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March 2016

Exporting UK onions to Eastern Europe

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Rush Group is currently exporting small onions from the UK to customers in Eastern Europe. Onions smaller than 65mm are used in the UK for value packs and the wholesale markets, but are often the favoured size amongst Eastern European consumers.

The UK onions that Rush are exporting are going mainly to Eastern European wholesale markets and supermarket packers, and these supply lines will continue until the stored-crop season ends at the end of April/beginning of May.

Rush Group’s East European offices in Hungary and Poland have been instrumental in developing the demand for UK onions and it is their local knowledge that has enabled Rush Group to provide their Eastern European customers with the right onions at the right time. Having offices ‘on the ground’ also gives the Group’s customers added confidence, because there are native-speaking personnel close at hand to deal with requirements and queries.

Rush is also exporting red onions to the same region, but in this case there is demand across the size spectrum from 40 to 90mm.

If you are therefore looking for a reliable supply of onions, or have onions to sell, whatever the size or colour, please contact Nat Bacon today.


European carrots – right time and right quality

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Normally at this time of year, Rush Group and everyone else would still be offering UK carrots to their customers, however this year all of this has changed.

Due to the bad weather at the end of last year and the beginning of this year, the UK carrot industry is suffering from material loss. Normally, UK carrots are happy to sit under water for short periods of time, but the prolonged wet period followed by a mild one has led to viruses and bacteria infecting the carrots –sadly these carrots do not meet the exacting standards set by Rush Group customers.

So the Group is having to start its International carrot programme early, drawing on French, Israeli, Spanish and Portuguese crops to satisfy demand. This international network of carrot farmers ensures that their customers (including packers, processors and wholesalers) get a continual supply of carrots throughout the year.

But what about quality? Having the right carrot is just as important as having a reliable supply, and it is Rush’s European agronomist Jose Nazare who plays the vital role in ensuring the quality of Rush’s carrots matches the customers’ requirements. Jose travels around the Group’s farmers on a regular basis, checking the quality of the carrots and sorting all matters relating to accreditation and audit.

It is this combination of the right quality of carrot delivered at the right time, that has led to the Group’s customers relying on Rush for a constant supply, they feel confident that the orders they are putting in for Summer 2016 will be met and fulfilled on every level.

If you are looking for a reliable supply of carrots, please contact Tom Ebdon today.