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  • May 28, 2021
    Hazel Tech welcomes new Director of AgTech Sales
    Hazel Tech has recently announced that Matt Duerr has joined the company as Director of AgTech Sales. Duerr joins...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Hortifrut doubles EBITDA in first quarter
    The producer and marketer of fresh and frozen berries said the better results are mainly the consequence of the...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Australia: Berries proving to be source of competition
    The Australian fruit-farm owner, Vitalharvest Freehold Trust has received 16 separate bids from two buyers, Roc Partners and Macquarie...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Avocado compound could improve leukemia treatment - study
    The compound had previously been researched for its potential in diabetes prevention and weight management, now researchers see a...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Naturipe Farms: "In order to be around for so...
    Naturipe Farms continues to focus its efforts on preserving the environment and working with nature to create a future...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Zespri reports record kiwifruit season
    The kiwifruit company reported record global sales revenue for its 2020-21 season, with increases in per-tray returns across all...
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  • May 28, 2021
    U.S.: Berries drive 8 percent rise in Q1 fruit...
    In fresh, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries all saw gains of around a quarter, but two of the biggest fruit...
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  • May 28, 2021
    Bayer sees drop in shares amid ongoing weedkiller cases
    Bayer shares dropped as much as five percent yesterday after a U.S. judge rejected its plan to try and...
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  • May 27, 2021
    Freshfel Europe urges MEPs to remember Russian embargo impact
    In an open communication, Freshfel Europe urged the European Parliament to not forget the strong and ongoing impact of...
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  • May 27, 2021
    ZAL adding value to the logistics chain
    ZAL, a Broom Group company present in Chile and in Colombia, continues with its growth strategies and constant search...
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  • May 27, 2021
    IMO's new CO2 rules to "disproportionately" affect reefer transport
    If a ship needs to use power and thus fuel to keep temperatures down, efficiency will also drop causing...
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  • May 27, 2021
    California cautioned against spreading deadly citrus pest and disease
    Agricultural officials are cautioning Californians when traveling over fear that a dangerous pest and its subsequent disease will be...
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  • May 27, 2021
    Australian farmers dumping tons of citrus fruit due to...
    Hundreds of tons of Australian citrus fruit are reportedly being dumped due to labor shortages and a lack of...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Unifrutti Italia to triple imports of counter-seasonal lemons with...
    During the upcoming summer season, Unifrutti expects to triple the importation of Eureka lemons with wax-free and chem-free peel,...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Organic sales hit record in 2020, with fresh produce...
    It marked the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products have surpassed the $60 billion...
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  • May 26, 2021
    World Bank report ranks South African ports at bottom...
    Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said the list is a "a sad reflection of...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Water resources expert Guillermo Donoso to address two key...
    The distinguished speaker will provide the seminar's attendees with his perspective on two major topics that he says are...
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  • May 26, 2021
    Chilean grape and pome fruit production forecast down due...
    Due to moderate temperatures and unexpected rainfall, Chile expects a decline in the production and export of table grapes,...
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  • May 25, 2021
    Largest U.S. vertical farm company secures $300M in additional...
    The Series C funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company, and saw significant follow-on investment from existing...
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  • May 25, 2021
    EU banana supply hit record in March
    In terms of origin, it is African (+24%) and European production (+8%) that mark the upward trend in March...
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  • May 25, 2021
    Titan Farms’ new club packs hit stores mid-June
    Titan Farms is introducing two new club packs this summer to meet the increasing demand for pre-packaged fruit. These...
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  • May 25, 2021
    APHIS removes Costa Rica from TR4-related restrictions after acknowledging...
    APHIS has removed Costa Rica from a list of countries from which imports of parts of banana plants are...
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  • May 25, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Low California and Chilean kiwifruit supplies...
    Volumes of kiwifruit from California and Chile were both down by nearly 70 percent in April, leading to the...
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  • May 24, 2021
    Q&A: Branding expert Lisa Cork On three positive macro...
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor recently chatted with branding expert Lisa Cork, who said that in the "upcoming decade we’re...
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  • May 24, 2021
    North American table grape market faces "tricky transition"
    The North American table grape market is facing a "tricky" transition throughout the end of May and into June...
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  • May 24, 2021
    Leading Spanish avocado producer claims record low water use...
    Trops, the largest producer of Spanish avocado, has teamed up with digital agriculture company AgriSmart Data in a project...
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  • May 24, 2021
    "A number of factors": NZ apple exports forecast lower...
    The USDA has forecast that New Zealand's apple exports will end up around 14 percent down year-on-year despite earlier...
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  • May 24, 2021
    Costa Rica criticizes U.S.'s APHIS for inclusion in new...
    The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on Thursday that it was prohibiting imports of certain...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Australian table grape growers losing millions in potential extension...
    Australian growers say containers of fresh table grapes that would normally clear China's customs authorities in one or two...
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  • May 21, 2021
    U.S. avocado consumption to continue setting records - Rabobank
    According to a market update from Rabobank, shipments reached an all-time high in January of this year at close...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Global fresh produce trade volumes trend downward
    Global volumes of produce trade have seen a decline since the peak was reached in 2018, down to 87...
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  • May 21, 2021
    Mexican avocado association APEAM wins national export award
    The Association of Avocado Producers and Packers of Mexico (APEAM) received the award on Thursday morning during a ceremony...
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  • May 21, 2021
    South Africa: "Excitement and cautious optimism" for citrus season...
    The multinational fruit supplier says that all regions, with the exception of the Eastern Cape, are showing an increase...
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  • May 20, 2021
    Cold temperatures in Europe helps boost Spanish strawberry pricing
    Cold weather is allowing the Spanish strawberry harvest to continue at full capacity, offsetting the losses that were seen...
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  • May 20, 2021
    Canada backs down from pesticide ban, but adds restrictions
    Canada’s pesticide regulator said on Wednesday that farmers could keep using the chemical imidacloprid to control crop-destroying insects under...
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  • May 20, 2021
    PortMiami brings in record volumes of Peruvian asparagus
    Asparagus shipments from Peru to PortMiami have continued to grow this year after last year's record. In the first...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Giumarra announces "revolutionary" autonomous trucking project
    “Autonomous trucking technology is a real game-changer for us, as its time efficiencies provide us with an enhanced opportunity...
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  • May 19, 2021
    'Acute' pallet shortages putting fresh produce supply at risk...
    United Fresh believes that many do not yet realize the factors impacting the situation and the potential scope of...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Jacobs Farm del Cabo introduces paper-based clamshells
    The company's new paperboard pack offers a pint pack made with 100 percent recycled paperboard while still providing a...
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  • May 19, 2021
    FDA raises flags about onion farm linked to massive...
    Although a conclusive root cause of the major outbreak last year could not be identified, several potential contributing factors...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Washington State E. coli outbreak no longer linked to...
    A locally produced dairy product has been identified as a "likely link" to the recent E. coli outbreak in...
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  • May 19, 2021
    Atlantic hurricane season to be "more active than usual"
    "The latest data and forecasts suggest a slightly more aggressive forecast for 2021 is in order, although still nothing...
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  • May 19, 2021
    U.S.: Air freight demand rises amid ongoing reefer container...
    Importers of fruit and other vegetables are feeling the pain, one based in Miami reported vessels bringing in fruit...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Save the date for the International Blueberry Organization Summit...
    The IBO Summit is the most important event for the blueberry industry to address common challenges, coordinate potential solutions,...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mandarins sweeten Chilean citrus exports
    Looking back on the last 20 years it is impressive to see how the category has developed. In and...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Southern Hemisphere to export more citrus in 2021
    Southern Hemisphere countries are forecast to export more citrus during the 2021 season, with the soft citrus and lemon...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Mexican table grape shipments begin amid "slow" sales in...
    The Mexican table grape season has kicked off with the first shipments north of the border, which will enter...
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  • May 18, 2021
    Limoneira transitions to South American imports as California lemons...
    The transition to the Southern Hemisphere growing season is well underway, including Chile and Argentina where Limoneira has both...
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  • May 17, 2021
    Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market announces plans for growth
    The company said that the changes are designed to improve support for the stores and distribution centers as they...
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  • May 17, 2021
    South African citrus industry welcome world’s largest reefer vessel
    The vessel's arrival follows concerns in the industry regarding reefer capacity this season amid a global container imbalance due...
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  • May 17, 2021
    Guatemalan avocado industry eyes new opportunities, U.S. market access
    The Guatemalan avocado sector is hoping to take advantage of opportunities in the international market amid expectations that the...
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  • May 17, 2021
    California Fresh Fruit Association reacts to governor's budget, recovery...
    Governor Newsom announced that he plans to make significant investments in California’s Central Valley to promote a healthier, more...
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  • May 17, 2021
    "The fastest we have seen changes in the U.S....
    The discussion covered changes in sales, logistics and technology for U.S. retail during the pandemic and moving forward, as...
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  • May 14, 2021
    Upward Farms launches first organic vertical farm in the...
    The new facility utilizes the company’s "next-generation technology" in both commercial production and research and development and enables Upward...
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  • May 14, 2021
    U.S. retail fruit sales in April even higher than...
    Five of the top-ten fresh fruit items by dollar sales saw growth in the four weeks through April 25,...
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  • May 14, 2021
    U.K. retailers resume avocado supplies from Kenyan exporter after...
    Kenyan agricultural firm Kakuzi will soon resume exports of avocados to supermarkets in Europe which stopped buying its produce...
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  • May 14, 2021
    SanLucar founder Stephan Rötzer: Chile and Peru should improve...
    Rötzer speaks about how he established the company, his vision for the future of the European market, and what...
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  • May 13, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh members vote to approve merger...
    PMA and United Fresh have indicated that the next priority will be to create the organization’s new structure focused...
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  • May 13, 2021
    BerryWorld "leading the way for sustainable packaging innovation" in...
    After having trialed Prevented Ocean Plastic last year, BerryWorld UK will now be packing its British berries, own-label and...
