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  • March 1, 2024
    Legislators rush to reach agreement on EU’s new Packaging...
    The last negotiation session between the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union is...
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  • March 1, 2024
    Hortgro: Cape Town Port delays hindered South Africa stone...
    Current measures to improve port operations have come too late to salvage the operation of those seasons. The post Hortgro:...
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  • March 1, 2024
    Late Chilean cherry arrivals to U.S. extend season until...
    Usually, Chilean cherry exports to the growing U.S. market end in mid-February. This year the late deal will see...
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  • March 1, 2024
    Citrus greening study unlocks key genetic information and potential...
    Relief could be on the way for citrus growers, thanks to a new development by the USDA’s Agricultural Research...
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  • February 29, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru's agricultural sector saw its lowest...
    With a workforce representing more than a fifth of the country's employees, the recovery of this vital sector is...
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  • February 29, 2024
    U.S. grape market remains tight ahead of peak Chilean...
    Supply issues began in August when Hurricane Hilary struck California. From there, the industry witnessed a domino effect of...
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  • February 29, 2024
    Rain brings positive California avocado forecast
    The GEM variety shows great promise to supplement the market, California Avocado Commission Marketing VP Terry Splane said. The...
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  • February 29, 2024
    USDA announces $26M fund for regional food market development
    The initiative seeks to aid the development of local and regional food entities by helping them coordinate and expand...
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  • February 28, 2024
    Dole sells Progressive Produce for $120 million
    The transaction, which is expected to close in March 2024, is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The...
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  • February 28, 2024
    Southern nectarine slated as 'mango' of the Ozarks
    The Ozark Mango, named for its tropical flavor profile, is the seventh nectarine developed by the breeding program, located...
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  • February 28, 2024
    Fresh del Monte reports highest gross profit since 2016
    Yahoo Finance notes that Fresh Del Monte's performance analysis reveals a company adept at navigating the complexities of the...
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  • February 28, 2024
    Cost pressures build for UK exporters amid Red Sea...
    The British Chamber of Commerce says more than half of UK exporters have seen shipping operations adversely affected. The post...
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  • February 28, 2024
    U.S. trade body sues to block Kroger-Albertsons merger
    Federal Trade Commission claims the merger would lead to higher prices, store closures, and job losses. The post U.S. trade...
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  • February 28, 2024
    U.S. puts Mexico’s avocado hub on notice over illegal...
    In a joint press conference with Michoacán Governor Alfredo Ramírez, U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar said measures are underway to...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: The economic landscape of Chile’s agriculture...
    Chile's agriculture industry stands at a crossroads in 2024, grappling with both challenges and opportunities. The post Agronometrics in Charts:...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Driscoll’s takes significant stake in Australian giant, Costa Group
    Costa Group's grower network spans every state of Australia, China, Morocco, and southern Africa. Costa products are sold...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Indian grapes see volume increase, but face transit challenges
    Despite starting its season two weeks earlier than normal, Indian grape production volumes is expected to increase by 20%...
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  • February 27, 2024
    Banana shipment leads to UK’s largest cocaine seizure on...
    The estimated street value of the shipment is thought to be around £450 million or US$570 million. The post Banana...
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  • February 27, 2024
    UNITEC Group presents latest advances at Fruit Logistica
    The company's booth at Fruit Logistica showcased a diverse range of solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Global Avocado Summit 2024: Avocado Day is back
    The Chilean Avocado Committee and Yentzen Group are preparing a renewed version of the traditional meeting, this time with...
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  • February 26, 2024
    New Spanish plum variety attracts Chilean growers
    In Spain, it is already a very productive variety that can harvest up to 60 kilos per tree, and...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Sweet Cott: Les Domaines Agricoles' newest citrus launch
    Citrus breeder Les Domaines, known for the Nadorcott mandarin, is catching the attention of consumers, retailers, and producers with...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Bloom Fresh announces the appointment of Josep Jove Estiarte...
    PRESS RELEASE The board of Bloom Fresh International (BLOOM), the world's leading premium fruit-breeding company specializing in table grapes,...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Zespri stands by auspicious 2024 export forecast
    CEO Dan Mathieson says the company has been able to leverage challenges in the market to secure greater value...
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  • February 26, 2024
    Peru expects to recover blueberry volumes in 2024
    In 2023, the north of Peru, between La Libertad and Lambayeque, where most of the planted areas are located,...
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  • February 23, 2024
    How New Zealand is reevaluating its food import system...
    Following an alarming spike in Hepatitis A cases, a Parliament-led audit unveiled unexpected flaws in New Zealand’s food import...
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  • February 23, 2024
    Advanced Berry Breeding unveils raspberry varieties at Fruit Logistica
    The new cultivars aim for year-round, high-yielding production, and a longer shelf-life. The post Advanced Berry Breeding unveils raspberry varieties...
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  • February 23, 2024
    Former Chiquita executive appointed to FiveStars board
    With more than two decades of experience in the fresh produce industry, Chris Dugan joins FiveStar's Board of Directors...
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  • February 23, 2024
    Colombian limes find opportunity as Mexico winds down
    Mexico represents 95% of all limes arriving in the U.S. The other 5% is mainly covered by Colombia and...
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  • February 22, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: The Moroccan blueberry industry: Emergence to...
    From 2015 onwards, the sector's trajectory witnessed an exponential ascent, propelled by the infusion of foreign capital. The post Agronometrics...
