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  • February 2, 2023
    Chilean cherry export volume increased by 58% year-on-year
    This season, Chile has shipped 58% more cherries to the U.S. compared to the same time last year, reported...
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  • February 2, 2023
    Fruit Logistica publishes latest European market figures
    European Statistics Handbook highlights the impact of inflation, weather phenomena, and rising production costs in the fruit and vegetable...
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  • February 2, 2023
    Mission Produce to open UK distribution center with exclusive...
    The new technology will be implemented for the first time in the company’s newest forward distribution center in Dartford,...
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  • February 2, 2023
    Agronometrics Interviews: A tour of the Chilean blueberry season...
    The worldwide market for Chilean blueberries is projected to grow as nouveau technology for cultivation, harvesting, packaging, and transportation...
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  • February 2, 2023
    Wild Harvest Organic Produce offering over 40 new products
    United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has announced the expansion of its Wild Harvest private-label organic produce line with more...
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  • February 1, 2023
    CropX acquires Tule expanding operations in California
    CropX Technologies, a global leader in digital solutions for agronomic farm management, announced its acquisition of Tule Technologies, a...
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  • February 1, 2023
    Peru: Piura’s table grape production closing in on Ica
    While other growing regions in Peru, such as Ica, were already a representative territory for this cultivar, Piura has...
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  • February 1, 2023
    Fresh produce consumption per capita remains low in Europe
    Daily consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables in the European Union remains well below the minimum 400 grams per...
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  • February 1, 2023
    How citrus packhouses can improve profitability with the latests...
    Packhouses have traditionally kept their customers happy by packing only the fruit they are sure will meet quality requirements...
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  • February 1, 2023
    What can we look forward to at Fruit Logistica...
    John Giles, Divisional Director at Promar International, weighs in on the upcoming Fruit Logistica conference, which will be held...
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  • January 31, 2023
    Dole to sell Fresh Vegetable Division to Chiquita
    Dole plc has announced a definitive agreement to sell Dole’s Fresh Vegetables Division to an affiliate of Fresh Express...
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  • January 31, 2023
    Hamburg Süd and SeaLand to be merged into the...
    The company has said that current account teams and terms and conditions, such as contracts and payment terms will...
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  • January 31, 2023
    Peruvian exports to U.S. rose by 23% through November
    Shipments of traditional products in the first eleven months of 2022 totaled US$ 2,719 million, showing a growth of...
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  • January 31, 2023
    California avocado season forecast announced
    Weather and market conditions will be key factors for when California avocado growers begin harvesting and some growers may...
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  • January 31, 2023
    AFM reveals Super Bowl teaser for national TV ad
    Many months of planning for a Super Bowl promotion by Avocados From Mexico (AFM) are approaching the climatic event....
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  • January 31, 2023
    Winter, Marlene sponsors mountain sports
    The brand will be supporting the Ski World Cup and Biathlon champion Dorothea Wierer. The marketing activities for...
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  • January 31, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican avocados stealing the show once...
    Mexico continues to top the charts as the world’s top avocado exporter, with over 6,720 million pounds shipped in...
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  • January 30, 2023
    Joe Sbrocchi joins Pure Flavor's leadership team
    Pure Flavor has announced produce industry veteran, Joe Sbrocchi, to the position of Senior Vice-President, Business Development & Strategy....
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  • January 30, 2023
    Veganism rising in Germany, USDA says
    Germany is the second largest importer and third largest exporter of consumer oriented agricultural products worldwide, and by far,...
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  • January 30, 2023
    South African deciduous fruit farmers struck by power cuts
    Utility company Eskom has anticipated that the issues could continue for two more years at least. The post South African...
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  • January 30, 2023
    USDA estimates all citrus categories down for 2022-23
    A recent report by the USDA is estimating that global citrus production will decrease in all categories for the...
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  • January 30, 2023
    Global Coalition of Fresh Produce concerned about the supply...
    Current challenges include substantial increases in costs, inefficiencies, delays in transportation, labor shortages, dwindling consumer purchasing power, and...
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  • January 30, 2023
    Freska expecting strong growth in Mexican mango volumes
    With the opening of Mexican Mango Season, Freska will supply customers with mangos both organic and conventional all the...
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  • January 27, 2023
    Peruvian grape volumes catching up in Europe
    Consumers in Europe are facing severely increased cost of living and grapes are not a necessity, which could lead...
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  • January 27, 2023
    UF/IFAS research: 70 years working on varieties of Florida...
    During the Florida strawberry growing season, which runs through April, the industry generates $300 million for the state’s economy The...
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  • January 27, 2023
    A major season for new varieties of Chilean table...
    For the first time this year, the export volumes of new varieties of Chilean table grapes are expected to...
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  • January 27, 2023
    GreenTech Americas boosts horticultural productivity
    The show offers an ‘open to all visitors’ GreenTech Stage and an educational Conference Programme. The post GreenTech Americas boosts...
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  • January 27, 2023
    North Bay strategy drives two hires
    The company is seeking to build on the West Coast and Mexican relationships. The post North Bay strategy drives two...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Mountain Mushroom Farm shooting: Suspect charged with 7 counts...
    The suspect, who the authorities believe acted alone, used a registered semi-automatic gun to shoot four people at the...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Chilean Ministry of Agriculture signs collaboration agreement with UC...
    Signed by the UC Davis Chancellor, Gary S. May, and the Chilean Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela, the collaboration...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Maersk and MSC to terminate vessel-sharing alliance
    This comes as both companies saw a divergence in their respective business strategies during the pandemic. The post Maersk and...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Sky Brown to Rockit with innovative apple brand
    The 14-year-old Olympic medallist will be collaborating with Rockit in their upcoming campaign. The post Sky Brown to Rockit with...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Peruvian grapes rolling, despite outside distractions
    The South American country's grape production is up so much this season, that the export numbers are up despite...
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  • January 26, 2023
    More insight into Lakeside bankruptcy
    The creditor with the single biggest claim against Lakeside is the Bank of Montreal and Farm Credit Canada syndicate,...
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  • January 26, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Surge in Peruvian blueberry exports expected...
    Although the country has been immersed in a political crisis since December 2022, Peru has so far exported 301,389...
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  • January 25, 2023
    Lakeside Produce declares bankruptcy, owing $188 million
    The firm filed for bankruptcy on Jan. 17, with the company facing total claims of $187,889,241 in debt. The post...
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  • January 25, 2023
    AgriFORCE Growing Systems to acquire Berry People
    The initial agreement, which shall be followed by a definitive purchase agreement, sets forth a purchase price of $28...
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  • January 25, 2023
    At Berlin Fruit Logistica 2023: the launch of “Regina...
    A new initiative aimed at promoting Italian table grapes will be presented at Berlin Fruit Logistica from 8th to...
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  • January 25, 2023
    USDA publishes strengthening organic enforcement final rule
    The update seeks to protect organic integrity and bolster farmer and consumer confidence in the USDA organic seal by...
