Florian Stark, managing director of Früchte Stark - Kartoffel & Zwiebel Handel, which among other things, operates a wholesale stand at the Frankfurt Frischezentrum, sells his goods to food retailers and wholesalers, but primarily to catering customers.
Stark still offers butcher's onions as cold storage goods from Spain but says their quality is "catastrophic." "Since the beginning of the week, I have stopped selling these goods. However, the first small quantities of Spring goods have already arrived; these could also be resold directly the same night. But the subsequent delivery is delayed because everything in Valencia is underwater."
"This week, I was able to offer ten pallets of onions. However, not much will follow at the end of the week for now. With Holland onions, we try to balance the supply, of which we can offer about 5-6 pallets. One pallet of butcher's onions contains 40x25kg bags. With the Dutch goods, we are at 50-55x25kg bags per pallet. The quality of the Dutch goods is appropriate for the time and better than the cold storage goods," Stark concludes.