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  • May 17, 2019
    U.S.: First storm hits California, more heavy rain due...
    While Sacramento and Stockton suffered 1.5" and 1" of rain, it has not yet been confirmed whether the atypical...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Hamburg Süd strengthens its product portfolio
    PRESS RELEASE Hamburg, Germany – The trade between Europe and Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast has...
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  • May 17, 2019
    U.S.: Lidl to expand with 25 new East Coast...
    With the expansion, Lidl says it expects to sell its products in more than 100 stores and to create...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Shoppers will pay the price as U.S.-China trade war...
    Reports say that while Walmart says it aims to maintain its “low-price leadership”, its vendors have already started to...
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  • May 17, 2019
    India closes table grape season with EU exports up...
    Table grape prices in the European market slumped for around six weeks from mid-February through March amid heavy supplies...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Brazil seafood canner puts faith in star power to...
    Canner launches nationwide promotion through social network and messaging application.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Canada's lobster industry steers clear of trade tariff fallout
    Industry looking to protect itself from effects of international trade disputes.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Scottish salmon farmer Loch Duart appoints new director
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  • May 17, 2019
    Norway, Washington state sign innovation deal
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  • May 17, 2019
    Demand for pangasius climbs in Southeast Asia
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  • May 17, 2019
    Scottish Salmon Company hatchery accused of polluting river
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  • May 17, 2019
    Maruha Nichiro sees profits slide in 2018
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  • May 17, 2019
    Trident exec joins Seafood Nutrition Partnership board
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  • May 17, 2019
    Salmones Camanchaca targets higher prices with new market strategy
    Company is now heavily focused on higher-value products for the US and Mexico markets.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 17, 2019
    Bakkafrost CEO: No plans to recover Russian salmon market
    While exec expects sales of salmon to Russia to increase, he thinks it is unlikely they will return to...
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  • May 17, 2019
    New table grape varieties lifting sales and boosting category...
    Tania Van Der Merwe of Freshmark, the fresh produce procurement arm of leading African food retailer Shoprite, spoke to...
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  • May 17, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 19, 2019
    Red seedless table grape supplies from Chile are still abundant in the U.S. market, with good turnover and stable...
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  • May 17, 2019
    U.S.: California storms won’t damage avocado crops but could...
    Avocado growing regions are forecasted to miss the brunt of the storms, but the possible rainfall could lead to...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Akva faces 'fierce' competition in aquaculture equipment sector
    Akva remains skeptical about the development of land-based salmon farming.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 16, 2019
    LIVE UPDATES: Things are looking up for the Copper...
    Follow along to get the latest news on Alaska's Copper River salmon season this year in one convenient round-up.All...
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  • May 16, 2019
    2019 research study finds watermelon among fastest growing fruits...
    PRESS RELEASE Winter Springs, FL – Watermelon on menus has grown by 54% in the past four years, according...
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  • May 16, 2019
    New Defra data shows growth in UK organic producers...
    PRESS RELEASE Organic farming statistics for 2018 released by Defra today (16 May 2019) show an increase in organic...
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  • May 16, 2019
    ‘World’s first’ automatic mango harvester developed in Australia
    The prototype achieved 75% efficiency in automatically identifying and picking fruit in view during its first field trials at...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Fire destroys Canadian shellfish plant
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  • May 16, 2019
    Nordic Aquafarms punches back at opponents, pushes on with...
    Company brushes off challenges by opposition to its project in reply documents submitted to the Bureau of Land and...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Agricenter S.R.L. named exclusive distributor of STK Botanical Biopesticides...
    PRESS RELEASE Petach Tikvah, Israel – STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israeli leader in botanical sustainable crop protection, is...
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  • May 16, 2019
    M&S, Waitrose join effort to limit illegal fishing and...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Jupiter Group acquires Cool Fresh International
    Jupiter CEO says the group will have greater opportunities to explore the retail markets across the UK, Europe, Asia...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Norwegian salmon prices slide
    Sellers try to offload fish ahead of Friday's national holidayAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Bristol Seafood CEO: Customers want alternatives to China processed...
    People are looking for alternatives to seafood imports from China, Bristol's CEO said.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Oman authorities localize seabream production
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  • May 16, 2019
    Strong prices offset drop in Scottish landings
    Scottish fishing landings dipped 4 percent in volume during 2018.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Fourth US plaintiff joins class-action suit against Norwegian salmon...
    Beacon Fisheries is the latest US firm to file a lawsuit in ongoing price-fixing case.All copyrights for this article...
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  • May 16, 2019
    The global blueberry industry gathering in British Columbia, Canada
    The International Blueberry Organization Summit is hosted by the BC Blueberry Council in Canada and will take place in...
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  • May 16, 2019
    Chilean kiwifruit volumes forecast down 15% this season
    A year-on-year drop of around 5% had been anticipated earlier this year, but Chilean Kiwifruit Committee president Carlos Cruzat...
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  • May 15, 2019
    U.S.: Northwest cherry crop set to be area’s “third-largest...
    The five-state Northwest cherry growing region is projected to harvest 24.9 million 20-pound boxes this year, according to recent...
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  • May 15, 2019
    U.S.: FPAA pushes for new tomato deal with Mexico,...
    According to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, the Florida Tomato Exchange's demands would effectively block imports of...
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  • May 15, 2019
    California: Citrus greening identified again on Riverside property
    The devastating disease has been identified on the same property in California's Riverside County where it was previously found,...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Lusamerica deploys new supplier-management system
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  • May 15, 2019
    High Liner fears trade war's impact on raw material...
    After a long period of price pressure, executives were hoping for a respite, but the US-China trade war looms.All...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Icelandic catch volume drops 23% in April
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  • May 15, 2019
    UPDATE: Norwegian salmon farms hit by deadly algal bloom
    Mortalities reported by Cermaq-backed Ballangen Sjøfarm, Nordlaks, and other companies in Northern Norway.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Mowi appeals license withdrawal in Ireland
    The company is accused of harvesting double its allowance at the site in 2016.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Prices, cost reductions boost Grieg's Q1
    Grieg Seafood saw growth in earnings in most regions it operates in during the first quarter of this year.All...
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  • May 15, 2019
    GAA exec takes chair at Seafood Nutrition Partnership
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  • May 15, 2019
    Ecuadorian shrimp farmers Omarsa, Santa Priscila sharply increase production...
    The first and second largest companies in the country are running new facilities this year.All copyrights for this article...
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  • May 15, 2019
    U.S.: Late season Ruby Frost apple variety gives retailers...
    The variety performs best in terms of flavor months after harvest, right when other varieties are starting to lose...
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  • May 15, 2019
    Colombian avocados are the business
    The World Avocado Congress will this year take place in a country that has seen monumental growth with the...
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  • May 15, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: How to monitor mealybugs in your...
    The nice weather and moderate winter in California make the state particularly attractive to mealybugs. Check out this guide...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Rabobank: China-US trade war to shift reprocessing landscape
    Among the biggest challenges will be finding alternatives to China's vast network of reprocessing operations.All copyrights for this article...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Trump proposes 25% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese...
    The USTR plans to hold a public hearing on June 17 for the proposal.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 14, 2019
    U.S.: Trump says “great patriot farmers” will benefit from...
    His comments come as the U.S. Administration is looking into a larger farmer aid package to try and mitigate...
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  • May 14, 2019
    U.S.: “Major storms” to strike California, threatening cherry and...
    The storms are anticipated to hit the San Joaquin Valley's growing areas on Wednesday night and again on Sunday,...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Ed Treacy to take on leadership for PMA’s sustainability...
    PRESS RELEASE Newark, Del. – The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is pleased to announce that PMA Vice President,...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Spain’s largest avocado cooperative expands into Portugal
    The Malaga-based Trops organization will soon start to build facilities in Tavira, where it will pack fruit grown on...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Asia, high-value species lift Clearwater's first quarter earnings
    The company is increasing its presence in Asia with new distribution channels.All copyrights for this article are reserved to...
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  • May 14, 2019
    High Liner Q1 earnings up sharply, but falling sales...
    Company expects improvement throughout 2019, although volumes will decline under business turnaround plan.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Nasdaq: Norwegian farmed salmon prices flat in week 19
    Average prices hover under the NOK 60 mark.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • May 14, 2019
    IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum NYC: Who will you meet?
    Seafood's most exclusive event is just days away.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Fresh Fruit Portal
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  • May 14, 2019
    VIDEO: Here's how Alibaba sold millions in seafood in...
    Alibaba Group's Europe GM talks to IntraFish about Chinese omni-channel retail and seafood's opportunities within it.All copyrights for this...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Can Trident jump start Alaska's aquaculture industry?
    Seattle-based giant has filed lease applications for two kelp-farming sites in Alaska.All copyrights for this article are reserved to...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Huon Aquaculture drops out of Global Salmon Initiative
    The company did not submit figures on sustainability indicators for GSI's annual report.All copyrights for this article are reserved...
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  • May 14, 2019
    North Atlantic Seafood Forum names new managing director
    Former Hallvard Lerøy, NSC executive to take over his new role on June 1.All copyrights for this article are...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Photo Gallery: Inside the Seafood Leadership Luncheon and Brussels...
    A look at the most exclusive event on the sidelines of Seafood Expo Global 2019, as well as photos...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Peruvian fishmeal giant doubles earnings, sales in Q1
    Austral Group is off to a strong start this year with increased earnings and revenues compared to a weaker...
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  • May 14, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: U.S. market has seen flat volumes...
    The charts show that volumes from the U.S. market's five main origins have remained relatively steady over the last...
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  • May 13, 2019
    Bayer hit with US$2B verdict in third Roundup trial
    It’s the largest jury award in the U.S. so far this year and the eighth-largest ever in a product-defect...
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  • May 13, 2019
    Bayer hires law firm to investigate claims Monsanto kept...
    Bayer says it will fully support France's public prosecutors as they investigate the file Monsanto reportedly kept on journalists...
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  • May 13, 2019
    Scientists’ tomato genome-mapping project provides key to unlocking improved...
    With the project, the scientists discovered a rare form of a gene labeled TomLoxC, which is linked with floral...
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  • May 13, 2019
    Spain’s El Ciruelo acquires leading Brazilian table grape producer
    Spain-based fruit company El Ciruelo has reached an agreement with Grupo JD to acquire its subsidiary Labrunier, the largest...
