Global Roots Edition 7 - Page 3

Welcome Hello! Contents Lockdown Life South Africa Greek grape Period poverty Technical update Women in fresh Events Staff spotlight Wellbeing On the grapevine 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19-22 23 elcome to the seventh edition of our W group magazine; Global Roots. This is another jam packed digital magazine with an array of exciting developments and news from around our global group. It seems strange to think the last quarterly edition of our magazine was also during the COVID-19 pandemic which has, no doubt, been a challenge for us all both personally and professionally. I am pleased to see light at the end of the tunnel around the world, as restrictions ease and we all begin our individual and amended versions of ‘normal’. We were however all granted a pause button within the pandemic; in this time we here at Jupiter have been quietly working away behind the scenes on the technology within our business to ensure our systems are aligned with our growth, so they forge the foundations for our further development. I am sure by the autumn edition of Global Roots, I will have more to share with you on that front. Whilst we don’t cover this inside the magazine, you may also have seen our move to sell Saphir BV to LCL Logistics BV in Holland. This forms part of our ongoing business plan to concentrate our efforts on being a grower. This plan also sees us closing our UK pack house allowing our ‘direct from farm’ approach to streamline our supply chain. In this edition you’ll also find updates on our Greek Grapes, our developments in our South African pack house and our first experiences of digital industry events alongside much more. Enjoy the read. Stay safe and well and I will look forward to next time. Cover photo: Mark Tweddle Mark Tweddle Jupiter Group CEO and Joint MD Follow us on social platforms JULY 2020 02