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UK Mushroom Bureau to launch 3 year promotion campaign following approval of EU funding

July 16, 2010

The Mushroom Bureau has announced funding for a €2.6m three year campaign to promote fresh mushrooms in the UK. The EU has provided 50% of the funding while the other 50% comes from the mushroom industry. The campaign, supported by the EU and growers and producers from the UK and Ireland will run a fully […]
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Out of Darkness

June 3, 2010

The Australian television network ABC shows a series called “Landline”. Landline focuses on Australian agriculture and horticulture. The show edited on May 30 was titled “Out of Darkness” and was all about mushrooms. A big chunk of the show is recorded at Adelaide Mushrooms and features Doug Schirrpa of the company and Australian Mushroom Growers […]
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Impression of the SAMFA 2010 Conference

May 18, 2010

On 16 and 17 February, the annual SAMFA conference was held at the Leriba Lodge in Centurion, Pretoria. One of the participating European companies was Harte Peat from county Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. David Austin, sales manager of the Irish company, has made the following impression.   By David Austin, Harte Peat Whilst South Africa […]
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New website Dalsem Mushroom Projects

April 23, 2010

Dalsem Mushroom projects, part of the Dutch Dalsem Group, has launched a new website in the style of the Dalsem Group, a well-known horticultural engineering company. Dalsem Mushroom Projects, their office is in Horst, The Netherlands, is a major player in the realization of turn-key projects in the mushroom industry. On the website customers and […]
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Bonduelle takes over France Champignon

April 13, 2010

The Bonduelle group has announced that it has received the go ahead of the competition authorities in France and Germany to complete the takeover of the France Champignon group on 31 March 2010. The French vegetable producer has acquired France Champignon, a leading European mushroom company, from Butler Capital Partners, who had acquired the firm […]
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Independent H.J.M. Hollander changes supplier

April 8, 2010

A year ago the shareholders of Le Lion France have asked Dutch company H.J.M. Hollander BV, supplier of Le Lion spawn outside France, if they were interested in taking over the spawn facility in France. Italspawn                                                                                                                                                                                              After a long and intensive consideration of all the risks and possible benefits, Hollander decided not to do this. […]
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GRM takes over ‘The Bizz’

February 6, 2010

On January 1st, 2010, Reed Business officially transferred the mushroom publications to the ownership of Global Roel Media (GRM). Paddestoelen, Mushroom Business and Mushroom Business Polskie Wydanie, as well as the digital editions of the mushroom cluster, will continue to appear under the same names. Reed Business has published trade journals for the mushroom sector since […]
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Bonduelle en route to buy France Champignon

January 22, 2010

Since the beginning of 2010 French vegetable group Bonduelle is in exclusive negotiations with private equity group Butler Capital Partners to acquire mushroom producer France Champignon. A result of a 1997 merger of Royal Champignon and Champijandou, France Champignon was taken over in 2004 by Butler Capital Partners, which has since embarked on a major […]
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Foundation FLM Foodingredients

December 19, 2009

The Dutch companies Lutèce and Freezitt have started a new company to optimize the service for their customers. As part of this transaction, Marque Champignons in Cuijk has been taken over. Lutèce and Freezitt want to offer their customers with the foundation of FLM Foodingredients a complete range of mushrooms. “Marque Champignons produces mushrooms in big […]
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New farm Bertus Baron operational

November 16, 2009

In the village of Marum, Netherlands, a lot of work has been done in the past year to get the new, innovative farm of Bertus Baron going. Together with Limbraco Horst he developed a vision and implemented that into his new farm. The farm itself is in production since July, the logistic part of the […]
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