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  • May 13, 2019
    China retaliates against U.S. with higher tariffs
    Meanwhile, China’s Global Times’s editor in chief, Hu Xijin, is reporting that Beijing is also considering stopping buying U.S....
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  • May 13, 2019
    SH Pratt’s Halo facility confirmed for Logistics Tour during...
    Attendees will gain a unique insight into this new, bespoke, temperature-controlled distribution facility located at London’s mega-port and logistics...
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  • May 10, 2019
    EU: High apple stocks ‘put dampers on’ hopes for...
    The Italian consortium estimates that because of the unfavorable EU market conditions, Southern Hemisphere exporters will focus first on...
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  • May 10, 2019
    Positive trial results for disease-resistant basil variety
    Field-production of new downy mildew resistant basil varieties has yielded positive results, promising the herb-industry some much-needed relief from...
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  • May 10, 2019
    Trade war escalation to raise input costs for U.S....
    Richard Owen, vice president of global membership & engagement at the PMA, says there could be several implications to...
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  • May 10, 2019
    Trump proposes buying over $15B of U.S. produce for...
    U.S. President Trump's suggestion to buy domestic produce for export to "poor and starving countries" is met with criticism,...
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  • May 10, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 18, 2019
    Supplies of red and white seedless table grapes were declining in the U.S. in week 18, but prices remained...
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  • May 9, 2019
    Australia: Fruit flies evolving to resist common insecticides
    A new study led by academics from the University of Melbourne found that fruit flies were becoming increasingly resistance...
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  • May 9, 2019
    Canada: With cherry trees in bloom, company forecasts late-June...
    Thanks to favorable growing conditions, Global Fruit says cell division has been "wonderful" and expects pick dates to begin...
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  • May 9, 2019
    Golden Bay Fruit creates “One of a Kind” show...
    PRESS RELEASE Golden Bay Fruit, the biggest apple grower-packer-exporter-marketer of New Zealand’s Southern Island revealed in Vietnam its new...
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  • May 9, 2019
    U.S.: Decision to ban chlorpyrifos based on “significantly flawed”...
    On Wednesday two California authorities released a statement saying that they are going to begin the cancellation process of...
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  • May 9, 2019
    U.S. prepares to increase tariffs on China to 25%...
    Following China's reported multiple deletions to the nations' trade agreement draft, Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on US$200...
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  • May 9, 2019
    U.S.: California forecasts record-breaking cherry crop, rise of Coral...
    A California packing company comments that this season's volumes could reach in excess of 10 million cartons, rebounding from...
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  • May 9, 2019
    LPS ’19: Anacail offers retailers more time to sell...
    The Scottish firm and London Produce Show exhibitor claims its patented shelf-life extension solution presents significant benefits; from safer,...
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  • May 9, 2019
    Peruvian table grape industry growth to be analyzed at...
    Few countries have seen such explosive growth in the table grape industry as Peru, which in 10 years has...
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  • May 8, 2019
    Europe: New Valencia-Rotterdam fresh produce rail link begins operating
    The dedicated, temperature-controlled CoolRail service will transport fresh fruit and vegetables between the locations three times a week. The post...
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  • May 8, 2019
    NZ: ‘Catapaulting’ avocado prices affect local business
    A Mexican restaurant in Auckland cut a popular guacamole dish from its menu at the end of February, with...
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  • May 8, 2019
    NZ: ‘Catapulting’ avocado prices affect local business
    A Mexican restaurant in Auckland cut a popular guacamole dish from its menu at the end of February, with...
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  • May 8, 2019
    AgTech company’s root heating system ‘significantly’ increases tomato yields...
    Employing the Israeli company's patented Root Zone Temperature Optimisation (RZTO) heating system led to a 19%-greater category yield as...
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  • May 8, 2019
    Sigatoka risk greatly increased by climate change, research finds
    The new study says changes to moisture and temperature conditions have increased the risk of Black Sigatoka by more...
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  • May 7, 2019
    U.S.: Procacci Brothers acquires family-owned produce company A. Vassello...
    With the expansion, the Procacci Brothers say their company's produce wholesaler Garden State Farms will work more efficiently for...
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  • May 7, 2019
    Indian grocery startup BigBasket raises US$150M in lastest funding...
    The funding will help the Alibaba-backed online grocery delivery company complete with the likes of SoftBank-backed Grofers, Walmart-backed Flipkart,...
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  • May 7, 2019
    U.S. imposing 17.5% tariff on Mexican tomato imports
    Mexico's undersecretary of foreign trade said the duties would apply from Tuesday, following the U.S.'s withdrawal from the Tomato...
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  • May 7, 2019
    China: Unique formats being used to appeal to ‘sophisticated’...
    Today's Chinese consumers are buying cherries based on quality, rather than price. Meanwhile, to reach this new age of...
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  • May 7, 2019
    Copefrut launches brand refresh to continue contributing to quality...
    The leading Chilean fruit exporter recently launched its refreshed corporate brand, which reflects the company’s new way of doing...
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  • May 7, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: Mexico sends record volumes to U.S....
    The average price of Mexican blueberries also hit a five-year low in April, amid a delayed season in the...
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  • May 6, 2019
    USDA launches Organic Integrity Learning Center
    PRESS RELEASE The National Organic Program has launched the new Organic Integrity Learning Center, providing free 24/7 online training...
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  • May 6, 2019
    U.S.: Vanguard expects new grape varieties next season following...
    The company has continued to invest in its Ica packhouse, including moving from single to multiple shifts for the...
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  • May 6, 2019
    U.S.: Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods...
    However, a Chinese delegation is still reportedly planning to visit Washington this week to continue trade talks. The post U.S.:...
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  • May 6, 2019
    Sun World sells its farming operations
    A sea change in the nature of the produce industry, Sun World has announced that it will focus its...
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  • May 6, 2019
    EU: Red seedless supplies low following “complicated” period in...
    For the past year, most table grape-producing nations have had typical or larger-than-normal crops, leading to a surplus of...
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  • May 6, 2019
    Argentine lemon export season delayed significantly
    "We should already be in the middle of our exports to Russia and the U.S. and we're only just...
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  • May 6, 2019
    Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against food waste...
    Apeel's plant-derived food waste prevention technology will be used in the UK and the EU to ‘double the shelf-life’...
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  • May 3, 2019
    Origine Group and VariCom sign license deal for FRED...
    PRESS RELEASE FRED® is the commercial name of pear variety “CH 201” bred after 18 years of work by...
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  • May 3, 2019
    U.S.: HLB Specialties gears up for rambutan season
    The Florida company will first receive Guatemalan rambutan in its Miami warehouse and soon after in its Los Angeles...
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  • May 3, 2019
    Fifth of top global grocers will use blockchain by...
    "Blockchain can help deliver confidence to grocer’s customers, and build and retain trust and loyalty,” said Joanne Joliet, senior...
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  • May 3, 2019
    Port of Rotterdam launches ‘Food Hub’ amid growing agrofood...
    The major hub is expanding its position as Western Europe's biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery sector...
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  • May 3, 2019
    U.S. avocado market remains strong following price spike, but...
    According to Del Rey Avocado Co.'s vice president, the market will likely see a gradual "price correction" over the...
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  • May 3, 2019
    London Produce Show: Foodservice Forum announces all-star speaker program
    The one-day seminar, which will be moderated by Hana Group managing director Jason Danciger, will chart the transformation of...
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  • May 2, 2019
    Chinese man fails breathalyzer test after eating durian fruit
    A follow-up blood test proved that there was no alcohol in his system, putting the man in the clear,...
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  • May 2, 2019
    Felix Instruments launches “major upgrade” to avocado quality meter
    "Ultimately, our goal is to completely change the landscape of maturity measurement for the entire industry," says Scott Trimble,...
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  • May 2, 2019
    Experts analyze biggest challenges facing Chile at Global Cherry...
    With numerous high density orchards being planted in the world's top cherry-exporting country, volumes are set to soar to...
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  • May 2, 2019
    ‘What does it take to win with new grape...
    Don Goodwin, the founder and president of U.S.-based Golden Sun Marketing will enlighten attendees at the upcoming Global Grape...
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  • April 30, 2019
    U.K.: Greenyard Frozen and Tesco announce new partnership
    The strategic supply agreement will "contribute positively" to the revenue of all parties in the supply chain, says Greenyard. The...
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  • April 30, 2019
    USDA seeks comments on proposed Chinese citrus imports
    APHIS says its scientists determined pomelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange, and Satsuma mandarin fruit from China can...
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  • April 30, 2019
    Fresh Del Monte: Lower banana profits contribute to dip...
    The company has also announced a realignment of its operating segments, consolidating its other fresh produce and prepared food...
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  • April 30, 2019
    Bananas in Charts: U.S. market supplies hit five-year low
    Weather-related issues in some of the market's biggest suppliers - including Guatemala and Costa Rica - have led to...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Coastline Family Farms and Madison Ranches form new dry...
    PRESS RELEASE SALINAS, CA – Coastline Family Farms a western vegetable Grower/Shipper with locations in Salinas CA, Yuma AZ...
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  • April 29, 2019
    U.S.: FDA approves GM Arctic Fuji apple
    Arctic Fujis are the third non-browning apple variety Okanagan Specialty Fruits has been approved to grow, along with Arctic...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Amazon highlights developments with produce, grocery business in Q1...
    The e-commerce giant is offering price cuts on fresh produce at its Whole Foods Market, expanding its Prime Now...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Wawona begins promotable stone fruit volumes
    PRESS RELEASE Cutler, CA — Wawona Packing Company, a leading grower and shipper of organic and conventional tree fruit,...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Hazel Technologies launches new USDA-funded product Hazel Cherry
    PRESS RELEASE Chicago, U.S. — Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded company developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce,...
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  • April 29, 2019
    Chile forecasts slight dip in citrus exports for 2019
    The decrease is the result of lower forecasts for clementines and oranges, with mandarins and lemons expected to be...
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  • April 29, 2019
    OZblu announces exclusive global deal with renowned blueberry expert
    The commercial agreement with the industry's highly sought-out "thought leader" Sebastián Ochoa Münzenmayer is part of the corporation's scheme...
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  • April 29, 2019
    U.S.: California Strawberry Commission promotes new harvesting technology, reports...
    With the struggle of finding an adequate labor force, the California Strawberry Commission aids advances in automated harvesters as...
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  • April 29, 2019
    LPS ’19: Brazil aspires to become one of the...
