German consumers desire flowers.
Germany is the world's largest importer of cut flowers. With an annual turnover of around 3 billion, the German cut flower market is the biggest consumer market in Europe.
Many European and especially German wholesalers and importers are looking for alternative or additional sources of supply that provide them with attractive and high quality cut flowers.
Traceability in focus
Since cut flowers are a very personal product, customers – and therefore florists – consider traceability and immaculate product presentation essential. Therefore, more and more flower wholesalers, importers and florists want to purchase directly from producers and thus demonstrate a transparent supply chain for their products.
This situation offers growers of roses, carnations and other cut flowers from Ecuador and Colombia a great opportunity to establish a growing niche for themselves. Essential criteria for exporting your products to Germany and the EU are proof of a safe and sustainable production process and, ideally, a certification like GlobalG.A.P., MPS or Fairtrade.
IPD will support you in meeting the relevant criteria and certification requirements and thus remove any thorns for the path of your cut flowers to Europe.
In particular, we assist reliable suppliers of the following products:
- Cut foliage
- Levkojen (Matthiola)
- Hydrangeas etc.