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  • January 25, 2023
    Texas onions and cilantro enjoy Super Bowl pull
    As U.S. shoppers prepare for the Super Bowl, ingredients for preparing the season's favorite dish, guacamole, experience an uptick...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Farm workers killed in California shooting
    Authorities later identified the place of the shooting as a mushroom farm, where the suspect was allegedly an employee. The...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Farmworkers killed in California shooting
    Authorities later identified the place of the shooting as a mushroom farm, where the suspect was allegedly an employee. The...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Peruvian produce exports hindered by political crisis
    With roadblocks causing producers to be unable to meet shipment deadlines, the industry is currently working with local authorities...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Two-thirds of Spanish fruit and vegetable imports come from...
    Spanish imports of fruit and vegetables from non-EU countries grew by 14% year-on-year, reaching reached €2.1 billion euros ($2.28...
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  • January 24, 2023
    IBO announces exciting program for 2023 summit in Poland
    The Summit will be held in Lublin, Poland from Jul. 3-6, 2023, and includes in-person visits to some of...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Mexican limes hitting high prices
    With lower volumes, the Mexican lime industry is experiencing unusually high prices as the Super Bowl approaches. The post Mexican...
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  • January 24, 2023
    South Mill Champs announces the grand opening of its...
    The grand opening marks the completion of phase one of a multi-year, multi-phase buildout plan and will feature the...
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  • January 24, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Quality reigning supreme for Chilean blueberries...
    The Chilean blueberry industry is currently focusing on providing the best quality blueberries to its export markets. The post Agronometrics...
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  • January 23, 2023
    Mexican avocado industry prepares for Super Bowl LVII
    The Mexican avocado industry leads global production and exports, with over one million tons shipped world wide. The post...
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  • January 23, 2023
    Kopke family of companies acquires Vision Global Group
    Vision Global Group brings an expanded, consistent and reliable supply of products, further supported by each company’s world-class customer...
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  • January 23, 2023
    EU halts pesticide exemption for French sugar beet farmers
    This puts France’s sugar production capacity on hold until new pesticide alternatives can be approved. The post EU halts pesticide...
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  • January 23, 2023
    California strawberry industry rain damages approach US$200M
    The California Strawberry Commission said that while most family farmers are currently cleaning up minor storm damage, some farms...
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  • January 23, 2023
    E-commerce and daily price shifts in cherries for the...
    According to “big data on the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit top search” from Baidu, imported cherries have...
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  • January 23, 2023
    Online apple sales bring advantages
    Although online grocery shopping has slowed down a bit as we’ve emerged from the pandemic, it’s still a booming...
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  • January 20, 2023
    Whole Foods Market CEO details 10-year growth plan
    The “Growing with Purpose” initiative, announced at its first quarterly town hall meeting of the year, looks to fulfill...
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  • January 20, 2023
    Six trends to influence global retail in 2023 -...
    Supply chain efficiency and delivering value are among the six key trends for the 2023 global retail industry. The post...
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  • January 20, 2023
    AI powered solution could help assess weather damage
    With this innovation, scientists hope to minimize interruption to the U.S. produce supply chain due to unexpected weather and...
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  • January 20, 2023
    Global leader AgroFresh to spotlight extensive portfolio of freshness...
    AgroFresh experts available at Hall 21, Booth E-20 to discuss innovative technologies that help reduce food waste and conserve...
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  • January 19, 2023
    Kroger-Albertsons deal: Washington Supreme Court green lights $4B dividend...
    The transaction is expected to close in early 2024 and would bring together more than 2,700 Kroger stores across...
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  • January 19, 2023
    Peru to reduce citrus crops and opt for more...
    A substantial drop in citrus prices in the international and national markets, in addition to the rise in production...
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  • January 19, 2023
    Argentina: Messi immortalized in specially designed cornfield
    The crop, located in Los Condores, was sown using an algorithm that calculated where seeds would need to be...
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  • January 19, 2023
    Ecuadorian banana exporters are betting on a big comeback...
    After a rather catastrophic 2022, Ecuadorian exporters appeal to unity, fair competition, and shared responsibility of all parties in...
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  • January 19, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean grape exports reaping the benefits...
    This year will mark a significant milestone. For the first time, more than half of the exported volume will...
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  • January 18, 2023
    Costa Rica to export carbon neutral pineapples in 2023
    The more than 8,000 hectares of forest that the company owns in the country, containing approximately five million trees,...
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  • January 18, 2023
    Zespri shifting focus to address fruit quality concerns
    The conservative plan announced by the New Zealand-based company will focus on taste, nutritious value, and delivering consistent quality...
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  • January 18, 2023
    Autumn Glory apple starts the season with positive shipment...
    Autumn Glory ranked number two in the Washington State “Other Variety” category according to the November shipment report. The post...
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  • January 18, 2023
    Salinas replanting will be delayed for many weeks
    Recent rains in the California growing regions have impacted harvest and replanting for Salinas growers. The post Salinas replanting will...
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  • January 17, 2023
    Dole South Africa partners with Allesbeste to open new...
    The facility is located in the Tzaneen region, an area well renowned for the production and export of avocados,...
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  • January 17, 2023
    Mark Bassetti is the new President of Duda Farm...
    Bassetti’s selection followed serious deliberation and consideration of several options and multiple candidates. The post Mark Bassetti is the new...
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  • January 17, 2023
    IFPA discusses upcoming U.S. Farm Bill with incoming Ag...
    Renewed roughly every five years, the farm bill impacts nearly every aspect of agriculture in the U.S., including farmers’...
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  • January 17, 2023
    Primland consolidates its "We are growers" positioning for its...
    The company is extending its operations into Greece, Italy and Portugal, supporting producers who adhere to their approach. The post...
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  • January 17, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian grape season going strong despite...
    Provid, in its second crop estimate for 2022-23, projects a 13% surge in volumes compared to the previous campaign. The...
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  • January 16, 2023
    U.S. imports good volumes of berries from LATAM this...
    The U.S. berry market has enjoyed a solid supply from Latin American exporters so far this season. The numbers...
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  • January 16, 2023
    Spain’s produce sales exceed $10.8B
    Values for fresh produce rose 3% year-on-year, with export volumes decreasing to 7.8 million tons. The post Spain’s produce sales...
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  • January 16, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean Cherry season ramping up
    This year's global shipments of Chilean cherries are projected to reach a record high of 447,000 metric tons, a...
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  • January 16, 2023
    Wonderful Seedless Lemons expanding its presence
    This is the third significant season for shipping these special lemons that are naturally seedless and Non-GMO Project Verified. The...
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  • January 16, 2023
    Q&A: Craig Stauffer, Vanguard CEO discusses 2023 for fresh...
    Looking ahead to 2023, Craig Stauffer, CEO of Vanguard International Group discusses what will shape the fresh fruit produce...
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  • January 13, 2023
    USDA to purchase fresh citrus for food banks
    For the first time, Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act Amendment of 1935 has authorized the USDA to...
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  • January 13, 2023
    Pure Flavor acquires DeTemporada Farms and accelerates expansion
    The 25-acre greenhouse Bell Pepper farm located in Merlin, ON is one of the company’s strategic investments focused on...
