For the seventh consecutive edition, the Compal Frutology Center Academy will again select 12 fruit entrepreneurs and award three installation grants, totaling 60 thousand euros.
The status of Leading SME 2019, awarded by IAPMEI as a distinction of the merit of companies for the success of their business strategy and the contribution made to the growth of the national economy, was attributed to Quinta da Pacheca.
The frozen food products company, Frijobel, aims to increase its turnover in 2020 by more than 10% compared to last year. “The goal for 2020 is to reinforce the growth in business volume and the export share,” said Paulo Júlio, the company’s executive director.
The Symington family has been installed in the Douro since the 19th century, it has become one of the main wine producers in Portugal and is implementing the sustainability strategy “Mission 2025” to contribute to the fight against the environmental crisis. “The values of sustainability, both environmental and social, have always been part of our company”, Rob Symington, a member of the fifth generation of the family and responsible for the sustainability area, told Lusa agency.
The company Oliveira da Serra launched the olive oil that results from the first olives of the year, harvested in the beginning of autumn.
The Central de Cervejas Society started 2020 with a communication campaign centered on Sagres 0.0 beer.
Luís Tadeu Marques is the new president of the Intermunicipal Community of Beiras and Serra da Estrela (CIMBSE). The mayor was elected for this biennium and the vice-presidents will be Esmeraldo Carvalhinho, mayor of Manteigas and António Machado, mayor of Almeida.
Demarcated region of Bairrada celebrates 40th anniversary with the presence of the minister of agriculture
“The Bairrada region has long been known as a producer of quality wines.” This is the phrase that can be read in the first paragraph of Ordinance No. 709-A / 79A, which created the Region on 28 December 1979 Demarcated from Bairrada. This is the 40th anniversary of an event that the Bairrada Vitivinicultural Commission (CVB) decided to mark on 14 January. The date was not chosen at random: in addition to being able to count on the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Albuquerque, it happened exactly 4 months after the presentation of a new visual identification materialized in a collective and identity brand of the region.
Castello Water and Moura city hall created the route ‘From Castello to Pisões” to disclose the brand and the region
Mineraqua, owned by the Central de Cervejas e Bebidas (SCC), and the Municipality of Moura signed the protocol for the creation of the route “From Castello to Pisão”, an initiative that aims to promote culture and tourism in the Municipality of Moura.
Casa da Ínsua is one of the oldest and most prestigious producers in the Dão Demarcated Region and ended 2019 with three more distinctions, two of the are international. The wines of this producer with more than 167 years of history received 14 medals over the past year.