIVEG extends lease agreement of its facility in Waddinxveen

07 Dec 2012

UNIVEG extends lease agreement of its facility in Waddinxveen.

UNIVEG announces the extension of their lease agreement for its Waddinxveen facility until 2027 with partner Point Park Properties (P3), pan-European Warehouse Asset Manager and Developer.

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UNIVEG will showcase its points of difference at Fruit Logistica 2013

04 Dec 2012

UNIVEG will showcase its points of difference at Fruit Logistica 2013.

At the world’s largest fruit and vegetable gathering in Berlin from 6 to 8 February, UNIVEG will use its stand to showcase its points of difference, particularly in…

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29 Nov 2012

Greenex joins Dutch Flower Group.

As from 1 January 2013, Greenex will be leaving UNIVEG Group and joining Dutch Flower Group.

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02 Oct 2012

UNIVEG sells its stake in Dela to Cock’s Vleeswaren.

On 1 October UNIVEG Group, the family De Pelsmaeker and Cock’s Vleeswaren announced that the UNIVEG Group and the family De Pelsmaeker transferred their shares in Dela to…

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11 Jul 2012

UNIVEG announces successful Management Buy-Out of Vanderschoot B.V..

UNIVEG announces the completion of a Management Buy-Out (MBO) of Vanderschoot B.V. Vanderschoot B.V. is one of the oldest bulb companies in the traditional Dutch flower bulb district,…

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Georgi Koupenov appointed new Managing Director of UNIVEG Bulgaria

31 May 2012

Georgi Koupenov appointed new Managing Director of UNIVEG Bulgaria.

UNIVEG appointed Georgi Koupenov as new Managing Director of UNIVEG Bulgaria, a leading company in the field of temperature controlled logistics in Bulgaria.

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23 Mar 2012

UNIVEG Group signs agreements with Bayer CropScience and Syngenta.

UNIVEG Group announces today that it has signed separate cooperation agreements with two leading agribusiness companies, Bayer CropScience and Syngenta.

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At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012, UNIVEG will highlight investments in its state-of-the-art service network

27 Jan 2012

At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012, UNIVEG will highlight investments in its state-of-the-art service network.

State-of-the art infrastructure, investments in service centres, increase of UNIVEG’s footprint in major supply regions worldwide by seeking partners and a dedication to sustainability will be central to…

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02 Dec 2011

UNIVEG Group implements a global strategic plan.

UNIVEG Group announced today the implementation of a new global strategic plan. This strategic plan will enable UNIVEG Group to better resist the current challenging economic conditions.

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26 Oct 2011

UNIVEG Group announces the appointment of Manfred Pülm as new Sustainability Coordinator.

UNIVEG is pleased to announce the appointment of Manfred Pülm as new Sustainability Coordinator for the UNIVEG Group.

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UNIVEG completes Senior Management team with CFO

10 Oct 2011

UNIVEG completes Senior Management team with CFO.

UNIVEG is pleased to announce the appointment of Davide Bustreo to the position of CFO of the UNIVEG Group, effective 7 October. Davide joined UNIVEG in 2006 and…

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Seald Sweet launches major expansion of California operations with Fresh Select

21 Sep 2011

Seald Sweet launches major expansion of California operations with Fresh Select.

On 20 September Seald Sweet International, member of the UNIVEG Group, announced a mayor expansion of the company's west coast operations through a partnership with Fresh Select, a…

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UNIVEG receives binding offer from Culinor for the sale of Hot Cuisine in Ghent.

24 Jun 2011

UNIVEG receives binding offer from Culinor for the sale of Hot Cuisine in Ghent..

UNIVEG and Hot Cuisine announced today that Culinor has made a binding offer to purchase Hot Cuisine’s business in Ghent. UNIVEG and Hot Cuisine intend to accept this…

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UNIVEG Katopé France opens its new Operations Centre at Rungis International Market

19 May 2011

UNIVEG Katopé France opens its new Operations Centre at Rungis International Market.

On 19th May 2011 UNIVEG Katopé France opened its new Operations Centre. The opening of the new UNIVEG Operations Centre in France confirms that the UNIVEG Group, with…

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UNIVEG Bulgaria opens its new Logistic Centre in the Sofia Region

16 May 2011

UNIVEG Bulgaria opens its new Logistic Centre in the Sofia Region.

On 16 May UNIVEG Bulgaria inaugurates its new Logistic Centre. The opening of UNIVEG’s latest Logistic Centre in Bulgaria, further demonstrates the Group’s growth oriented policy, as well…

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The UNIVEG Group nominates new CEO, current CEO to retire

12 Apr 2011

The UNIVEG Group nominates new CEO, current CEO to retire.

Theo de Kool succeeds Rudi De Becker as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the UNIVEG Group. Francis Kint, CEO Business Unit Fruit & Vegetables appointed Executive Member of…

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Seald Sweet International launches Tropical Division

15 Mar 2011

Seald Sweet International launches Tropical Division.