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  • January 13, 2023
    SNFL Group, Vanguard International, and Riverking International host grape...
    The first tasting event took place at the Guangzhou Jiangnan Market on January 11, in the morning, including local...
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  • January 13, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru's 2023 Avocado campaign may be...
    Peru will be one of the countries hardest hit by rising temperatures with a predicted average temperature increase in...
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  • January 13, 2023
    New global trade platform seeks to modernize produce industry
    The tool went live on Jan. 3, and currently covers 48 countries including the U.S., Canada, China, the U.K.,...
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  • January 12, 2023
    Peruvian producers demand free transit on highways as nationwide...
    The agricultural sector, already weakened by an unstable economy, has condemned the actions taken by protesters which disrupt the...
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  • January 12, 2023
    Dole renews partnership with No Kid Hungry
    The collaboration includes nutrition education, fundraising campaigns and at-retail initiatives to secure access to three healthy meals a day...
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  • January 12, 2023
    England announces ban on single- use plastic cutleries and...
    The new ban will be set in place in October 2023, starting with restaurants, cafes and takeaways which will...
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  • January 12, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: 2022: Year in Review
    The year 2022 witnessed tensions between Ukraine and Russia, impacts of COVID-19, climate change, cost pressures which led to...
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  • January 12, 2023
    AgBiome signs a commercial distribution and supply agreement with...
    AgBiome and Summit Agro Mexico are pleased to announce news of their Commercial Distribution and Supply Agreement to register...
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  • January 12, 2023
    Rains may impact early Salinas veg deal
    January prices may be impacted due to the recent rains affecting main producing regions in California. The post Rains may...
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  • January 11, 2023
    Robinson Fresh announces new president
    Jose Rossignoli brings 20 years of global supply chain expertise to help customers and growers optimize their operations. The...
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  • January 11, 2023
    Mission Produce celebrates 40 year anniversary with “Here for...
    Mission’s teams across North and South America and also Europe will be participating in the year-long campaign. The post Mission...
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  • January 11, 2023
    U.S. state allocates $175M fund for Port of Oakland...
    The effort seeks to relieve congestion and increase safety and flexibility in the port, which was the first major...
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  • January 11, 2023
    Number of U.S. apples in storage down 4.5% year-on-year
    The report showed that Washington remains as the highest producing state with 91.9 million bushels (42-lb) for 2022-23. The post...
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  • January 11, 2023
    California rains bring Halos a mixed blessing
    While Wonderful Halos are sold across North America, the heaviest distribution is in the central United States, as well...
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  • January 11, 2023
    Kapi Kapi Growers hires Business Development Manager for company...
    The company welcomed Wendy O’Brien to help further the company’s U.S. and North American business expansion. The post Kapi Kapi...
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  • January 10, 2023
    U.S.: South American mango import season to close with...
    Brasil, Ecuador and Peru, three of the main mango exporters to the U.S. market, are seeing very positive balances...
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  • January 10, 2023
    Lemon prices surge in China due to Covid-19 wave
    The western world is no stranger to traditional Chinese medicine, with vitamin C-rich fruits one the most popular protection...
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  • January 10, 2023
    Key aspects for the conservation of the d'Agen plum...
    The demand for D'Agen plums has been increasing year after year, which has led to a significant rise in...
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  • January 10, 2023
    Westfalia Fruit Group appoints new Chief People Officer
    The Westfalia Fruit Group is pleased to announce today the appointment of Guido Paolucci as Chief People Officer effective...
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  • January 10, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: 2022: Avocados in Review
    While retail avocado prices were high during the first half of the year, consumer demand continued in July. This...
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  • January 9, 2023
    Zespri kiwifruit arrives in China aboard first ever Italian...
    Zespri’s first-ever Italian reefer charter vessel has arrived in China’s Port of Shanghai. The Baltic Performer, transported more than...
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  • January 9, 2023
    IMG Citrus acquires new cold storage facility and farmland...
    These assets include a new 185,000 square foot cold storage and packaging facility and 1,000 acres of farmland in...
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  • January 9, 2023
    Agro-Informatics trends transforming the industry in 2023
    Agmatix CEO Ron Baruchi discusses 2023's upcoming tech trends for the produce industry. The post Agro-Informatics trends transforming the industry...
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  • January 6, 2023
    Peruvian blueberry exports continued to soar in 2022
    Peru's agro-export sector has become one of the main drivers of the country's economic growth, with blueberries representing 15%...
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  • January 6, 2023
    U.K. supermarkets average 25% sales rise in late 2022
    Although value sales for the sector remained considerably up throughout 2022, grocery price inflation is the “real driving factor”...
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  • January 6, 2023
    Dole releases sustainability report with framework through 2030
    The company's sustainability framework, named The Dole Way, focuses on robust governance and three core pillars covering environmental, ethical,...
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  • January 6, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: 2022: Blackberries in Review
    The industry continues to work on new varieties of blackberries to meet customer requirements and to address phytosanitary problems. The...
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  • January 6, 2023
    When it rains in California, it pours
    California’s prayers for rain have been answered. And then some. The post When it rains in California, it pours appeared...
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  • January 6, 2023
    Hortifrut’s Board appoints Nicolás Moller as the company’s new...
    Previously, he was a Board member at the Center for Growing Talent by PMA, the Chilean Exporters Association (ASOEX),...
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  • January 5, 2023
    2022 U.S. avocado prices reach dollar sales peak
    Prices peaked at around $72 per pack during the final weeks of June. With higher prices, annual overall dollar...
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  • January 5, 2023
    U.K. fresh food prices rise due to unrelenting inflation
    Britain's official rate of consumer price inflation hit a 41-year high of 11% in October, before dropping to 10%...
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  • January 5, 2023
    In Ukraine a $15.5M project will alleviate disruptions to...
    The fund aims to ensure recovery and development of agricultural value chains in the region. The post In Ukraine a...
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  • January 5, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: 2022: Cherries in Review
    Given the lower cherry supply, coupled with almost no overlap between the California and Washington seasons, prices on average...
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  • January 5, 2023
    Berry People expands to Mexico
    The secondary office location will allow Berry People ™ to continue exploring improved varieties in ways that are correspondent...
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  • January 4, 2023
    Vessel carrying record number of Chilean cherry containers arrives...
    Chilean cherries are a popular gift in Mainland China in the lead up to Chinese New Year. The post...
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  • January 4, 2023
    Q&A: The key to Peru’s table grape success
    FreshFruitPortal.com spoke with Alejandro Cabrera, manager of PROVID, who explained that one of the key factors for the good...
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  • January 4, 2023
    GLOBALG.A.P. North America announces new Buyer Relations Manager
    With her new role as the Buyer Relations Manager, she hopes to continue her work of advocacy for farmers...
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  • January 4, 2023
    Sumo mandarin season returning with record volumes
    The upcoming 13th season is set to start in early January and continue through April, doubling the amount of...
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  • January 4, 2023
    Mission Produce announces 2022 financial results
    The fourth quarter revenue reached $238 million, which was flat with the prior year period. The post Mission Produce announces...
