Hungary’s largest fresh produce market is open six days a week and is home to large wholesalers and smaller local farmers selling their fruit and vegetables. The market draws customers from far and wide, in fact in 2010 459,362 buyers of fresh fruit and vegetables came to Budapest wholesale market to buy everything from potatoes, carrots, cabbages, onions and cauliflowers to more imported exotic varieties.
Budapest wholesale market has its own distinct personality with its unique combination of expected large suppliers, but also a wide selection of local farmers, who literally sell their produce from the back of their van. These smaller suppliers still sell larger quantities than a domestic market stall, but their smaller size does allow customers to handpick the produce they want. To see the market in action, click here.
This more personal approach is indicative of the way the Hungarian fresh produce market operates, and is one of the main reasons why Rush Group has employed a native Hungarian – Hajnalka Erdos, who has an intrinsic understanding of how her country trades fresh fruit and vegetables. Having a representative in Hungary also means that there is someone physically in the country to ensure all Rush’s Hungarian customers and growers have immediate contact with a member of the Rush Team, this close proximity also results in an increased level of customer service management. Being a local allows Hajnalka to check at all the first loadings of fruit and vegetables, to see if they meet the quality and quantities expected by each customer.
Hajnalka who also speaks English as well as her native tongue Hungarian says “Whilst English is the world’s business language, in Hungary where personal relationships count for so much, having a native speaker on the end of the phone, engenders trust and confidence in both customers and growers.”If you are a Hungarian grower who thinks they can supply fresh produce on a global scale, or are working for a company in Hungary that needs a consistent supply of fruit and vegetables, please email Hajnalka.