Patatas Meléndez Hosts Conference on the “Future of the Potato” Industry
Last month Patatas Meléndez organized in its facilities in Medina del Campo (Valladolid) the first conference of The Future of the Potato in Spain, which aims to become a key meeting point for sharing knowledge and reflections on the future of the sector, reports Fruit Today. The congress will be organized from now on, on an annual basis.
What’s more, Patatas Meléndez hopes the event will help consolidate Castilla y León’s position as the leading community in the production of potatoes in Spain. The meeting featured two lectures, one by José Manuel Peláez Izquiedo, president of the Company Committee at Europatat, titled “Situation of the potato in Spain.” The second one was delivered by Javier Boceta Osuna, general director of Meijer Spain on the “Situation of the potato campaign in the south of Spain.” The interventions gave way to a round table on the topic of “Potato prices for the farmer and value chain” which was joined by the presidents of the four Agricultural Professional Organization of Castilla y León, as well as representatives of potato operators. During the discussions, all participants recognized the demand to provide price stability to the sector.
To conclude, Patatas Meléndez’s CEO Javier Meléndez took the stage to reveal some of the company’s plans for the future, such as facility expansions and the launching of new products. The firm has a market share of 18% in the country and employs a total of 250 workers.
More than 200 professionals attended the event.