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  • January 3, 2023
    LIVIE Aims to be the ‘Intel Inside’ of blueberries
    An innovative marketing model developed by the Sekoya network will see a quality stamp added to other brands’ packaging...
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  • January 3, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: 2022: Blueberries in Review
    Acclaimed for their flavor, versatility, and health benefits; their consumption has expanded beyond fresh form, ranging from pureed to...
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  • January 3, 2023
    Colombian fresh mangoes make U.S. market debut
    Mangoes are now part of a total of 108 fresh Colombian agricultural products that have been green lit to...
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  • January 3, 2023
    Uruguay opens international licensing call for new citrus varieties
    The cultivars will be available for growers through an international licensing call until Feb. 15, 2023. The post Uruguay opens...
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  • January 3, 2023
    Mardi Gras Pear, new from Superfresh Growers
    The pear will be available in February 2023. The post Mardi Gras Pear, new from Superfresh Growers appeared first on...
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  • December 23, 2022
    Investment in South African citrus industry restrained by myriad...
    The widespread challenges that the South African citrus sector has faced over recent seasons are restraining investment in the...
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  • December 23, 2022
    These vertical farms in Puerto Rico offer five lessons...
    As storms increase in intensity and cause greater damage and disruption, farmers not only face threats to their livelihoods,...
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  • December 23, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: 2022: Grapes in Review
    After three years of reduced output, US table grape production will climb by 24,000 tons to 850,000 tons in...
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  • December 22, 2022
    North Bay offers premium South American sweet cherries
    Atop the volume increase, added political and economic tensions in China will drive an increased percentage of the Chilean...
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  • December 22, 2022
    Oro helps extend U.S. market for Kapi Kapi
    Oro, which translates as “Gold” in Spanish, is offered alongside Kapi Kapi’s traditional and Crownless pineapple varieties as well...
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  • December 22, 2022
    From the CEO’s desk: Branding fresh fruit
    Vanguard's CEO Craig Stauffer reflects on the retail experience and branding for fresh fruit. The post From the CEO’s desk:...
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  • December 22, 2022
    U.S. Apple exports see major changes
    Washington’s apple export business is significantly down compared to pre-Covid years. The industry shipped large apple volumes to India....
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  • December 22, 2022
    Produce industry icon Jan Delyser to retire
    Jan’s career was filled with mentorship and leadership. She was chairperson of the Produce Marketing Association and served on...
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  • December 22, 2022
    After minor early disruption, South Africa grape exports look...
    Mid-December rains across South African table grape regions will of necessity impact exports, particularly mature fruit that is heavily...
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  • December 21, 2022
    Pinkglow pineapple available in limited quantities
    Promoted as a gift for the consumer that has everything, Fresh Del Monte North America has presented its trademarked...
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  • December 21, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Transition in the supply of strawberries...
    During week 49, the supply of strawberries in the US market was composed of almost 47% Mexican fruit, 30%...
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  • December 21, 2022
    Oppy Transport looks at rearview mirror on 30-year long...
    Vigorous expansion plans continue to roll out across the U.S. and Canada The post Oppy Transport looks at rearview mirror...
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  • December 21, 2022
    January grape imports may be light
    The early Chilean grape harvest from the Atacama is running late, and Peruvian grape loadings have faced recent delays...
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  • December 21, 2022
    Walmart CEO says inflation will remain stubborn
    Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says the retail giant is managing for inflation and a slowdown in consumer demand that...
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    Zespri dispatches final vessel bound for Asia
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    U.S. orange juice imports from Brazil peak following Hurricane...
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  • November 18, 2022
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    Greenyard stays strong in profitability and volumes
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    Paul Slupecki appointed as head of TOMRA Fresh Food
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  • November 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Price alerts for raspberries in the...
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  • November 14, 2022
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  • November 14, 2022
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  • November 11, 2022
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  • November 11, 2022
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  • November 10, 2022
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  • November 10, 2022
    Total Produce UK rebrands to Dole UK
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  • November 10, 2022
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  • November 9, 2022
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  • November 9, 2022
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  • November 9, 2022
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  • November 8, 2022
    Western Growers announces winners of Board of Directors election
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  • November 7, 2022
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  • November 3, 2022
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  • November 3, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Avocado hectarage set to drop in...
    The development comes after changes in the agrarian promotion law and the elimination of tax incentives, according to the...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Limoneira closes $20M sale of its Oxnard packing facility
    Limoneira expects to record an approximate gain of $900,000 on this transaction to be recognized in the fiscal fourth...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Italian court enjoins illegal production of Sun World grape...
    In a landmark decision, the Court of Bari in Italy issued a first-of-its-kind injunction forbidding a domestic grape producer...
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  • November 2, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte's sales and net income rise in...
    In the three-month period ended Sept. 30, net sales rose by 5% year-on year to $1.05 billion, while net...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Zespri SunGold growing fast in U.S. with sales expected...
    In North America for the fourth consecutive year, Zespri’s SunGold kiwifruit has been “the fastest growing fruit in the...
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  • November 1, 2022
    African HLB vector spreads along the coast of Portugal,...
    Since it was detected in Porto in 2015, the dreaded psyllid has spread without interruption along the entire coast...
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  • November 1, 2022
    Mann Packing invests $2.5M in snap pea sorters
    The investment in the snap pea program comes shortly after the two companies announced that Mann Packing has officially...
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  • October 31, 2022
    South African table grape industry estimates 8% export drop...
    While a larger portion of newer generation varieties with potential higher yield is expected to come into full production...
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  • October 31, 2022
    Kroger-Albertsons deal on hold pending FTC review
    California Attorney General Rob Bonta and his peers in several other states have demanded that Albertsons Cos. delay paying...
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  • October 31, 2022
    Vision Magazine launches at IFPA's Global Produce & Floral...
    Present at the launch were dozens of GP&FS attendees, including Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and CEO of Fresh Del Monte...
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  • October 31, 2022
    Celebrating Ramadan with Natural Delights
    Natural Delights understands the importance of dates in Muslim culture and works hard to produce enough volume domestically and...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Mission Produce appoints new SVP of Sales and Marketing
    Mission Produce has announced that Cherly Hoefs is joining the team as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Ecuador seeks to increase tropical fruit exports to Turkey
    Demand for tropical fruits such as bananas and pineapples has increased in recent years, with Turkey having to turn...
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  • October 28, 2022
    Cathy Burns: “What we do is not for the...
    Seizing momentum and influencing positive health outcomes were the focus of the IFPA State of the Industry address at...
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  • October 27, 2022
    USDA announces indefinite halt on Haiti mango shipments due...
    USDA has confirmed closure of its mango preclearance program in Haiti, CNW reports. The outlet cited unsafe work conditions...
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  • October 27, 2022
    Zespri aims for sustainability with new compostable labels in...
    Zespri has announced that all of its kiwifruit will feature compostable labels, starting with the upcoming season for the...
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  • October 27, 2022
    Sun World expands North American footprint with new licensees
    Global variety development and licensing business Sun World International has announced that it has added three new importers to...