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  • February 22, 2024
    Grocery union representing 30,000 workers first to endorse Kroger-Albertsons...
    Ann Poff, vice president of UFCW Local 555, said in a release, “Our workers would rather work for people...
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  • February 22, 2024
    Q&A: VOG's vertical integration success story
    Hannes Tauber, Marketing Manager at VOG, addressed the firm's unique approach from farm to shelf during the past Fruit...
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  • February 22, 2024
    U.S. fresh fruit imports on track for decade of...
    USDA forecasts the value of horticultural imports to decline moderately from a high of $98.4 billion in 2024, to...
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  • February 22, 2024
    Peru's table grape debut in Japan nears 2,500 tons
    Up to week 5 of 2024, Peru has exported more than 14 varieties, with Allison accounting for nearly 22%...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Pitaya, soursop stand out in U.S. consumer market projections
    As consumption increases, growers and exporters in Ecuador look at ways of growing consumer awareness on exotic fruits in...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Red Sea crisis drives air freight as alternative to...
    The Red Sea conflict has jeopardized the global supply chain as prices rice and transit times increase as ships...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Sorma Group's box-filling robot seeks to revolutionize packing technology
    Designed to streamline the filling process, the technology offers a seamless solution for placing produce packs in boxes with...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Goldenberry Farms prepares for Sweet Sugar mango season
    The firm is currently working on expanding its acreage to provide a longer season. Sugar mangos can be found...
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  • February 21, 2024
    Onubafruit presents five new blueberry varieties at Fruit Logistica
    Company Manager Francisco Sánchez said the new cultivars are in full production, with “magnificent results” observed so far. The post...
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  • February 20, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: A tour of the South African...
    A prolonged and wet winter, particularly in the Western Cape, has led to a delayed harvest to the season,...
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  • February 20, 2024
    Agrovision introduces large-scale blueberry farming operation in China
    The new Yunnan farming operation serves to advance the company’s promise of premium superfruits, 52 weeks a year, of...
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  • February 20, 2024
    Q&A: Chilean nectarine season at David del Curto
    To learn more about the industry and exports so far this season, we spoke with executives from David del...
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  • February 20, 2024
    Ecuadorian soursop sector urges APHIS to resume negotiations
    Fruit fly is the main potential issue for Ecuadorian soursop shipments. The industry currently applies the same protocol used...
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  • February 20, 2024
    New laser weeder tech offers spatial data intelligence
    The update aims to address the diverse needs of farmers in various regions, empowering them with actionable farm data...
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  • February 19, 2024
    Chilean apples to supply U.S. market during spring
    Honeybear’s Chilean Honeycrisp crop will be harvested in early March and will begin to arrive by April in its...
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  • February 19, 2024
    Mardi Gras pears return for 2024 season
    The company says this variety "is all about those juicy bites, perfectly balanced with a smooth, buttery finish." The post...
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  • February 19, 2024
    Russia lifts ban against Ecuadorian bananas
    The ban was applied as of February 5, after the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision confirmed...
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  • February 19, 2024
    Peru officially launches its avocado export season
    During the 2023 season, total avocado shipments reached 599,769 tons according to official records, surpassing the previous season, which...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Australia approves release of GM Cavendish banana
    The new cultivar was developed in hopes of fighting the devastating effects of the Panama Disease tropical race 4...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Ohmic heating offers a sustainable alternative for processed fruits...
    The technology can be applied to a variety of processed products, including baby food, soups, sauces, as well as...
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  • February 16, 2024
    California Table Grape Commission calls officials to enhance competitiveness
    Noting the need to sell more U.S. grown products to U.S. consumers, the recommendations include the establishment of a...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Mexico and Canada continue MoU for organic products
    To ensure compliance, organic products are accompanied by a copy of the current organic certificate and its Transaction Certificate...
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  • February 16, 2024
    Chile: "The volume of table grapes for 2024 will...
    So far, because there has been good movement of fruit within the U.S. market, grape quality has been strong....
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  • February 15, 2024
    Zespri to ship 193 million trays of kiwifruit in...
    While still early in the season, Zespri’s latest supply estimate reflects the positive growing conditions seen across New Zealand...
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  • February 15, 2024
    Agronometrics Shorts: Severe storm ravages California, pushing strawberry prices...
    Despite the jump in pricing, strawberry markets are still at a ten-year low. The post Agronometrics Shorts: Severe storm ravages...
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  • February 15, 2024
    USDA statement on 2022 ag census
    Regarding the 2022 ag census, the first in five years, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered a statement. The post USDA...
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  • February 15, 2024
    Argentine cherries mark “record season”
    Main markets for Argentine cherries include the U.S., which accounts for 34% of overall exports. It is followed by...
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  • February 15, 2024
    Westfalia closes positive year in Asia
    The company forecasts “continued market growth across the region into the latter half of the decade.” The post Westfalia closes...
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  • February 14, 2024
    Ecuadorian blueberries entering China
    The sector is betting on high quality and year-round production to conquer the coveted Asian market in 2024. The post...
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  • February 14, 2024
    Retail giants in California address in-store thefts
    Los Angeles and San Francisco lead the list of U.S. metro areas most impacted by organized retail crime, according...
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  • February 14, 2024
    Malaysia mega-port begins construction
    The port is located on the Straits of Malacca, at the crossroad of major shipping routes, linking Asia, Europe,...