    The country’s fruit producer-exporter organisation Abrafrutas sees specific opportunities for avocados, papayas, mangos and limes. The post LPS ’19: Brazil...
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  • April 26, 2019
    NZ govt reinstates produce restrictions after another fruit fly...
    While restrictions on the movement of produce have been put back in place as a precaution, Biosecurity New Zealand...
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  • April 26, 2019
    U.S.: PMA, United Fresh welcome stricter ag water standards...
    The new standards, added to Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, require growers to characterize, treat, and monitor all forms of...
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  • April 26, 2019
    Walmart “disappointed” by U.K.’s blocked Asda-Sainsbury’s merger
    British regulators have blocked a merger between its U.K.-subsidiary, Asda, and Sainsbury's, which would have created the country's largest...
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  • April 26, 2019
    U.S. sweet potatoes target greater U.K. consumption via health...
    Although household penetration is at 45%, annual sweet potato sales only make up 5% of the total potato market...
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  • April 26, 2019
    Global Cherry Summit’s second edition wows attendees
    The global meeting of cherry industry leaders was larger and more international this year, with the quality of the...
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  • April 26, 2019
    Chinese market apple shortage leads to highest prices in...
    The Chinese apple market is currently said to be severely undersupplied, following widespread frosts last year than cut production...
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  • April 25, 2019
    Dalian Yidu chief wins visionary award at Global Cherry...
    Liu Zhi, the general manager and founder of Chinese importer and logistics company, Dalian Yidu, has won the Cherry...
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  • April 24, 2019
    U.S.: California’s almond acreage on the rise
    With the increased hectarage, the Almond Board of California renews its commitment to producing an economically, environmentally, and socially...
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  • April 24, 2019
    U.S.: Amazon, Walmart to pilot online grocery purchases with...
    The targets of the pilot program are SNAP recipients who have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores, who...
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  • April 24, 2019
    California Avocado Commission strikes while the iron is hot
    PRESS RELEASE IRVINE, Calif.– The California Avocado Commission (CAC) is dipping into its quiver of marketing tools to complement...
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  • April 24, 2019
    Chile scores access to Chinese pear market
    Chilean authorities say that this development will accelerate the process of achieving Chinese market access for citrus such as...
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  • April 24, 2019
    Panalpina expands LatAm perishable export network with CargoMaster acquisition
    CargoMaster, with its subsidiary Laseair in Ecuador, is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialized in the air freight...
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  • April 24, 2019
    Court affirms Del Monte’s US$29M arbitration win against Costa...
    Inprotsa was found to have breached an agreement with Del Monte International by selling MD-2 pineapples grown with the...
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  • April 24, 2019
    Chile reports better cherry prices in China despite high-volume...
    The season closed with total exports of 180,342 metric tons (MT), just 4% lower than the record previous season...
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  • April 23, 2019
    Belgium: Greenyard Fresh and Carrefour agree to strengthen partnership
    Greenyard says the agreement will lead to a significant rise in the volume of fresh fruits and vegetables that...
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  • April 23, 2019
    USDA launches countrywide youth contest to reduce food waste
    The competition, open to students aged 11-18, will promote various eco-friendly strategies, including recovering excess food, recycling food scraps,...
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  • April 23, 2019
    Amazon boosts ties with French food retailer Casino
    The move could reportedly reignite speculation that the U.S. e-commerce giant is looking to purchase a European retailer, following...
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  • April 23, 2019
    U.S.: Tomato prices could nearly double in case of...
    Analysis by Arizona State University found that a 40-85% price rise could be experienced if the U.S. withdraws from...
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  • April 23, 2019
    U.S.: California’s blueberry crop to be “significantly larger” than...
    The head of the California Blueberry Commission Todd Sanders expects blueberry volumes to be up 30% from last year...
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  • April 23, 2019
    Kiwifruit in Charts: With stocks at five-year high, how...
    Chile is forecasting lower production than last year, but with higher stocks of Italian fruit in the U.S. market...
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  • April 23, 2019
    Drastic evolution of table grape industry to be addressed...
    Manuel José Alcaíno, president of Chile-based Decofrut, spoke to us about some of the topics he will analyze during...
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  • April 22, 2019
    U.S.: Mission Produce sharpens brand and unveils new identity
    California-based avocado company Mission Produce has revealed what it describes as its "elevated identity", termed "the world’s most advanced...
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  • April 22, 2019
    U.S.: Arizona raises concerns over termination of tomato trade...
    Those who caution authorities to maintain the agreement note how disadvantageous leaving it could be for U.S. and Mexican...
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  • April 22, 2019
    Capespan North America approaching citrus transition with “moderate optimism”
    Capespan North America's CEO expects citrus volumes from the Southern Hemisphere to be comparable to last year, leading to...
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  • April 22, 2019
    Mexican avocado exports to U.S. surge 25% in Cinco...
    Mexico's Association of Producers, Packers and Exporters of Avocado (APEAM) said that 78,000 metric tons (MT) were sent north...
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  • April 22, 2019
    Argentina: Table grape exports from key region ‘lowest in...
    Increased costs in numerous areas mean that San Juan is now only exporting a fraction of what it used...
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  • April 18, 2019
    Mexico: Berry association says industry not affected by U.S....
    Aneberries says the industry has not been negatively affected by the delays crossing the U.S. border over the last...
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  • April 18, 2019
    Jazz apples off to Japan to Jazz up Golden...
    PRESS RELEASE Around 550 cartons of crisp JAZZ™ apples, fresh from the orchards of Hawkes Bay, are winging their...
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  • April 18, 2019
    U.S.: Western Growers’ new directory to serve as marketplace...
    The interactive directory aims to connect growers with agtech start-ups, allow these start-ups to reach potential investors, and provide...
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  • April 18, 2019
    Japan: Pair of premium mangoes sell for record US$4,500
    The mangoes, called Taiyo no Tamago (Egg of the Sun), fetched the sum in the season’s first auction at...
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  • April 18, 2019
    Canada: BC Tree Fruits’ new CEO outlines plans to...
    Todd McMyn's plans include a renewed focus on improving transparency and efficiency in operations, strengthening relationships with orchardists and...
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  • April 17, 2019
    U.S.: Dole inks deal for executive office in uptown...
    The agricultural company has reportedly signed a lease for 15,265 square feet at 200 South Tryon, taking the full...
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  • April 17, 2019
    Australian table grape association to hold field days in...
    The Australian Table Grape Association (ATGA) has announced plans to collaborate with the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area to...
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  • April 17, 2019
    South African stone fruit industry to enhance presence in...
    PRESS RELEASE Hortgro Pome, the organization representing South African stone fruit producers, has decided to organize a promotional operation...
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  • April 17, 2019
    South Africa: Citrus volumes could end up lighter than...
    Though it was initially projected that the country would export a record-breaking 137 million boxes of citrus fruit this...
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  • April 17, 2019
    Mexican berry growers’ sales dip amid U.S. border delays
    Longer wait times at the border have meant that a lot of fruit is arriving to its destination with...
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  • April 17, 2019
    Peru expects 20% uptick in produce exports this year
    Fresh fruit and vegetable exports rose by 9% in the first two months of the year to US$662, with...
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  • April 17, 2019
    Del Monte loses in Kenyan land lease suit
    A court in Murang’a County has reportedly dismissed an application by the multinational to be enjoined in a case...
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  • April 16, 2019
    NZKGI hails success of labor shortage declaration as harvests...
    Around 250 people have successfully applied to vary the conditions of their visitor visas following the declaration of a...
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  • April 16, 2019
    Retailers encouraged to “get with the program” as Zespri’s...
    PRESS RELEASE ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Zespri is launching the season with new packaging and a national consumer campaign...
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  • April 16, 2019
    EU to consider activating South African citrus safeguard clause...
    During a recent meeting with Valencia's MEP, the European Commission's Director of Trade Defense also reportedly said that he...
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  • April 16, 2019
    Clementines in Charts: It’s almost ClemenTime for Chile
    A glance at historical price trends shows we could very well expect prices to start off around-or-above US$2.50 per...
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  • April 15, 2019
    BayWa, RWA announce robotics challenge to promote innovative agriculture...
    The groundbreaking competition, sponsored by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, will focus on how these technologies...
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  • April 15, 2019
    U.S.: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sickens 93...
    The recall applies to 16 states and includes fresh cut watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew sold in plastic clamshell packaging...
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  • April 15, 2019
    DMA Solutions brings Aggies For Fresh students to Viva...
    PRESS RELEASE DALLAS, TX – For the fifth year, DMA Solutions is proud to send top performing students from...
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  • April 15, 2019
    Global Grape Summit announces stellar lineup of panelists and...
    The commercially focused, one-day event that will be held in conjunction with The London Produce Show and Conference also...
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  • April 15, 2019
    LPS ’19 preview: Italy’s Alegra aims to cement UK...
    The marketer is eager to emphasise its offer of large, reliable volumes with standardised quality across kiwifruit, pears and...
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  • April 15, 2019
    U.S.: ‘Apples are often on the tariff carousel’, says...
    The threat by the U.S.'s northern neighbor means that four of the six top apple export markets of Washington...
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  • April 14, 2019
    Taylor Farms buys organic brand Earthbound Farm from Danone
    While Danone is expanding in the plant-based and organic food market, it has called Earthbound Farm, the U.S.'s largest...
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  • April 12, 2019
    U.S.: Albertsons to pilot blockchain traceability for romaine lettuce
    The supermarket china is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network and will begin piloting the technology to improve...
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  • April 12, 2019
    NZ: Auckland lifts fruit fly controls after no further...
    A month has passed since a fly was last found on the north shore, and two months since the...
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  • April 12, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 14, 2019
    In the U.S., the local blueberry market is strengthening, while there is rising interest in white seedless table grape...
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  • April 12, 2019
    The Greenery reports disappointing year for net profit, announces...
    The Dutch fruit and vegetable company suffered marked losses due to poor weather conditions and increased market competition, but...
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  • April 12, 2019
    Greenyard in “full swing” to implement recovery plan
    The multinational's banks have given their support to the plan aimed at recovering after what was a very challenging...
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  • April 12, 2019
    French court finds Bayer’s Monsanto liable for farmer’s sickness
    The court ruled that the company was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its...
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  • April 11, 2019
    NZ suspends U.S. citrus imports after pest detection
    Technical experts are assessing the find and any measures that might need to be taken as the pest species...