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  • October 27, 2022
    BioConsortia Pipeline Recognized by S&P Global as Leading Source...
    PRESS RELEASE BioConsortia, Inc. today announced the company has been nominated as a finalist for the 2022 S&P Global...
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  • October 27, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Lower volumes but better quality in...
    Chilean blueberry volumes are forecasted to decrease, however, higher quality is expected as diminishing temperatures have enhanced overall fruit...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Fowler Packing to expand citrus program following SunWest acquisition
    Fowler Packing Company is set to gain over 10,000 acres of farmland following the acquisition of SunWest Fruit. This...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Peruvian blueberry exports have seen annual average growth of...
    Peruvian blueberry exports rose to $1.2 billion in 2021. This represents a massive leap from the $17 million registered...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Higher volumes forecasted for Chilean cherry, as exporters look...
    Chilean cherry volumes are expected to increase by almost 18%, according to Chilean company Decofrut. Exports are forecast to...
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  • October 26, 2022
    Ocean Mist Farms announces Mark Munger as Senior Director...
    Ocean Mist Farms announced Mark Munger as their new Senior Director of Marketing. With this hiring, Ocean Mist Farms...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Copefrut and Verfrut join forces in China
    Both leading companies of the fruit industry will come together in the Asian country to grow together and better...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Chilean table grape export forecast revised downward
    Shipments are estimated at a total aggregate volume of 69 million boxes (8.2 kg), which would mark an 8%...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Higher Avocado supply likely to bring...
    Compared to last year at this time, the supply of avocados right now is higher. During week 41, the...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Fall Creek Farm & Nursery signs on as exclusive...
    The program, launched in March 2022, helps up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry grow their leadership skills, connect with...
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  • October 25, 2022
    Technologies to face the challenges of the Chilean blueberry...
    Liventus, a leading company in the development of post-harvest technologies, offers different solutions that help solve the main problems...
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  • October 25, 2022
    New print and online magazine launches for North American...
    Vision Magazine will fill a need in the U.S. and Canadian markets by providing a modern and stylish print...
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  • October 24, 2022
    Westfalia to use insects for natural pest control in...
    The innovation seeks to control agricultural pests through entomology. Westfalia Fruit Group’s newest venture is taking place in Chile...
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  • October 24, 2022
    South African port strike ends with exports having taken...
    Transnet, a South African state-owned port operator, says that a a 12-day strike that affected its freight rail and...
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  • October 24, 2022
    USTR says it won't open Section 301 investigation into...
    However, the USTR said that it would "pursue avenues to assist the Southeast seasonal produce industry" in coordination with...
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  • October 24, 2022
    Natural Delights’ Medjool dates: A harvest of tradition and...
    As the category leader in North America, Natural Delights is equipped with innovation, marketing support, and merchandising expertise that...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Produce industry veteran Bill Sykes named FPAA 2022 Pillar...
    The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has selected William Sykes of The Sykes Company as recipient of the...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Avocado oversupply results in three-day giveaway in Philadelphia
    Around 380,000 avocado units were given for free to locals and the giveaway is set to continue until Friday...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Inflation hits organic fresh produce in Q3
    The continuing surge in prices generated a 4% increase in total dollar sales in Q3 2022, according to a...
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  • October 21, 2022
    Summertime Jalisco production supplemented Mexican avocado deal
    Mexican avocado production has grown dramatically, with supply reaching more than 2 billion pounds annually. The post Summertime Jalisco...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Chile-based exporter Prize to list on NASDAQ through combination...
    The combined entity will be the first Chilean enterprise to initially list directly on a U.S. Exchange. The companies...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Senate antitrust panel plans hearing on Kroger-Albertsons deal
    Kroger-Albertsons deal is currently on hold pending antitrust panel hearing. While the entity hasn’t yet set a final date...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Guatemala eyes first avocado exports to U.S. by mid-2023
    Guatemala is presently awaiting the response from USDA - APHIS to apply the pest control measures required by the...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Victor Moller, Hortifrut founder and industry visionary, passes away
    His contribution to the Chilean industry is incalculable, with the company he founded having been one of the pioneers...
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  • October 20, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Asparagus prices in the U.S. market...
    Asparagus prices in the U.S. market are set to decrease this upcoming season due to the effect of earlier...
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  • October 19, 2022
    South African citrus exports to U.S. grew by 17%...
    Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) recently announced the conclusion of a successful 2022 season. The organization reported a...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Tango mandarin variety to be grown for the first...
    In a joint effort, IG Citrus and Eurosemillas are currently working to cultivate the Tango variety in India. The...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Chilean industry welcomes USDA’s grape import rules proposal
    Following the announced proposal by the USDA’s APHIS to ease import requirements for Chilean table grapes, authorities and industry...
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  • October 19, 2022
    Florida ag losses may total $1.56B
    Florida’s citrus, vegetable and melon production suffered the greatest financial losses in Hurricane Ian, according to IFAS. The post Florida...
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  • October 18, 2022
    Rising energy prices to cost European produce industry $6.7B...
    Freshfel is urging authorities to apply palliative measures to minimize the consequences of the energy crisis for the fresh...
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  • October 18, 2022
    Chilean blueberry industry forecasts 8% drop in volumes for...
    The Chilean Blueberry Committee says the small crop has resulted primarily from the the industry's intense focus on providing...
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  • October 18, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Florida could produce smallest citrus crop...
    Growers are claiming that they’ve lost at least half their crop to wind damage. In some of the harder...
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  • October 18, 2022
    USDA proposes new phytosanitary rules for Chilean table grape...
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Oct. 14 published a proposed change...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Global port congestion easing but still above average
    Disruption remains elevated, with capacity at port on the east coast of North America more than double the pre-Covid...
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  • October 17, 2022
    New Guatemalan avocado variety to enter international markets
    New Guatemalan avocado variety Booth-8 is expected to enter EU markets as the country moves forward with admissibility agreements. The...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Retail avocado sales rise to $180M for U.S. spring...
    Retail avocado sales rose to $180 million during U.S. spring holidays. Easter, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day accounted...
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  • October 17, 2022
    Chilean apples exports fall due to inflation in EU...
    Chilean apple exports for 2022 closed down 27% year-on-year at 570,000 tons, according to local producers cooperative Copefrut. The post...
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  • October 14, 2022
    ASOEX and Fedefruta forecast positive season for Chilean fruit...
    Authorities of ASOEX and Fedefruta provided an optimistic forecast for the upcoming season and addressed the main difficulties faced...
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  • October 14, 2022
    Argentine lemon export profitability lower this year amid weakened...
    Argentine company SA Veracruz has said that returns from the European market were less than ideal for the closing...
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  • October 14, 2022
    Florida orange total down 32 percent for 2022-23
    Production of all Florida orange varieties is estimated to drop 32% this season, according to USDA estimates released Oct....
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  • October 14, 2022
    Kroger to acquire Albertsons in $25B deal
    The merger would bring together more than 2,700 Kroger stores across the United States and over 2,200 Albertsons locations. The...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: What’s in store for Chilean cherries...
    Chilean cherry producers expect the upcoming season to be highly productive due to favorable climatic conditions during winter, with...