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  • February 14, 2024
    Chilean kiwifruit production projected to reach 130 thousand tons
    According to Carlos Cruzat, president of the Chilean Kiwifruit Commission, will reach similar production volumes than in 2023, approximately...
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  • February 14, 2024
    Global organic cultivation shows sustained growth
    Similarly, the number of organic producers also saw a significant rise, surpassing 4.5 million. The post Global organic cultivation...
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  • February 13, 2024
    Goldenberry Farms: "We see pitaya fruit turning conventional"
    Pitahaya consumption in the United States has increased in recent years and is projected to continue growing. We spoke...
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  • February 13, 2024
    Agronometrics Shorts: The 2023-24 Chilean table grape season -...
    Newer varieties such as Prime, Sweet Celebration and Midnight Beauty are gaining traction, collectively expected to represent 63% of...
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  • February 13, 2024
    Mexico exported 137,500 tons of avocados for the Super...
    This year was the second best year in terms of shipments of Mexican avocados for the Super Bowl with...
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  • February 13, 2024
    Oppy and Sun Grape announce Sun Grape California
    This partnership is official as of Feb. 6, and will officially begin shipping products to market in early July...
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  • February 13, 2024
    Ron Krueger enters WPVGA Hall of Fame
    In his career, Krueger oversaw the growing of 1,100 acres of early-generation certified seed potatoes (including numerous varieties), certified...
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  • February 12, 2024
    Jaguar Mangos back for a second season
    Supplies of Jaguar mangos are anticipated to be available by mid-March. The post Jaguar Mangos back for a second...
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  • February 12, 2024
    Super Bowl LVIII: Colombian avocado shipments post 56% rise
    In 2023, the sector achieved a commendable 26% increase in the number of containers exported to various markets worldwide. The...
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  • February 12, 2024
    Ecuadorian mango seeks to recover production volumes after a...
    In 2023, total production and export volumes of Ecuadorian mango fell by nearly 50% year-on-year due to challenging weather...
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  • February 12, 2024
    European Commission halts new pesticide regulation
    Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed that the decision was taken in an attempt to reconcile with the...
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  • February 12, 2024
    World Apple and Pear Association releases Southern Hemisphere forecast
    The report was compiled with the support of producing countries’ main associations, such as CAFI (Argentina), APAL (Australia), ABPM...
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  • February 9, 2024
    Chilean frozen fruit industry challenged by drop in fresh...
    The United States is the main market for Chilean frozen fruit, representing 43% of the country's total sales. The post...
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  • February 9, 2024
    Peruvian citrus sector working to regain steam
    The U.S., China, Europe, Central America, and Canada continue to be the main destination markets for Peruvian citrus. The post...
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  • February 9, 2024
    Quantified Sensor Technology wins challenge Mexico
    PRESS RELEASE Quantified Sensor Technology emerged as the winner in the start- and scale-up challenge, a collaborative effort by...
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  • February 9, 2024
    Spanish farmers protest EU’s Common Agricultural Policy
    The industry demands urgent reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the main legislations of the European...
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  • February 9, 2024
    Brighter Bites named strategic partner of MyPlate.gov
    Through this partnership, Brighter Bites joins a large variety of organizations and companies to elevate USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian avocado industry navigating a complex...
    Despite its success in the 2023 campaign, avocado cultivation sector in Peru faced several obstacles, particularly in northern Peru,...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Zespri lays out plans for "promising" 2024
    Zespri is currently planning a new consumer marketing campaign and merchandising opportunities to start another new season off strong...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Bloom Fresh to license protected plant varieties in China
    The firm has actively taken legal action against nurseries and growers who illegitimately use its proprietary varieties and trademarks,...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Chilean nut exports revised up
    Chilenut President Juan Esteban Rodriguez tells FreshFruitPortal.com that, despite the growth achieved in the Indian market, the industry continues...
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  • February 8, 2024
    Conditions for interstate movement of fresh citrus from oriental...
    This Federal Order provides relief to the growers by establishing a new treatment approach under which fresh citrus fruit...
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  • February 7, 2024
    Florida successfully controls deadly pest
    Initially, peppers were hit especially hard, with leaves curling and growth altered due to the infection. The post Florida...
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  • February 7, 2024
    Agrovision celebrates 10th anniversary
    In just a decade, Agrovision has become the third-largest grower of blueberries in Peru, capturing the leading position in...
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  • February 7, 2024
    IBO announces Driscoll’s Mario Steta as new chairman
    Steta will succeed McPherson, formerly the general manager of Australian company Costa Group’s berry business, who held the IBO...
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  • February 7, 2024
    Weakened commodity prices drive farmer sentiment down
    There was an increase in the proportion of producers anticipating a decline in financial performance for the upcoming year,...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Kroger CFO departs for Costco
    Gary Millership is leaving the company after 15 years of service and will take up the same position at...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Agronometrics Shorts: Relief is on the horizon for the...
    While production ramp-up will require time, promotional volume from Mexico is anticipated to be available by April. The post Agronometrics...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Russia bans 30% of Ecuadorian banana exports
    The Russian market represents 21% of all Ecuadorian banana exports worldwide, with 75.7 million boxes exported in 2023. The post...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Atmospheric river brings flood warning to California
    During this time of the year, the fruits that could suffer the most from flooding are strawberries and citrus...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Canadian greenhouse announces far-red lighting trial for mini cucumbers
    Far-red light, which is part of the light spectrum just beyond visible red light, has been shown to influence...
