La Linea Verde at Fruit Logistica to keep on growing in Europe
2018 turnover up by 26% and Europe expansion plans in 2019
La Linea Verde, leading Italian agro-alimentary company specialised in the fresh‑cut and fresh-soup sector (both standard and organic), is one of the main players that will be present at Fruit Logistica, the most important fresh produce trade show in Europe. The Italian Group, producing as a co‑packer for large‑scale retailers (60 private brands in Italy and abroad) as well as under its own brand DimmidiSì, recorded a turnover of 300 million euro in 2018, up by 26% compared to 2017.
This highly positive performance was driven by excellent market results in Italy, where the expansion of the three national production sites allows an ever increasing production capacity that adds up to the group’s international performances.
As a matter of fact, in 2018, 35% of La Linea Verde’s sales were generated in foreign markets, thanks both to export activities from Italy (Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic) and to the performance of the Spanish branch, that extended its capabilities with the acquisition of a second production site in Spain.
A number of important company development projects are in place for the new year. Eastern Europe is key of the international development plan, aiming at supplying countries in this area with high-quality products all year round. For this purpose, La Linea Verde recently opened a production site for fresh-cut products in Serbia (with an initial production surface area of 6,000m2).
We are very satisfied with our export activities. Thanks to our expertise in fresh cut, in logistics and the unquestioned quality of our products, we have started to supply some of the most important retailers in Europe– said Giuseppe Battagliola, President of La Linea Verde – In 2019, we aim to grow and expand our core business even more, taking our fresh‑cut, ready‑to‑eat expertise to other international market.
The management team of La Linea Verde will be present throughout the entire trade show in Hall 4.2 Stand D-03 and is looking forward to reinforcing their relationship with large‑scale retail buyers active in markets of particular interest. The stand will also organise tastings of DimmidiSì Fresh Soups with show cooking. During the exhibition, new products from La Linea Verde will also be presented to international operators.