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Friday, February 17, 2017


OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

Competition is getting tougher in Latin America. Costa Rica is expanding their production and Ecuador feels the consequences. In most European countries, the demand peaks in the first months of the year. The only exceptions are Poland and Italy. India is looking to boost banana exports, mostly within its.....

Giumarra partners with Seeka to offer Exotic kiwiberries

Giumarra Wenatchee has announced the second season of its New Zealand-grown kiwiberries. The fruit will be offered in partnership with Seeka, one of New Zealand’s premier produce companies. The kiwiberries will be shipped now through the end of March. Normal 0 false false .....
Last hurdle has been overcome

Take-over of Fyffes is finalised

The High Court agreed to the take-over purchase of Fyffes on Thursday. With that, the deal has overcome all the necessary hurdles and can be finalised. Earlier, the shareholders of Fyffes and the European competition watchdogs voted in favour of the deal. The Japanese Sumitomo will take over the Irish banana.....

Israel: Jaffa Orri finds new markets

The Jaffa Orri is a new brand joined into the Jaffa family, which includes the Jaffa Sunrise and other fruit brands. The Orri is an easy-peeler mandarin, which has become well known internationally. "Jaffa is well-established, with some of the biggest products. The Orri brand is very important to Jaffa......

Company raised minimum wage now has waiting list of applicants

Garlic market is tight, supply coming from cold storage

Current turbulence in the Chinese peeled and fresh garlic market is creating a tight market. “That’s causing a tight market to become even tighter for all countries of origin, (including) product of Spain, Argentina, and USA,” said Ken Christopher, Vice President of Christopher Ranch. “We’re really seeing a.....

Organic spinach experiencing some mildew due to rain

Winter weather means more time spent indoors instead of eating out

Bad winter weather out east forced restaurant goers to stay in rather than go out to eat. “The wintertime it has been a little slower due to the weather out east and the storms. You can tell when they’re having (bad weather) because people can’t get out to restaurants,” said Joyce Camany of The Salad Farm,.....

Banana war in Boston?

“We’re in the middle of a banana war here,” says Craig Amsden. Amsden of Chelsea, Ma.-based New England Banana Co. says that while supplies of bananas are steady, demand isn’t what it used to be. “We’re in the middle of that war. All the chains here are at .39 cents/lb. and it’s kind of hurting,” says.....

Unitec technological solutions

An increased turnover in 2016 (€85 million against the 72 of the previous year), availability in 60 countries worldwide and 90% of the business made abroad. These are just a few of the figures presented by Unitec President Angelo Benedetti during Fruit Logistica in Berlin.Angelo Benedetti and Enrico Turoni.....

Kraft Heinz makes approach to Unilever on possible merger

Kraft Heinz Co. said it made an approach to Unilever about combining the companies, a deal that would create a consumer-goods giant with brands spanning Dove soap to Heinz ketchup.Unilever rejected the approach, Kraft Heinz said Friday in a statement issued in response to speculation that it had made a bid......

CMI launches new retail promotion for club apples

CMI Orchards, one of Washington’s premier apple growers, has announced the launch of a new spring retail promotion. CMI’s Season of Flavor program will include Ambrosia, KIKU and Kanzi, Jazz and Pacific Rose. The promotion is planned to kick off at the beginning of March and offers participating.....


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Fruit Logistica 2017: Innovation Award

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Fruit Logistica 2017: Latin America

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Fruit Logistica 2017: Spain

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Citrusmore »


Israel: Jaffa Orri finds new markets

The Jaffa Orri is a new brand joined into the Jaffa family, which includes the Jaffa Sunrise and other fruit brands. The Orri is an easy-peeler mandarin, which has become well known internationally. "Jaffa is well-established, with some of the biggest products. The Orri brand is very important to Jaffa......


Exotic fruit and vegetablesmore »

Zespri updates December forecast showing increased returns

Zespri has announced an updated December forecast to kiwifruit growers on global sales for 2016. The update shows a total forecast fruit and service payment of $1.37 billion. The update also showed that average returns were up across all grower pools.Yields of the Green variety are expected to be down.....