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  • February 6, 2024
    Chilean fruit sector safe from wildfires, officials say
    Deadly wildfires blazing through Chile’s central and southern regions have claimed the lives of over 100 people, as an...
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  • February 5, 2024
    U.S. Brazilian mango imports projected up
    The 2023-24 Brazilian season is expected to be about 31% higher year-on-year. The post U.S. Brazilian mango imports projected up...
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  • February 5, 2024
    Superfresh Growers volunteered 175 hours in 2023
    Throughout 2023, 58 Superfresh Growers employees participated in various volunteer activities, ranging from local food drives to environmental cleanup...
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  • February 5, 2024
    Fruit fly quarantine continues in California
    Residents are urged to cooperate with agriculture officials and allow them access to your garden to place traps, inspect...
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  • February 5, 2024
    Chilean Blueberry Committee projects 8% volume drop in 2023-24
    Executive Director Andrés Armstrong tells FreshFruitPortal.com that the committee needed to reevaluate their initial estimate as harvests slowed following...
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  • February 5, 2024
    Dole kicks off 125th Banana-versary celebration
    As one of the produce leader’s biggest initiatives ever, the celebration will continue through December 2024, offering banana lovers...
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  • February 2, 2024
    Garland S. Reiter, Jr. appointed to Chief Commercial Officer,...
    Garland has a deep understanding of the company's roots, having grown up surrounded by the rich agricultural traditions that...
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  • February 2, 2024
    Naturipe celebrates peak of blueberry winter season
    This FeBLUEary, as the company names this promotion period, berries will primarily come from Naturipe growers in Chile and...
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  • February 2, 2024
    Spain urges the EU to safeguard citrus campaign amid...
    The Spanish Citrus Management Committee is urging the EU to “open a safe corridor to guarantee the transit of...
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  • February 2, 2024
    D’Arrigo Brothers Company of California: Celebrating a century of...
    A century of resilience, vision, and unwavering commitment to excellence come to the forefront as D’Arrigo California celebrates the...
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  • February 2, 2024
    Walmart expands “Store of the Future” concept
    The company plans to build or convert more than 150 locations in the U.S. in the next five years,...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Chilean Systems Approach pilot in Mexico...
    Rodrigo Astete, sub-technical director of Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) claims that the program allows the application of...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Sea-Intelligence Report: Only two shipping lines achieved schedule reliability...
    The report covers schedule reliability on 34 trade lanes and over 60 carriers. The post Sea-Intelligence Report: Only two shipping...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Westfalia Fruit celebrates 75 years of history
    Press Release Westfalia Fruit, the leading global avocado supplier celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Founded by the legendary...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Virú secures organics certification for acai fields
    The crop has experienced a rise in interest during the past years, as consumers look for more health-oriented food...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Chilean unions call for government action following farmers' murder
    Four Venezuelan nationals allegedly boarded the victims’ truck while they were traveling back after selling their products at the...
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  • February 1, 2024
    Peruvian Hass avocado production remains steady
    Peru’s Hass Avocado Producers Association (ProHass) President Juan Carlos Paredes addresses campaign projections for the upcoming season. The post Peruvian...
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  • January 31, 2024
    California Table Grape Commission names Director of Content Development
    Increasing its commitment to expand the reach of its global marketing campaign, the California Table Grape Commission named Nick...
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  • January 31, 2024
    Peru: Frozen mango production to drop 90% year-on-year
    "In Dominus, we have been quite impacted by the drop in volume, in a normal campaign we had 350...
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  • January 31, 2024
    Prima Wawona sells farmland, announces massive layoffs
    Based in Fresno, California, the company is preparing to sell 16,000 acres of prime farmland, valued at $370 million....
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  • January 31, 2024
    New Zealand apple production to increase 12%
    New Zealand Apples and Pears (NZAPI) expects domestic production volumes to grow 12% this year over the 2022 crop...
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  • January 31, 2024
    Mexican avocado industry gearing up for Super Bowl LVIII
    A Super Bowl staple, guacamole consumption notably peaks during the sports event, with Mexican avocado producers preparing to supply...
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  • January 30, 2024
    Agronometrics in Charts: Price hikes in sight for cherries
    This year marks a notable departure from the industry's historical trends, as it is the first time in many...
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  • January 30, 2024
    The U.S. and U.K. are the main markets for...
    According to Agrodata's report, the United Kingdom was the main destination for these shipments in 2023, with purchases totaling...
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  • January 30, 2024
    California Avocado Commission announces 2023-24 crop forecast
    The potential for a wet winter may encourage some growers to delay picking to allow their avocados time to...
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  • January 30, 2024
    Bagged avocados are most popular during holiday season
    Avocado sales data and shopper research also indicates a preference for bagged avocados for everyday meals and for use...
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  • January 30, 2024
    Planasa zero cold requirement blueberries hoping to boost Peruvian...
    The firm's tropical blueberry genetics were designed to thrive even in drought conditions, with improved endurance to stress and...
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  • January 29, 2024
    Chilean grape season kicks off with 64% of export...
    As per the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association Frutas de Chile (formerly ASOEX) third estimate, over 62 million table grape...
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  • January 29, 2024
    Verfrut founder speaks about the sale of Chilean fruit...
