‘Once we reached Mother’s Day, the market changed’

Just like in the Netherlands, April was cooler than normal in Ontario. Temperatures stayed somewhere between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night,...

The world is still a jungle of individual interests and trade barriers

As Chairman of the Committee for International Economic Relations of the Council of Business Organisations in The Hague, and Vice-Chairman of the same committee...

CEO Marco van Zijverden is proud of the Dutch Flower Group family

A few weeks ago, I got a wonderful surprise: Dutch Flower Group was awarded Family Business of the Year. Last February, I was still...

‘We need to increase our distribution through supermarkets’

The largest group of immigrants in Brazil is from Japan. And there are a lot of Japanese who work in the Brazillian horticultural industry....

Fabiano and Alexandro de Bruin: ’We wanted to work with our family’

Years ago their mother Riet started growing plants in the backyard. Now Fabiano and Alexandro de Bruin are taking over their parents company Quali...

Roger Scholten: ‘Everything I earn, I invest in my company’

When Roger Scholten noticed how the plant and flower production in Holambra, Brazil had been increasing, he started growing plants in 2009.  He is...