Ten beehives and the desire to do things differently – that was the beginning of Imkerij de Traay B.V. almost 40 years ago. This original idea is still alive in a company that has developed and grown with time. Today, Imkerij de Traay offers not only sustainable honey from its 150 hives, but also a wide portfolio of special, imported honeys and natural sweeteners as well as a range of cosmetics.
From developing machines for winemaking and being open to their application in other sectors arose a market leader in Europe and beyond. The Italian Della Toffola Group is headquartered in Signoressa di Trevignano, near Venice. While maintaining its focus on liquid products, the success of the company founded and owned by the Della Toffola family is due to several factors. The family was willing to look into new areas and applications for their machines, like other beverages, liquid food processing and water treatment. They persevered, believed in their own fortes and invested in them. And they were open to acquisitions to realize the Group’s full potential.
Without any exaggeration, the soft fruit market is experiencing rapid growth within fresh produce, and consumers are increasingly aware of the health benefits of eating berries. In France, Panach’Fruits is one of the leading addresses for supplying the widest range of berries, including its exclusive raspberry varieties. The family business in La Vendée sells its production directly to wholesalers in France and beyond. One of Panach’Fruits’ outstanding features is the consistent high quality of its entire fruit production – to which it has adhered for 20 years now.
When you think of teatime, you think north. England comes to mind, black tea in the morning and in the afternoon. But tea has long become a worldwide commodity. And while black tea is certainly a winner in waking you up and keeping you going later in the day, herbal and fruit teas are the ones that can relax you, wind you down and even heal you. So rethink tea for a moment, and you will understand that one of the most aspiring international tea companies focussing on innovative herbal and fruit blends is actually located in the Czech Republic: Biogena.
In this issue: Zordel Fischhandels GmbH - Big fish in the Black Forest / Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery GmbH - Success is sweet / Werner Kenkel Spółka z o.o. - The perfect package / SIMON SAS - Coming back to butter
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