As of 1 January 2020, two Dutch marketing cooperatives, Best of Four and longtime GLOBALG.A.P. supplier member Van Nature, have merged to become Oxin Growers.

Oxin Growers is now one of the largest growers’ cooperatives in the Netherlands and will remain a GLOBALG.A.P. supplier member. With over 1,000 hectares of greenhouse vegetables, 2,100 hectares of full-field vegetables and 1,680 hectares of fruit, the cooperative is a serious partner for authorities and organizations, and a powerful market player. The growers' cooperative represents a varied assortment of open ground vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, top fruit, and soft fruit.

GLOBALG.A.P. is pleased that Oxin Growers will continue to be a part of the global conversation on food safety and good agricultural practices.

“It is great to see one of our longtime members grow in size, and that in their success they also continue to recognize the value in promoting sustainable agriculture around the world,” says GLOBALG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller. “We are proud to have Oxin Growers as a valued supplier member."

From left to right: Jan Oosterom (chairman of the board), Ton van Dalen (commercial director) , Aad Sonneveld (vice-chairman of the board), and Hans Prins (financial director) Photo by kind permission of Oxin Growers