Friday, September 30, 2016


OVERVIEW GLOBAL POMEGRANATE MARKET

The pomegranate market seems to be in good shape. The demand for the fruit is on the rise. Israel benefited from an empty European market, Spanish growers are investing in expanding their acreage and the Italian season recorded an earlier start. The Turkish domestic market still has room for growth, but.....

First bell peppers shipped from Canada to Japan

Windset Farms will be the first company to ship bell peppers to Japan following recently approved market access. Many bodies were involved in the process including the BC Ministry of Agriculture, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and other government.....

New York's yields low, demand exceeded volume

Dry season for sweet corn

The long dry summer has taken its toll on yields of New York’s sweet corn. Ten days prior to Labour Day, growers were short on volume. “Demand has definitely exceeded supply here for the last five to six weeks,” said Jason Turek of Turek Farms. New York’s season is winding down and sweet corn will transition.....

Now also focusing on Europe

Chinese company exports sugar snaps and snow peas to Canada

“Earlier this year we concluded a successful Spring export programme which lasted from the end April until June. To meet demand, we are now working on an Autumn supply programme. This will officially be the first year that we export to Europe in Autumn. Shipments will start in October and will be done by.....

Fyffes now available in North America

Turbana Corporation has officially become Fyffes North America. In 2005, Turbana became a member of the Fyffes family and has been able to benefit from the company’s experience and knowledge since then.Fyffes’ ambition to optimize the scale and quality of its offering in the US and Canadian markets, has.....

Sweet season for Nova Scotia cranberries

This year, cranberry prices and yields are higher for Nova Scotia growers. “It’s been a great year for cranberry growing because it’s been a warm, dry summer,” Blake Johnston, owner of the Bezanson and Chase Cranberry Company, said in an interview, Thursday 29 September.“The dry summer helps because it helps.....
Extending shelf life and reducing loss

Fruit ripening paused during shipment

For one hundred modernising entrepreneurs, from the small and medium-sized enterprises, it will be an exciting day. Today, it will be announced that SME has been awarded first place in the 2016 Innovation Top 100 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.One of the contenders for the top spot is LiquidSeal from Leiden......

Farmers facing severe worker shortage

More than half of U.S. farm workers are undocumented immigrants, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet, that pool of workers is shrinking reports CNN.A recent Pew Research report found that more Mexican immigrants are now leaving the U.S. than coming into the country, citing tougher enforcement of.....

First Australian nectarines to China in November

Earlier this year it was announced that the Chinese market would open for the import of Australian nectarines, the first shipments are expected to arrive in China in early November via airfreight."The first nectarines will go by air from South Australia," explains John Moore, CEO of Summerfruit Australia......

Early end to South African citrus season

The citrus season in South Africa is nearing its end, and despite fears of drought, low volumes and very small sizes before the season started, it seems to have been a reasonably positive season.The Valencia estimate was increased by ½ million cartons, but the total crop will still be 20% short of the 2015.....


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Decline in orange juice demand bad news for Florida's growers

Florida's citrus growers could suffer financially as a result of the reduced demand for orange juice this season. “These declines in revenue are a result of declines in demand for OJ. When revenue declines, it can affect the entire industry, resulting in lower fruit and juice prices than there would be if.....

Chile: There's a market for quality oranges in the US

The president of Decofrut, Manuel José Alcaíno, said during Fedefruta's Regional Meeting in Quillota (organized by Fedefruta in conjunction with the Farmers Association of Quillota), that things bode well for oranges, clementines, and mandarins in the coming season.24% of the Chilean citrus surface is.....


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35th International Kiwi Fruit Conference

Control production so as not to saturate the markets, was just one of the messages launched during the 35th edition of theIKO, Internazional Kiwi Conference.The Iko conference in Spain.Giampiero Reggirodi from Apo Conerpo attended as part of the Italian delegation. "After the initial fear generated by.....

Did you ever bathe in a dragon fruit well?