Organicmore »


European organic market grows by double digits

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2015, it increased by 13% and nearly reached 30 billion euros (European Union: 27.1 billion Euros). Almost all the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. At BIOFACH, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the Agricultural Market.....


Healthmore »

Detroit ranked unhealthiest city in America

According to WalletHub, in an American study on the health of big cities in the country, Detroit was ranked the unhealthiest. Researchers compared how America’s 150 largest cities compare on health care, food, fitness and green space. They looked at a total of 34 variables, including how many fruits and.....


ITmore »


QC One report app released on Android and Iphone

QC One has announced that the mobile QC One reports app can now be downloaded for iPhone and Android. In addition to the online dashboard, users are now able to review reports, photographs and comments on a mobile phone."We have redefined the presentation of fresh produce QC reports, but this time for the.....


Innovationsmore »


Horticultural innovations at Fruit Logistica

With Fruit Logistica coming up, many companies are showcasing new products. Here, we highlight a number of them that are relevant to horticulture.Improving uptake efficiency and soil stabilityVegand plant-based fertiliserVegand is a plant fertiliser containing natural ingredients that release nutrients and.....


Processed fruit and vegetablesmore »


Del Monte introduces new vegetable noodle product line

Del Monte has released a new line of Vegetable Noodles which is now available in a variety of sizes at select locations across North America. The noodles come in a variety of healthy blends including zucchini, butternut squash, sweet potato, beet, yellow squash and carrot.“We are excited to bring our pre-cut.....


Coolingmore »


Photo report - Agro Merchants Group

"90% of what comes in is reworked in some way"

After a busy Trade Fair on Thursday, visitors to the Amsterdam Produce Show were given the chance to join various industry tours on Friday. We took the opportunity, and joined the Agro Merchants Group, which started at the Opticool facility. This is located in the Port of Rotterdam on 19,000 square metres,.....


Food safetymore »

Israel: Fast testing system for E.coli and Listeria in leafy veg validated

Yarok Technology Transfer Ltd., a developer of tests for the fresh food industry, today announced the validation of modules for fast, accurate detection and count of E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes in leafy vegetables with its new technology and testing system.The validation process, carried out by IFFM,.....


Nuts and dried fruitsmore »

New fungus causing concern for California almond growers

Unversity of California researchers have warned about a new fungus endangering almond trees, eating them from the inside out and causing the trees to collapse. Scientists say the wood rot fungus typically attacks older fruit and nut trees, but is being found in much younger trees in the San Joaquin.....

South African macadamia orchards endangered by tropical storm

The tropical storm Dineo may have a serious detrimental effect on the harvest of macadamia nuts according to leading independent advisor to the macadamia nut industry, Stephan Schoeman. He has warned macadamia growers in Limpopo and Mpumalanga about the potential impacts from tropical depression,.....


Packaging and Labellingmore »


Ever-Glory Plastic Package Ltd.

China: Consumers demand increasingly personalized packaging

''This company was established in 1997. As China's leading company in the plastic packaging business, we design and produce our packaging based on our customer's needs and the needs of their product. We design packaging for fruits and vegetables, nuts, stationery, articles for daily use and industrial.....


Product informationmore »


Bar code gives insight into internal supply chain

Despite many products ending up on supermarket shelves in packaging, part of the fruit and vegetable selection is still presented loose. Conveniently, because this way, consumers can buy just what they need. Inconvenient, because how will the supermarket have a good insight into the volume sold? An Italian.....


Retailmore »


Carrefour to sue Lidl France | Southeastern Grocers to transform private-label

Morrisons looking for the best local food

SA: Woolworths confirms more local sourcing - Woolworths has turned its focus to sourcing goods from SA and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a move that CEO, Ian Moir, says has been good for business. (bizcommunity.com)Carrefour takes legal action against Lidl FranceFrench retailer.....


Global Marketmore »


OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

Competition is getting tougher in Latin America. Costa Rica is expanding their production and Ecuador feels the consequences. In most European countries, the demand peaks in the first months of the year. The only exceptions are Poland and Italy. India is looking to boost banana exports, mostly within its.....


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