Turnover increases through international growth
Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel generated a net turnover of 340 million euros in the 2014/2015 financial year, representing a 9% increase compared to the previous year. Virtually all crops and almost all countries in which Rijk Zwaan is active contributed to the growth.
Knox™ captivates visitors during demo days
Rijk Zwaan’s location in Fijnaart hosted this year’s demo days from mid-September until the end of October. One of the particular highlights this year was Knox™, a trait in lettuce varieties which slows down the leaf discolouration process caused by oxidation.
Rijk Zwaan promoted to Hillenraad 500+
This year, for the very first time, Rijk Zwaan has made it onto the Hillenraad 500+, the annual list of companies with revenues of more than 500 million euros or with more than 1,000 employees in the Netherlands.
New lettuce discolours less rapidly thanks to ‘Knox™’
Rijk Zwaan introduces a trait in its lettuce varieties that ensures that the leaves discolour pink less rapidly after cutting: ‘Knox™’. Today, it presents this ground-breaking innovation during their Lettuce and Leafy Vegetable Conference in Antwerp, Belgium.
Rijk Zwaan wins Grüner Merkur 2015
On Friday 18 September, during the Deutschen Obst & Gemüse Congres in Düsseldorf, Germany, Rijk Zwaan received the Grüner Merkur award for their achievements in boosting the fresh produce category.
Rijk Zwaan app enhances demo field visits
Rijk Zwaan has developed an app to improve the efficiency and personalisation of visits to its demo fields around the world. The app is now available for download in Android and iOS versions.
Innovating the fresh produce category at Asia Fruit Logistica
From 2-4 September, Rijk Zwaan will once again be exhibiting at Asia Fruit Logistica. By presenting a variety of innovative products, Rijk Zwaan demonstrates to its Asian chain partners that broadening the fresh produce category can boost fruit and vegetable consumption.
‘Looking to the future of melon and watermelon’
On 8 and 9 July Rijk Zwaan organised the Global Melon & Watermelon Event in Spain, with a focus on global trends and how to fulfil the requirements of the whole food chain.
Gherkin world gathers in Germany
Rijk Zwaan held the Global Gherkin Days on 6 and 7 July 2015. More than 200 participants from 22 countries gathered in Germany to exchange knowledge and ideas about gherkins.
Rijk Zwaan South Africa starts sales activities
As of today, Rijk Zwaan South Africa has taken over the sales activities from its former distributors Javelin Seeds and Filmflex Plastics. Rijk Zwaan expects to be able to serve the South African vegetable market even more effectively.