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  • October 13, 2022
    California citrus industry set to see rise in Navel...
    “The high quality of this crop is the silver lining of a very costly growing season,” says CCM President...
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  • October 13, 2022
    Western water on the precipice
    Low water supplies in the Western United States have reached a desperate situation. As replenishing rain will not fall,...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Extreme cold hinders crops in New Zealand
    New Zealand growers are currently assessing the damage caused by the frosts. The extreme temperatures were recorded during the...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Mexican berries reach $2B in exports in H1
    With a total 467,153 tons shipped during the previous season, strawberry exports grew almost by 9% year-on-year. Mexico is...
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  • October 12, 2022
    Prices spike with low Central Valley lettuce supplies
    Hot weather in California’s Central Valley activated the Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV), hindering lettuce production and causing FOB...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Ecuadorian blueberries enter the international market
    Ecuadorian blueberries will now be available in the international market, following a shipment of five tons exported by sea....
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  • October 11, 2022
    South African berry exports threatened by port worker strike
    A third of South Africa's berry producers who are currently unprofitable now reportedly hang in the balance due to...
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  • October 11, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Inflation and its effects on prices...
    “Inflation has been accelerating since early fall 2021, drought conditions are severe, consumer confidence is low and grocery patterns...
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  • October 10, 2022
    Peru adding far less avocado hectarage this year following...
    In other Peruvian avocado news, the country's shipments to the U.S. market have risen by about 30% year-on-year so...
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  • October 10, 2022
    California table grape stocks up 18% on last two...
    The USDA's Grape Cold Storage Summary, which is released every two weeks from around the middle of the local...
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  • October 10, 2022
    The highly anticipated Modi apples are launching this week...
    Modi Apples are now available to all of California, following a successful launch in select stores during late September. The...
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  • October 7, 2022
    Oppy to deliver record volumes of Cotton Candy grapes...
    Grower-marketer Oppy expects to deliver record volumes of Cotton Candy grapes this year as it enters its third season...
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  • October 7, 2022
    U.S. grocery store prices climb as a third of...
    Grocery prices increased by 14% in August, according to the U.S. government. This is the highest annual increase since...
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  • October 7, 2022
    Mann Packing set to relaunch Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
    Following a packaging redesign, Mann Packing Co. will be relaunching its famous Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. The post Mann Packing...
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  • October 7, 2022
    Spanish strawberries take center stage at Fruit Attraction 2022
    Every year, Fruit Attraction chooses a different crop to showcase and promote. 2022’s pick was strawberry. The post Spanish strawberries...
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  • October 6, 2022
    Kissabel apples charm Fruit Attraction goers
    The ongoing marketing campaign for Kissabel Apples has proved to be one of the high points of the conference...
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  • October 6, 2022
    Fruit Attraction 2022 consolidates Spain as EU leader in...
    Fruit Attraction 2022 kicked off with more than 1,800 companies participating and 90,000 visitors projected. This year's most important...
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  • October 6, 2022
    California Giant Berry Farms forecasts high production volumes for...
    California Giant Berry Farms recently shared a strawberry crop update forecasting a big increase in production. Peak volumes...
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  • October 6, 2022
    Hapag-Lloyd acquires LatAm shipping terminal business in $1B deal
    The shipping company acquired 100% of the shares held by SAAM Ports S.A and SAAM Logistics S.A. With the...
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  • October 6, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Grape Exports from Chile expected to...
    Grape exports from Chile are expected to fall in the 2022-23 season due to challenging weather conditions and logistics...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte teams up with blockchain start-up tech...
    Fresh Del Monte Produce has recently invested a 39% stake in Decapolis, in an effort to secure innovative solutions...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Jeff Oberman becomes California Avocado Commission’s new president
    Produce veteran Jeff Oberman is to become the new California Avocado Commission Board of Directors president, effective Oct. 10....
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  • October 5, 2022
    Citrus industry appears to be Florida ag’s biggest Ian...
    Within the Sunshine State’s produce industry, it is Florida’s citrus growers facing devastating damage from Hurricane Ian. The post Citrus...
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  • October 5, 2022
    Carbon Dioxide Permeability and the effect of Polyphenol Oxidase...
    Internal browning is a condition problem that occurs in all stone fruits after a certain period of time, being...
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  • October 4, 2022
    AM FRESH Group acquires a controlling interest of Fruit-X...
    AM FRESH Group has acquired a majority stake in Asian-based Fruit-X, hoping to to redefine the produce industry in...
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  • October 4, 2022
    Mexican avocados help grow U.S. economy, study says
    A new study by Texas A&M University has confirmed that Hass avocado imports from Mexico contribute directly to the...
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  • October 4, 2022
    Inflation could cause Peruvian grapes to be replaced by...
    Inflation has Peruvian producers and exporters on alert over concerns that consumers may opt to purchase less expensive fruit. The...
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  • October 4, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru’s blueberry sector waltzing to newer...
    Peru is deemed as the leading exporter of fresh blueberries in the world, and according to projections, the country’s...
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  • October 3, 2022
    Honduran banana exports bounce back as Ecuador struggles
    The Central Bank of Honduras (BCH) reported that banana exports almost doubled to US$293.4 million during the first semester...
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  • October 3, 2022
    Westfalia Fruit’s avocado seeds to replace plastic microbeads in...
    Westfalia Fruit will supply ground avocado seeds to premium beauty brand Dr. Craft to be used in a range...
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  • October 3, 2022
    U.S. seaports facing biggest challenges in decades
    U.S. seaports are currently enduring the worst congestion “since the age of containerization”, Logistics Management reports. The publication credits...
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  • October 3, 2022
    First reports emerge of damage to Florida citrus industry...
    One major citrus producer believes the greater impact of the storm will be on production in the current season...
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  • October 3, 2022
    Chile’s C&L Fruit aims to win over US market...
    C&L Fruit will be bringing a number of innovative plum, nectarine, peach, cherry and citrus varieties to the US...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Spanish lemon production to decrease by 10% due to...
    Spain's lemon production is forecast to decrease by 10% year-on-year in the 2022-23 season, according to the country's Lemon...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Australia table grape production to rise by 17% despite...
    Recent USDA reports project that total production for Australian table grapes is to rise to an estimated 210,000 metric...
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  • September 30, 2022
    Florida industry faces post-Ian era
    Hurricane Ian growled into Florida’s Atlantic coast near Cape Canaveral, according to the National Hurricane Center. The coasts of...
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  • September 30, 2022
    California Governor condemned by WGA as he signs controversial...
    Under pressure from President Joe Biden, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 29 signed a bill that reduces the...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Peruvian avocado prices impacted by higher volumes from competitors
    The Peruvian avocado season recently ended with average lower prices. A higher amount of fruit coming from other origins...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Argenti Lemon to uproot 15% of its groves amid...
    According to local media, Argenti Lemon has decided to extract 15% of its plants. La Nación noted that the...
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  • September 29, 2022
    South Africa table grape industry works for improvement over...
    Weeks ahead of the season’s first South African grape exports, South Africa’s table grape industry released a strong statement...
