L-R: Jeff Arendt, La Provençale; Jo Studer, La Provençale; Romain Schneider, Luxembourg's Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development; André Loos, chief advisor; Georges Eischen, La Provençale; Credit: MA

On Thursday 10 June 2021, Luxembourg's Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Romain Schneider, visited the facilities of La Provençale in Leudelange, at the invitation of the food wholesaler's management, represented by Jo Studer, Georges Eischen and Jeff Arendt.

The Agriculture Minister visited all the departments, including meat and poultry, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, wines and spirits, and was impressed by the expansion, modernisation and digitalisation of logistics that this local family business has carried out in recent years. He showed a particular interest in the pilot projects and collaborations that La Provençale is initiating with local farmers and producers, allowing them to expand the offer in terms of regional and seasonal products and to guarantee a certain stability of scale for producers.

During the discussions, it became clear that seasonal agricultural regional products, from local producers, and also from the organic sector, are in great demand from consumers and show good development prospects. In particular, meat and poultry, milk and dairy products from local production recorded a significant increase.

Discussions also focused on high-potential sectors, such as organic produce, fruit and vegetables and poultry, as well as scenarios for stimulating production and sales in the sales departments, in order to increase the supply rate of regional products in the Grand Duchy.

Jo Studer and Minister Romain Schneider shared the conviction that products from Luxembourg agriculture and viticulture, conventional or organic, stand out for their excellence and have good growth prospects ahead of them.