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  • April 11, 2019
    LPS ’19 preview: South Africa anticipates challenging apple and...
    The country’s topfruit marketing window and prices look set to come under pressure, but trade body Hortgro says fruit...
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  • April 11, 2019
    Perishable Pundit: The words that can’t be spoken
    Jim Prevor asks: "Who is buying product not in compliance with leafy greens metrics and where are the industry...
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  • April 11, 2019
    Costa Rica expects lower pineapple, banana exports in 2019
    Banana and pineapple exports are anticipated to be down by 20% and 10% year-on-year, partly as the result of...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.S.: California Avocado Commission sets extensive marketing campaign in...
    The Commission initiates its highly targeted advertising campaign in California, with hopes to make a favorable impression on "premium...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.S.: California Avocado Commission sets extensive marketing campaign in...
    The Commission initiates its highly targeted advertising campaign in California, with hopes to make a favorable impression on "premium...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.K.: Tesco adds plant-based meals to its meat aisles
    The company's sustainable move reflects a greater trend in the UK: a growing number of vegan, vegetarian, or 'flexitarian'...
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  • April 11, 2019
    U.K.: Tesco adds plant-based meals to its meat aisles
    The company's sustainable move reflects a greater trend in the UK: a growing number of vegan, vegetarian, or 'flexitarian'...
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  • April 10, 2019
    Peru gears up for first mandarin exports to Japan
    Nakahara Shigehito of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) visited mandarin orchards and packhouses between April 1-5, as part...
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  • April 10, 2019
    Optimizing sorting tech would grant produce industry a “quick...
    The company says optimizing this technology could reap huge benefits for those in the produce industry, including decreased food...
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  • April 10, 2019
    USDA: 2018-19 citrus forecast drops in April, but remains...
    Decreased projected production rates for various citrus fruits in Florida are largely to blame for April's slightly less hopeful...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Wonderful Pistachios launches inaugural Plant-Based Nutrition Leadership Symposium
    PRESS RELEASE Los Angeles – Wonderful® Pistachios, America’s fastest-growing snack brand, will host the first Plant-Based Nutrition Leadership Symposium™...
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  • April 9, 2019
    GT USA Wilmington confirms new partnership with Chiquita
    The port operator and terminal's deal with Chiquita Fresh North America will see the continued presence of the company...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Canada considers retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples
    In response to U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, the U.S. could be hit by duties...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Australia ag robotics startup Agerris raises US$4.6M in seed...
    The Australian field robotics startup has launched onto the agtech scene, securing funding to commercialize its automated farm equipment...
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  • April 9, 2019
    Blueberries in Charts: Prices enter their jumpy phase
    Agronometrics highlights some of the particularities surrounding blueberries and predicts that prices will rise for a few more days...
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  • April 8, 2019
    NZ: Zespri moves into new headquarters
    The new office will act as a hub for the kiwifruit industry, bringing together New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI)...
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  • April 8, 2019
    U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado programs
    The company's advisors will be visiting citrus and avocado farms in Peru, Argentina and Chile ahead of the 2019...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Total Produce announces board changes
    The Ireland-based multinational has announced numerous board changes, including two retirements and one new appointee who is currently a...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Ag foundation funds groundbreaking indoor farming research
    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has created a public-private partnership to study how to help plants thrive...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Germany: Cocaine worth €25M found in ALDI banana boxes
    The banana cartons with the cocaine packets allegedly arrived by ship from Latin America, but authorities did not specify...
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  • April 8, 2019
    Report: U.S. fresh apple holdings down 12% on last...
    View the full April 2019 Market News report which also includes information of total U.S. apple holdings by variety...
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  • April 6, 2019
    Mexican table grape exports to resume growth trend following...
    The head of the Table Grape Growers Association of Mexico also said that more than half a million boxes...
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  • April 5, 2019
    U.S.: Avocado price spike ‘largely the result of undersupply’,...
    Representatives from various companies along the supply chain in Mexico and the U.S. say the biggest price rise in...
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  • April 5, 2019
    India: Maharashtra table grape exports surge 20% this season,...
    Exports are likely to surpass the previous year’s level as there is a rise in the output of export-quality...
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  • April 5, 2019
    ALDI announces massive cuts to plastic packaging, renewed focus...
    The supermarket giant has pledged to reform its packaging procedures and labeling practices with a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives,...
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  • April 5, 2019
    U.S.: Michigan Apple Committee funds new research projects
    In hopes of improving its industry, the board has approved new 11 research projects to study multiple angles of...
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  • April 5, 2019
    South Africa: Maluma Symposium has ‘become a highlight on...
    An organizer of the variety-specific two-day event says Maluma is now reaching an"inevitable production scale where market resistance is...
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  • April 4, 2019
    NZ: Seasonal labor shortage declared for Bay of Plenty...
    As of today, overseas visitors can apply to vary the conditions of their visitor visa to allow up to...
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  • April 4, 2019
    U.S. citrus production ‘rebounding from previous-year lows’, says USDA...
    The crop is forecast to be up 31% this season, reflecting an expectation for expanded production in all major...
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  • April 4, 2019
    Huge increase in Chilean D’Agen plum exports to China...
    The plum variety has traditionally been sold on the processed market, but exports of fresh fruit to China have...
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  • April 3, 2019
    U.S. labor hearing tackles produce industry challenges
    After “Securing the Future of American Agriculture” hearing, US committee is commended for its solution-oriented stance in ensuring the...
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  • April 3, 2019
    U.S.: Border closure threat sends Mexican Hass avocado prices...
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to close the southern border are proving to be a windfall for Mexican avocado...
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  • April 3, 2019
    Sweeki Green kiwifruit season starts in Chile, holds promise...
    With high hopes for its green kiwifruit brand, the Origine Group consortium plans to sell 2,000MT of Italian fruit...
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  • April 3, 2019
    South Africa: Jupiter Group upgrades practices, facilities for improved...
    The company is minimizing the aggressive de-greening process on Star Ruby Grapefruit and improving its packhouse and equipment for...
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  • April 2, 2019
    U.K.: Asda overtakes Sainsbury’s as second-largest supermarket
    The Walmart-owned group managed to increase its market share to 15.4% in the 12 weeks to March 24, according...
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  • April 2, 2019
    Australia: Queensland govt boosts TR4 funding, calls for banana...
    The state government has granted over US$8 million in funding to aid the TR4 Management and Containment Program, but...
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  • April 2, 2019
    Blueberry uptick drives Camposol’s strong performance in 2018
    The Peruvian multinational posted a 20% rise in EBITDA in 2018, thanks largely to an 80% increase in blueberry...
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  • April 2, 2019
    United Fresh: Proposed U.S.-Mexico border shutdown would create “economic...
    It says that because of the large reassignment of CBP officers, importers and exporters should expect to see “a...
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  • April 2, 2019
    U.S.: Autumn Glory apples gain ground in February while...
    Superfresh's proprietary apple variety grew more than four-fold in dollar sales and more than five-fold in volume, according to...
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  • April 2, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: Mexico helps makes America grape again
    Luis Aragón of Agronometrics says that with the U.S. market set to start its seasonal price climb at any...
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  • April 2, 2019
    U.S.: California cherry season to arrive later than last...
    The company says the ideal loading time for California cherries will be May 20 - June 20, making Memorial...
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  • April 1, 2019
    U.S.: APHIS publishes Colombian mango import PRA
    If approved, U.S. importers would be able to source from one of Latin America's biggest mango-growing countries. The post U.S.:...
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  • April 1, 2019
    DSV to buy Panalpina for US$4.6B and create freight-forwarding...
    DSV’s combination with Panalpina’s air- and sea-freight operations will create the world’s fourth-largest freight-forwarding company, with only DHL Logistics,...
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  • April 1, 2019
    Rabobank report on what is at stake with the...
    According to the RaboResearch report, Tomato Fight: What Is at Stake?, if parties reach a renewed suspension agreement, specific...
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  • April 1, 2019
    Peru expecting greater table grape window overlap in the...
    The country notched a 40% year-on-year increase in exports this season and in 2018 became the world's third-largest table...
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  • April 1, 2019
    Chile opens for Australian almonds
    Australia, one of the world's top almond exporters, hopes to new access will also help it to further penetrate...
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  • March 29, 2019
    U.S.: More rain coming to California
    Despite indications a few days ago that the U.S. state of California might be out of the rain cycle,...
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  • March 29, 2019
    NZ: ‘Serious pest’ affecting avocado trees discovered in Auckland
    The wood-boring granulate ambrosia beetle has been detected in four Auckland areas since late February, according to Biosecurity New...
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  • March 29, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 12, 2019
    In Europe in week 12, stonefruit prices fell while table grape prices remained flat and blueberry prices registered an...
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  • March 29, 2019
    U.K.: Tesco trials removing plastic from fruit and veg
    Customers at two stores will see 45 produce items including varieties of apples, mushrooms, peppers, onions, bananas and avocados...
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  • March 29, 2019
    U.S.: Gotham Greens expands into New England with high-tech...
    The greenhouse will create around 60 permanent jobs and is expected to begin operations in early fall 2019, providing...
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  • March 29, 2019
    Chilean blueberries fetched lower prices in 2018-19 amid increasing...
    One exporter noted that it has been a “complicated” season, with prices in line with expectations in Europe and...
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  • March 28, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: Aliens (aka parasitoids) versus predators
    In this instalment, UAV-IQ discusses the benefits of two of the five main categories of "beneficials" used in biological...
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  • March 28, 2019
    Ethical Trading Initiative terminates Fyffes’ membership
    Fyffes’ initial suspension in May 2018 followed formal complaints made over the treatment of workers at its Suragroh farm...
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  • March 27, 2019
    U.S.: Monsanto hit with US$80M verdict in first federal...
    The ruling comes after the jury last week determined that a California man's exposure to the weed killer was...
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  • March 27, 2019
    Australia: Massive hail storm rips through NSW avocado orchard
    The hailstorm is believed to be one of the biggest natural disasters to hit a single avocado orchard in...
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  • March 27, 2019
    NZ: New method doubles Envy apple yields, boosts SunGold...
    The technique developed by Plant & Food Research, which involves optimized canopy management and tree architecture, is also said...
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  • March 27, 2019
    U.S. jury urged to “send message” to Monsanto as...
    Federal jurors are deliberating whether Monsanto's owner Bayer is liable for a California man's cancer, after earlier this month...