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  • May 13, 2021
    Kroger creates accelerator program for fresh food producers
    Kroger has announced the Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a new partnership program inviting U.S. growers and producers...
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  • May 13, 2021
    Peruvian table grape exports grew significantly despite worker strikes
    Fifty table grape varieties were exported from 133 companies last season according to information reported by the Association of...
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  • May 13, 2021
    USDA purchases over $12M of grapes from seven California...
    The USDA has announced that it recently purchased over $12 million of fresh table grapes from seven California suppliers...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Oppy kicks off California cherry season "earlier than ever"
    While the grower-marketer typically begins domestic cherry season in mid-May, Oppy now offers cherries from the beginning of May...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Leading French potato producer Parmentine equips its new line...
    Leading French potato producer Parmentine has equipped its new line in Samazan with two optical sorters from TOMRA Food...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Spring Hass avocado sales lower than last year
    Hass avocado sales in the U.S. over much of March and April came in several percentage points lower year-on-year,...
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  • May 12, 2021
    EU apricot crop to be lowest in 30 years...
    France’s apricot harvest appears to have been hit the hardest, with supplies expected to fall to their lowest level...
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  • May 12, 2021
    "A step in the right direction": Produce groups react...
    The California Fresh Fruit Association and Western Growers react to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s expansion of the state's emergency...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Investigators identify organic produce as possible source for Washington...
    Organic produce has tentatively been determined to be behind an E. Coli outbreak that has sickened children in the...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Apeel acquires imaging technology company ImpactVision
    Apeel's new imaging technology enables suppliers to see inside and understand the interior quality of fresh produce by collecting...
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  • May 12, 2021
    Asia Fruit Logistica reschedules
    Asia Fruit Logistica, the leading fresh produce trade show in the region, has rescheduled to September 2022 due to...
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  • May 11, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blueberry prices fall in U.S. market
    We will discuss the prices and volumes of blueberries in the North American market, and analyze the possible causes...
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  • May 11, 2021
    Investors help push Tesco to increase healthy food sales
    A group of investors who had pressured Tesco to provide higher sales of healthy food got their wish this...
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  • May 11, 2021
    Asia Fruit Logistica reschedules
    Asia Fruit Logistica, the leading fresh produce trade show in the region, has rescheduled to September 2022 due to...
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  • May 11, 2021
    Chile kicks off clementine export season with growth expectations
    The first shipments left during week 15, with 573MT of the Clemenules, Orogrande and Oronules varieties having been exported...
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  • May 11, 2021
    'World's first avocado packing robot' installed by Nature's Pride
    The Speedpacker has three feed streams and is capable of processing 240 avocados per minute, using cameras to detect...
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  • May 10, 2021
    Annual U.S. food spending declined for the second time...
    The drop from 2019 to 2020 was only the second time total food expenditures decreased over the last 25...
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  • May 10, 2021
    Oppy mourns 'legend' Cal Tribiano
    Calvin Tribiano, a veteran Oppy sales executive and industry legend, passed away on May 6 following a brief illness....
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  • May 10, 2021
    Western U.S. forecasts large cherry crop
    Western U.S. states are forecasting big cherry crops with year, with both California and the Northwest region expecting to...
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  • May 10, 2021
    World Packaging Organisation joins forces with members to create...
    The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced the creation of a database that will contain global data related to...
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  • May 7, 2021
    Fundamentals of Fair Trade: Sustainability efforts in the fruit...
    On World Fair Trade Day, FreshFruitPortal.com interviewed key industry members around the world who aligned their actions to promote...
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  • May 7, 2021
    Heaviest mango found in Colombia sets Guinness World Record
    Colombian farmers, Germán Orlando Novoa Barrera and Reina Maria Marroquín managed to break a record after growing the mango...
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  • May 7, 2021
    Costa Rica: Over 100 kilograms of cocaine found in...
    The Ministry of Public Security reported that the packages, each weighing one kilogram were hidden in the "thermo king"...
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  • May 7, 2021
    New E.coli outbreak affecting children but source yet unknown
    At least seven children are sick with E. Coli infections in a new outbreak involving an unknown source, according...
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  • May 7, 2021
    Australian avocado production continues to soar, limiting reliance on...
    Australian avocado production continues to soar, with supplies from Sunraysia and the Riverland regions next season expected to double. The...
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  • May 7, 2021
    Argentine lemons: Later season and lower volumes expected
    An industry representative also spoke about his expectations for the ongoing worker strike in Tucuman, as well as Spain's...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Mexico: Forest fires, potential strike threaten lemon harvests
    Mexican lemon production is being threatened by drought and forest fires, which have destroyed almost 1,000 hectares of the...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Argentina: Lemon export season at risk as Tucuman worker...
    As the protests continue disrupting the Argentinean lemon harvest, there seems to be no sign of a solution to...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Refrigerated container rates up by a quarter in Q1
    Drewry’s Reefer Container Freight Rate Index, a weighted average of reefer freight rates across the top 15 reefer intensive...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Bayer loses fight over insecticides EU blamed for killing...
    The ruling covers three active substances - imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and...
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  • May 6, 2021
    Del Monte adds to board of directors, touts diversity
    With the new additions, women now make up 38% of the Fresh Del Monte Produce Board of Directors, holding...
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  • May 5, 2021
    GoogleX co-founder helps Precision AI raise $20M to reduce...
    Herbicide spraying is one of the least efficient agricultural activities, with over 80 percent wasted on bare ground and...
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  • May 5, 2021
    U.S. potato sales drop after a year of unparalleled...
    Potato sales between January and March of this year have finally caught up to the changed buying habits that...
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  • May 5, 2021
    New Zealand Frost Fans Appoints New CEO as company implements...
    PRESS RELEASE New Zealand Frost Fans announced today that Andrew Priest has been appointed the new CEO of the...
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  • May 5, 2021
    Australian table grapes facing heavy delays entering China
    Jeff Scott, chief executive of peak body the Australian Table Grape Association, said the "abnormal" and "unforeseen" delays at...
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  • May 5, 2021
    Del Monte's Q1 net income more than triples despite...
    Del Monte provides a breakdown of the primary drivers of the variance in gross profit in its fresh and...
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  • May 5, 2021
    Non-tariff barriers impacting perishable imports at Mexico-U.S. border -...
    The University of Arizona (UA), Rogers College of Law recently published a TradeLab report about non-tariff barriers to trade....
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  • May 4, 2021
    Sun World grants eight grape licenses in Italy and...
    These appointments come as part of the company's strategy to extend its reach in "high-potential gateway markets", Sun World...
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  • May 4, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Could Cosmic Crisp be a pricing...
    But over the last couple of seasons, a serious competitor seems to have emerged during this "reign" of Honeycrisp...
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  • May 4, 2021
    T&G Fresh in new partnership to create 'New Zealand’s...
    T&G Fresh has partnered with banana importer All Good to deliver New Zealand's first Fairtrade and Zero Carbon certified...
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  • May 4, 2021
    Pesticides harming vital soil organisms, study claims
    Pesticides are causing widespread damage to the tiny creatures that keep soils healthy and underpin all life on land,...
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  • May 4, 2021
    Kroger to pilot small grocery delivery with autonomous drones
    Residents in two Ohio cities - Cincinnati and Monroe - will be able to place orders of small groceries...
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  • May 3, 2021
    IX Macrorrueda Ecuador
    A virtual business conference, where fresh banana and plantain buyers will be able to meet with Ecuadorian producers in...
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  • May 3, 2021
    U.S. intercepts $8M of meth hidden in strawberries
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers in Texas last week intercepted more than $8 million worth of methamphetamine hidden...
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  • May 3, 2021
    EU may loosen rules for gene-edited crops
    The European Commission has opened the door to a possible loosening of restrictions for plants resulting from gene-editing technology...
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  • May 3, 2021
    Global online sales accounted for a fifth of turnover...
    Online grocery sales in the U.S. alone grew 54% in 2020 to reach $95.82 billion, and that figure will...
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  • May 3, 2021
    Mexico: Exports increased in March with large rise in...
    Mexico's agricultural and fishing exports grew five percent year-on-year in March, totaling over $2.1 billion, with strawberries driving the...
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  • May 3, 2021
    Retail-ready packaging is gaining ground quickly
    The four key produce areas where the use of retail-ready boxes is growing are tomatoes, salads, potatoes and smaller...
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  • April 30, 2021
    Job Posting: Berry Grower - Tasmania, Australia
    Grow your career with one of Australia’s largest fresh produce companies. We have farms in four locations throughout Australia....
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  • April 30, 2021
    Argentina: Strike 'paralyzes' Tucuman lemon harvest at start of...
    The Argentine lemon season has been thrown into jeopardy just as it was getting underway due to a worker...
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  • April 30, 2021
    Del Monte Philippines revives IPO plans with $790M share...
    Del Monte Philippines, known for its pineapple-based products and sauces, is seeking to raise up to 38.3 billion pesos...
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  • April 30, 2021
    Enormous pumpkin wins awards in Australia
    "I used a lot of fertilizer and mulch, plus during the hot weather, I watered the pumpkins every day...
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  • April 30, 2021
    History & hysteria behind Cinco de Mayo
    Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes explains the history behind this key date which has become a key consumption...
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  • April 29, 2021
    Captivating Global Cherry Summit webinar takes place successfully
    Attended by 750 industry actors from Chile and around the world, it took place on Thursday morning and included...
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  • April 29, 2021
    Dole and China's Joy Wing Mau establish 'strategic cooperation'
    Dole and the Joy Wing Mau Corporation, one of China's largest fruit companies - have established a 'strategic cooperation...
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  • April 29, 2021
    Suspected, unconfirmed case of TR4 in Venezuela - reports
    Although there are multiple reports of a suspected case of the devastating disease in Venezuela, the country's authorities have...
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  • April 29, 2021
    Broccoli growers and retailers can safeguard quality and eliminate...
    By AgroFresh AgroFresh believes that growers and retailers can pack fresh, high-quality, produce confidently with the SmartFresh™ solutions...
