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Producer wants short route to consumer

ABN AMRO's consumer survey shows that three in ten consumers are willing to order food directly from producers. No less than half of the consumers consider doing so if these foods are cheaper or if they are special produ..

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Six ways to tackle the plastic puzzle

10 October 2019

The Dutch use approximately 26 billion plastic food packaging per year and the trend points to a further increase. However, if consumers reduce their use by five packs per year, this could halt growth. This is the conclu...

Grain prices volatile due to trade conflict and weather

25 July 2019

The grain markets have had a turbulent first half of the year. Many grain prices have shown greater volatility throughout the year. The trade conflict and weather conditions had a particularly strong impact on grain pric...

Increase Foodsector Bankruptcies

07 May 2019

The trend of a decline in the number of bankruptcies of companies and institutions ended in the summer of 2018. Worldwide, there was uncertainty about trade wars and the Brexit. The food sector will also be affected by b...

Pig sickness a concern or a blessing?

30 April 2019

Rabobank sees optimism but also uncertainty in pig farming. The increased demand for pork is leading to rising prices, even though the number of outbreaks of African swine fever is still increasing. This creates uncertai...

Europa eet steeds minder

27 February 2019

De voedingssector moet naarstig op zoek naar nieuwe afzetmarkten of het toevoegen van meer waarde aan zijn producten. Reden is dat de bevolking in Europa vanaf 2025 niet meer zal groeien. Naar verwachting zijn er over 10...

Robotarm offers food industry a helping hand

19 February 2019

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in food production. Within the industry the use of robotics and data technology is growing. This contributes to the affordability of food and the transparency about or...

Kiem hogere agrarische prijzen

17 January 2019

Agrarische grondstofprijzen staan sterk onder invloed van valutaontwikkelingen en de handelsbesprekingen tussen de VS en China. Door de tekorten in 2019 gaan de prijzen van tarwe en mais stijgen. Druk op de prijzen van s...

Meat export numbers fell in 2018

10 January 2019

In 2018 there were less positive figures compared to 2017, when the export value for the food sector increased by 6%. In 2018 (up to and including October), this percentage was modest (1.3%). Food exports to the EU were ...

Robots and reducing food waste

17 October 2018

Robotisation can reduce food waste. Robots can compensate for labour shortages in the food sector. Despite challenges, the food industry is ready for robots. Big data and artificial intelligence pave the way for robot...

Nadia Menkveld: 'Food is politics'

09 October 2018

What are the effects of the growing populism in Italy on our fishing industry? And how does a decision made in the Kremlin affect a Dutch foodstuffs packaging company? These questions are part of the work territory of Na...

World vegetable map 2018: More than just a local affair

09 January 2018

The 2018 World Vegetable Map shows essential vegetable trade flows and highlights some key global trends in the sector, such as the growing importance of production in greenhouses and vertical farms, as well as the popul...

Rise in number of food-sector bankruptcies

15 August 2017

The Dutch economy is going strong, and ABN AMRO’s Economic Office forecasts growth of almost 2.5% for 2017. This sharp increase is primarily due to exports, personal consumption and business investments. Thanks to the ri...

Challenging market for food businesses

09 May 2017

Higher consumer spending and an increase in exports resulted in revenue growth for the Dutch food sector in 2016. Notably, the sustainability trend that started a while ago seems to be accelerating. Consumers are paying ...

Small-scale producers add zest to the food sector

06 March 2017

Over the past five years the number of food and drink manufacturing companies with fewer than five employees rose by 45 percent to 3,660, according to a recent report by Dutch bank ABN AMRO. As a result, this market segm...

Eerste teken van herstel in varkenssector

10 May 2016

De Europese varkenssector krijgt in het tweede kwartaal van 2016 te maken met de eerste tekenen van herstel. De opleving van de vleesvarkensprijzen zal pas echt doorzetten als de eerste volumes uit de private opslagregel...