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  • March 27, 2019
    Police uncover huge Italian ‘kiwigate’ scandal
    Investigators say they have uncovered a €6 million scam in which huge volumes of Italian kiwifruit were passed off...
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  • March 27, 2019
    Avocados in Charts: Market jumps US$5 in one week...
    California shipments through last week only added up to 7% of the volume for that same time period in...
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  • March 27, 2019
    One Banana targets U.K. retail expansion with ethical, sustainable...
    The U.S.-based, family-owned firm that was named Grower of the Year in 2018 by Tesco aims to tap into...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Jupiter reaching Asia and America with Greek Kiwi
    PRESS RELEASE New customers for our Greek Kiwi Jupiter Group’s strong supply of Greek Kiwi is continuing to export,...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Equal Exchange banana month: Unconventional
    PRESS RELEASE West Bridgewater, Massachusetts – March is Equal Exchange Banana Month. Every year, Equal Exchange dedicates this month...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Robotic apple harvester used for commercial crop in “world-first”
    New Zealand's largest apple grower-exporter T&G Global achieved the breakthrough following four years of working with U.S.-based technology partner...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Wonderful Company aims for 100% renewable power
    The first step is to make electricity fully renewable for Wonderful's U.S. operations by 2025, before a 100% roll-out...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Mexican berry campaign running well ahead of schedule
    Season volumes through to mid-March ended up being 74% higher than expectations. The post Mexican berry campaign running well ahead...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Peru expecting huge increase in pomegranate exports
    Peru is facing lower prices this season amid rising volumes and increasing competition, but it has recently opened up...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Massive Mexican table grape crop on the cards
    The North American market may receive 34% more table grapes from Mexico this year, with an earlier estimate to...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Australia: Griffith University gives papayas a taste makeover
    At their best papayas can create phenomenal eating experiences, but at their worst the fruit can be quite astringent...
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  • March 26, 2019
    Argentine apple campaign off to a positive start
    A representative of Argentina's apple industry is optimistic for a good season this year, although concerns abound around profit...
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  • March 25, 2019
    Peruvian Police make arrest after spate of avocado thefts...
    The young man allegedly stole almost one metric ton of the green gold. The post Peruvian Police make arrest...
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  • March 25, 2019
    Mission Produce: “We’re going to continue to push the...
    We catch up with director of marketing Denise Junqueiro to hear about the company's plans for 2019, investments in...
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  • March 25, 2019
    U.S.: Kroger subsidiary ditches single-use plastic bags
    QFC has made good on its promise to be the first Kroger market to make this transition as part...
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  • March 25, 2019
    Pakistani Kinnow mandarin exports already higher with weeks still...
    Pakistani Kinnow mandarin exporters have already outdone last season's volume by 4.5% and are expected to keep output going...
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  • March 24, 2019
    U.S.: Listeria concerns prompt pre-emptive Henry Avocado recall
    Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to...
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  • March 24, 2019
    NZ: Zespri sends first kiwifruit charter of the campaign...
    For the first time, Zespri expects to supply more gold kiwifruit than green this season. The post NZ: Zespri sends...
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  • March 22, 2019
    Terra Exports eyes consolidation in LatAm tropical fruit sector
    The company has rapidly increased the number of grower partners it works with in the region and plans further...
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  • March 22, 2019
    Kanzi apple harvest kicks off in Australia
    630,000 trees of the variety are now planted in Australia with trial export shipments expected this year. The post...
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  • March 22, 2019
    Tasmanian researcher investigates delicate balance for raspberry shelf life
    A PhD Candidate at Australia's Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is testing the efficacy of packaging and processing for...
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  • March 22, 2019
    NZ: MPI issues positive update on fruit fly controls...
    Two of the three affected suburbs have now been officially declared free of breeding fruit fly populations. The post NZ:...
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  • March 21, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 11, 2019
    Arrivals of Indian supply led to slight price declines for white seedless grapes in the European market. The post...
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  • March 21, 2019
    Driscoll’s takes California Berry Cultivars (CBC) to court
    Driscoll's has filed legal action against a berry breeder alleging patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties. The...
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  • March 21, 2019
    Chile edges closer to Vietnamese market access for apples,...
    After the Vietnamese market was suspended for Chilean fruit in 2015, table grape access was quickly regained and now...
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  • March 21, 2019
    Mexican mangoes: Slow start but volume and quality to...
    The southern Mexico mango crop is running a few weeks behind last year and entering into the U.S. market...
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  • March 20, 2019
    Fresh Del Monte CFO Contreras resigns after more than...
    The company's incoming CFO Eduardo Guarita Bezerra was responsible for financial integration at Monsanto when it was acquired by...
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  • March 20, 2019
    Indian development, global expansion and new varieties: Grapa talks...
    With Grapa's recent announcement of an exclusive growing and marketing deal in India, the company is now making inroads...
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  • March 20, 2019
    Speculation mounts over Dole corporate office move
    One of the world's most well-known fresh produce companies may be scoping out opportunities to develop a new office...
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  • March 19, 2019
    Australian veggie exports jump in 2018
    Australian fresh vegetable exports rose by 11.4% last year with Singapore retaining its spot as the leading market, while...
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  • March 19, 2019
    Could early sweet apple ‘Posy’ herald rosy future for...
    In a launch that has been 20 years in the making, two New Zealand apple growers have made the...
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  • March 19, 2019
    Apples in Charts: With prices at four-year high, how...
    The charts indicate that Chile could be in for a successful season this year in the U.S. market, which...
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  • March 18, 2019
    Argentina leads the way in organic pome fruit exports...
    Argentine pome fruit growers are reaping the benefits of organic fruit demand in the European Union, positioning themselves as...
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  • March 18, 2019
    Spanish growers ring alarm bells over citrus greening
    The Spanish citrus industry has demanded immediate steps to prevent the spread of an insect known to carry huanglongbing...
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  • March 18, 2019
    Aussie produce industry sets ambitious goals for sustainable packaging
    A new group representing Australia's leading fresh fruit and vegetable companies has set a goal to make produce packaging...
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  • March 18, 2019
    U.K.: Major industry players snap up the next generation...
    Some of the biggest names in fresh food and drink connected with hundreds of skilled job seekers at the...
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  • March 15, 2019
    Australia expecting best quality almond crop in a decade
    In addition, pundits believe the inventory at the end of the U.S. marketing year in August 2019 will be...
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  • March 15, 2019
    Greenyard to unlock “untapped potential” with transformation plan
    The plan, which comes in response to "continuing market pressure", is expected to deliver a REBITDA improvement of €20...
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  • March 15, 2019
    South Africa: Consecutive record citrus crop expected amid lemon,...
    Late-maturing mandarin varieties in particular are showing strong growth in plantings and expected exports, which are forecast to be...
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  • March 15, 2019
    U.S.: Avocado shoppers show “unique demographic profile”, says HAB
    A new study by the Hass Avocado Board is based on household purchase data from the IRI Consumer Network...
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  • March 15, 2019
    Vienna’s unpredictable vegetable orchestra
    This is Vienna’s Vegetable Orchestra: a 10-piece ensemble from the city of Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart that plays music...
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  • March 15, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 10, 2019
    Table grape prices fell almost across the board in the U.S. in week 10, while in Europe there were...
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  • March 14, 2019
    T&G apple harvest underway amid expectations of bumper NZ...
    Most apple exports have traditionally been sold into the U.K. and U.S., but that is changing as Asia and...
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  • March 14, 2019
    Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation requirement by...
    The end of restrictions on the entry of blueberries to the U.S. has been announced for years, but Chilean...
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  • March 14, 2019
    Peruvian table grape exports set record and surpass forecasts
    An industry representative said the figure would mark a 51.5% rise over the previous season, which was severely affected...
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  • March 14, 2019
    U.S. table grape import season “interesting and unexpected”, says...
    The Washington-based company also anticipates a "very strong" green market in the U.S. in April due to supply shortages...
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  • March 13, 2019
    NZ: Zespri in nationwide sales trials of red kiwifruit
    The company will release 30,000 trays of the fruit grown in a handful of New Zealand orchards to both...
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  • March 13, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: How to control two-spotted spider mites...
    The pest usually causes the majority of its damage early in the season, so special field scouting effort needs...
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  • March 13, 2019
    Peruvian avocados: Export value grew to record US$800M in...
    The figure is almost 10-fold higher than it was in 2008, with the industry having undergone skyrocketing growth. Keep...
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  • March 12, 2019
    Limoneira’s Q1 results hit by lower lemon pricing
    However, president and CEO Harold Edwards said: "Our business is best viewed on an annual basis, which is why...
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  • March 12, 2019
    Berries Australia: Govt must do more to address labor...
    The industry body has welcomed the extension of the skilled visa program but says the government needs to go...
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  • March 12, 2019
    Guatemalan Produce Trade Association continues growth
    PRESS RELEASE The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association (GPTA), comprised of the major importers and key players in the Guatemalan...
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  • March 12, 2019
    New Tray Tipper automates fruit delivery into KATO260 blueberry...
    PRESS RELEASE Auckland, New Zealand, – BBC Technologies, part of TOMRA Food and global leader in turnkey solutions for...
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  • March 12, 2019
    U.S.: Disaster aid change would benefit cherry growers
    A provision moving through Congress as part of disaster aid legislation would let farmers earning more than US$900,000 on...
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  • March 12, 2019
    Argentina: Northeastern orange, mandarin exports to halve this year
    Volumes are set to drop sharply due to lower competitivity resulting from the government's economic policies, according to an...
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  • March 12, 2019
    Sicilian citrus supplier Oranfrizer reaps varietal rewards on UK...
    The exporter has introduced new varieties, and sales are good so far this season despite the unknowns of Brexit...
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  • March 12, 2019
    Limes in Charts: Prices double in one week in...
    The charts illustrate that this isn’t the first time we have seen such price spikes, but the time period...
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  • March 11, 2019
    NZ kiwifruit growers’ compensation claim heads to Court of...
    New Zealand kiwifruit growers and the Crown will battle it out again in the Court of Appeal over the...
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  • March 11, 2019
    U.S.: Apple sales ‘perked up’ in January after slow...
    Domex Superfresh Growers also noted the month saw the organic category gain strength and its Autumn Glory variety break...
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  • March 11, 2019
    California citrus: “A lot of unusual dynamics” in season...