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  • April 29, 2021
    Oppy to launch California avocados through Eco Farms partnership
    The company acquired a 65 percent stake in Eco Farms last spring and will offer the avocados under the...
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  • April 29, 2021
    CEA Food Safety Coalition launches first-ever certification for indoor-grown...
    The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leaders in the controlled environment agriculture industry, has announced the first-ever food...
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  • April 29, 2021
    Greenyard Fresh UK to collaborate more closely with Produce...
    Produce Logistics are now operating directly from the Greenyard Fresh UK distribution center, and benefit from Greenyard ripening and...
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  • April 28, 2021
    Walmart commits to sourcing from suppliers working to protect...
    These new commitments are the largest pollinator health efforts from a U.S. grocery retailer to date, aiming to reduce...
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  • April 28, 2021
    Peruvian citrus production has nearly doubled since 2009
    In 2020, Peru's citrus production reached over 1.4 million metric tons, showing an 83 percent increase compared to the...
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  • April 28, 2021
    Morocco’s royal family wins legal battle against Spanish farmer...
    The matter dates back to 2007, the year in which Nadorcott Protection sent the society of Jose Canovas Pardo...
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  • April 28, 2021
    EU lifts Argentine citrus import ban
    The European Union has revoked its ban on Argentine citrus imports it implemented last August following numerous detections of...
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  • April 28, 2021
    Innovative Dutch technology reduces fruit waste on a global...
    Otto de Groot, an expert Dutch fruit consultant, and the University of Wageningen developed OTFLOW. This technology is a...
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  • April 27, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Avocado prices and volumes prior to...
    In the U.S. there are two dates when avocado consumption in the form of guacamole skyrockets. The first being...
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  • April 27, 2021
    Opinion: Persecution in Spain against the avocado
    Cristobal Aguado, President of Valencia's AVA-ASAJA, says that hundreds of families benefit from the performance of this crop, helping...
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  • April 27, 2021
    Prima Wawona announces major stone fruit expansion
    Prima Wawona's new stone fruit acreage increases the company’s total to almost 15,000 acres, equating to 1 million additional...
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  • April 27, 2021
    IFG building new R&D headquarters in California
    Fruit breeding and licensing company IFG has unveiled plans for the company's new $12 million state-of-the-art research facility and...
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  • April 27, 2021
    DSV Panalpina acquires Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics business
    Danish transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina has announced the US$4.2 billion acquisition of Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL). The...
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  • April 26, 2021
    USDA deregulates Simplot's genetically engineered potato
    Simplot's potato variety, designated as Snowden Z6, is engineered for late blight protection, lowered reducing sugars, low acrylamide potential...
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  • April 26, 2021
    Cosmic Crisp apple 'has potential to become top-five variety...
    After a record-breaking sophomore year that is not over yet, Cosmic Crisp apple’s growth trajectory indicates it will launch...
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  • April 26, 2021
    U.S. Customs find $4.4M of methamphetamine hidden in cucumber...
    U.S. Customs authorities intercepted a shipment of $4.3million worth of methamphetamine that was hidden inside 114 packages of cucumber...
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  • April 26, 2021
    Mexico: Sinaloa mango season threatened by water shortages
    "If there is no water, the mango that is saved doesn't grow, it remains small which causes the fruit...
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  • April 26, 2021
    U.S. strawberry harvest robot start-up raises $20M
    Last year Tortuga launched a strawberry harvesting robot, which according to the company is a flexible platform and can...
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  • April 23, 2021
    Panama: Banana farmworker strike ends after Chiquita removes security...
    Following government mediation, an agreement was reached this week under which Chiquita would remove the security cameras and farming...
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  • April 23, 2021
    Asia displaces U.S. as Chile's top fruit export destination
    So far total Chilean global fruit exports have reached over 1.6 million metric tons, an increase of close to...
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  • April 23, 2021
    Eosta CEO: “Companies should be obligated by law to...
    The CEO of leading European organic produce company Eosta, Volkert Engelsman, has joined an influential Dutch think tank in...
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  • April 23, 2021
    Duda Farm Fresh Foods launches sustainable packaging program
    Duda Farm Fresh Foods says this is to assess the overall sustainability of current packaging, identify improvement opportunities, and...
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  • April 23, 2021
    Gene discovery may help peaches tolerate climate stress
    A research team has identified genes enabling peaches and their wild relatives to tolerate stressful conditions – findings that...
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  • April 22, 2021
    USDA to undertake "supply chain assessment holistically" in response...
    The comments received will help USDA assess the critical factors, risks and strategies needed to support resilient, diverse and...
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  • April 22, 2021
    Mexico's President addresses migration with rural development program expansion
    The program in Mexico seeks to develop the countryside, working to increase productivity of rural areas with a focus...
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  • April 22, 2021
    HelloFresh announces new sustainable packaging solutions
    HelloFresh's new partnership with Pratt Industries introduces circular packaging solutions using cardboard made of 100% recycled materials. The post HelloFresh...
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  • April 22, 2021
    Driscoll's aims to triple China berry business over next...
    While the volume of Driscoll's fruits harvested in China grew from 500 metric tons (MT) in 2016 to around...
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  • April 22, 2021
    Israel's Mehadrin to grow avocados in Morocco through new...
    The CEO of Mehadrin, a listed Israeli real estate and food growing company, says he expects Morocco could eventually...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Del Monte Fresh Produce relaunches Honeyglow pineapple
    Del Monte Fresh Produce has announced the relaunch of its Honeyglow pineapple, further showcasing the brand’s range and diverse...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Lidl U.S. names fourth CEO in six years
    Lidl U.S. has named a veteran of Lidl’s Poland division as the new CEO, taking over from Johannes Fieber...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Qima continues to deliver quality in Mexico
    With over 20 years of experience within the market inspecting the quality of fruits and vegetables - under the...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Spain: Valencian stone fruit season prospects boosted by frosts...
    AVA-ASAJA calls for "patience from producers and marketers that work in Valencia because market conditions, especially the lower...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Oppy adds to Mexico team amid growth in country
    Oppy has expanded its team in North America with the hiring of Sergio Ruiz who will focus on building...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Walgreens Boots Alliance launches No7 brand as separate company
    THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced the launch of Boots’ flagship premium own label, No7 as a separate...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Benefit Cosmetics updates COVID policy to allow health care...
    THE WHAT? LVMH-owned Benefit Cosmetics has updated its UK COVID-secure policy after receiving criticism for a screening process that...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Nykaa forges ahead with planned IPO
    THE WHAT? Nykaa is said to be working with Kotak Mahindra Capital and Morgan Stanley on its planned IPO,...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Nivea Men announced as naming rights partners as EA...
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf-owned Nivea Men has been announced as naming rights partner for the 2021 edition of the EA...
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  • April 21, 2021
    Natura &Co appoints Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou to Board
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co has confirmed the appointment of Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou to its Board of Directors, with shareholder approval...
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  • April 20, 2021
    The Hut Group reports 41.5 percent sales boom for...
    THE WHAT? The Hut Group saw revenue increase an impressive 41.5 percent from £1.14 billion to £1.61 billion in...
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  • April 20, 2021
    AS Watson: Forget physical versus online; O+O is the...
    THE WHAT? AS Watson has announced that it is moving away from O2O (online to offline or vice versa)...
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  • April 20, 2021
    Estee Lauder launches AR campaign on Snapchat
    THE WHAT? Estee Lauder is offering Snapchat users the chance to try on its Double Wear Stay-In-Place and Futurist...
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  • April 20, 2021
    LA jury delivers US$4.8 million verdict against talc supplier
    THE WHAT? A civil jury verdict in Los Angeles County has found in favor of a 78-year-old mesothelioma victim,...
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  • April 20, 2021
    Procter & Gamble announced as Major League Soccer sponsor
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble is joining MLS as the league’s newest sponsor. The pair have announced a multi-year...
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  • April 19, 2021
    L’Oréal hails ‘strong’ first quarter with sales up 10.2...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. The French beauty giant saw...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Sally Beauty to roll out new hair colors
    THE WHAT? Sally Beauty is going big on color. The omni channel hair color retailer is set to add...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Avon debuts on TikTok with #LiftLockPop challenge
    THE WHAT? As part of its ongoing digital transformation journey, Natura &Co-owned Avon has made its debut on TikTok. THE...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Guangzhou to build beauty-focused industrial park
    THE WHAT? China’s Guangzhou has broken ground on a 10.22 sq km Beauty and Healthcare Industrial Park, according to...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Amyris bets on AI with acquisition of Beauty Labs
    THE WHAT? Amyris has announced that it has agreed to acquire Beauty Labs International. Terms of the deal have...
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  • April 18, 2021
    INOLEX: Supernatural Shimmer Highlighting Stick
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • April 16, 2021
    The Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in clean beauty...
    THE WHAT? Global investment firm The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in clean beauty brand Beautycounter from...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Kamal Osman Jamjoom acquires The Body Shop Stores (UAE)
    THE WHAT? Retail group Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group has acquired The Body Shop Stores (UAE), the exclusive distributor of...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Interparfums SA completes acquisition of future headquarters in Paris
    THE WHAT? Interparums SA has announced the completed acquisition of 10 rue de Solférino in the 7th arrondissement of...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Gucci Beauty launches Rouge de Beauté Snapchat lens
    THE WHAT? Gucci Beauty has launched a Snapchat lens to promote its new Rouge De Beauté Brillant hybrid lipstick. THE...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Dolce & Gabbana beauty opens first beauty boutique in...
    THE WHAT? Dolce & Gabbana has launched its first DG Beauty store in Singapore, located at ION Orchard. THE DETAILS...
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  • April 15, 2021
    LVMH reports bolstered Q1 results; capitalizes on demand for...
    THE WHAT? LVMH has reported a ‘good start to the year’, recording revenue at €14 billion for Q1 2021,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Pai Skincare secures £6.4 million in Series B investment...
