PARIS, France: France’s horticultural media outlet Fleurnews reports that Végétal Group, a grower and distributor of houseplants, garden plants and nursery stock has acquired cut flower distributor Quaak Fleurs Distribution (QFD) effective 1 December 2021. Both companies have outlets at the Rungis-based Marché d’Intêret National (MIN), the wholesale market in Rungis.
In a joint statement, Végétal’s managing director Roland de Boissieu and QFD boss Jérôme Quaak say that the merger will allow both companies to increase their product portfolio and optimise their logistic costs and digital offering.
After the acquisition of an online business in November 2021 and the merger with the Floronalp group in April 2021, Vegetal’s third acquisition this year strengthens Végétal’s position as a one-stop-shop for the industry professionals.
Quaak Fleurs Distribution is a cut flower wholesale at the Rungis MIN market for almost thirty years, with daily delivery of farm-fresh cut flowers. It sources its flowers from across Europe and South America markets. It employs a dozen people and has a turnover of nearly €9 million.
The Végétal Group is the leading cash and carry store for living plants in the Ile-de-France region. It is headquartered in Rungis, and has branches in Ennery (Moselle, Ligen Verte) and in
Operating from two different sites in Touraine and Sologne the Végétal company is also a renowned producer of plants. In the Lyon area (Saint Priest), Végétal has teamed up with Floronalp to produce an additional range of plants. The group has a turnover of nearly €60 million.