German supermarket chain Kaufland has announced that they’re investing on sourcing produce from Germany all year round and thus the firm is opening Germany’s most modern greenhouse, together with the Reichenspurner family, in the region of Chiemgau.
According to sources, the greenhouse will grow strawberries, peppers, tomatoes, and the like throughout the year over an area of 22 football fields. Additionally, the greenhouse is set to have electricity and heat provided completely by renewable sources in the future.
The head of purchasing for fruit and vegetables at Kaufland, Stefan Lukes, said: “By growing them in Germany, we save time and reduce transportation distances, which has a very positive effect on keeping the product fresh. The vegetables are transported from the field to our stores much faster, usually in less than 24 hours”.
The peak day harvest at the greenhouse provides up to 30 tonnes of tomatoes, 15 tonnes of peppers, and up to 6 tonnes of strawberries that are sent to Kaufland stores in Germany using sophisticated logistics and efficient transport routes.