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  • September 29, 2022
    Processed avocados bring advantages to consumers
    While fresh avocados are terrific and healthy, ¡Yo Quiero! has extended the product line with high quality processed products. The...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: U.S. berry sellers are testing blackberry...
    In this installment of the ‘Agronometrics In Charts’ series, Valeria Concha studies the state of the US blackberry market....
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  • September 28, 2022
    IFG pleads with China not to sell unauthorized grape...
    IFG grape varieties are being illegally grown and sold in China. The company has warned about infringements and potential...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Texas officials call for immediate national help on ag...
    Leaders of Texas’ produce industry encouraged the U.S. Senate to step up before November to reverse decades of inaction...
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  • September 28, 2022
    New York is now the busiest port in the...
    The port of New York and New Jersey recently became the U.S. busiest shipping ports, CNBC reports. This comes...
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  • September 28, 2022
    Vanguard International forecasts strong Peruvian grape season
    Vanguard forecasts Peru to export 70-72 million boxes in the 2022-23 season, compared to 65M last year. The post Vanguard...
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  • September 27, 2022
    TOMRA Food welcomes ICOEL as an integrated business partner
    New partnership will strengthen and simplify customer support for Fruit Packers. The post TOMRA Food welcomes ICOEL as an integrated...
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  • September 27, 2022
    Chile forecasts lower table grape exports in 2022-23
    Chilean table grape exports are forecast to be 5% lower year-on-year, according to the first estimate of the upcoming...
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  • September 27, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Tighter supplies of Mexican strawberries in...
    Mexico is the third supplier of strawberries in the international market, but could face tighter supplies for the season...
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  • September 27, 2022
    California vineyards endure varied response to September weather
    California vineyards experienced a variety of rainfall amounts in early September, leaving growers with radically differing views of table...
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  • September 26, 2022
    AgroFresh to share new innovative freshness solutions and celebrate...
    AgroFresh is to share new innovative freshness solutions and celebrate key accomplishments at the upcoming Fruit Attraction in Madrid. The...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Greenyard announces €420M refinancing deal
    The multinational produce company recently announced a new financing agreement for 420 million euros. The post Greenyard announces €420M...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Energy crisis affects European vegetable farms
    Vegetable producers in northern and western Europe are contemplating halting their activities because of the financial hit from the...
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  • September 26, 2022
    Passion Fruit and Cape gooseberry are Colombia's new promising...
    The new trades seek to consolidate international markets, such as Mexico and the USA. Both Passion Fruit and Cape...
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  • September 23, 2022
    Costa Rica and Colombia continue to boost pineapple exports...
    Costa Rica and Colombia seek to consolidate pineapple consumption in the U.S. market and well as growing exports to...
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  • September 23, 2022
    California avocado season wraps up with positive numbers
    The 2022 California avocado season wrapped up with quality fruit and good availability. Index Fresh was one of the...
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  • September 23, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian grape industry reaping benefits of...
    A swift changeover in table grape varieties planted in Peru has been driving demand and has enabled the diversification...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Sun World wins legal battle in Egypt over unauthorized...
    Egyptian courts issue injunctions against growers producing unauthorized Sugrathirteen variety grapevines. The post Sun World wins legal battle in Egypt...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Promotable Latin American blueberry volumes en route to U.S.
    Mexican blueberries are on the road to Philadelphia. Peruvian blueberries are already landing in the Philadelphia seaport. So begins...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Devastated Pacific Northwest cherry season pushes...
    This year, a cold and wet spring stunted the development of many cherries, leading to what is, ostensibly, the...
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  • September 22, 2022
    Logistics crisis causes table grape season to be one...
    An industry association explained that there was a drop in the quality of black and red grapes and a...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Global peach and nectarine production to rise in 2022-23...
    U.S peach and nectarine production is expected to drop over 100,000 tons while a rising output led by China,...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Terra Exports hires former T&G exec as new CCO
    As part of his time at T&G, the executive spent more than six years working in Vietnam and Thailand...
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  • September 21, 2022
    Mission Produce announces U.K. distribution center
    The 102,000-square-foot facility is located near the UK’s largest ports and airports and at the intersection of England’s extensive...
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  • September 20, 2022
    IBO’s 2022 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report...
    As global fresh and processed highbush blueberry volumes near 1.8 million metric tons, this report provides an in-depth analysis...
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  • September 20, 2022
    Long Beach and Los Angeles see big drop in...
    The most recent data show US consumer spending and retail sales rising at a sluggish pace, a sign that...
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  • September 20, 2022
    How to stop internal browning in cherries during post-harvest...
    Thanks to the research conducted by Liventus, this season there are new solutions that will be able to decrease...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Plenty to build world’s largest indoor vertical farm campus...
    The centrally located Plenty Richmond Farm Campus marks Plenty’s expansion beyond the U.S. West Coast and will bring fresh,...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Spanish brand launches sneakers make from grapes
    A Mallorcan company is preparing its international expansion and celebrating with the launch of Grape Casual, its latest and...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Fresh Del Monte signs on to Pacific Coast Food...
    Fresh Del Monte is the first grower to sign on to the PCFWC's goal of reducing and preventing food...
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  • September 19, 2022
    Peru aims to position grapes, avocados and blueberries in...
    In the first half of the year, Peruvian agribusiness exports to Southeast Asia totaled US$187 million, reflecting a drop...
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  • September 16, 2022
    Guatemala aims to export Hass avocados to U.S. for...
    With an industry that is constantly developing, Guatemala has 5,500 hectares and expects 3,000 to 4,000 more to be...
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  • September 16, 2022
    European apple crop forecasts lowered due to heat and...
    The first estimates that were released in early August have been revised downwards in part due to the "intense...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Volume pressure sharpens as produce inflation climbs higher in...
    The price per unit across all foods and beverages in the IRI-measured multi-outlet stores accelerated further to an increase...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Maersk completes divestment of shares in Global Ports
    With this transfer of share ownership in GPI, APM Terminals will no longer operate in Russia nor own any...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Aldi overtakes Morrisons as the UK’s fourth largest supermarket
    Although Aldi leapfrogged Morrisons’ market share in August on a monthly basis, this is the first time this has...
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  • September 15, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexican organic blueberries from gaining popularity...
    Volumes of Mexican blueberry this season, in week 36 stood at approximately 140,000 tons, showing a 24 percent increase...
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  • September 14, 2022
    Promising future for U.S. mango consumption
    “It is expected that U.S. mango consumption will continue growing steadily for the foreseeable future,” said Manuel Michel, the...
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  • September 14, 2022
    AeroFarms opens 'world's largest' aeroponic smart farm in Virginia
    David Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, said: “This Grand Opening is an incredible milestone for AeroFarms as we scale our...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean clementine exports fall by 39%
    The main factor that influenced this decrease was the severe drought that the country faced during 2021, which has...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Beeflow & Cal Poly Strawberry Center partner for food...
    The first-of-its-kind research funded by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) hopes...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Rain and wind delay Mexican produce exports
    Mangoes and a range of vegetables such as cucumbers and bell peppers are expected to be especially affected by...