There's nothing odd about sipping fermented drinks, it's great for your skin and your figure. But have you ever thought of bathing in a 'fermented pool'? On September 27, The Senbola volcanic spring in Fogang, Canton launched the 'melon hot spring season'. For the first time, the 'dragon fruit fermented hot.....


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Fear-based messaging on produce safety negatively impacts consumers

New peer reviewed research, published in Nutrition Today, shows fear-based messaging tactics used by activist groups and some organic marketers that invoke safety concerns about non-organic produce, may be having a negative impact on consumption of fruits and veggies among low income consumers.Researchers at.....


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Which states are the healthiest?

The United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, according to the World Health Organization. But of course, across the country’s expansive 3.8 million square miles, there are some geographic regions whose residents are in better shape than others. So, where is it easiest to eat healthy in.....


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Partnership delivers new cloud capabilities for retailers and CPGs

Symphony EYC, the leading provider of software and services for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, today announced a partnership with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, which will enable the two companies to jointly market, implement and.....


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Extending shelf life and reducing loss

Fruit ripening paused during shipment

For one hundred modernising entrepreneurs, from the small and medium-sized enterprises, it will be an exciting day. Today, it will be announced that SME has been awarded first place in the 2016 Innovation Top 100 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.One of the contenders for the top spot is LiquidSeal from Leiden......


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New salad offerings arrive in time for autumn

As the leaves start to turn colors and the air becomes crisp, consumers welcome the first day of fall. Ready Pac Foods follows suit with the launch of two new Limited Edition products: Pumpkin Spice Bistro Bowl® single-serve salad and Autumn Harvest Complete Salad Kit. The two new offerings give consumers.....


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Construction of Rotterdam Cool Port running on schedule

Last Monday (12 Sept), under the watchful eye of Kloosterboer’s CEO Hans Kroes and the Port of Rotterdam’s Director of Containers, Breakbulk & Logistics, Emile Hoogsteden, work on the steel structure of Rotterdam Cool Port officially got under way. A milestone confirming that the construction of this.....


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PMA, United Fresh joint working group

Organizations unite to reduce foodborne illness risks

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) have come together to tackle the produce-specific challenges surrounding Listeria monocytogenes.While both organizations have been actively working with their respective members on individual projects related to.....


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''Macadamias one of the hottest investments in Australian ag''

More than 300 delegates are lining up to attend the Australian macadamia industry’s premier event, the biennial industry conference, scheduled for October 18-20 at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.Attending the event will be a mix of existing growers, new and potential growers and investors and a.....

Mexico: Sonora's pecan nut will generate 2,000 million pesos

The pecan nut harvest began in Sonora and, according to expectations, production will amount to just over 15,000 tons worth over 2,000 million pesos, said industry sources.The head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture (SAGARHPA), Julio Cesar Corona Valenzuela, said that.....


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FDA to redefine “healthy” claim for food labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on September 27 that it has started a public process to redefine the “healthy” nutrient content claim for food labeling. Redefining “healthy” is part of an overall plan to provide consumers with information and tools to enable them to easily and quickly.....


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Mushrooms enriched with vitamin D help keep you healthy in winter

Brits will soon have an easy and delicious way to heed the advice of health experts and meet their recommended daily amount of vitamin D during the winter months.This week, beginning 26 September, Tesco will exclusively launch the UK’s first ever range of mushrooms which are grown in extra light to naturally.....


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Onex in the lead to buy U.S. grocery chain Save-A-Lot

Costco Q4 profit unaffected by low fresh food prices

"Coles to get self-serve checkouts that recognise fruit" -Coles is understood to be introducing new technology to reduce its estimated annual $1.1bn theft debt by reducing stealing at self-serve checkouts. Retail sources have told news.com.au that Coles is looking at machine scanners that can more.....


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OVERVIEW GLOBAL POMEGRANATE MARKET

The pomegranate market seems to be in good shape. The demand for the fruit is on the rise. Israel benefited from an empty European market, Spanish growers are investing in expanding their acreage and the Italian season recorded an earlier start. The Turkish domestic market still has room for growth, but.....


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