    THE WHAT? Pai Skincare has secured £6.4 million in a Series B investment round, led by Famille C Venture,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Innisfree accused of greenwashing over paper bottle claim
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific-owned Innisfree has been called out over greenwashing following the discovery that a product labelled a ‘paper...
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  • April 15, 2021
    The Body Shop continues sustainability drive with relaunch of...
    THE WHAT? The Body Shop is set to relaunch its body butters with new ingredients and sustainable packaging. THE...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Glossier names former L’Oréal exec Kleo Mack as new...
    THE WHAT? Glossier has named former L’Oréal executive Kleo Mack as its new Vice President of Brand, effective 19th...
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  • April 14, 2021
    The next P&G? Honest Co files for IPO as...
    THE WHAT? Jessica Alba’s CPG company, The Honest Company has filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement with the United...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Unilever’s Lifebuoy partners with England Cricket
    THE WHAT? Unilever-owned Lifebuoy has announced a multi-year partnership with England cricket ahead of the new season. The deal...
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  • April 14, 2021
    New L’Oréal facility in New Jersey gets green light
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has received planning permission to construct a research and development hub in Clark, New Jersey, according...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Procter & Gamble rumored to have worked with Chinese...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble is said to have worked with a group of Chinese tech firms and trade...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Henkel announces new Board Member as Schwarzler steps down
    THE WHAT? Henkel has announced that Wolfgang König, currently Category President Kellogg North America, will join its Henkel Management...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Target pledges to spend more than US$2 billion with...
    THE WHAT? Target has announced that it will spend more than US$2 billion with Black-owned businesses by the end...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Unilever to partner with Universities of Liverpool and Oxford...
    THE WHAT? UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced nine innovative business-led research partnerships to develop new technologies, backed...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Aekung department store to produce bespoke beauty
    THE WHAT? AK Plaza, the department store unit of K-beauty giant Aekung, has unveiled a prototype store that will...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Revlon lenders petition judge to release frozen funds
    THE WHAT? The Revlon lenders battling with Citigroup to retain some US$500 million paid over in error have argued...
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  • April 13, 2021
    The Estee Lauder Companies announces retirement of EVP, Global...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced the planned retirement of Alexandra Trower, Executive Vice President, Global Communications,...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Inolex: Split End Repair Cream
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Beiersdorf Q1: sales up 6.3 percent thanks to tesa...
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. The German manufacturer of Nivea...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Sally Beauty to stock all four Cultivate Cohort brands
    THE WHAT? Sally Beauty has announced that all four brands selected for its accelerator program, Cultivate, will be stocked...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Shu Uemura to open global flagship in Tokyo
    THE WHAT? Shu Uemura is preparing to unveil a global flagship in Tokyo, Japan. The store will boast a...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Forsythe Cosmetics President charged for violating Iran sanctions
    THE WHAT? The President of Forsythe Cosmetics Group, Michael Rose has been charged for his supposed involvement in a...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Amyris names Reese Witherspoon Global Brand Ambassador for Biossance
    THE WHAT? Amyris has announced a five-year partnership with Reese Witherspoon as Global Brand Ambassador for its Biossance brand. THE...
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  • April 10, 2021
    Menopause: too little information
    By 2025, there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause globally Yet this universal female experience, that challenges both...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Kim Kardashian to follow in footsteps of Kylie Jenner...
    THE WHAT? Kim Kardashian is set to follow in the footsteps of her younger sister Kylie Jenner, with the...
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  • April 9, 2021
    e.l.f. Cosmetics joins forces with Jen Atkin on new...
    THE WHAT? e.l.f. Cosmetics has joined forces with haircare expert and Ouai Founder Jen Atkin on the new e.l.f....
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  • April 9, 2021
    Afterpay launches ‘top-up’ program to promote sustainable shopping
    THE WHAT? Buy now, pay later provider Afterpay has launched a top-up program that allows customers to donate $1...
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  • April 9, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies joins the Global Shea Alliance
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) to ‘further embed inclusivity and...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Jackson Yee appointed Global Make-Up and Skincare Ambassador for...
    THE WHAT? Jackson Yee has been appointed as the Global Make-up and Skincare Ambassador for Armani Beauty. THE DETAILS...
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  • April 8, 2021
    ITP Media introduces print magazines Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire...
    THE WHAT? ITP Media has launched Harper’s Bazaar Saudi and Esquire Saudi in Saudi Arabia, with permission from Saudi...
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  • April 8, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies winds down Rodin Olio Lusso...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies has announced it is to wind down operations of skin care brand Rodin...
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  • April 8, 2021
    APHA launches resource to standardize hemp terminology
    THE WHAT? The American Herbal Products Association (APHA) has published a Hemp Lexicon in order to standardize the terminology...
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  • April 8, 2021
    Maybelline awards Australian creative account to McCann and Hero
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Maybelline has named McCann and independent network Hero as its Australian digital partners, according to a...
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  • April 8, 2021
    Megan Thee Stallion unveiled as face of new Revlon...
    THE WHAT? Megan Thee Stallion has been announced as the face of Revlon’s new fragrance Reign On....
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  • April 7, 2021
    It’s on us: Dove incentivises other brands to make...
    THE WHAT? Dove is offering to pay its models to appear in advertisements for other brands in a bid...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Maybelline names K-pop’s ITZY as global spokesmodels
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Maybelline New York has announced K-pop band ITZY as its newest global spokesmodels and the first-ever...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Revolution launches global hunt for the next big TikTok...
    THE WHAT? Makeup Revolution and TikTok have joined forces to launch a global hunt to find the best beauty...
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  • April 7, 2021
    US$10 million Japanese factory complex to be built in...
    THE WHAT? The Chairman of the Egyptian-Japanese Business Council, Ibrahim Al-Arabi has announced that Japanese cosmetics firm Saraya is...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Colgate-Palmolive teams up with Philips on LATAM electric toothbrush...
    THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive and Philips have announced a long-term collaboration to bring the oral care benefits of electric toothbrushes...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Now Neutrogena debuts its own Studio
    THE WHAT? Neutrogena has launched its own studio, according to a report published by Media Post. The Johnson &...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Reckitt expands gender pay gap reporting
    THE WHAT? Reckitt has published its most comprehensive gender pay report to date, providing data for 10 of its...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Screen face: Shiseido discovers impact of digital fatigue on...
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has revealed that excessive use of digital devices can not only cause mental and physical fatigue...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Meghan Markle invests in Clevr Blends
    THE WHAT? Wellness start-up Clevr Blends has welcomed a high-profile investor on board, according to a report published by...
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  • April 6, 2021
    L’Oréal prevails in Olaplex appeal
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has prevailed in the latest instalment of its ongoing battle with Olaplex. The US Court of...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Henkel: we expect ‘very strong’ sales growth in Q1...
    THE WHAT? Henkel has announced that it expects a strong start into fiscal 2021 with organic sales growth of...
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  • April 5, 2021
    China to usher in sweeping ban on CBD beauty
    THE WHAT? China is set to ban the use of cannabis and its extracts in beauty products, according to...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Unilever HQ gets council greenlight
    THE WHAT? Unilever’s proposed new headquarters is one step closer to fruition after plans were given the go-ahead by...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Crayola teams up with MOB Beauty to develop inclusive...
    THE WHAT? Crayon specialist Crayola marked Canada’s National Crayon Day this year with the launch of 24 specially formulated...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Investment in wellness continues apace as Cornell-led investors buy...
    THE WHAT? Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness (INW) and Cornell Capital have announced that a group of investors led...
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  • April 4, 2021
    Inolex – UnVisible Sunscreen SPF 35
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • April 2, 2021
    The World After – Exit International Uniform
    We are all waiting for the big party after months of darkness and loneliness. Most of us are fed...
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  • April 2, 2021
    P&G ramps up opportunities for Black creators as it...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has announced the creation of a new platform, named Widen the Screen’, that enables...
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  • April 2, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris launches Stand Up campaign to raise awareness...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has launched its Stand UP campaign in a bid to raise awareness about street harassment...
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  • April 2, 2021
    Drew Barrymore enters publishing space with new lifestyle magazine...
    THE WHAT? Actress Drew Barrymore is set to launch a new lifestyle magazine with Bauer Media Group, with the...
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  • April 2, 2021
    DSM acquires flavour & fragrance business from Amyris
    THE WHAT? DSM has acquired the flavors and fragrance portfolio from health and beauty biotech company Amyris. THE DETAILS...
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  • April 2, 2021
    Elemis strengthens leadership team; promotes Marc Gallagher to Chief...
    THE WHAT? Elemis has announced key changes to its leadership team, having promoted former SVP Global Brand and Digital...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Kao removes the word ‘whitening’ from all products
    THE WHAT? Japanese beauty brand Kao has removed words such as ‘whitening’ and ‘lightening’ from its product as a...
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  • April 1, 2021
    UK government called to introduce Arrivals duty free shops...
    THE WHAT? A group of more than 60 MPs and peers are calling on the UK government to introduce...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Yoma Wellness acquires cannabinoid manufacturer Socati Corp
    THE WHAT? Yoma Wellness has announced the acquisition of U.S. based cannabinoid ingredients and consumer products manufacturer, Socati Corp....
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  • April 1, 2021
    Amorepacific’s HERA launches signature Rouge Holic range onto Amazon...
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific-owned HERA is launching its Rouge Holic brand onto Amazon U.S. THE DETAILS The launch is being promoted...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Mary Kay appoints Wendy Wang as President for Asia...
    THE WHAT? Mary Kay has appointed Wendy Wang as President of the Asia Pacific region. THE DETAILS As part of...
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  • March 31, 2021
    ReThink – CBD Beauty
    With wellness at the top of consumers mind in a post-Covid world, CBD Beauty’s global growth potential is likely...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Sunday II Sunday closes US$4.2 million Series A round
    THE WHAT? Infinite Looks has announced that its Sunday II Sunday brand has closed a US$4.2 million Series A...