    The company was acquired 100% by Unifrutti, aiming to expand its multi-fruit platform further and meet the growing global...
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  • January 29, 2024
    Maersk announces changes to MECL service
    The firm has assured that it will provide updated information on alternative solutions and various options shortly, to meet...
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  • January 29, 2024
    Argentine pome fruit sector expanding productivity
    Patagonia Food CEO Nicolás Sánchez, who also acts as president of the Argentine Chamber of Integrated Fruit Growers (CAFI)...
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  • January 29, 2024
    Walmart COO on AI's impact on retail
    Anshu Bhardwaj, senior vice president and chief operating officer, of Walmart discusses the changing nature of retail in a...
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  • January 29, 2024
    Winter Artichoke season is here with promotable volumes
    PRESS RELEASE Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in North America, announced their winter...
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  • January 26, 2024
    Summertime Flavors make winter debut with Lemonade Apples
    With recent plantings coming into increased production this past season, Rice Fruit Company is saying “Hello Yellow” to their...
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  • January 26, 2024
    South African Citrus Growers Association projects positive season for...
    According to IOL media, in South Africa, the citrus season starts with lemons in February and ends in September. The...
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  • January 26, 2024
    CMI Orchards’ Sunrise Magic apples now available
    CMI’s Vice President of Marketing Rochelle Bohm informed that the apple variety is now ready to pack and ship. The...
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  • January 26, 2024
    Peruvian blueberry industry turns to varietal change to secure...
    "Success will depend on the ability of growers to achieve the goal of selecting and managing new varieties effectively,"...
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  • January 25, 2024
    Three new raspberry varieties to be launched at Fruit...
    Advanced Berry Breeding (ABB), a leader in raspberry breeding, announced the commercial launch of three new varieties. The post Three...
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  • January 25, 2024
    How focusing on phytosanitation boosted Mexican papaya
    According to a report by Mexico's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, between 2013 and 2023, national production increased...
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  • January 25, 2024
    Biden Administration announces $200M for fertilizer and clean energy...
    The funding falls under the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP), which was created to help expand U.S. fertilizer production. The...
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  • January 25, 2024
    Agronometrics Interviews: Berries Paradise
    An exclusive look at the Mexican blueberry season with Berries Paradise Chief Commercial Officer Carlos Madariaga. The post Agronometrics Interviews:...
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  • January 25, 2024
    Turkey struggles with citrus overproduction
    Quality concerns and fruit size issues have pushed profit margins down, a recent USDA report says. The post Turkey struggles...
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  • January 24, 2024
    Mexican melon production grows 11%
    The U.S. is the main market for Mexican melons with a market value of 25,6 million dollars in 2022. The...
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  • January 24, 2024
    UK table grape market to reach $1.4B by 2028,...
    The sector has experienced a steady CAGR of 3.47% from its 2021 valuation of $1.120 billion. The post UK table...
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  • January 24, 2024
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  • December 5, 2023
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    Stringent fumigation requirements imposed by U.S. health authorities created formidable barriers for numerous producers seeking contracts with importers in...
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  • December 4, 2023
    Panama Canal drought causes slot reductions and extended shipping...
    Pacific-to-Atlantic (northbound) transits showed a sharp rise in wait time in November for ships without reservations, coinciding with cuts...
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  • December 4, 2023
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  • December 4, 2023
    Coalition pens open letter to Secretary Vilsack on ag...
    The coalition specifically criticizes the USDA’s Farm Labor Stabilization Pilot program, which had a cost of $65 million, saying...
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  • December 4, 2023
    Ambrosia Gold apples harvest complete
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  • December 4, 2023
    Ecuador’s Social Responsibility Efforts Include Dole’s DALE Foundation
    As showcased at Banana Time 2023 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, many Ecuadorian companies have stepped up to implement programs for...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Wegmans opening six new stores on East Coast
    Growth plans include a recently opened store in Manhattan, New York, at the corner of Lafayette Street and Astor...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Australian table grapes expecting to set record this season
    This season’s production volume would represent the third-highest export result on record of 140,000 metric tons. The post Australian table...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Foundation For Fresh Produce awarded FMI Foundation’s Gold Plate
    The accolade recognizes exceptional initiatives created by food retailers, suppliers and community collaborators to promote more families sharing meals...
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  • December 1, 2023
    Jalisco avocado growers preparing for the Super Bowl amidst...
    Jalisco has increased its production volume constantly every year, which is why the state’s growers have a very aggressive...
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  • November 30, 2023
    Dole launches dragon fruit program in North America
    The fruit, also known as pitaya, has become increasingly popular in recent years for its health benefits. The post...
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  • November 30, 2023
    Applications open for regional U.S. ag market expansion program 
    The USDA says it is providing up to $300 million in funding in its first year to support eligible...
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  • November 30, 2023
    U.S. remains leading market for Chilean citrus
    The U.S. market imports 98% percent of Chilean clementine production , 93% of mandarins, and 91% of oranges. The post...
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  • November 30, 2023
    Australian app helping farmers improve returns
    The digital marketplace connects growers with retailers, processors and food-rescue organizations to give new life to excess and out...
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  • November 30, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Unprecedented decline in volume projected for...
    As the sector grapples with these unprecedented challenges, the focus remains on strategic resilience to ensure the sustained operation...
