An exhibition entitled “The Fish of Mercabarna” is set to open in the lobby of the Management Centre on 15 December. The exhibition will feature the laminate sheets created by the artist and director of the Capellades Paper Mill Museum, Victoria Rabal, with images of the fish that arrive at the Central Fish Market each day.
The Mercabarna-flor Wholesale Businesses Association (AEM) collaborated once again this year in International Day of Older Persons, held on 1 October. The collaboration consisted of donating 2,000 carnations which were distributed to passing senior citizens during a solidarity march through the centre of Barcelona. More than 150 people including volunteers, partners and collaborators of Amics de la Gent Gran (Friends of Senior Citizens) took part.
The second “Grow with Fish” campaign kicked off in late September with the goal of repeating the success of last year’s campaign. This time around, all the open days for visits have been filled and it is expected that more than 5,000 students from 100 Catalan schools will take part in the initiative, promoted by the Fish Wholesalers’ Association (GMP) in collaboration with Mercabarna, designed to promote knowledge about and the consumption of fishery produce among children.
The Fruit Attraction trade fair, organised by FEPEX and IFEMA, has only been held three times but has already made a name for itself as the premier meeting point of the fruit and vegetable sector in Spain. At least that is how it seems, given the turnout at this year’s event which was held in Madrid between 19 and 21 October.
The Barcelona Food Cluster Association, an organisation spearheaded by Mercabarna, is continuing to promote actions that can improve the competiveness of its food business members. The latest involved organising a visit to the Institute for Agrofood Research and Technology (IRTA) in Monells, Girona on 20 September, attended by nine companies. The visit was part of the activities scheduled within the innovation group the Association promotes.
Representatives of Catalan agricultural production and distribution have joined forces to create the Code of Good Business Practices throughout the entire food chain. The code is a memorandum of understanding with 54 commitments aimed at bolstering and improving relations among the parties in the chain.
Can you imagine a machine that cooks food in industrial quantities in a minimum of time and maintains the same taste as homemade food? This is the pioneering technology that goes by the name ‘T’ developed by Foodtopía, a business which creates technology applications to manufacture pre-cooked convenience food for the foodservice channel.