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Rise in Fresh Produce Donation to the Food Bank

Mercabarna companies donated over 8% more fresh produce to the Food Bank in the first half of 2012 than the same period last year. Altogether, 243,923 kg of fruit and vegetables were contributed, along with 2,149 kg of fish.

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Nice Fruit Will Produce High Quality Frozen Fruit at Mercabarna

On 25 June, the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, visited Mercabarna for the launch of a pioneering system in the world of frozen fruit and vegetables which has been set up by the company Cutting’s, a firm located in the complex and specialising in the distribution of freshly-cut fruit and vegetables for the hotel, restaurant and café channel.

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Sustainability, One of the Challenges for Wholesale Markets Around the World

The Managing Director of Mercabarna, Josep Tejedo, and the Director of Industry and Services, Lluís Alberich, attended the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference held in Berlin from 22 to 25 May. Environmental and sustainability initiatives were the central themes of the event, which brought together 170 international professionals.

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Prizes Awarded for the "Villas Floridas" Campaign

On 14 June, the Catalan Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and the Environment, Josep M. Pelegrí, presided over the award ceremony for the first edition of the "Villas Floridas" campaign, run by the Confederation of Ornamental Horticulture of Catalonia (CHOC), an entity which involves Mercabarna-flor and the Association of Wholesalers (AEM).

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Visit by a Delegation from a Brazilian State

To find out more about Mercabarna’s experience in creating clusters, on 11 June a delegation from the government of the Brazilian state of Mina Gerais and the Directors of the wholesale market in the capital visited the Food Unit.

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