Working together in today’s dynamic market
Rijk Zwaan is committed to supporting growers and partners in their efforts to produce, distribute and/or process fruit and vegetables. Based on the very latest market insights, we aim to help the vegetable food chain to adapt to the ‘new economy’ by providing customised, relevant and applicable advise and solutions. Our teams are doing their utmost to keep the day-to-day activities running smoothly and stay connected with our business partners.
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10 July - Rijk Zwaan’s global melon & watermelon event
Melon growers, dealers, processing companies and retailers from all over the world are showing an interest in innovations such as the yellow watermelon called Tropical Sunshine and the useful ‘ready to eat’ harvesting indicator. Although the coronavirus crisis has substantially disrupted the market in recent months, the chain is still optimistic about the future.
3 July - Deep red plum tomato finds favour with home cooks
The coronavirus crisis has stimulated new consumer trends in the fresh fruit and vegetable category. Over recent months, for example, European retailers have seen a surge in demand for plum tomatoes as ingredients for home-made soups and sauces. A similar trend is apparent in fresh meal kits, which often include this tomato type.
9 June – Marco van Leeuwen reflects on the impact and opportunities of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected global food production. Even though farming and seed sector activities have been broadly exempted from restrictive measures, it is difficult to anticipate what the medium- and long-term impact will be. Seed is a foundational contributor in ensuring food security. Marco van Leeuwen (Board of Directors) reflects on the impact and opportunities of COVID-19 during the annual congress of the International Seed Federation (ISF).
The spread of coronavirus affects us all. Growers, distributors, supermarkets and many others in the food chain are working hard to guarantee there is enough food available. They are all an essential link in the food supply chain every day. That's why over 3,300 employees worldwide are doing their utmost to ensure a continued supply of seeds.
19 Mar 2020 - Message Board of Directors
Vegetable seeds are at the very start of the food chain. Without vegetables seeds, growers cannot produce vegetables for people to eat.
Read the message of our Board of Directors.