    Although rains have hindered the industry's ability to satisfy demand so far this year, Joel Nelsen of the California...
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  • March 11, 2019
    SchurStar Systems unveils fresh produce pouches to satisfy convenience...
    The latest bags can be filled by the SchurStar Packaging Machine, which can be adapted easily and quickly to...
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  • March 10, 2019
    South Africa: Maluma Symposium to draw larger international crowd...
    This year the event will be more focused on farm-level aspects of Maluma such as high-density plantings, trellising and...
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  • March 8, 2019
    Fyffes launches Global Gender Equality Program in Honduras, Costa...
    The program's aim is to identify challenges to equality faced by women both in the workplace and in their...
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  • March 8, 2019
    Driscoll’s expands Baja California Fair Trade berry program
    The U.S.-headquartered berry company has expanded its Fair Trade program in Baja California, Mexico, with acreage increasing by nearly...
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  • March 8, 2019
    Giddings Fruit offers cherry growers a competitive edge during...
    PRESS RELEASE The Dalles, Oregon – Giddings Fruit USA, LLC., based in The Dalles, Oregon, and part of the...
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  • March 7, 2019
    Terra Exports opens LatAm tropical fruit division amid booming...
    The multinational import and export trading company not only hopes to capitalize on rising demand for tropicals but also...
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  • March 7, 2019
    Calavo kicks off 2019 with record results as Q1...
    “We are extremely confident and optimistic about the course ahead in our Fresh business segment," said CEO Lee E....
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  • March 7, 2019
    Total Produce’s 2018 revenues rise 18% on back of...
    “We are pleased that Total Produce has delivered continuing good results in a more challenging year," said Carl McCann,...
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  • March 7, 2019
    Colombia: Keitt variety driving exports and replacing Tommy Atkins
    Problems with Tommy Atkins have contributed to Keitt being the stand-out export cultivar in an industry that is heavily...
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  • March 7, 2019
    Leading U.S. green-skinned avocado importer says new packaging doubles...
    The company says demand for green-skinned avocados has been rising thanks to the overall popularity of the category worldwide...
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  • March 7, 2019
    U.S.: Fire at Washington warehouse causes US$8M in pear...
    The warehouse that burned was reportedly built in 1982 and contained about 300,000, 44-pound box equivalents of packed d’Anjou...
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  • March 6, 2019
    AgroFresh gains approval to expand its proven technologies into...
    PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia – AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion...
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  • March 6, 2019
    U.S.: OTA launches “groundbreaking” organic fraud prevention program
    The quality assurance program is designed to "complement and reinforce" the USDA's organic standards and the work of the...
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  • March 6, 2019
    Spain’s largest avocado grower tests the waters of U.S....
    Trops last week sent its first-ever shipment to the U.S. market, despite access being granted five years ago. The post...
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  • March 6, 2019
    U.K.: Fresh Produce Consortium promotes industry as ‘sector of...
    No matter what their individual skills and interests, the UK trade association wants career starters to know that a...
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  • March 6, 2019
    NZ: ‘No evidence of breeding population’, says Fruit Fly...
    Numerous detections of both Queensland and facialis fruit flies have been made in the country over recent weeks. The post...
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  • March 6, 2019
    Trump moves to scrap trade privilege for India
    The U.S. president says he plans to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up...
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  • March 5, 2019
    Sun World unveils “Make It A Grape Two Weeks”...
    PRESS RELEASE BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. – Sun World International, LLC announced today that they will launch an in-store and...
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  • March 5, 2019
    Sun Pacific hires citrus veteran for VP of sales
    PRESS RELEASE PASADENA, California- Pasadena, California-based Sun Pacific® has hired citrus veteran, Dave Medders, as their new VP of...
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  • March 5, 2019
    Australia scores improved citrus, carrot access to Indonesia with...
    Tariffs will be reduced for various agricultural products including mandarins, oranges, lemons, carrots and potatoes. The post Australia scores improved...
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  • March 5, 2019
    Guatemalan mango exports to U.S. get underway in low volume...
    The Central American country is also this year expecting to carry out its first-ever exports to the recently opened...
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  • March 5, 2019
    U.S. and China near deal that could end U.S....
    The deal would reportedly be subject to Beijing following through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to...
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  • March 5, 2019
    Strawberries in Charts: Expected California shortage, why aren’t last...
    Colin Fain of Agronometrics illustrates the 'dramatic' situation in the U.S. strawberry market over recent months and predicts what...
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  • March 4, 2019
    C.H. Robinson expands with US$48M purchase of Spain-based freight...
    The all-cash deal with the Spain-based company was announced on Friday and expected to be accretive in 2019. The post...
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  • March 4, 2019
    Avocados “increasingly favored” in India, says IG International
    The company plans to import 1000 metric tons (MT) of the fruit, which will be distributed across major urban...
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  • March 4, 2019
    Peru expecting 8% uptick in citrus exports
    The Satsuma harvests have already begun and the first exports are now getting underway, amid expectations of continued growth...
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  • March 4, 2019
    South Africa anticipating improved EU avocado market conditions
    Derek Donkin of Subtrop explains why the country is expecting volumes to be 30% lower than last season, and...
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  • March 1, 2019
    China: Dongfang sees lower profit in 2018 but record...
    The chief of China's largest citrus grower was 2018 saw a "solid result", and the company expects a further...
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  • March 1, 2019
    U.S.: Heavy flooding in Northern California vineyards
    Heavy rain in the wine growing regions of Northern California over recent days has caused massive flooding, with up...
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  • March 1, 2019
    U.S.: Amazon reportedly planning to launch new grocery store...
    The retail giant is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities which would be...
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  • March 1, 2019
    Mexican avocados: WTO to mediate after Costa Rican access...
    Mexican Hass avocados have since 2015 been blocked from Costa Rica, which alleges that it is trying to keep...
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  • March 1, 2019
    Argentine lemon industry expects first exports to India, Vietnam...
    The country is also planning to consolidate its position in the recently opened U.S., Mexican and Brazilian markets this...
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  • February 28, 2019
    U.S.: Walmart unveils plan to reduce plastic packaging waste
    The U.S. retail chain has unveiled new measures to reduce plastic waste by leveraging its massive private brand program,...
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  • February 28, 2019
    U.K.: M&S and Ocado’s £750M JV to “transform online...
    Ocado said the joint venture combines the strength of M&S's brand and its leading food quality and innovation with...
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  • February 28, 2019
    India pushes back U.S. apple tariff rise date
    The additional tariff that had been due to come into effect on March 2 has now been pushed back...
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  • February 28, 2019
    U.S.: PMA to take the stage at SXSW
    PMA’s chief marketing officer, Lauren M. Scott, will be a panelist in a session alongside Adam Cooper of The...
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  • February 28, 2019
    U.S.: Port of Virginia now open for South American...
    The development follows the successful completion of the USDA's Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program, which trialed shipments of...
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  • February 28, 2019
    Brazil blocks market access for Argentine pome fruit
    Brazil has closed its border to apple and pears originating in the Argentine provinces of Río Negro y Neuquén...
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  • February 27, 2019
    NZ: T&G Global’s profits drop despite revenue rise in...
    New Zealand's largest fruit company said it experienced poor growing conditions for domestic apples, Australian cherries, and Peruvian table...
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  • February 27, 2019
    Australia: Costa Group upbeat for 2019 despite profit dip
    Australia's largest fruit and vegetable company is progressing well with its numerous domestic and international expansion plans and has...
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  • February 27, 2019
    Chinese cherry grower kicks off domestic season
    A producer in the northern Hebei province says he is currently fetching around 200RMB (US$30) per half kilo for...
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  • February 27, 2019
    U.S.: Del Rey Avocado expands in Southern California
    The recently purchased warehouse facility will add 43,000 square feet of cold storage and ripening rooms to the existing...
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  • February 26, 2019
    Eco Farms names Emily M. Noble marketing manager and...
    PRESS RELEASE Temecula, CA – Eco Farms promoted Emily M. Noble to Marketing Manager and Sales Associate. As a...
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  • February 26, 2019
    Roundup trial: Judge threatens to ‘shut down’ cancer patient’s...
    Discussions about Monsanto’s alleged influence on government regulators and cancer research have been banned from the federal trial taking...
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  • February 26, 2019
    Greenyard’s fresh sales struggle in Q3 amid “fierce retail...
    Belgium-based multinational said that pricing showed a negative trend across many of its categories, with a volume decline seen...
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  • February 26, 2019
    Grapa awards Jupiter Group ARRA table grape exclusivity in...
    “I truly believe the development of the ARRA varieties will positively change the demand for Indian grapes and bring...
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  • February 26, 2019
    Pears in Charts: Recent pricing pushed below previous years’...
    Chile and Argentina are entering into a U.S. market that has seen higher volumes result in prices being on...
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  • February 25, 2019
    Brambles to sell IFCO RPC business for US$2.5B
    The Australia-headquartered company plans to sell its IFCO reusable plastic containers (RPC) business to a subsidiary of the Abu...
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  • February 25, 2019
    Giumarra announces fourth season of kiwiberries from New Zealand
    PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES – Giumarra Wenatchee announces its fourth season of marketing New Zealand-grown kiwiberries in partnership with...
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  • February 25, 2019
    NZ: Seeka’s profits soar in 2018 as kiwifruit volumes...
    The positive result came in spite of some challenges in Australia - such as the detection of Psa in...
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  • February 25, 2019
    Peruvian transport sector strike ends after six days
    ADEX praised both sides for reaching an agreement but said that the agro-export figure of US$400 for February would...
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  • February 25, 2019
    Bayer faces second U.S. trial over alleged Roundup cancer...
    The federal trial comes six months after the company’s share price was rocked by a US$289 million verdict in...
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  • February 25, 2019
    Chilean kiwifruit production to drop this season
    However, an industry representative noted that Greek kiwifruit volumes are much lower than the previous season, which should lead...
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  • February 25, 2019
    Autumn Crisp and Adora Seedless driving Sun World’s global...
    In an interview with FreshFruitPortal.com, Sun World Innovations president David Marguleas also spoke about the importance of the...
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  • February 25, 2019
    LGS Specialty Sales reports “strong” Moroccan W. Murcott season
    Following the completion of a successful Moroccan clementine season, the company is expecting a steady supply of W. Murcotts...
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  • February 25, 2019
    India: IG International sees rising blueberry sales in urban...