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  • November 29, 2023
    Project looks at adding antimicrobials to stone fruit
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  • November 29, 2023
    UF research developing off-season blueberries
    Scientists evaluated 536 varieties of the Southern Highbush Blueberry and found that blueberry crops are “day-length insensitive”. The post UF...
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  • November 29, 2023
    Merchandising tips for produce retail holiday sales 
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  • November 29, 2023
    Peruvian blueberry prices up 55% in the U.S. over...
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  • November 29, 2023
    Kroger shuts down Kitchen United food halls at stores
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  • November 29, 2023
    D’Arrigo Bro. Co., of California celebrates a century of...
    PRESS RELEASE As 2023 comes to a close, D'Arrigo Bros. Co., of California, home to the iconic Andy...
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  • November 28, 2023
    New Zealand specialty apricots’ international debut
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  • November 28, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Varietal replacement continues to influence Chilean...
    The USDA report notes a declining trend in the table grape planting area due to long-term economic challenges, including...
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  • November 28, 2023
    South African citrus decreases 2023-23 estimate
    The updated estimate is substantially below the anticipated growth. The post South African citrus decreases 2023-23 estimate appeared first on...
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  • November 28, 2023
    California’s extreme weather and walnuts 
    This year’s record rainfall in the state has been very positive for walnut trees, leading to historical projections for...
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  • November 28, 2023
    Deadly Salmonella outbreak expands
    As of Nov. 24, 56 new illnesses were reported for a total of 99. Hospitalizations also rose by 28...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Stone fruit recalled due to Listeria outbreak
    Recalled fruit is past expiration and no longer available for sale in retail stores but, the FDA warns, could...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Argentine soft citrus seeks to re-enter U.S. market
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  • November 27, 2023
    Peru avocados expanded markets in 2023
    Volume exported increased 3.3% year-on-year to a total of 36 markets. The post Peru avocados expanded markets in 2023...
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  • November 27, 2023
    “High expectations” launch Chile’s 2023-24 cherry season 
    It is projected that 15 Cherry Express ships will set sail from San Antonio Port, representing about 50% of...
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  • November 27, 2023
    Cabilfrut and Green SuperFood join forces in the production...
    Both companies have joined forces in order to enhance their offer, with commercial programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia...
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  • November 24, 2023
    Argentine cherry sector upbeat as season begins
    CAPCI Manager Aníbal Caminiti tells FreshFruitPortal.com that they have observed good fruit quality and that they anticipate a positive...
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  • November 24, 2023
    Q&A: Growing avocados in containers becoming more popular in...
    This plantation form consists of growing avocados in a small area, pushing for sustainability and making it more economical...
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  • November 24, 2023
    Zespri announces $2M annual fund for sustainable innovations
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  • November 23, 2023
    What and how much are Americans eating on Thanksgiving?
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  • November 23, 2023
    How carriers are slowly adapting to Panama Canal restrictions
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  • November 23, 2023
    World Pear Day coming December 2
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  • November 23, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Jumbo-size berries expected to quickly gain...
    The report delves into several crucial concepts, notably the significant impact of extreme weather conditions and the rising quality...
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  • November 23, 2023
    Chilean grape industry reacts to California’s opposal to Systems...
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  • November 22, 2023
    Longtime Ocean Mist Farms CEO Ed Boutonnet passes
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  • November 22, 2023
    Late bloom to boost Australian mango volumes
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  • November 22, 2023
    Sun World expands North American import portfolio
    The new additions bring the company's panel of licensed importers to 28 companies. The post Sun World expands North American...
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  • November 22, 2023
    Big opportunities for walnuts in India
    One of the main reasons for the increase in consumption in the last few years is the trend towards...
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  • November 22, 2023
    Cal Avocado Commission names co-executive leaders
    Ken Melban joined the commission in 2011 as director, issues management. Food industry veteran Terry Splane was hired in...
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  • November 21, 2023
    Argentine ag sector hopes for “radical change” post-election
    Despite the fact that Argentina is one of the world’s main agrifood exporters, the country’s agricultural sector has long...
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  • November 21, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: The transformative evolution of the U.S....
    Findings indicate significant growth in demand, imports, and organic production, highlighting the need for the domestic industry to adapt...
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  • November 21, 2023
    Produce Pay: Reducing volatility to increase profits in produce...
    Supply chain intelligence is a great tool to reduce market volatility, giving growers and retailers a clearer picture of...
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  • November 21, 2023
    Chilean grapes regaining steam given lower market supplies
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  • November 21, 2023
    Publix announces leadership transitions
    Publix is the country’s largest employee-owned company, with more than 250,000 employees. The post Publix announces leadership transitions appeared first...
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  • November 20, 2023
    Largest floating solar plant in the southern cone inaugurated...
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  • November 20, 2023
    Aldi opens seven new stores
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  • November 20, 2023
    Investment and technology lead the new era of David...
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  • November 20, 2023
    Kroger faces lawsuit over data sharing
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  • November 20, 2023
    Yello is back, the yellow apple for real connoisseurs
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  • November 17, 2023
    California table grape industry asks to desist from approving...
    "U.S. producers do not want this system to be implemented and the fact that Chilean importers want it should...
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  • November 17, 2023
    Divert, Inc. data reveals high inflation and grocery prices...
    Data also shows nearly 72% of consumers are changing their grocery shopping habits and behaviors amidst the current economic...