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  • September 13, 2022
    Chilean avocado industry forecasts drop in production in 2022-23
    Frosts that structk Chile in late May and early June are one of the main reasons behind an anticipated...
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  • September 12, 2022
    Peru forecasts 11% increase in table grape exports
    Peru's table grape association Provid has forecast exports in the 2022-23 season to increase by 11 percent to 71.5...
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  • September 12, 2022
    Florida ag groups file petition alleging damage from Mexican...
    The petition requests the U.S. Trade Representative to “conduct an investigation into the flood of imported seasonal and perishable...
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  • September 12, 2022
    PhilaPort executives bullish on coming fruit season
    Driving the key growth are increased volume and more varied production from growers in Peru and Chile. The post PhilaPort...
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  • September 9, 2022
    Fyffes releases results of Honduras melon operations transformation
    The changes benefit more than 5,000 employees and temporary workers as well as local communities. The post Fyffes releases results...
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  • September 9, 2022
    Mission Produce posts flat net income, higher revenue for...
    In the fourth quarter, Mission said the industry is expecting volumes to increase sequentially and remain consistent with the...
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  • September 8, 2022
    North American blueberry deal coming to end for 2022
    Industry leaders indicate it was a good season, although production areas saw decreased volume with disappointing crop set in...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Federal appeals court resurrects major lawsuit against Chiquita -...
    A court reportedly resurrected a major lawsuit Tuesday against Chiquita for allegedly supporting a Colombian terrorist group. The post Federal...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian grape exports rising exponentially
    Prices in the 2021-2022 season ranged from $18.08 per package to $31.80 per package, reflecting the existing volatility in...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods
    It says the planned acquisition will unite both brands to deliver a better, more sustainable grocery experience and put...
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  • September 8, 2022
    Why successful investors see farmland investment as a wise...
    For the past 30 years, the average return on farmland, adjusted for inflation, has been around 5 percent. The post...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Mission Produce announces logistics partnership with NatureSweet
    The move is anticipated to support the expansion of NatureSweet’s greenhouse portfolio, which includes snacking tomatoes, medium/large tomatoes, cucumbers,...
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  • September 7, 2022
    U.S. fertilizer prices rising
    “Nitrogen prices rose in response to a wave of European ammonia closures last week,” said Alexis Maxwell, an analyst...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Scientists search for chemical to protect avocados from pest
    UC Riverside scientists are on the hunt for a chemical called pheromone that disrupts “evil” weevils’ mating and could...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Tesco to ramp up security measures as a result...
    Chairman John Allan said shoppers will see extra security tags on food, as well as an increased security presence...
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  • September 7, 2022
    Early Chinese New Year causes uncertainty among Chilean cherry...
    The earlier date has caused many producers and exporters to wonder what will happen to the cherries that arrive...
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  • September 6, 2022
    CGA announces market closure for Valencia oranges
    The Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa has voluntarily made the decision to close export of Valencia oranges from...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Walmart offers $377.6M to buy out South African Massmart...
    The deal would help Walmart put "further intervention operationally and significant additional financial investment," Massmart's Chairman Dlamini told reporters. The...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: The last of the California avocado...
    The 2021-22 crop year was marked by favorable market conditions, an early start to harvesting and more of the...
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  • September 6, 2022
    Delaware River region delegation visits Chile
    “Our goal was to share advancements on a promising alternative treatment project,” said Miriam Borja-Fisher, Western Fumigation’s Senior Business...
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  • September 5, 2022
    HSBC predicts major drop in container shipping profits in...
    HSBC Global Research has forecast that container shipping will face an unavoidable downcycle and profits will fall by 80...
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  • September 5, 2022
    APHIS extends citrus black spot quarantine area in Florida
    Four sections in Collier County and five sections in Glades County are being added to the citrus black spot...
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  • September 5, 2022
    In produce, inflation starts at the dirt
    Current inflationary trends are caused by a lack of resources and supply chain disruptions which have squeezed inputs and...
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  • September 5, 2022
    Pear Bureau Northwest predicts normal-sized fresh pear crop
    “There will be a full range of sizes available, including popular large-sized fruit as well as smaller sizes to...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Florida judge dismisses claims against Chiquita - report
    The plaintiffs claim that Chiquita Brands International paid $1.7 million to a paramilitary group in Colombia that killed and...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Greenyard’s co-CEOs to stay on
    Hein Deprez and Marc Zwaaneveld have both committed to stay at Greenyard until 30 April 2026. The post Greenyard’s...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Chilean clementine season ends with exports down 39%
    The 2022 clementine season ended with a total of 41,832 tons, 39 percent down on the same period in...
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  • September 2, 2022
    Calavo Growers reports revenue and net income increases in...
    “I am pleased that our teams successfully navigated temporary avocado price volatility that impacted both our Grown and Prepared...
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  • September 1, 2022
    Maersk announces first green logistics warehouse in Denmark
    "Many of our customers are looking for long-term partners that have such capabilities to reduce their entire climate footprint,”...
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  • September 1, 2022
    Agronometrics in Charts: Haiti’s mango volumes projected to be...
    The Haitian mango season began the third week of April and is expected to run until the second week...
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  • September 1, 2022
    VOG 2022-23 apple season underway, slightly smaller crop forecast
    Table apple quantities forecast for integrated production are slightly below 450 thousand tonnes, a drop of 3.5 percent compared...
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  • September 1, 2022
    Westfalia celebrates 75 years of avocado supply
    “Providing the freshest possible avocados to the world has been Westfalia’s Mission for over 75 years,” said Raina Nelson,...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Logistics crisis affecting Peruvian table grape quality this season
    “There were not enough spaces on ships to cover export capacity. Delays in the import of materials caused problems...
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  • August 31, 2022
    California grower McClarty talks about boosting grape consumption
    "As an industry, we need to review where we are, where we are going, and how to get there....
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  • August 31, 2022
    Agricultural coalition offers support for implementation of drought funding
    In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Pakistan floods estimated to have caused at least $10B...
    Pakistan's planning minister Ahsan Iqbal said the country would face serious food shortages in the coming weeks and months. The...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Terra Exports makes the 2022 Inc. 5000 list
    This is the company's fifth appearance on the Inc. 5000 list, securing their spot with 108 percent three-year growth. The...
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  • August 31, 2022
    Syngenta announces double-digit sales growth for Q2 and H1
    Second quarter Group sales increased by 24 percent to $9.2 billion, up $1.8 billion year-on-year, while EBITDA for 2022...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Port congestion continues to wreak havoc in the U.S....
    The port congestion has ocean carriers, most recently MSC, announcing modifications to its vessel schedule. The post Port congestion continues...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Mexico looks to increase avocado exports to Europe with...
    “Our proposal is to find a fast route from Mexico to Europe which reduces the arrival through the Port...
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  • August 30, 2022
    Kapi Kapi expands U.S. logistics team
    Latishia Bryant joined Kapi Kapi as Logistics Manager, working closely with Sharonda Masters who was hired as Logistics Coordinator. The...
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