    The company is importing numerous varieties of the superfruit and selling them at 2000 rupees (US$28) per kilogram. The post...
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  • February 22, 2019
    NZ: Fourth fruit fly found in Auckland
    New Zealand authorities have found a second Facialis fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of...
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  • February 22, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 7, 2019
    The U.S. market saw declines in blueberry and stonefruit prices in week 7, but the white seedless table grape...
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  • February 22, 2019
    Peruvian avocado season could be impacted by transport, port...
    The Exporters' Association says the upcoming avocado season could be "seriously affected" if the widespread strike that began earlier...
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  • February 22, 2019
    U.K. and Ireland retailers warn of 40% tariffs on...
    The scheduled withdrawal on 29 March comes at a time in the year when the U.K. imports a lot...
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  • February 22, 2019
    India unlikely to divert table grape volumes to Europe...
    An Indian exporter and a Netherlands-based importer do not expect the major delays at Russian ports to result in...
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  • February 21, 2019
    Mincetur and PromPerú awarded the Non-Traditional Exporter prize to...
    PRESS RELEASE Camposol has been recognized as the Non-Traditional Exporter of the year, a prize granted by the Ministry...
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  • February 21, 2019
    U.S., China working on multiple memorandums for trade deal
    The MoUs would reportedly cover areas including agriculture, non-tariff barriers, services, technology transfer and intellectual property. The post U.S., China...
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  • February 21, 2019
    Mexico surprised by U.S.’s plans to withdraw from tomato...
    Mexican tomato industry representatives say they are willing to negotiate with the U.S. to reach a mutually beneficial deal,...
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  • February 21, 2019
    U.K.: Sainsbury’s-Asda merger in doubt after regulator voices concerns
    The Competition and Markets Authority has found "extensive competition concerns" in the proposed tie-up between the U.K.'s second- and...
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  • February 21, 2019
    NZ on alert after two fruit fly detections in...
    A Queensland fruit fly was spotted in the Devonport area last week, and a 'facialis' fruit fly was detected...
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  • February 21, 2019
    Hong Kong lifts California romaine ban
    The autonomous territory suspended imports of California romaine on Nov. 28 last year over food safety concerns, following an...
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  • February 21, 2019
    Opinion: Passion vs. efficiency
    Nic Jooste of Rotterdam-based Cool Fresh International provides a European branding specialist’s observations in New York. The post Opinion:...
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  • February 20, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: Using conservation control to aid your...
    Two primary drivers for the need to implement conservation biocontrol are the use of broad range synthetic pesticides and...
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  • February 20, 2019
    U.K. will apply food tariffs in case of no...
    The country's environment secretary said reports that Britain would operate a zero tariff regime in order to secure frictionless...
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  • February 20, 2019
    Del Monte expecting “a lot of added value” from...
    Mohammed Abu-Ghazaleh also said he expects the pineapple market to "rationalize" this year following a period of supply outstripping...
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  • February 20, 2019
    African Blue opens new Moroccan blueberry packhouse
    The company, in which Australia's Costa Group holds a majority stake, recently inaugurated the largest berry packing facility servicing...
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  • February 19, 2019
    Del Monte swings to a loss in 2018
    The company says the result is largely due to higher fruit and distribution costs across the business and lower...
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  • February 19, 2019
    Huge cocaine haul discovered in Brazilian mango shipment at...
    A load of 1,5000 kilograms of the Class-A drug were reportedly found in a container at the Dutch hub...
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  • February 19, 2019
    Unifrutti secures US$19M loan for Philippine banana expansion
    The loan package is said to be the biggest-ever for farm development from the government-owned Development Bank of the...
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  • February 19, 2019
    Grapes in Charts: Record California volumes reverse Chilean pricing...
    "Although it is normal for prices to increase as volumes fall, what is strikingly abnormal about this season so...
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  • February 19, 2019
    Argentine lemon production to “rebound”, orange volumes to fall
    A USDA report also noted last year's reinstatement of export taxes and reduction of export rebates on all fruits...
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  • February 18, 2019
    Russia suspends Indian table grape access over “technical issues”
    The development comes during a season in which India is forecast to export record volumes of around 215,000MT. The post...
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  • February 18, 2019
    Washington Gala apples in new Mexican promotional campaign: “It’s...
    The campaign is taking place in a region of Mexico where the variety is perceived as an unripe or...
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  • February 18, 2019
    France raises minimum food resale prices, limits supermarket promotions
    The aim of the new regulations brought in this year is to rebalance trade relations for the benefit of...
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  • February 18, 2019
    Chinese New Year reverses sluggish apple sales
    The world's leading apple grower experienced severe frosts during the spring last year, which led to a 30% year-on-year...
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  • February 18, 2019
    U.S.: California expecting smallest avocado crop in a decade
    Two other major players in the global avocado market during the same period - Peru and South Africa -...
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  • February 16, 2019
    New Covent Garden scoops up award as U.K.’s best...
    Covent Garden Market Authority receives high marks at Great British Market Awards for its work with traders, support of...
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  • February 15, 2019
    Peru expecting drop in avocado volume but longer season...
    In addition, new plantings in the north of the country are expected to extend the season by around one...
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  • February 15, 2019
    Mexican avocado exports rise sharply to Canada, China and...
    In addition, the industry recently launched a new TV commercial in Japan, where Mexico is the largest avocado supply...
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  • February 15, 2019
    Chile: Heat could impact fresh blueberry exports for season...
    The high temperatures could mean total export volumes end up slightly lower than last season, against previous forecasts of...
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  • February 15, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 6, 2019
    Price pressure remained on stonefruit and blueberries in the U.S. market in week 6, but the situation was better...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Higher prices of Ecuadorian bananas lead Germany to favor...
    The minimum price set by the Ecuadorian Government in October has been the key factor in a sharp drop...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Higher prices of Ecuadorian bananas lead Germany to favor...
    The minimum price set by the Ecuadorian Government in October has been the key factor in a sharp drop...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Chilean apple season could be impacted by heatwave
    Some of the hottest weather on record has scorched large areas of Chile and could lead to sunburn and...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Chilean apple season could be impacted by heatwave
    Some of the hottest weather on record has scorched large areas of Chile and could lead to sunburn and...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Spain: Valencian growers to give away 4MT of citrus...
    An industry association says the move is a protest against a perceived lack of government support to the sector...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Spain: Valencian growers to give away 4MT of citrus...
    An industry association says the move is a protest against a perceived lack of government support to the sector...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Greenyard: Hein Deprez and Marc Zwaaneveld to share CEO...
    The development comes on the heels of a challenging year for Greenyard, in which profits were hit by numerous...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Greenyard: Hein Deprez and Marc Zwaaneveld to share CEO...
    The development comes on the heels of a challenging year for Greenyard, in which profits were hit by numerous...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Opinion: Trade show miscalculations can affect your business
    Jim Prevor of Produce Business says there are myriad ways exhibiting at trade shows and industry events can lead...
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  • February 14, 2019
    Opinion: Trade show miscalculations can affect your business
    Jim Prevor of Produce Business says there are myriad ways exhibiting at trade shows and industry events can lead...
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  • February 13, 2019
    Colombian banana industry notched growth in 2018 despite weather...
    The Colombian banana industry closed 2018 with a production of a little over 100 million boxes, marking nearly 3%...
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  • February 13, 2019
    Florida developing automatic chemical delivery system in HLB fight
    Researchers at the University of Florida have developed an automated system to deliver chemicals into the vascular parts of...
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  • February 13, 2019
    Australia: Mainland cherry growers complete first airfreight season in...
    Australian Cherries were first exported to China in 2013, but until recently access had been limited to fruit from...
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  • February 12, 2019
    World Avocado Organization to launch first marketing program in...
    The WAO also announced Chile as a new member country to the organization and provided an EU-U.S. avocado growth...
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  • February 12, 2019
    Envy apples shine at New York Fashion Week
    PRESS RELEASE Envy™ apples are turning heads once again. Making another appearance at the internationally acclaimed New York Fashion...
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  • February 12, 2019
    Capespan launches integrated logistics service provider
    Having invested heavily into its logistics operations over the last four years, the company will now group together its...
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  • February 12, 2019
    Naturipe targets millennials and Gen Z with rebrand
    The world's largest blueberry producer will this month start to roll out a new logo, packaging, and in-store merchandising...
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  • February 12, 2019
    Chambers plugs gap in U.K. prepared fruit market with...
    The Fruitery, its ‘market-leading’ ready-to-eat fruit facility, is packing own-label pots and punnets of mainly berries for retailers and...
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  • February 12, 2019
    Almost half of world’s insect species facing extinction, global...
    A global scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing "dramatic rates of decline" around...
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  • February 12, 2019
    Avocados in Charts: Record volumes for Super Bowl sent...
    By comparing this season's data with that of 2015-16, some predictions can be made about what is in store...
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  • February 11, 2019
    PMA’s Center for Growing Talent launches a new year...
    PRESS RELEASE Newark, Del. – Center for Growing Talent (CGT) is pleased to announce the new theme for Women’s...
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  • February 11, 2019
    Mixed picture for Southern Hemisphere pome fruit production
    Production of apples and pears are both forecast to rise by 2% year-on-year in 2019, but individual countries are...
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  • February 11, 2019
    U.S. withdrawal of Mexico tomato agreement “very good news”,...
    A representative of the Florida Tomato Exchange says that this is "not a political maneuver to block market access"...
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  • February 11, 2019
    U.S. table grape market undersupplied following earlier concerns, exporters...
    Foreign suppliers' concerns last year over the prospects of the U.S. table grape market during and after the transition...
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  • February 8, 2019
    EU apple markets seeing “sales upturn” after challenging start,...
    It said the early season was "shrouded in doubt" due to the record production on the continent and the...
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  • February 8, 2019
    Jingold’s red kiwifruit scoops Fruit Logistica Innovation Award
    The Oriental Red kiwifruit from won the gold prize, with Softripe Ripening Technology taking silver and a top-sealable compostable,...
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  • February 8, 2019
    Chiquita launches new integrated container service to Europe
    The company says the service that will operate between Central America and the Netherlands will result in fresher bananas...
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  • February 8, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 5, 2019
    Week 5 in the U.S. market saw a drop in blueberry demand and prices, but an improvement for green...
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  • February 8, 2019
    New device automates pest-monitoring on farms
    The technology combines solar power, sensors, cameras, and image processing to monitor the farms, providing numerous benefits to growers. The...
