Infarm expands to the Czech Republic
market, offering its fresh and sustainable produce to Czech customers
Berlin, October 22, 2021 – Infarm, the Berlin-based vertical farming company that aims to open 100 locations worldwide by 2030, steps into its first Eastern European country, the Czech Republic. After launching in Japan this year, the Czech Republic is the 11th country that Infarm now serves with fresh, tasty, and affordable produce.
Infarm is the fastest-growing network of cloud-connected modular farms, with the mission to revolutionize the food supply chain by growing fresh and nutritious produce in urban areas, with less food miles, less land and water use and zero chemical pesticides.
Infarm has partnered with the country’s largest online supermarket Rohlik.cz and will cater to the area of the Czech capital Prague initially followed by a nationwide roll-out. Rohlik customers can choose from Infarm’s Genovese basil, flat coriander, thyme, sage, dill, flat and curly parsley, chives and green mint.
Daniel Kats, Executive Vice President Corporate Sales: “At Infarm, we are constantly looking out for new market opportunities. Prague is a vibrant city with a lot of food lovers which makes it a great fit for our fresh and tasty produce. Launching with the largest online supermarket, we look forward to expanding further in the city and offering our products to consumers in Prague and beyond.”
In 2021, Infarm rolled out several new retail partnerships, with the German Bünting Group and EDEKA’s “Hessenring” distribution center in Germany, Kinokuniya, Summit, Dean&Deluca in Japan
and expanded its partnership with Sobey’s in Canada. The vertical farming company is also building one of Europe’s largest urban farming facilities just north of London as a second location in the UK, and is going to open a new facility in Greve/Copenhagen, Denmark.
With a team of more than 1000 employees, partnerships with 30 of the world’s largest retail chains and operations in 11 countries and in major cities including London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen,
Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle and Tokyo, Infarm has the most global presence among urban vertical farms operating today. Infarm’s approach of growing food for a growing population is tech and data-driven: the entire Infarm network is connected to a farming brain, a centralized, cloud-based platform that gathers more than 50,000 growth, color and spectral data points through a plant’s lifetime, which are analyze and manage from the cloud, so that each plant grows better as the one before.
At the moment, Infarm’s portfolio includes more than 75+ products including leafy greens, herbs, lettuces, mixed salads, microgreens, and is going to introduce new varieties like mushrooms, tomatoes and strawberries.
Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. Passionate to become self-sufficient and eat better, they were growing their own food, enjoying all the flavor and nutrients, without the chemical pesticides and transport kilometers. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space, and fulfilling any market demand. Today, with cutting-edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a worldwide farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production, while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food.
With a multinational team of more than 1000 people globally, Infarm has partnered with more than 30 of the major food retailers including Aldi Süd, Amazon Fresh, Auchan, Casino, E.Leclerc, Edeka, Empire Company Ltd (Safeway, Sobeys, ThriftyFoods), Farmdrop, Intermarché, Irma, Kaufland, Kinokuniya, Kroger, Marks & Spencer, Metro, Carrefour, Migros, Selfridges, Selgros, Summit and Whole Foods Market in Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland, deployed more than 1400 farms in stores and distribution centers, saved more than 60,000,000 liters of water and 60,000 square meters of land.