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  • March 31, 2021
    LG Chem hails ‘unprecedented’ ESG model in partnership with...
    THE WHAT? LG Chem has teamed up with Korean start-up Innerbottle to set up an eco-platform that fully recycles...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Nu Skin Enterprises sees 125 percent shares surge: here’s...
    THE WHAT? Nu Skin Enterprises has seen its shares swell 125.1 percent in the past year, according to a...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Dufry scores two new concession contracts at Brazil airport
    THE WHAT? Dufry has been awarded two new concession contracts at Salgado Filho International Airport, Porto Alegre, Brazil. THE DETAILS...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Dior Beauty names Christian Serratos US brand ambassador
    THE WHAT? LVMH-owned Dior Beauty has named Christian Serratos as Brand Ambassador for the US market, according to a...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Palmolive launches 100 percent PCR plastic bottle for dish...
    THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive is set to save some 5,200 tons of plastic a year out of landfills in the...
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  • March 30, 2021
    P&G’s SK-II launches film studio division
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned SK-II has announced the launch of SK-II Studio, a film studio division and content hub dedicated...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Avon to launch in Kenya
    THE WHAT? Avon is on a mission to expand its African footprint, according to a report published by CAJ...
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  • March 30, 2021
    New York on brink of decriminalizing marijuana; state to...
    THE WHAT? New York State is set to greenlight the recreational use of marijuana, according to a report published...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Encore Consumer Capital invests in Love Wellness
    THE WHAT? Private equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has announced that it has completed an investment in Olgilvie Brands,...
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  • March 29, 2021
    L’Oréal invests in environmental tech start-up Gjosa
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced that it has made a minority investment in Swiss environmental tech start-up Gjosa via...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Unilever forms JV with Seri Industrial
    THE WHAT? Seri Industrial subsidiary, Seri Plast has announced that it has formed a Joint Venture with Unilever. THE DETAILS...
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  • March 29, 2021
    French circular beauty supplier Hub.cycle raises €1.5 million in...
    THE WHAT? French by product beauty supplier Hub.cycle has raised €1.5 million in a Series A funding round led...
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  • March 29, 2021
    H&M, Burberry face ire in China over Xinjiang cotton...
    THE WHAT? H&M and Burberry are among a number of western brands facing boycotts in China over their stance...
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  • March 29, 2021
    RB announces rebrand as Reckitt
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser has announced that it has rebranded as Reckitt. The redevelopment of the corporate identity was...
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  • March 28, 2021
    Inolex -Nourishing Oil Hair Spray
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Lancôme launches global sustainability program
    THE WHAT? Lancôme has launched its first global sustainability program, named Caring Together for a Happier Tomorrow, with a...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Ralph Lauren reduces water waste with new dying process
    THE WHAT? Ralph Lauren is changing the way it dyes its clothes in order to drastically reduce its water...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Qatar Airways partners with luxury fragrance brand Diptyque
    THE WHAT? Qatar Airways has announced a partnership with Diptyque, with the fragrance brand supplying a new line of...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Dior’s launches refillable alternative for Sauvage fragrance
    THE WHAT? Dior has launched a refillable alternative for its masculine Sauvage fragrance, according to a report by Unreserved...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Shu Uemura withdraws from Korean market
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Shu Uemura has withdrawn from Korea after 16 years, the company has announced. THE DETAILS The...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Cartier parent company shares rise following Kering merger rejection
    THE WHAT? Shares in Cartier parent company Richemont have risen this week following reports it rejected a merger offer...
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  • March 25, 2021
    L’Oréal Hong Kong launches recycling programme for 13 beauty...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Hong Kong has announced a new recycling program for 13 of its beauty brands, starting at...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Unilever North America invests $15 million in recycling initiative...
    THE WHAT? Unilever North America has invested $15 million in the Closed Loop Partners’ Leadership Fund in a bid...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Maybelline New York announces Storm Reid as Global Spokesperson
    THE WHAT? Maybelline New York has announced Storm Reid as its new Global Spokesperson. THE DETAILS The Actress and...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Sally Beauty appoints Kim McIntosh Group Vice President, Controller...
    THE WHAT? Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed Kim McIntosh as Group Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer. THE DETAILS...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Dove Men+Care challenges stereotypes with March madness campaign
    THE WHAT? Unilever-owned Dove Men+Care is hoping to encourage white men to see Black men as multidimensional after research...
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  • March 24, 2021
    L Brands to welcome two new Board members as...
    THE WHAT? L Brands has announced the appointment of two new members of its Board; Francis Hondel, President of...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Dior collaborates with top chef to create scent-inspired menu
    THE WHAT? Dior has teamed up with Portuguese chef Jose Avillez to put together a multi-sensory menu inspired by...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Good skin equals a good impression, Shiseido research reveals
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has revealed the results of a joint research project with the National Institute of Information and...
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  • March 24, 2021
    P&G to face class action suit over charcoal toothpaste...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble-owned Crest could be called upon to defend itself in a class action lawsuit, bought...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Clarins names new USA GM as Boilard-Paul departs
    THE WHAT? Clarins has announced that Danyelle Boilard-Paul, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Clarins USA is leaving...
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  • March 23, 2021
    AS Watson unveils its Social Purpose and 2030 Sustainability...
    THE WHAT? AS Watson Group and its 13 global retail and manufacturing brands have announced the launch of a...
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  • March 23, 2021
    L’Oréal Canada appeals to start-ups with open innovation challenge
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Canada has partnered with Bonjour Startup Montreal to launch an open innovation challenge with which it...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Smart Hemp poised to expand prior to IPO
    THE WHAT? Russian hemp cultivator, Smart Hemp, is set to embark on an aggressive expansion policy, expanding domestic production...
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  • March 23, 2021
    P&G’s Charmin debuts collectible cryptocurrency digital art
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned Charmin has released its non-fungible token (NFT) crypto collection – three original pieces of digital TP...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Chanel launches Global Culture Fund
    THE WHAT? Chanel has announced the launch of a new fund designed to support ‘cultural innovators’. The global program...
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  • March 22, 2021
    BASF invests in biotech start-up Bota Bio
    THE WHAT? BASF Venture Capital has announced that it has invested in Bota Biosciences. The Chinese industrial synthetic biotech...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Amway announces sweeping job cuts
    THE WHAT? Amway has announced that it is to cut around 6 percent of its global workforce, approximately 900...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Tmall leaps into intellectual property domain with IPmart launch
    THE WHAT? Alibaba-owned Tmall has launched an intellectual property trading property, dubbed IPmart, designed to help China’s emerging creators...
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  • March 22, 2021
    MAC to reduce NY footprint by 10,000 sq ft...
    THE WHAT? Lauder-owned MAC has hired Cushman & Wakefield to help it sublease four of its New York City...
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  • March 21, 2021
    Univar Solutions – The Essentials Heroes ‘Energize Hair Mask
    Listen to Lisa-Laure Dunoyer Morali, laboratory technical manager EMEA at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Shiseido calls time on Waso brand in Japan
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced it is to pull the youth-focussed Waso brand from the Japanese market, according to...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Colgate-Palmolive focuses on wellness with new Co. by Colgate...
    THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive is focusing on wellness with the launch of its new Co. by Colgate collection, with is...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Share prices of Thai cosmetic firms jump as cannabis...
    THE WHAT? Share prices of Thai consumer firms have jumped following the government decision to allow the use of...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Flexible payment provider Clearpay launches in Southern Europe
    THE WHAT? Flexible payment provider Clearpay has launched into Southern Europe, and is now in merchants across Spain and...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Inolex promotes Lisa Gandolfi to Vice President Marketing
    THE WHAT? Inolex has announced the promotion of Lisa Gandolfi to Vice President Marketing. THE DETAILS Gandolfi takes on the...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Estée Lauder expands partnership with QVC with livestream video...
    THE WHAT? Estée Lauder has expanded its partnership with QVC and is now featured across all of the shopping...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Wella Company announces digital global We Create event
    THE WHAT? Wella Company has announced its first global ‘We Create’ digital event, which will be an agenda of...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Yatsen revenues soar 72.6 percent in 2020
    THE WHAT? Chinese beauty company Yatsen has reported full year 2020 results, with net revenues up by 72.6 percent...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Virginia approves law banning sale of newly animal-tested products
    THE WHAT? Virginia has signed the Virginia Humane Cosmetics Act into law, which will prohibit the sale of newly...
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  • March 18, 2021
    B2B e-commerce platform NuOrder raises $45 million investment; Net-a-Porter...
    THE WHAT? NuOrder, a B2B e-commerce platform, has raised $45 million in an investment round led by Net-a-Porter Founder...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Ulta Beauty pulls Teen Vogue ads after anti-Asian tweets
    THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has pressed pause on ad bookings with Teen Vogue after it emerged that the Conde...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Juicy Chemistry raises US$6.3 million in Series A funding...
    THE WHAT? Juicy Chemistry has raised some US$6.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Verlinvest, according...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Hailey Bieber launches beauty YouTube channel
    THE WHAT? Hailey Bieber is set to star in her own YouTube series. The model and media personality has...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Gin for your skin: Full Circle debuts new upcycled...
    THE WHAT? Circular beauty ingredients supplier Full Circle has teamed up with zero waste brewer and distiller Adnams to...
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  • March 17, 2021
    American Securities to acquire Conair Corporation
    THE WHAT? Conair Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Revlon Q4 2020: Perelman hails ‘positive developments’ despite 10.4...
    THE WHAT? Revlon CEO Debra Perelman said that the US beauty firm saw ‘positive developments’ in the final quarter...
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  • March 16, 2021
    CVC to offload AR Packaging?
    THE WHAT? CVC is said to be mulling the sale of AR Packaging Holdings, according to a report published...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Coupang completes largest US IPO of the year to...
    THE WHAT? Shares in Seoul-based e-commerce company Coupang started trading last Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange at...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Helen of Troy shares outpace market as leadership brands...
