Veiling Holambra in Brazil introduced a tracking and tracing system for their logistics materials. They equipped trolleys, trolley shelves and reusable containers with RFID...
The Dutch enclave of Holambra is the most important floricultural area of Brazil. While things have slowed down for cut flower growers, the pot...
When it comes to orchids, Taiwan is the place to be for growers, traders, researchers, breeders and other enthusiasts. The assortment is wide and...
Despite the fact that the Italian economy hasn’t fully recovered yet, Italy remains a very important market for plants and flowers from the Netherlands....
Plant and flower exports from the Netherlands to Poland are growing rapidly. Increased sales through retail channels provide a boost, and exporters expect growth...
In Italy, special holidays, cemetaries and weddings are very important for the flower industry. During our visit to Myplant & Garden, Simona Polli of...
FleuraMetz is growing rapidly. They will probably reach a 400 million euro turnover this year. Which will partially be realised through their new platform:...
Brexit is complicated. Nobody knows what the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union is going to look like exactly. Which...
HPP Exhibitions is organising a horticultural trade fair in Zimbabwe in October: HortiFlor. President Robert Mugabe left only a few months ago and Dick...

‘Great news: the old legislation for employment will return in Ecuador’

Last Saturday afternoon, we went to a birthday party of a Dutch friend, who works with the United Nations in Quito. She’s responsible for...

Bernard Oosterom: ‘Now is the time to increase activity on Green City’

Now is the time to promote the messages of the Green City harder than ever.  When the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) defined...

‘Argentina got everything, apart from good flowers’

We’re back from Argentina. We had completely underestimated the size of this country. You wouldn’t start a company there before you’d gained an understanding of...

‘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...