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Greenyards Trade Mission to Albania and Macedonia

Following the trade mission coordinated in October 2016 through UNIVEG’s distribution centers in Poland, Czech Republic and Austria, REG continued to work with UNIVEG GROUP (now re-branded to GREENYARDFOODS) and participating companies that are competent to fulfill their requirements and committed to long term partnership.  In order to secure that companies are ready to supply products to GREENYARD, from 7-10 May 2017, REG is coordinating an inbound visits for purchasing managers responsible for GREENYARD‘s centers Bekker in NL& CZ and GREENYARD AUS to visit companies in AL and MK to help with necessary adjustments in the preparations of products and shipments per required specifications. 

On Monday, they visited and had B2Bs with four leading Albanian companies, producers of spring cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, had a chance to observe the early season operations, discuss quality requirements and estimate yield throughout the forthcoming season. Later in the day they traveled to Macedonia and today continued inbound visits to five MK companies. On all meetings GREENYARD buyers provided expected product specification, confirm varieties, packaging and agree expected shipping dynamics. 

Before the season, REG will work with the companies selected by GREENYARD as most prospect suppliers and assist them in adoption of BSCI standard for social compliance.  This will enable the companies to fulfill the requirements, at the moment mandatory for exporting to GREENYARD in the Netherlands and Czech Republic and increase their capacity to become sustainable suppliers to one of the biggest global trading networks for fresh fruits and vegetables.