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  • November 17, 2023
    DoorDash partners with Save Mart
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  • November 17, 2023
    Ecuadorian mango exports “supremely low” this year
    The sector continues to struggle with the devastating effects of El Niño which, Mango Ecuador Foundation President Bernardo Malo...
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  • November 16, 2023
    Mr. Lucky’s considered priorities
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  • November 16, 2023
    Panama Canal delays threaten Chilean grapes and Ecuadorian bananas
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  • November 16, 2023
    Agronometrics Shorts: Strawberry prices witness a 50% leap in...
    This trend is expected to continue until the beginning of the year, barring any adverse weather conditions, particularly the...
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  • November 16, 2023
    Chilean blueberry opens season with U.S. exports uptick
    The sector has continued to work on varietal change, looking to more cost efficient cultivars. The post Chilean blueberry opens...
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  • November 16, 2023
    Chiquita collaborating with licensing agency
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  • November 15, 2023
    American importers pushing U.S. Systems Approach approval
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  • November 15, 2023
    Crippling cyber-attack halts Australian ports activity
    Port operator DP World disrupted internet connectivity at the ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle to prevent "any...
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  • November 15, 2023
    GrubMarket using AI to maximize U.S. farmer profits
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  • November 15, 2023
    Stuart Woolf elected new Western Growers chair of the...
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  • November 15, 2023
    Mexican berries project 12% growth in 2024-25
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  • November 15, 2023
    Mango and dragon fruit available year-round
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  • November 14, 2023
    U.S. fresh apple storage up 32.4%
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  • November 14, 2023
    Cantaloupe from Trufresh recalled for Salmonella risk
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  • November 14, 2023
    Consumption of Oscar Gold kiwifruit increasing in Europe
    Golden kiwifruit varieties have progressively become a consumer favorite around the world. The post Consumption of Oscar Gold kiwifruit increasing...
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  • November 14, 2023
    Peruvian table grape exports down 9%
    Provid’s General Manager Alejandro Cabrera tells FreshFruitPortal.com that the decrease is mostly due to weather phenomena. The post Peruvian table...
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  • November 14, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: The light at the end of...
    While this figure represents a reduction of approximately 8 million boxes in comparison to the initial October 2022 estimate,...
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  • November 13, 2023
    Budget scoring delaying new farm bill
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  • November 13, 2023
    Ecuadorian banana industry sets new support price
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  • November 13, 2023
    FreshPro Foods announces new VP for merchandising, sales, and...
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  • November 13, 2023
    USDA enhancing U.S. specialty crop sector competitiveness 
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  • November 13, 2023
    Chilean cherries hit by unexpected November rains
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  • November 10, 2023
    27 Georgia counties declared disaster areas
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  • November 10, 2023
    Calif. Fresh Fruit Association names new president
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  • November 10, 2023
    Kanzi apples a great option for holidays
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  • November 10, 2023
    Amazon Fresh delivery and pick up now available to...
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  • November 9, 2023
    Could this be the future of quality control for...
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  • November 9, 2023
    California officials dumping 250,000 sterile fruit flies
    The measure will be applied weekly per square mile across a nine-square-mile area. The post California officials dumping 250,000 sterile...
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  • November 9, 2023
    Ahold Delhaize USA sells FreshDirect
    The “difficult decision” comes as the company focuses investments on omni-channel businesses. The post Ahold Delhaize USA sells FreshDirect appeared...
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  • November 9, 2023
    Fresh Del Monte introducing reusable plastic containers
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  • November 9, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Global grape market under strain
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  • November 8, 2023
    A very brief look at the 100-year-old problem of...
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  • November 8, 2023
    Maersk to cut 10,000 jobs
    The Danish company, which owns the world’s second largest fleet, will be “intensifying” cost-saving measures. The post Maersk to cut...
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  • November 8, 2023
    Port of Cape Town gears up for fruit export...
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  • November 8, 2023
    Innovating Ecuador’s banana industry
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  • November 8, 2023
    Hass avocados removed as host in Oriental fruit fly...
    Oriental fruit fly quarantine area, which includes avocado production regions, listed Hass avocados as a host, which was inconsistent...
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  • November 7, 2023
    It’s not the nice ginger story that needs telling
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  • November 7, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Holiday season likely to witness a...
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  • November 7, 2023
    Canadian ag exports eye Asian expansion
    The Canadian Minister of Agriculture met with key industry groups, hoping to facilitate new business opportunities and connections. The post...
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  • November 7, 2023
    Kroger-Albertsons merger concerns Colorado grocery workers 
    Lina Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser heard from workers and community...
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  • November 7, 2023
    USDA sanctions PACA violators in Michigan and Texas
    The Apple Truck LLC, operating out of Ann Arbor, MI, and CFG Produce Inc., from Lantana, TX, did not...
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  • November 7, 2023
    BASF | Nunhems showcased innovation & market knowledge at...
    Nunhems participated in the 15th edition of Fruit Attraction between October 3-5. At the event, it showcased its most...
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  • November 6, 2023
    Asia-Pacific leading global pineapple production growth
    The global pineapple market is expanding, with growth projections from $27 billion in 2023 to $36 billion by 2028. The...
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  • November 6, 2023
    Ecuadorian banana industry lifts social responsibility and sustainability
    The 20th Banana Time Convention in Guayaquil, Ecuador showcased the advances the industry has made in social responsibility and...