In further continuing growth strategies and expansion, the company Seald Sweet International, belonging to the UNIVEG Group announced the launch of their Tropical Commodity division.

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UNIVEG appoints Cees Ritmeester as Supply Chain Director Europe with effect from the 1st March 2011

14 Mar 2011

UNIVEG appoints Cees Ritmeester as Supply Chain Director Europe with effect from the 1st March 2011.

In his role as Supply Chain Director Europe, Cees Ritmeester will be responsible for developing the Supply Chain throughout the UNIVEG Group. His goal will be to streamline…

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UNIVEG mourns the death of Wolfgang Ahlers

31 Jan 2011

UNIVEG mourns the death of Wolfgang Ahlers.

On 26 January, Wolfgang Ahlers of UNIVEG Deutschland passed away in his hometown of Stuhr in Germany after a long illness.

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Richard Wells retires as Managing Director of UNIVEG in the UK

31 Jan 2011

Richard Wells retires as Managing Director of UNIVEG in the UK.

Richard Wells, Managing Director of UNIVEG in the UK has announced his intention to retire from the business at the beginning of March 2011, after 21 years in…

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At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2011 the UNIVEG Group presents its products and services

10 Jan 2011

At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2011 the UNIVEG Group presents its products and services.

At FRUIT LOGISTICA 2011, UNIVEG will showcase its unique combination of a global presence and local know-how in the production of fresh fruit and vegetables

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UNIVEG reinforces the financial position of Expofrut Argentina by increasing its capital

29 Oct 2010

UNIVEG reinforces the financial position of Expofrut Argentina by increasing its capital.

On August 9th 2010, UNIVEG announced the implementation of a strategic plan at Expofrut Argentina. A fundamental part of this plan is to strengthen the financial position of…

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Ralf Hörstgen joins the UNIVEG Group

22 Sep 2010

Ralf Hörstgen joins the UNIVEG Group.

UNIVEG appoints Ralf Hörstgen as Director Key Account Management for the group.

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15 Sep 2010

Sustainable Pinghe Pomelo initiative launched in Pinghe, China.

UNIVEG Direct Fruit Marketing GmbH, Sino Analytica and Jin-Jin launched a consistent and sustainable Pinghe Pomelo initiative in Pinghe. They have jointly agreed to develop and to promote…

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UNIVEG implements strategic plan at Expofrut Argentina

09 Aug 2010

UNIVEG implements strategic plan at Expofrut Argentina.

Today UNIVEG announced that it will start to implement a strategic plan to further grow its business operations in Argentina.

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UNIVEG appoints Theo de Kool as Chief Financial Officer

15 Mar 2010

UNIVEG appoints Theo de Kool as Chief Financial Officer.

UNIVEG announces the appointment of Theo de Kool as Chief Financial Officer, as from 15 March 2010.

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Alara gains competitive edge with Xsense perishables monitoring system

03 Feb 2010

Alara gains competitive edge with Xsense perishables monitoring system.

FRUIT LOGISTICA, Berlin, 3 February 2010 Alara Agri Business, a company belonging to the UNIVEG Group, announces today that they are using the Xsense™ Perishables Quality Monitoring System…

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UNIVEG Group of companies will have a sizeable presence at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2010 in Berlin

03 Feb 2010

UNIVEG Group of companies will have a sizeable presence at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2010 in Berlin.

At FRUIT LOGISTICA, the UNIVEG Group will have, with its 504 sqm large stand in Hall 5.2, Stand A-03, a sizeable presence at the exhibition to reflect its…

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16 Nov 2009

UNIVEG Hot Cuisine America received BACC Entrepreneurship award.

UNIVEG Hot Cuisine America received the distinguished BACC Entrepreneurship award from the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce on November 14th in New York city.

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09 Nov 2009

UNIVEG Bulgaria has initiated the construction of a brand new distribution centre in Bulgaria.

UNIVEG Bulgaria is a wholly owned subsidiary of the UNIVEG Group of companies and is a market leader in the retail distribution of fresh and frozen products within…

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01 Oct 2009

Hot Cuisine America will present its range of high quality products.

Hot Cuisine America will present its range of high quality fresh entrees, side dishes and soups for retail and food service at PLMA's private label trade show in…

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23 Sep 2009

Hein Deprez to become Chairman of the Board of Directors of UNIVEG, Rudi De Becker appointed as CEO.

The Board of Directors of UNIVEG has decided to appoint Hein Deprez as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Strategic Committee. In his new…

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08 Sep 2009

Management appointments within the Business Unit Fruit & Vegetables.

Hein Deprez has decided to establish an Executive Management team for the Business Unit Fruit & Vegetables.

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02 Sep 2009

UNIVEG Deutschland’s affiliate Josef Ahorner changed its name to UNIVEG Austria.

The UNIVEG Group of companies announced today that it has changed the name of its company Josef Ahorner into UNIVEG Austria. The new name draws upon the company's…

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