Silver Grape award Citta’ di Rutigliano awarded to FreshPlaza during Fruit Logistica 2014
The international prize “Silver Grape – City of Rutigliano”, an annual award established by the town of Rutigliano (Bari-Italy) reached its sixteenth edition in 2014. The prize, officially sponsored by the agricultural firm Orchidea Frutta, is intended for those who are distinguished in the development of the table grapes sector.
The jury, appointed by the department of agriculture of Rutigliano, unanimously awarded recognition to our online magazine “FreshPlaza”, after having reviewed several proposals.
The motivation for the award is as follows:
“It has contributed as an independent source of information for the companies operating in the fruit and vegetable sector, to the promotion and affirmation of table grapes from Apulia, making them known and appreciated all over the world and promoting economic development in the origin areas.”
The award was given on February 6th at 11 am in the stand “Italy” within Fruit Logistica.
Above: the announcement of the award, at the presence of the regional agricultural authority Fabrizio Nardoni (first on the left), the Mayor of Rutigliano Roberto Romagno (second from left) and Rutigliano’s agricultural authority Pasquale Redavid (second on the left). Photo below: Sander Bruins Slot (FreshPlaza.COM Editor), Pieter Boekhout (FreshPlaza owner), Paolo Bruni (CSO President), Rossella Gigli (FreshPlaza.IT Editor), Roberto Romagno (Mayor of Rutigliano).
The ceremony was attended by the main regional and national authorities in the Italian horticultural sector.
Above: the consignment of the prize in the hands of Pieter Boekhout and Rossella Gigli. Below: the speech of Sander Bruins Slot. On the left, a part of the journalistic staff of the Italian edition Maria Luigia Brusco, Renata Cantamessa and Raffaella Quadretti. Behind the photocamera, Giancarlo Fabbri.
Below: Nicola Giuliano (Orchidea Frutta owner) and Roberto Romagno together with Rossella Gigli.
FreshPlaza is as an independent source of information for the companies operating in the fruit and vegetable sector.
After significant success with this concept in the Dutch market through the website www.agf.nl, it was decided to venture into the international market by the creation of FreshPlaza. Ever since the start up in March 2005, the interest in the FreshPlaza website and news mail has grown steadily. In April 2007, the Italian edition www.freshplaza.it followed. And five months later in September 2007, the Spanish edition www.freshplaza.es was founded. In 2013 FreshPlaza reached 30,000 subscribers and as a group we now send more than 100,000 newsletters worldwide every day.
The FreshPlaza team comprises of a growing team of writers, editors, and account managers for our commercial representation. Our editors source their news on a global basis and from many different languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch and Portuguese.
FreshPlaza, by nature, is an interactive concept, which relies greatly on the participation of its readers. This is expressed through many press releases, photo material, responsive messages, and information requests our readers send to us.
FreshPlaza has the attention of the global Fresh Produce industry. It’s up to our readers to use this fact to their advantage.
Publication date: 2/10/2014
Author: Rossella Gigli