History of the Best Fresh Group

Best Fresh Group originated from Valstar Holland. Valstar was established in 1928. Over the years, more and more companies which complimented eachother became involved with Valstar. In 2008, the group was named Best Fresh Group. Each member of the group is an independent company with its own specialism.

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1928

1928

Fa. M. Valstar is founded in Naaldwijk by Maart Valstar, descendant of an old “Westlandse” growersfamily. In mid-July of this year, Maart established himself as a trader on the newly built vegetable and fruit auction “Naaldwijk”. During the first years not only Dutch, but also German and English customers are being supplied.

1946

1946

The export activities are being expanded to other European countries: Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland and Belgium.

1953

1953

The name of the company has changed to M. Valstar & Co B.V. In this 25th anniversary year Valstar exports to 9 countries in Europe.

1972

1972

The new fruit and vegetable auction “Westland-Zuid” has been established in ‘s- Gravenzande. After 44 years, Valstar moves to the new auction, where everything is being dealt with on a bigger scale and more efficiently. On the image shown on the left, much work is being done from the new office in ‘s-Gravenzande in 1989.

1994

1994

The previous identity of Valstar Holland B.V. Start of the export to Japan, the USA and Eastern-Europe from the new location “Westerlee” in De Lier.

1996

More and more companies become involved with Valstar Holland

1998

Establishment of Fruit World Breda

2006

Eminent joins the (what will become) Best Fresh Group

2007

Foundation of Bio World

2008

Foundation of the Best Fresh Group

2011

Introduction of the new brand policy