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November 1-15, 2019

Netherlands is the center of floriculture

For several years now the Netherlands is the center of floriculture at the beginning of November, with the IFTF and FloraHolland Trade Fair taking place together. It draws visitors from all over the world resulting in more Dutch companies opening their doors. So, all in all a week full of events. At the same time this year, WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference took place in Miami (FL), the USA.

Afterwards, another major event took place in France, namely the celebration of Morel's 100th anniversary. They celebrated this centennial of breeding and selecting big by opening their new trials facility in Frejus, France.

Also an open house at Emsflower where the poinsettia varieties of Selecta one were on display.

But more happened at the beginning of November 2019, see the highlights below.

Dutch import and export company P. van Dam joins DFG

As of 1 January 2020, cut flower import and export company P. van Dam & Zn. B.V. (Van Dam) will become part of Dutch Flower Group (DFG). P. van Dam & Zn. B.V. (Van Dam) has…

Cargolite introduces 'Quarters & Halves for direct sales'

New packaging cartons for more efficient direct sales

Over the years, more and more Kenyan farmers started to look for direct markets to ensure a fixed price for their cut flowers. Another advantage of supplying direct is the…

Afrex adds new edible flowers to their range:

"Edible flowers increasingly popular with floral designers"

Edible flowers have become more popular among top class chefs and high-end restaurants over the years. However, nowadays more and more floral designers are starting to use…

Scott's Nursery

CAN: Fire in electrical room damages New Brunswick nursery

A well-known business in Lincoln, N.B., near Fredericton, is closed Saturday due to fire. Firefighters from nearby Oromocto, Fredericton and New Maryland responded to a call…

Consumer brain takes center stage at Floriforum 2019

How can we sell more flowers to more people? That was the main question during Floriforum, which was held yesterday on the eve of the International Flower Trade Fair. Growers,…

Aleia Roses con tinues production and business

Aleia Roses has voluntarily applied on October 16th, 2019  for a legal procedure called “Voluntary Creditor Contest”, of which the main objectives are the protection of the business…

Trends and champagne: Koenpack opens new showroom

Yesterday, Koen Pack festively opened a new showroom in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Before the official opening, Sandra Könings presented a seminar for the hundred guests…

Photo report: IFTF 2019

Last Friday the Expo Haarlemmermeer closed its doors in Vijfhuizen for the tenth edition of the international floriculture trade exhibition (IFTF). The trade fair had an…

Photo Report: FloraHolland Trade Fair (FHTF)

Last week, roughly 400 potted plant growers, 200 cut flower growers and 150 suppliers (breeders, packaging companies and a single trading company) brought together 'the…

Milestone Fresh turns 15

On Wednesday, 6 November, Milestone Fresh celebrated its 15th anniversary. This Dutch company opened small offices in Rotterdam and Schiphol 15 years ago. Since then, it has…

Holstein Flowers new branding at Trade Fair

New corporate identity to remain distinctive

At the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, gerbera grower Holstein Flowers from De Lier, the Netherlands, was presenting their brand new corporate identity last week. With this new look…

Photo report of the festive day

Morel celebrates 100th anniversary by opening new greenhouse

Morel is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and yesterday, they celebrated this centennial of breeding and selecting big by opening their new trials facility in…

Magic Stars shine at Emsflower

More than 100 plant growers participated in Selecta's traditional poinsettia tour yesterday. This time, the location was Emsflower, one of the biggest plant growers in Europe,…

Gems Group:

Chrysanthemums first step towards a glow-in-the-dark bouquet

An entire glow in the dark bouquet. That is the ambition of Gems Group. With a special paint, they can now supply a blue and a green chrysanthemum. More colors and varieties…

Impression of Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show 2019

Turkish growers set sight on export

Turkish cut flower and ornamental plant growers have set their export target at 125 million USD for the year 2019, and the prominent growers will all meet and demonstrate…

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