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1st place in the award category "Research & Development" has been taken by "TOMACCINI" as the first Snack Tomato in the Greek market. Tommacini received the prize as a joint award for the three companies that contributed to its creation; Hellenic Greenhouses SA, AB Vassilopoulos SA and DKG Consulting Ltd. The investment costs of this project reached 1.5 million Euro (1.5 Ha glasshouse construction, crop, marketing and packaging expenses).

On Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Athens Intercontinental at a glittering ceremony attended by representatives of the major executives in the Retail Market Chains the Winners of the Self-Service Excellence Awards 2013 were announced.

Chris D. Katsanos (DKG Group), Hercules Christodoulakis (AB Vassilopoulos)  and Gregory Gerasimou (Hellenic Greenhouses ).
TOMACCINI say the tomato grabbed the attention of the jury having been marketed as a fruit, with strong branding, as opposed to be placed in the vegetable category.

The innovation points of Tomaccini according to the jury:

• Olive type snack tomatoes (7-10gr)
• Crunchy bite, avoiding too much juice in the mouth
• Sour-sweet instead of sweet taste
• Convenient packaging
• Clever exit hole
• Pay what you consume (pricing per unit not kilo)

Dimitris Gartzonikas (TROPOS Branding Co) & Christos D. Katsanos (DKG Group).
The awards were backed by SEVT, ECR Hellas and IELKA, who were represented on the jury, and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Development and Competitiveness.

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The “Green Business Innovation 2015awards took place at the Chamber of Achaia on Thursday, June 18, 2015, the companies of the Region of Western Greece that participated in the contest awarded by the Greek Management Association (EEΔΕ) .

The competition was to bring small and medium-sized enterprises have adopted "best practices" for sustainable development of environmentally friendly products in the production and services.

The company "Tsachalos Green Trade SA" was awarded for contribution to green business but especially for its innovative hydroponic system "Fraoula Best" ( which is friendly to the environment and the employees.

Tropos Branding and DKG Consulting (members of DKG GROUP), the companies that installed, monitor and promote the system were there.

Mr. Christos D.. Katsanos - Branding Strategist of Tropos Branding Co thoroughly analyzed the value of the system "Fraoula Best" and its contribution to the Green Entrepreneurship.

The members of the Evaluation Committee were: Dr. Dimitris Skouras, Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Patras, Dr. Basil Michalopoulos, Director of Rural Economy of the Region of Western Greece and Mr. Theodore Tsoumpelis, General Secretary of the Chamber of Achaia.

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