    THE WHAT? Helen of Troy has seen its shares swell 59.2 percent in value over the last year, significantly...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Is Rihanna poised to launch hair care brand?
    THE WHAT? Rihanna’s company, Roraj Trade has filed a trademark application for the term ‘Fenty Hair’ leading to speculation...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Ulta Beauty announces next CEO as 4Q sales drop...
    THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2020. Net...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Citi wreaks revenge on rogue Revlon lenders
    THE WHAT? Citibank is penalising the Revlon lenders refusing to repay sums sent to them in error by blocking...
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  • March 15, 2021
    US, Australia, India and Japan to partner over rare...
    THE WHAT? The US, Australia, India and Japan are in talks over the possibility of partnering over rare earth...
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  • March 15, 2021
    AS Beauty snaps up Mally Beauty
    THE WHAT? AS Beauty has announced the recent acquisition of Mally Beauty, the award-winning cosmetics line founded by celebrity...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Neutrogena names Chloe x Halle brand ambassadors
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson-owned Neutrogena has named Grammy nominated duo Chloe x Halle as its newest brand ambassadors. THE...
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  • March 14, 2021
    Univar Solutions – The Essentials Heroes ‘Illuminate Highlighter serum’
    Listen to Kevin Hedou, technical manager at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Perfect Corp partners with Better Natured to launch virtual...
    THE WHAT? Beauty tech provider Perfect Corp has teamed up with Henkel’s DTC hair color brand Better Natured to...
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  • March 12, 2021
    e.l.f. Cosmetics joins forces with Chipotle Mexican Grill to...
    THE WHAT? Cult beauty brand e.l.f. Cosmetics has teamed up with U.S. fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill to...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Ipsy partners with Khloe Kardashian on limited-edition Glam Bag...
    THE WHAT? Subscription beauty brand Ipsy has partnered with reality star Khloe Kardashian on a limited edition Glam Bag...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Amorepacific becomes first Korean beauty company to join RE100
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific has become the first Korean company to join the global RE100 initiative. THE DETAILS The company has...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Gillette announces return of Gaming Alliance
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble-owned Gillette has announced the return of the Gillette Gaming Alliance, which introduces 11 stars,...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Lancôme Travel Retail Asia Pacific partners with China Duty...
    THE WHAT? Lancôme Travel Retail Asia Pacific has teamed up with China Duty Free Group to launch a new...
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  • March 11, 2021
    L’Oréal shakes up leadership team with new executive appointments
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced two new executive appointments, with Omar Hajeri becoming President of the Professional Products division...
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  • March 11, 2021
    L’Oréal adopts Green Sciences approach to business
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced that its adopting a ‘Green Sciences’ approach to business and has committed to a...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Loop and Ulta launch sustainable beauty platform
    THE WHAT? U.S. beauty retailer Ulta has expanded its partnership with Loop through the launch of a new website,...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Molton Brown launches new signature dispenser to reduce waste
    THE WHAT? Kao-owned Molton Brown has launched a new signature dispenser that will help reduce waste and excess spending....
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  • March 10, 2021
    The Estee Lauder Companies creates Equity and Engagement Center...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that it has established a new Equity and Engagement Center of...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Elizabeth Arden names Sui He Global Brand Ambassador
    THE WHAT? Elizabeth Arden has announced the appointment of supermodel and actor Sui He as Global Brand Ambassador for...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Siemens Energy knocks Beiersdorf out of the DAX index
    THE WHAT? Siemens Energy is set to take Beiersdorf’s place in Germany’s DAX index, according to a report published...
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  • March 10, 2021
    L’Oréal-backed Slick raises £1.2 million in funding round
    THE WHAT? Salon software start-up, Slick has raised some £1.2 million in a funding round, according to a report...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Johnson & Johnson, L’Occitane and Amazon scoop EcoVadis Procurement...
    THE WHAT? EcoVadis has announced the winners of its fifth annual Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards Program. Johnson & Johnson...
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  • March 9, 2021
    No more normal: Unilever unveils Positive Beauty mission
    THE WHAT? As part of a new Positive Beauty vision and strategy, Unilever has announced that it will eliminate...
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  • March 9, 2021
    L’Oréal debuts virtual idol for Chinese market
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Group has launched a virtual idol for the Chinese market, according to a report published by...
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  • March 9, 2021
    LVMH tops European Stock Exchange as highest valued company
    THE WHAT? LVMH has seen its stock rise by some 65 percent over the last 10 months bringing its...
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  • March 9, 2021
    P&G launches shampoo refills in UK
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has launched its hotly anticipated refill system across the UK, according to a report...
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  • March 9, 2021
    Natura &Co Q4: revenue up 6.4 percent, profit soars...
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co has reported another quarter of revenue and profit growth. The Brazilian owner of The Body...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Univar Solutions – The Essentials Heroes ‘Boost’ skin care...
    Listen to Lisa-Laure Dunoyer Morali, laboratory technical manager EMEA at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Coty partners with LanzaTech on sustainable fragrance production
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to partner with LanzaTech to produce...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Muji to dedicate 30 percent of store footprint to...
    THE WHAT? Muji is preparing to up its grocery aisle to a department, according to a report published by...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Nina Dobrev to front Dior perfume campaign
    THE WHAT? Dior has expanded its relationship with Nina Dobrev, according to a report published by WWD. The Canadian...
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  • March 8, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris doubles prize pot for 2021 Women of...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has announced the call for its 2021 Women of Worth nominations. The applications deadline has...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Qatar Duty Free unveils new Chanel fragrance space
    THE WHAT? Qatar Duty Free has cut the ribbon on a rotonda for Chanel fragrances at Hamad International Airport,...
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  • March 5, 2021
    The World After – 5 Raw Materials
    5 Raw Materials In the last few decades, the raw material industry was dominated by advanced innovations, high tech, complex...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Chinese beauty start up Yatsen acquires Eve Lom
    THE WHAT? Chinese cosmetics start up company Yatsen has acquired Eve Lom from Manzanita Capital. THE DETAILS As part...
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  • March 5, 2021
    MEDIK8 receives investment from private equity firm Inflexion
    THE WHAT? Medik8 parent company Pangaea Laboratories has received investment from private equity firm Inflexion. THE DETAILS Medik8 is...
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  • March 5, 2021
    IT Cosmetics launches global campaign to inspire confidence in...
    THE WHAT L’Oreal-owned IT Cosmetics has launched its new campaign ‘Go For It’, in a bid to inspire women...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Augustinus Bader reformulates The Rich Cream as vegan
    THE WHAT? Augustinus Bader has reformulated its best-selling The Rich Cream, with the product now fully vegan, according to...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Target profits from pandemic with sales rising 20 percent...
    THE WHAT? U.S. retailer Target has profited from the COVID-19 virus outbreak with FY revenues rising 20 percent, reaching...
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  • March 4, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies issues $600 million of Senior...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced the offering and pricing of $600 million of 1.950 percent...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Instagram calls on fashion, beauty and Black businesses to...
    THE WHAT? Instagram has announced the launch of Live Rooms, which allows up to four users to live stream...
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  • March 4, 2021
    MAC teams up with Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim on...
    THE WHAT? MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Lebanese actress and model Nadine Nassib Njeim to create a new...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Croda acquires French beauty ingredient supplier Alban Muller in...
    THE WHAT? British specialty chemicals company Croda has acquired French beauty ingredient supplier Alban Muller in a €25m deal. THE...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Hindustan Unilever aims to be waste neutral by year...
    THE WHAT? Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has announced that it will achieve 100 percent plastic waste collection in 2020, meaning...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Kiehl’s partners with Gyrl Wonder
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Kiehl’s has announced that it has teamed up with Gyrl Wonder, a cross-cultural mentorship program that...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Estee Lauder names Ana de Armas Global Brand Ambassador
    THE WHAT? Estee Lauder has signed Ana de Armas as its new Global Brand Ambassador. The Golden Globe Award-nominated...
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  • March 3, 2021
    UCO Cosmetics mulls Hong Kong IPO
    THE WHAT? Chinese e-commerce servicing firm, UCO Cosmetics is mulling floating on the Hong Kong stock exchange, according to...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Solvay to cut 500 jobs despite Q4 sales rise
    THE WHAT? Solvay has reported its results for the final quarter and full year 2020. For the full year,...
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  • March 3, 2021
    TikTok to pay out US$92 million over facial recognition...
    THE WHAT? TikTok will pay out some US$92 million to settle a class action suit which claims that the...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Douglas hails record online holiday sales
    THE WHAT? Douglas has announced that its e-commerce sales soared more than 74 percent in the first quarter of...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Lotte Shopping struggles to grow online presence
    THE WHAT? Lotte Shopping’s online shopping platform, Lotte On is struggling to attract repeat visitors to its recently launched...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Bottega Veneta eschews social media; deletes Weibo and disables...
    THE WHAT? Bottega Veneta is taking a step back from social, according to a report published by Bloomberg. The...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Sephora’s US store count to increase by 260 in...
    THE WHAT? In a clear sign that bricks and mortar has plenty of life in it yet, LVMH-owned Sephora...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Johnson & Johnson allows US$3.9 billion to settle talc...
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson has created a pot of US$3.9 million to settle numerous talc suits, according to...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Lauder calls time on Becca Cosmetics
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies-owned Becca Cosmetics has announced that it will cease to trade from September this...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Avon named one of Philippines’ top employers
    THE WHAT? Avon Philippines has been recognized as a Top Employer by the Top Employer Institute for its employee...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Eucerin launches first medical sunscreen with SPF100
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf-owned Eucerin is expanding its sun protection portfolio with a brand-first – a medical sunscreen said to...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Citigroup seeks court order to freeze Revlon funds
    THE WHAT? Citigroup’s next step in its ongoing battle to recover funds mistakenly paid to Revlon creditors last summer...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Ardagh to merge business with Gores Holdings
    THE WHAT? Ardagh Group has announced that it is set to spin off its metal packaging unit, which will...
