9 growers nominated for Dutch Flower Awards 2013

This year, Dutch Flower Group (DFG) has once again nominated nine growers for the Dutch Flower Awards 2013. The awards are made in the cut flowers, plants and foreign suppliers categories. The criteria for selecting nominees include reliability, as well as themes such as innovation and sustainability.

It is the twelfth time in a row that the globally operating family of trading companies has used the Dutch Flower Awards to put its chain partners, the growers, in the spotlights.

The celebratory announcement of the winners will take place at the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer on Thursday 7 November at 3 p.m. at the DFG stand (16.14).

Nominees for 2013
In the cut flowers category, nominations went to Meewisse Roses, Beyond Chrysant and
P.J. Noordam. In the plants category, V.C. Hooftman Boomkwekerij, Levoplant and SV.CO were nominated for the Dutch Flower Awards 2013.
Growers Latitude O⁰ Farms (Ecuador), Lanoyce Nurseries (United Kingdom) and Prim’Rose (Morocco) are the foreign suppliers who were nominated.

Strong partnership basis for growth
Marco van Zijverden, CEO of Dutch Flower Group, explains: “This year, a particular focus of the Dutch Flower Awards is growth within the chain due to partnership: achieving growth for all partners in the chain by means of the open collaboration upon which the approach of all Dutch Flower Group companies is based. We are increasingly working with growers in a structural manner to achieve growth with our customers — by sharing knowledge, exchanging market information and by fleshing out connecting themes on the annual Supplier days.”