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December 2013

Providing the United Kingdom with a constant source of cauliflowers

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Rush Group’s office in Poland currently exports a steady and reliable supply of quality cauliflowers to the United Kingdom. The Polish side of the Group, puts down the number of cauliflowers they export to: great quality, the right packaging, accurate sizing and of course a good price. The main customer for these cauliflowers is supermarkets, as these vegetables are not commonly used in processing.

The varieties of cauliflowers, Rush Group supply mean that the Group can almost supply these vegetables, packed in 6-8 pieces per box, 365 days a year.

Variety                                       Harvest

Opaal                                                          10th May – 30th May

Solis F1                                                      10th May – 10th June

Abeni F1                                                    20th May – 25th June

Aerospace F1                                           10th June – 15th July, 15th Sep – 25th Oct

Balboa F1                                                  10th June  – 15th July

Bruce F1                                                     1st June – 30th June, 15th Sep – 25th Oct

Fortaleza F1                                             15th June – 30th Oct

Cornell F1                                                15th June – 30th Oct

Faraday F1                                               25th June – 30th Oct

Cadillac F1                                               1st Aug – 10th Nov

Lecanu F1                                                20th June – 30th Oct

Telergy F1                                               10th June – 15th July, 1st Sept – 30th Oct

Vespucci F1                                              1st July – 30th Oct

Aquata F1                                                 15th Sept – 30th Oct

If you need a reliable source of quality cauliflowers, please email Marcin today.

Supplying a wide variety of potatoes 52 weeks of the year

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Rush Group has been supplying potatoes on an international basis for over 30 years. Over this time they have built up a reliable source of growers throughout the world who supply them with potatoes of different varieties, 365 days a year. Below is a list of some of the most popular varieties we supply, and how best they are used in cooking.

Pre-pack (Boiling, mashed, roasting, baking)

Agata

Melody

Harmony

Estima

Cara

Caesar

Avalanche

Desiree

Saxon

Osprey

Marfona

Processing (French Fries)

Agria

Maris Piper

Markies

Challenger

Asterix

Desiree

Processing (Crisping)

Lady Rosetta

Lady Claire

Verdi

Hermes

Salad Potatoes (Boiling, steaming)

Charlotte

Amandine

Exquisa

Annabelle

Maris Peer

Carlingford

Bambino

Nicola

For further technical information on the varieties of potatoes supplied by Rush Group, please click here

If you are looking for a reliable source of potatoes, whatever the variety, delivered on time and at the right price, please contact Rush today

 

Knowing one’s onions – a reliable supply 365 days a year

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Rush Group’s promise to supply their customers with fresh produce 52 weeks of the year, applies equally to onions as it does to their other core product line of: potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, avocados, cauliflowers, broccoli and apples.

This staple food is in strong demand throughout the year, so it is vital that Rush Group can meet its customers’ orders for brown/yellow, red, shallots and any other requested onions on a regular basis. Rush can achieve this by having an international network of growers. From June to January the Group sources its onions from Europe, whilst from February to May their onions arrive from Mediterranean countries and the Southern Hemisphere to ensure continuation of supply.

Rush Group’s clients choose to get their onions from Rush, as due to their wide grower base the Group can supply them with the best and freshest quality produce either straight from the field or from correct, well-regulated storage facilities.

Growers are also keen to supply Rush Group with onions, as they know that the Group can normally find a suitable home for everything they grow. It is Rush Group’s understanding of the onion market that allows them to achieve this.

Top quality, 40-90mm                                            Supermarkets

Secondary quality, 40-90mm                                Markets

Tertiary quality, 40-80mm                                    Processing

So if you are looking for a regular and efficient supply of onions and shallots, delivered at the right cost and at the right time, please email Nat Bacon today.

Benefiting the growers and the customers of fresh produce

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Rush Group’s potential new employees undergo a rigorous interviewing process to ensure that any one who works for the group has an inherent understanding of the fresh produce market.

The recruitment process starts with searching the UK’s top agricultural colleges, where students were asked to submit their CV’s. The Group were looking less for high grades, but more an indication that the candidates had a knowledge of how the fresh produce industry worked.

Having read the 40 CV’s, the next stage successful applicants were subject to a 30-minute phone or skype interview, followed by psychometric testing, which led to the number in next stage to fall from 12 to six.

For their next fresh produce task, the six successful candidates were asked to identify a geographical region, a suitable fresh product and then submit a relevant business plan. They then had to present their fresh produce business plan to the board in a 30-minute presentation, which was followed by a mathematical test and two-way question and answers. At the end of this session, three people were offered jobs at Rush Group from the six that made it through to the final stage.

So what was Rush Group looking for? Apart from the necessary business acumen, it was a passion for fresh produce, an understanding of the whole fresh food supply chain, and the ability to provide solutions. Rush Group takes pride in respecting both grower and customer alike. They take the time to understand the issues which farmers of potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, onions, cauliflowers, broccoli and apples face on a daily basis, as well as respecting the fact that their clients require their fresh produce 365 days a year, and at the right price.

The new employees also needed to demonstrate their eagerness to embrace the Rush Group culture; a culture of working together as one, with a shared goal of providing the best possible service for customers, whilst acknowledging the possible problems their growers might encounter throughout the year.

It is this empathy and in-depth knowledge of the fresh produce industry that has helped, and continues to help Rush maintain an excellent working relationship with their international network of growers of potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, onions, cauliflowers, broccoli and apples, as well as providing their customers with the right fresh produce, at the right time, at the right price.

If you feel you have what it takes to be a fresh produce trader at Rush Group, please contact us today