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  • February 28, 2021
    Formula Friday: The Sound of Chemistry Podcast Univar Solutions...
    Listen to Kevin Hedou, technical manager at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss...
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  • February 28, 2021
    PODCAST – ReThink: Travel Retail
    At the beginning of 2020 the travel retail distribution channel represented one-third of revenues for some traditional beauty brands. The...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Pandemic power; Reckitt Benckiser reports best ever growth thanks...
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has announced a sales rise of 11.8 percent last year, the strongest in its...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Resale service Reflaunt raises $2.7 million in pre-series A...
    THE WHAT? Resale platform Reflaunt has raised $2.7 million in a pre-series A funding round from luxury investors, led...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Twitter introduces direct message voice note function in India,...
    THE WHAT? Twitter has introduced voice messaging for direct messages, which is being rolled out in stages across India,...
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  • February 26, 2021
    AirAsia Food launches into Singapore; eyes beauty collaborations
    THE WHAT? AirAsia’s delivery service AirAsia Food is set to start operations in Singapore as of next month, with...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Celebrity make-up artist Mohammed Hindash launches beauty brand Hindash...
    THE WHAT? Dubai-based celebrity make-up artist Mohammed Hindash is set to launch his first beauty brand, named Hindash Cosmetics....
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  • February 25, 2021
    Estée Lauder Companies acquires majority stake in No Ordinary...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has acquired a majority stake in The Ordinary parent company Deciem in...
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  • February 25, 2021
    L’Oréal launches Modiface virtual try-on tool for Essie brand
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has utilized AR reality developer Modiface to launch a new virtual try-on tool for its Essie...
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  • February 25, 2021
    Tiger Brands predicts H1 profit to rise 20 percent
    THE WHAT? Tiger Brands has stated that it expects H1 headline earnings to rise 20 percent in the six...
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  • February 25, 2021
    Digital agency Filter Coffee Co wins Bioré account
    THE WHAT? Digital agency Filter Coffee Co has won the creative account for Japanese skincare brand Bioré, according to...
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  • February 25, 2021
    IFF appoints Dirk Lauvsen as Master Perfumer
    THE WHAT? Flavors and fragrance company IFF has named Dirk Lauvsen as Master Perfumer. THE DETAILS An industry veteran...
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  • February 24, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris names Nidhi Sunil Global Ambassador
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has announced the appointment of Indian model and actor, Nidhi Sunil, as International Spokesperson. THE DETAILS...
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  • February 24, 2021
    Kohl’s battles to keep activist investors at bay
    THE WHAT? Kohl’s has issued a statement in response to an open letter published by an activist investor group...
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  • February 24, 2021
    Chanel debuts Lipscanner app to help shoppers match a...
    THE WHAT? Chanel has launched an app designed to help shoppers find a lipstick to match any given shade....
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  • February 24, 2021
    AmorePacific furthers sustainable mission with planet-friendly gift set
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has launched an eco-friendly gift set under its Earth & Us brand, according to a report...
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  • February 24, 2021
    MAC names former Revlon executive SVP Global Marketing
    THE WHAT? Lauder-owned MAC has named Aida Moudachirou Rebois as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, effective immediately. THE DETAILS In...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Hermes sees sales soar 16 percent in Q4 thanks...
    THE WHAT? Hermes has beaten expectations to deliver sales growth of 16 percent in the final quarter of fiscal...
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  • February 23, 2021
    The Avon Company launches vegan clean skin care line
    THE WHAT? The Avon Company has debuted a vegan clean skin care brand, Farm Rx, according to a report...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Nigeria’s FairMoney has high hopes for Indian expansion
    THE WHAT? Licensed online lender FairMoney is hoping to replicate its success in Nigeria on the Indian market, according...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Kris Jenner to launch skin care line?
    THE WHAT? Kris Jenner could be poised to launch her own skin care line, according to a report published...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Glossier and ELF CEOs join Allbirds Board
    THE WHAT? Californian sneaker brand, Allbirds has announced two high-profile appointments to its board, according to a report published...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Walmart reports record Q4 and FY21 revenue
    THE WHAT? Walmart has reported its results for the final quarter of fiscal 2021. The US retailer saw revenue...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Westminster Council unveils regeneration plans for London’s Oxford Street
    THE WHAT? A central London local authority has unveiled plans to reboot one of the capital’s most popular shopping...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Singapore opens COVID-secure meeting facility
    THE WHAT? Singapore has cut the ribbon on a new venue designed to facilitate in-person meetings without upping the...
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  • February 22, 2021
    IFF to sell off microbial controls business?
    THE WHAT? IFF is set to auction off its microbial controls business and food preparation unit, according to a...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Secret unveils fruits of a decade of research, Derma+...
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned Secret has unveiled its first clinical-level sweat and odor protection with skin conditioners and soft-touch applicator,...
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  • February 19, 2021
    P&G’s Old Spice opens first barbershop; doubles as content...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble-owned Old Spice has opened its first barbershop and retail location in Ohio, U.S., with...
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  • February 19, 2021
    Beiersdorf goes digital with launch of personalised skin care...
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has announced the launch of its new digital-first personalised skincare brand, named O.W.N. THE DETAILS Launched...
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  • February 19, 2021
    LVMH Chief Bernard Arnault teams up with ex-UniCredit CEO...
    THE WHAT? LVMH head Bernard Arnault is teaming up with former UniCredit CEO Jean Pierre Mustier to launch a...
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  • February 19, 2021
    Budget Russian retailer Fix Price mulls London and Moscow...
    THE WHAT? Discount Russian retailer Fix Price has stated it is considering listing on the stock markets in London...
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  • February 19, 2021
    Shiseido partners with We Are One Ocean campaign; calls...
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has been announced as an official partner of the We Are One Ocean campaign, which calls...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Munroe Bergdorf calls on social media giants to stop...
    THE WHAT? Munroe Bergdorf has spoken out and called for social media giants to go further in their fight...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Beiersdorf FY20 sales fall; expects sales recovery in 2021
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has reported a FY20 sales decline of 8.2 percent, with the multinational having been adversely affected...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Citibank loses bid to recoup US$900 million mistaken payment...
    THE WHAT? A federal judge has ruled against Citibank recouping the accidental re-payment of a loan to a group...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Poshmark expands into Australia following IPO
    THE WHAT? U.S. fashion and beauty e-tailer Poshmark is expanding its presence into Australia, a move that follows its...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Dettol partners with British Airways to offer products on...
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser’s Dettol brand has teamed up with British Airways (BA) to offer its products on planes...
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  • February 17, 2021
    Gillette launches new sustainable shaving brand Planet Kind
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned Gillette has launched a new shaving and skin care brand, which as its name – Planet...
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  • February 17, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris names Mona Zaki as spokesperson for the...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has announced Mona Zaki as its new spokesperson for the MENA region, according to a...
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  • February 17, 2021
    Indian beauty ad spend forecast to grow 7.6 percent...
    THE WHAT? Advertising spend across the beauty sector is forecast to grow 7.6 percent a year up until 2022,...
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  • February 17, 2021
    AmorePacific signs Memorandum of Understanding with Shoppee
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading e-commerce platform, Shopee to strengthen their regional partnership...
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  • February 17, 2021
    Lancôme Travel Retail teams up with Dufry to open...
    THE WHAT? Lancôme Travel Retail Americas and Dufry have partnered to open the biggest Lancôme flagship in South America. THE...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Garnier names Drew Barrymore as first celebrity Creative Director
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Garnier has announced that it has signed Drew Barrymore as its first celebrity Creative Director as...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Shiseido unveils strategy for recovery by 2023
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has developed a new medium- to long-term strategy, named WIN 2023 and Beyond, which summarizes its...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Lanxess snaps up Emerald Kalama Chemical; eyes further M&A...
    THE WHAT? Lanxess is accelerating its growth course and has signed a binding agreement to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Conde Nast caught up in rent dispute as publisher...
    THE WHAT? Conde Nast has declined to pay some US$2.4 million in rent for its One World Trade Center...
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  • February 16, 2021
    P&G appoints B Marc Allen to Board of Directors
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has announced the appointment of B. Marc Allen, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of...
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  • February 15, 2021
    L’Oréal FY2020: Record online sales accounts for more...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced its results for the final quarter and full year of 2020. The French beauty...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Microsoft eyes up potential Pinterest deal
    THE WHAT? Microsoft has approached Pinterest with a view to acquiring the US$51 billion social media site, according to...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Walgreens Boots Alliance launches corporate social responsibility report
    THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced the launch of its At the Heart of Health 2020 Corporate Social...
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  • February 15, 2021
    DFS signs up to Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf Development
    THE WHAT? LVMH-owned DFS has signed on the dotted line to deliver 6,000 sqm of luxury retail floorspace in...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Inolex expands leadership team to focus on manufacturing excellence
    THE WHAT? Inolex has announced a series of new appointments to its leadership team. The cosmetics ingredients supplier has...
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  • February 13, 2021
    The World after: Selling Semi-Finished Products; Patterns & Recipes
    Strictly selling finished products has long been the fashion and cosmetics industry’s only source of revenue. These industries will...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Mexico: Jalisco avocados expect continued double-digit growth in 2021
    Avocado exports from Jalisco, Mexico grew 17 percent in 2020, double-digit growth that is predicted to continue in the...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Chilean experts analyze postseason table grape outlook
    During a webinar hosted by ASOEX and Anasac, panelists spoke about the postseason for Chilean table grapes and what...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Del Monte Fresh Produce offers employee vaccinations in Illinois
    Del Monte is partnering with the Kankakee County Health Department to offer vaccines on-site to their employees at the...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Calavo Growers announces changes in organizational structure
    Calavo Growers, Inc. has announced changes to its Operations department with the goal of enhancing the company’s organizational structure. The...
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  • February 12, 2021
    U.S. and international blueberry industry reaction to historic ITC...
    The reaction to yesterday's ruling has been pouring in from the two sides of the debate in the U.S.,...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Sephora relaunches Accelerator Incubator program with focus on BIPOC...
