Norway: “We’re matching import prices to break into the market”

"Given its fluctuation, we are matching the imported products to break into the market. In Norway, supermarkets and wholesalers are all privately owned. These families are dictating the fruit and vegetable market, with price as their main objective. In October, we sold salads for 1 EUR, whereas next…

Fierce discussions at the APAC summit in Singapore

"Retailers are forced to move into CEA given the stability and quality of products"

”What has happened in the North American market is consolidation, a key trend is taking place. Especially within the vine crop markets, they consolidated down to almost a classic industry structure. Retailers are in the very same breath saying ‘I want local- and fresh products from a small producer’.…

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US (VA): Tobacco commission awards grants to Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville

Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission recently awarded nearly $575,000 in funding to Danville’s Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. The money was among 22 funding requests from groups across Southern and Southwest Virginia. “I am delighted that we could hold the Tobacco Commission…


US (PA): Mechanicsburg school board authorizes installation of hydroponics lab

The Mechanicsburg Area School Board last week authorized the purchase and installation of a hydroponics lab as part of the high school’s renovation project. The school board initially reviewed Tuesday night’s accepted proposal for a Freight Farms Hydroponics Lab during a presentation by district…

HK: Aquaponic farmer launches Holiday Season Mix in department store

Full Nature Farms has landed at Apita, a department store based in Hong Kong, in City Plaza, Taikoo Shing, with its recently introduced Holiday Mix. Full Nature is an aquaponic farm founded by Ray Lok in 2013 and based in the outskirts of Hong Kong. On top of their supply of flowers, herbs and leafy…

Swiss: Vertical farm expands distribution in 390 Coop stores

YASAI and Coop have expanded their collaboration in Switzerland. From today on, YASAI is supplying its products to 390 Coop stores. "We are thrilled to announce a major milestone for our incredible team," said Mark Zahran, Founder, and CEO of YASAI. "Riding the start-up rollercoaster for over three years…

UK: New vertically farmed range available in Asda

A new British salad range brand, Homegrown, is being launched exclusively through Asda this week. The range includes three SKUs: 80g Mixed Salad, 60g Rocket, and 80g Hot & Peppery Cress, and will be available nationally online and in 270 Asda stores nationwide from Monday, September 4. CEO of Homegrown’s…

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