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  • February 8, 2019
    Q&A: PMA CEO talks retail trends, marketing campaigns, and...
    We caught up with Cathy Burns following her State of the Industry address at the recent PMA Fresh Connections:...
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  • February 7, 2019
    U.S. to withdraw from tomato suspension agreement with Mexico
    The U.S. will resume an anti-dumping investigation into Mexican tomatoes, withdrawing from a 2013 trade deal that U.S. growers...
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  • February 7, 2019
    Invasive insects and climate changes, Arrigoni answers with “green...
    PRESS RELEASE Arrigoni, a leading company in the design and production of protective screens and nettings for crops, focused...
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  • February 7, 2019
    New Zealand bids to host World Avocado Congress 2023
    If successful, this will be the first time New Zealand has hosted the event, the next installment of which...
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  • February 7, 2019
    OZblu blueberries to be grown in Northern Hemisphere
    The Australia-bred varieties will now also be grown in Mexico following the entry of a third company into the...
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  • February 7, 2019
    U.S.: Bipartisan support for push to end tomato suspension...
    Two Florida lawmakers have written to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging him to end an agreement with Mexico that...
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  • February 7, 2019
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  • February 7, 2019
    Opinion: Round mango market difficulties ahead – The squeezed...
    Having investigated the upcoming massive shortage of round mangoes in the U.S. market, Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes...
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  • February 6, 2019
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    “Compared to 1967, where it was all in one day, this has been slow torture," one pome fruit grower...
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  • February 6, 2019
    T&G Global to commercialize new apple varieties developed in...
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  • February 6, 2019
    The “green mine” of the Latin American economy: The...
    PRESS RELEASE Medellín – In the past few years, avocado has become a food item that is opening doors...
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  • February 6, 2019
    Large Chilean blueberry arrivals in U.S. put pressure on...
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  • February 6, 2019
    European fresh fruit and veg sector facing “tumultuous period”,...
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  • February 6, 2019
    The Biocontrol Brief: Augmentative biocontrol, an efficient pest management...
    In part three of our educational series on biological control and integrated pest management, Thomas Grandperrin of UAV-IQ Precision...
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  • February 6, 2019
    Soloberry to launch two new berry brands
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  • February 5, 2019
    Australian supermarkets send groceries to flood-hit Queensland on barges...
    Almost a fortnight of flooding made it difficult for supermarkets to keep shelves full and it’s left Queenslanders frantically...
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  • February 5, 2019
    Report service to provide key data on Chilean table...
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  • February 5, 2019
    Mangoes in Charts: With supply deficits expected over coming...
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  • February 5, 2019
    Emerson to add new tracker, logger products with extra...
    Having had a busy 2018 with the launch of several new products, U.S.-headquartered technology and engineering company Emerson is...
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  • February 4, 2019
    Colombia, a reliable supplier of tropical and exotic fruit...
    PRESS RELEASE A delegation of 11 companies, led by ProColombia brings the agri-business offer of Colombia to Fruit Logistica,...
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  • February 4, 2019
    Kissabel wins over retailers and consumers in Germany, UK,...
    PRESS RELEASE ANGERS – Great success for Kissabel® in Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy: commercial testing for...
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  • February 4, 2019
    Nature’s Pride to roll out Apeel avocados in Europe
    Pilots of avocados treated with the plant-derived, shelf-life-boosting technology are expected to start mid-year in select retail stores in...
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  • February 4, 2019
    Limoneira enters into JV with Argentine citrus company
    The deal will see the acquisition of hundreds of hectares of farmland and the creation of a new subsidiary...
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  • February 4, 2019
    Revamped TPP to bring opportunities and challenges to Latin...
    The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership entered into force at the end of last year, and looks...
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  • February 4, 2019
    Gene editing used to fight virus hiding inside bananas
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  • February 1, 2019
    Australia eliminates banana freckle disease
    The fungal disease, which hinders the growth of the plant and causes spotting on the fruit making it less...
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  • February 1, 2019
    Octinion’s strawberry-picking robot in world’s first commercial launch
    The Belgium-based company describes the technology as "crucial for the sector" and says it will launch harvesting robots for...
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  • February 1, 2019
    IBM blockchain platform used to ship mandarin oranges to...
    The trial was carried out by Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL), which said the technology reduced the administrative process...
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  • February 1, 2019
    Dutch propose post-Brexit solutions to fast-track perishable exports to...
    The country currently ships around US$1.4 billion of fruit and vegetables to the U.K. annually - equivalent to 50,000...
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  • January 31, 2019
    TOMRA CEO wins European business leaders award
    TOMRA’s president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, has achieved an international accolade in recognition of his leadership and corporate strategy. The...
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  • January 31, 2019
    Washington apples to receive US$8.5M in trade mitigation funds
    The Washington Apple Commission says it will use the funds to build export markets to reduce the effects of...
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  • January 31, 2019
    Avocados from Mexico releases Super Bowl commercial
    Weeks 2 and 3 saw record export volumes to the U.S. market, with expectations for 120,000MT to have arrived...
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  • January 31, 2019
    Argentina: Northwestern lemon industry steps up phytosanitary efforts for...
    The upcoming campaign, which will be the country's second following its return to the U.S. market, is expected to...
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  • January 31, 2019
    Chile: New jumbo raspberries launched for warmer climates
    The three varieties have been grown successfully in Spain and Mexico and are said to produce double the yields...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Launching “Camposol Cares from Farm to Family” at Fruit Logistica...
    PRESS RELEASE Camposol will present its global sustainable concept “Camposol Cares from Farm to Family” (CCFFTF) in the...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Chile and U.K. sign trade continuity agreement as Brexit...
    The deal is described as a "safeguard" for Chilean exporters and mimics the conditions of the trade deal it...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Australia: Fewer strawberries planted in Perth following needle crisis
    “After the losses last year many growers simply won’t have the funds to plant their normal-sized crops, so plantings...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Australia grants market access to South Korean Kyoho grapes
    The black seeded grapes, which are normally larger than typical breeds, can now be shipped Australia as well as...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Chinese cherry market booming with Spring Festival round the...
    One Guangzhou-based trader says that two varieties in particular are selling at higher prices than others, and also expects...
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  • January 30, 2019
    NZ: Hortinvest releases third cherry project amid “unprecedented” global...
    The investment company sources its own land, establishes high-tech orchards and packhouses, and markets produce, eliminating the need for...
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  • January 30, 2019
    EU: New trends to further drive avocado growth in...
    The World Avocado Organization expects the category to grow in Europe by 15% annually for the next five years,...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Chilean fruit reps defend country’s food safety credentials in...
    A joint declaration said the recent recall over Listeria concerns was a "isolated case", highlighting that there was no...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Better quality, promotions boosting Chilean cherry sales in China
    Cristian Tagle of the Chilean Cherry Exporters Association says that total exports could end up on similar levels to...
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  • January 30, 2019
    Chile’s Copefrut joins Italian fruit consortium Origine Group
    Alessandro Zampagna, managing director of Origine Group, said the new Chilean member would help build a 12-month supply of...
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  • January 29, 2019
    JBT launches labeling system that improves traceability and saves...
    PRESS RELEASE LAKELAND, FL — JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), has announced the launch of the FLEX-ID Labeling System, a...
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  • January 29, 2019
    Dole completes sale of Nordic salad business
    The sale of Saba Fresh Cuts AB was a condition of the European Commission’s approval of the acquisition by...
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  • January 29, 2019
    “Significant movement” in U.S.-China talks as two sides prepare...
    Talks scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Washington D.C. will include a meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He...
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  • January 29, 2019
    Peruvian mango exports to drop by more than a...
    Juan Carlos Rivera of (APEM) says that there would likely be exports of 131,000 metric tons (MT) compared to...
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  • January 29, 2019
    Fruit in Charts: The winners and losers of 2018...
    Check out which commodities fared the best and the worst in 2018, considering growth in both volumes and prices. The...
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  • January 28, 2019
    U.S.: Chilean stonefruit recalled over Listeria fears
    New York-based fruit distributor Jac. Vandenberg has issued a recall of thousands of cartons of Chilean peaches, nectarines and...
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  • January 28, 2019
    Greenyard: “Early signs of recovery reversed” in late 2018
    The multinational has reduced its profit forecast for the 2018-19 financial year following a challenging November and December related...
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  • January 28, 2019
    U.K.: No-deal Brexit would ‘leave shelves empty’, say retailers
    Leading supermarket groups say there will be "significant risks" to maintaining the choice, quality and shelf life of food...
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  • January 28, 2019
    Opinion: Brexit cowardice
    Jim Prevor, editor-in-chief of Produce Business magazine, says that many supporters of Brexit have fallen into the trap of...
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  • January 28, 2019
    Australia: Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard
    This outbreak follows the completion of a successful eradication operation to a Med-fly outbreak in the South Australia port...
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  • January 28, 2019
    Video: New TV campaign launches to inspire kids to...
    U.K. channel ITV and Veg Power have partnered in a forward-thinking, superhero-inspired way to give children the power and...
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  • January 28, 2019
    Israel expecting larger Jaffa Orri mandarin crop, greater EU...
    While Orri mandarin exports are set to increase by up to a third year-on-year, grapefruit exports will likely be...
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  • January 28, 2019
    Dole closes facility at Costa Rican port
    The company said the decision was due to the recent start of operations at the Moín Container Terminal. The post...
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  • January 25, 2019
    Spain expects “active demand”, greater growth in second half...
    An industry body says it is still expecting a small year-on-year rise in Fino lemon volumes and a strong...
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  • January 25, 2019
    Spanish fruit exports see lower volume in 2018 but...
    Stonefruit saw the biggest volume declines over the period, but their export value either stayed flat or declined by...
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  • January 25, 2019
    State of the Market – Week 3, 2019
    Hass avocado prices rose slightly in the U.S. despite the sharp supply increase, as the Super Bowl approaches. The post...
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  • January 24, 2019
    U.S.: Satur Farms recalls baby spinach, mesclun over salmonella...
    The recall announced on Jan. 23 involves product that was grown in Florida and distributed in New York and...
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  • January 24, 2019
    Total Produce commits to ‘carbon neutral Fruit Logistica 2019’
    The initiative will see an Irish development partner independently calculate and total the estimated carbon emissions associated with the...
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  • January 24, 2019
    Argentina: Blueberry prices in U.S. hit by heavy Peruvian...