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 the theme – “Sowing the seed for a healthier future” – how the needs and well-being of the consumer are central to its business model.
As a vertically integrated fresh produce global player, UNIVEG has the ability to supply consistently first-rate products through its unrivalled growers’ network and first-class service provision teams. With 40 companies spread across five continents, the company traded more than two million tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables to customers on six continents in 2014.
In June 2015 UNIVEG became part of Greenyard Foods. Greenyard Foods, with an annual turnover of almost 4 billion EURO and a team of 8,150 people, operates in 25 countries around the world. The vision of Greenyard Foods is:
“To make lives healthier by helping people enjoy fruit and vegetables at any moment, easy, fast and pleasurable whilst fostering nature."
The company’s broad portfolio of tasty, healthy and convenient products now includes every popular format – fresh, canned and frozen.
The theme “Sowing the seed for a healthier future” - fits very well within the Greenyard Foods vision. As a leading global fresh produce supplier, UNIVEG’s focus is not only about growing and distributing fruits and vegetables; it is also about helping consumers make healthy and sustainable choices which can improve their future well-being.
Greenyard Foods CEO Marleen Vaesen explains: “We want to contribute to a healthier future for our consumers and our stakeholders: customers, suppliers, growers, employees. We build strong relationships with our customers and want to develop ways to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables and help consumers to live healthier. We believe in making the lives of our supply partners better too; every partner benefits from our commitment to sustainable production and sourcing methods. We care about our employees, their well-being, the environment in which they work and the communities around them.
Many of the initiatives in which we are involved are holistic by nature. By making our products innovative, affordable and accessible to as many people as possible, we believe that we will improve the health of millions of lives.”
As part of UNIVEG’s presence at Fruit Logistica, Peltracom, also part of Greenyard Foods, will have an integrated section at the UNIVEG booth. Peltracom has been involved in the horticultural sector for 30 years and supplies more than a thousand varieties of growing media. These substrates are the foundation of healthy eating for millions of consumers around the world.
Visit us at Fruit Logistica, Hall 5.2, Stand A-03.