    THE WHAT? Sephora has announced the re-launch of its Accelerator Incubator program, which will this year focus exclusively on...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Old Spice and Secret launch refillable antiperspirant packaging
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice and Secret brands are launching refillable antiperspirant cases, with both brands expanding...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Shiseido relaunches male grooming range; adds male make-up
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced the relaunch of its Shiseido Men’s range, which will feature male beauty products. THE...
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  • February 12, 2021
    LVMH and Rihanna put ready-to-wear operations on hold as...
    THE WHAT? LVMH and Rihanna have announced that they are to put the singer’s ready-to-wear operations on hold due...
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  • February 12, 2021
    L Brands announces retirement of CFO Stuart Burgdoerfer
    THE WHAT? L Brands has announced the retirement of Stuart Burgdoerfer, Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO of Victoria’s...
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  • February 11, 2021
    USITC finds imported blueberries have not caused serious injury...
    As a result, the investigation will end, and the Commission will not recommend a remedy to the President....
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  • February 11, 2021
    TOMRA Food launches Packhouse Academy
    Press Release TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce...
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  • February 11, 2021
    PMA town hall breaks down complex root cause analysis
    During PMA's Virtual Town Hall, panelists broke down the process of root cause analysis through real-world examples to provide...
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  • February 11, 2021
    As South African blueberry exports rise, so does use...
    South African blueberry exports hit another consecutive record in the 2020-21 season, with three-quarters of the fruit shipped via...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Opinion: The debate on blueberry imports vs domestic supply...
    Jim Prevor says that this battle over blueberries, and protecting US farmers versus providing for consumers, is truly a...
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  • February 11, 2021
    T&G Global launches new early ripening apple brand
    T&G Global has launched a new early ripening apple brand which will be one of the first New Zealand...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Boosted by lockdowns, U.S. potato sales hit record in...
    Potatoes were consistently one of the highest performing produce items in terms of year-on-year growth, as consumers looked to...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Tesco to have shareholder vote in bid to tackle...
    The supermarket group is the first FTSE 100 company to be hit with an investor resolution on health grounds. The...
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  • February 10, 2021
    After heavy rainfall, Chile's Uvanova takes new measures to...
    A representative of Chile's Uvanova offers an analysis of the measure being taken to boost sales after heavy rainfalls...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Peru: Agrarian Promotion Law paralyzes Hass Avocado investments
    As the new Agrarian Promotion Law in Peru continues to affect the fruit and vegetable industry, Hass avocado investments...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Europe could see grape oversupply amid “sluggish” global markets,...
    “Peruvian grapes, in particular, are not being absorbed by alternative markets such as the U.S. and China,” according to...
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  • February 10, 2021
    U.K.'s Ocado says grocery shopping has "changed for good"
    Ocado's comments came as it reported a 35% jump in sales over the past year. Amid rocketing demand the...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Costa Rica to scan all pineapple shipments after major...
    The development follows a major drug bust, in which around 2 metric tons (MT) of cocaine were discovered hidden...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Blue Whale partners with Inversiones VECS in Chile
    Press Release Blue Whale, France's largest apple exporter, has been developing its Southern Hemisphere fruit sourcing in recent years...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Philaport is the fastest-growing container port on the East...
    The Port of Philadelphia experienced a seven percent increase in container volumes in 2020 despite difficulties brought by Covid19 The...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Church Brothers Farms launches premium Little Gem pack for...
    Press Release Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Church Brothers Farms is offering foodservice customers a new premium pack...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Chile's Asoex sees recovery in Chinese cherry market
    The Chinese cherry market is recovering amidst an unusual season and "unprecedented market performance", President of Chile's ASOEX told...
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  • February 9, 2021
    IFCO becomes Walmart's exclusive RPC provider for produce in...
    Walmart has made IFCO its exclusive RPC packaging provider for fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the U.S. The post...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Super Bowl sees avocado volumes hit...
    From 2000 to week 4 of this year there has only been one other year with prices lower than...
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  • February 8, 2021
    FDA announces new sampling plan for Yuma-grown romaine
    The FDA plans to begin collecting samples of romaine lettuce from commercial coolers in February and intends to continue...
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  • February 8, 2021
    U.S.: Fruit import growth nearly ground to a halt...
    Imports under the 'Fruits and Preparations' category rose marginally to $19.9 billion in 2020, having grown steadily from $10.4...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Grapes found to protect against UV skin damage
    A recent study conducted at the University of Alabama, Birmingham showed that grape consumption could provide protection against UV...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Spain: Second half of citrus season yields better prices
    According to AVA-ASAJA, Spain's citrus is looking at better pricing for the second have of the season due to...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Mexican mango season off to strong start
    The season for Mexican mangos has a strong outlook with higher volumes than previous years and no predicted operational...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Brazil eyes opportunities to strengthen fresh-fruit ties with UK...
    In light of Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, shifting consumer demand and the diversification of Brazil’s offer, coupled with production...
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  • February 5, 2021
    New Zealand kiwiberry ‘a healthy choice’
    Press Release The high summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty region (where the...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Namibia: Strong table grape season wrapping up with high...
    Despite a late start, the Namibian table grape season ended with higher- than-estimated volumes and expect high revenue from...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Australian exporters face delays due to container shortages
    Businesses have already started to plan shipping stems despite picking still being several months away amid container shortages. The post...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Papyrus Australia succeeding with banana waste technology
    Papyrus Australia has seen profits and market share values rise as the company succeeds in developing technology in order...
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  • February 5, 2021
    West Coast container vessel port congestion continues, spreads
    Container congestion at the LA-LB port continues and could potentially spread to the Oakland port as ships try to...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Grimmway welcomes Keri Morrelli as Product Innovation, Development Director
    Press Release Grimmway Farms is pleased to welcome Keri Morrelli as Product Innovation and Development Director. Joining the Sales...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Chile: Weather-related fruit losses pegged at $150M
    Fedefruta said that of the fruit yet to be harvested, losses are estimated at 53 percent of mid-season grapes,...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Chile: Late-season red grapes spared in mixed picture for...
    Blueberries still to be harvested have and mid-season grape varieties have been significantly affected, while there is damage reported...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Oppy to conduct two trials to further strawberry technologies
    Oppy is set to conduct two independent trials to test the effectiveness of technologies in solving issues faced by...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Compostable packaging to extend fresh produce's shelf-life
    A laser micro-perforated compostable film packaging has been created for fresh produce through a partnership between TIPA and PerfoTec. The...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Bayer reaches $2B deal over future Roundup cancer claims
    Glyphosate will remain on the market, and Bayer agreed to seek permission from the U.S. EPA to provide a...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Del Monte opens restaurant in Miami
    The FRSHst menu offering invites guests to fully customize their fresh-to-order items. Customers can take a trip around the...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Article retracted
    FreshFruitPortal.com has retracted an article published on Feb. 4 regarding the risk of transmission of Covid-19 via frozen foods. The...
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  • February 3, 2021
    South Africa boosts grape export forecast
    South Africa has increased its table grape export forecast following "very good quality and harvest conditions" in the Northern...
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  • February 3, 2021
    San Miguel's exports to U.S. and China on the...
    Despite last year being difficult for every company around the world San Miguel is starting the new year on...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Naturipe Farms promotes three employees
    Press Release Naturipe Farms is pleased to announce the promotions of three of its valued long-term employees. Jerry Moran,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Timorex Act biofungicide now registered in Mexico with Syngenta...
    Press Release STK bio-ag technologies, Israel’s innovative leader in botanical-based organic and hybrid solutions for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    David del Curto purchase could mean investment increase in...
    After the Hancock Natural Resource Group's purchase of majority stake in the company David del Curto, experts predict a...
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  • February 3, 2021
    ‘I think we’ve proved our case to the ITC’,...
    In an interview after the ITC hearing, a member of the Blueberry Coalition said that they don't believe there...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Rihanna weighs in on major India farm protests, drawing...
    Tens of thousands of young and old farmers have blocked roads leading into New Delhi for more than two...
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  • February 2, 2021
    ALPS signs facility contract with Bluehouse Greenhouse
    ALPS, a construction management and commissioning consultancy company, has made a deal with Bluehouse Greenhouses to develop a new...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Kiwifruit prices high compared to previous...
    As can be seen from the graphs, kiwifruit prices are high this season compared to previous years all the...
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  • February 2, 2021
    New Zealand apple industry facing difficulties meeting demand
    Despite high global demand for apple, the New Zealand apple industry is facing obstacles such as lower volumes and...
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  • February 2, 2021
    SiCar announces commitment to net zero
    Press Release SiCar Farms is leading the way in initiatives towards sustainability. SiCar Farms has added more than 3,600...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Spain's CGC calls for EU to stop citrus imports...
    The CGC has urged the European Commission to stop citrus imports from Turkey amid the presence of unauthorized phytosanitary...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Naturipe kicks-off FeBLUEary with new digital platforms
    Press Release Naturipe, the world’s largest producer of fresh blueberries, is excited to announce its celebration of FeBLUEary for...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Chile: Table grapes hardest hit by storm amid agricultural...
    Fedefruta estimates that half of the mid-season varieties in two key central regions have been lost due to splitting,...
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  • February 1, 2021
    PODCAST – ReThink: Sustainable Beauty
    2020 asked us all to ReThink the way we live our lives For the cosmetics industry People, Product, Plant became...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Southeastern Grocers pulls IPO amid market volatility
    Florida-based Southeastern Grocers has postponed an initial public offering just a week after its launch, amid ongoing market volatility...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Chilean cherries: Supplies accumulate in China but sales continue...
    The situation in the Chinese cherry market remains troubling for Chilean exporters, with some 2,000 containers more arriving over...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Total Produce UK's 24 sites complete transition to 'Deep...
    Major Ireland-based fresh produce supplier Total Produce says the group’s entire UK operations have completed the transition to 100%...
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  • February 1, 2021
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