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Historias de éxito

Polish consumers respond to ready-to-eat mangoes

After the huge success of its initiative to ripen green skin and Hass avocado for the Polish market, UNIVEG Trade Poland has extended the portfolio for its customers with ready-to-eat mango.

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Joint initiative promises industry-wide benefits

UNIVEG has collaborated with fresh produce industry counterparts to develop Fresh.Point, a groundbreaking online residue-monitoring platform for the European fruit and vegetable sector.

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UNIVEG gets Greenlight for supply efficiency

Quality is a given in today’s fresh produce industry; there can be no diversions and no excuses anywhere in the supply chain. With that in mind, UNIVEG developed an innovative software solution, Greenlight QC (GLQC).

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UNIVEG Deutschland: Training produces rich rewards for Ecuadorian

UNIVEG Deutschland is in the middle of a two year project with Ecuadorian partner Fruta Rica to improve sustainability levels on the country’s banana plantations.

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Calculating the way forward for the industry

ARfD Calculator shows both the value of collaboration and UNIVEG’s belief that some things can be shared for the common good of the industry.

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UNIVEG UK/ EWT support FRUIT SELECT to create branded apple opportunity in the UK

In a declining UK market for green and yellow apples, Opal® brings a fresh and vibrant outlook and an opportunity to revitalise a struggling category.

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Seald Sweet’s holistic approach proves fruitful

Through its ‘Growing Forward & Giving Back’ campaign, Seald Sweet supports its growers, its customers and social programs around the world.

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Bakker Barendrecht aims to reduce food waste

Ongoing projects aim to optimise the use of fresh produce grown, processed and transported with such great care.

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Grape partnership pays immediate dividends

UNIVEG South Africa’s collaboration with Bayer CropScience has created an integrated solution that addresses a customer need at farm level and produces measurable benefit throughout the supply chain.

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All roads lead to sustainability

In order to create a sustainable and efficient supply chain, UNIVEG Supply Chain Europe has made concerted efforts to optimise its use of road transportation and maximise utilisation of its central Waddinxveen depot as a consolidation point for imported product.

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UNIVEG South Africa: Laying the foundation for future success

Throughout 2013, UNIVEG South Africa has worked in partnership with the Waitrose Foundation and Waitrose’s grape category manager to implement a program of long-term shared initiatives. These are aimed at providing social and economic benefits for the community of Môrester Farm, located in the Western Cape of South Africa.

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Bakker Barendrecht: With packaging, less is more

Smarter packaging has enabled Bakker Barendrecht to use 100 tonnes less packaging material from 2011 to date.

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UNIVEG UK halves nectarine waste levels

Through the effective employment of E+pads, UNIVEG has cut waste on Spanish nectarines by 50% for one of its key UK retail customers.

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Seald Sweet: Sweet smell of success for Uruguayan citrus

UNIVEG Uruguay and Seald Sweet in USA playa major role in the Uruguayan citrus sector, as a producer and exporter, and 19 years of negotiations recently paid off as citrus from the South American nation gained access to the US market for the first time.

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UNIVEG South Africa: “Lost valley” provides perfect apple conditions

In 2013, the first apples will be marketed from UNIVEG's orchards in the Verlorenvlei valley of South Africa, the product of a program to use the unique microclimate, water supply and soil conditions to the valley to produce premium varieties for supermarket customers.

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UNIVEG Katopé UK: British cherry strategy bears fruit

Investment in a breeding program and Concept Orchard have built UNIVEG Katopé UK a substantial cherry business within three years.

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UNIVEG Trade Poland: Unipapryka redefines Polish pepper sector

UNIVEG Trade Poland transformed the horizons of six Polish growers by convincing them to collaborate to advance their pepper ambitions.

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Seald Sweet: Florida families focus on efficiency

Working with a traditional, family-oriented industry has not stopped two of Seald Sweet's Florida citrus growers from leading the way with sustainable production and packing processes.

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UNIVEG: Partnership pays for Indian grape exporters

A groundbreaking collaboration between UNIVEG, Bayer CropScience and Indian growers and exporters has reaped immediate rewards for the country's grape export sector.

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UNIVEG Katopé UK achieves a world first

Fairtrade grapes from India are available to UK customers thanks to UNIVEG Katopé UK.

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UNIVEG Katopé UK: Putting niche exotics in the spotlight

A month-long promotion campaign with a leading UK retailer achieved impressive sales and volume uplifts for four niche exotics fruits.

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UNIVEG Trade Benelux: Supply chain links drive Brazilian fruit sales in Germany

UNIVEG Trade Benelux has formed a partnership with Brazilian fruit growers and a leading German retail chain to increase sales of the fruit in Germany.

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UNIVEG Trade Benelux: Papaya project promises long-term profit

UNIVEG Trade Benelux and Brazilian exporter Bello Fruit have invested in a long-term partnership to develop sales of Brazilian papaya in Europe.

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UNIVEG Peru: Natural predators improve efficiency and lives in Peru

Alongside its Peruvian growers, UNIVEG Peru has implemented an Integrated Pest Management system that uses advanced technology to strategically position biological controls that mitigate pest problems in the fields.

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UNIVEG Trade Poland: Ripe and ready for avocado expansion

UNIVEG Trade Poland became the first company to supply ripe green avocados in Poland and now provides a consistent flow of pre-ripened avocados to the specific demands of retailers across Europe.

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UNIVEG Deutschland: Germany recognises global ripe-and-ready potential

UNIVEG Deutschland has identified ripe and ready-to-eat fruit as a global growth opportunity.

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Bakker Barendrecht: Reducing the global UNIVEG footprint

The sustainable transport initiative of Bakker Barendrecht in the Netherlands is a shining example of the UNIVEG Group's global effort to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment.

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UNIVEG Katopé France: Supply chain collaboration restores litchi confidence

UNIVEG Katopé France helps Madagascar's litchi industry restructure to address European customer concerns.

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UNIVEG Uruguay: Water management foresight underpins Uruguayan production

UNIVEG Uruguay puts water management at the heart of its long-term production planning and this proves to be crucial to the success of its citrus and blueberry crops.

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Alara well schooled in social responsibility

Alara's ongoing support of its own school in Bursa dates back to a devastating earthquake in the fig-growing region in 1999.

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UNIVEG South Africa inspires social change

Through its ongoing sponsorship of the Columba Leadership Academy, UNIVEG South Africa is demonstrating its social commitment to empowering some of the nation's underprivileged youngsters.

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