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  • November 6, 2023
    Greenberg joins FreshEdge expanding produce distribution
    The acquisition of Greenberg Fruit Company strengthens FreshEdge’s pursuit of becoming the preeminent family of best-in-class fresh food companies...
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  • November 6, 2023
    U.S. food insecurity continues upward trend
    A recent report by the USDA’s Economic Research Service indicates that food insecurity rose in the U.S. between 2020...
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  • November 6, 2023
    Peruvian avocado exports to the U.S. down in 2022-23
    ProHass President Juan Carlos Paredes tells FreshFruitPortal.com that the “many close ties between importers and Mexican producers”, and the...
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  • November 3, 2023
    New UF center addresses citrus greening and other crop...
    The center’s first and primary goals are to find citrus varieties that can tolerate or even resist citrus greening...
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  • November 3, 2023
    Ocean Mist wraps successful IFPA participation
    The company debuted a new booth featuring six multimedia screens, taking viewers through virtually every facet of Ocean Mist’s...
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  • November 3, 2023
    Argentine citrus re-enters the EU
    “After many years, the reopening of this important market was achieved and now we have to continue boosting exports,"...
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  • November 3, 2023
    Rabobank: State of the industry report
    The report indicates that some of the many fruits impacted by recent weather disruptions are blueberries, table grapes, and...
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  • November 2, 2023
    Brighter Bites opens new location in Phoenix
    Brighter Bites will serve six schools within Cartwright School District and Alhambra Unified School District, which will directly impact...
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  • November 2, 2023
    Chile to export 95 million cherry boxes in 2023-24
    The fact that the Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 10, 2024, will give exporters and growers...
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  • November 2, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peru’s Agricultural Sector Upended by El...
    Peru's agricultural export industry is facing challenging circumstances, as a second year of adverse weather conditions disrupts a prolonged...
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  • November 2, 2023
    Biden administration announces over $5B to advance rural development
    The new investments are meant to advance rural prosperity, economic development, competition, and sustainability. The post Biden administration announces over...
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  • November 2, 2023
    Bernardo Calvo joins Sun World as President and COO
    “This was a unique career opportunity that I could not pass up,” says Bernardo Calvo. The post Bernardo Calvo joins...
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  • November 1, 2023
    Largest California stone fruit producer files for bankruptcy hoping...
    The company pointed the filing at “significant headwinds, including increased costs and weather-related impacts, that have combined to make...
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  • November 1, 2023
    Green Pomelo from Vietnam new for Tropi
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  • November 1, 2023
     Mobile app announces fresh produce arrivals 
    As part of the pilot program, customers can expect timely alerts through the Schnucks Rewards app when a fresh,...
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  • November 1, 2023
    Walmart announces “re-grand opening” of 117 remodeled stores
    In a statement, the company said this will be the largest single-day rollout of re-grand openings in the history...
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  • November 1, 2023
    Hass Avocado Board kicks off sustainability webinar program
    The webinar will share how key findings are shaping the Avocado Sustainability Center, a newly launched resource providing industry...
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  • October 31, 2023
    Peruvian blueberry exports to the U.S. drop 23%
    According to the ADEX Data Trade Intelligence System, the U.S. took a 49% share of overall shipments, confirming its...
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  • October 31, 2023
    Avocados from Mexico steps down from the Super Bowl 
    The company's CEO, Alvaro Luque announced they are taking a year off to become the first produce brand to...
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  • October 31, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Colombia’s avocado exports are growing exponentially
    Avocados have metamorphosed into Colombia's "green gold," as their exportation has already established a significant presence in various countries...
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  • October 31, 2023
    Mission Produce UK expanding ripening capacity; enters mangos 
    Mission Produce's expansion plans for its forward distribution center in Dartford, England enables the establishment of mango operations. The...
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  • October 31, 2023
    Organic produce sales up again in Q3
    The organic berry category, which includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, led overall dollar sales with $461 million for...
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  • October 30, 2023
    Biden administration plans to protect water security in the...
    The proposal is to protect the Colorado River System and two key dams in response to falling water levels. The...
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  • October 30, 2023
    Oppy and Ocean Spray mark 20th partnership anniversary
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  • October 30, 2023
    Q&A: WAO VP on El Niño struggles, sustainability and...
    "As we all know, Latin America continues to be the main source of the fruit, however, there are new...
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  • October 30, 2023
    AMFRESH presents citrus variety in anticipation of Halloween
    The company describes the fruit as a unique and iconic pumpkin shape, with easy-peeling multi-colour skin containing a sweet...
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  • October 28, 2023
    Peru asparagus headed to Philly
    Western Fumigation’s senior business development manager Miriam Borja tells FreshFruitPortal.com that Peruvian asparagus exporters will be shipping ocean containers...
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  • October 27, 2023
    Colombian avocados build U.S. expansion
    Colombia plans to become the world’s second avocado largest producer by 2040, surpassing Chile and Peru, which currently lead...
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  • October 27, 2023
    Guatemalan export crisis hits $1. 5 million in losses
    Exports of these products represent a substantial part of the Guatemalan economy. The U.S. and the EU are the...
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  • October 27, 2023
    Bagged avocado consumer preference up 9%
    Among fresh produce trends, convenience has become a major staple in the sector, giving way to ready-to-go packed goods. The...
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  • October 27, 2023
    2023 Banana Time: 20 uninterrupted years being the meeting...
    PRESS RELEASE The Association of Ecuadorian Banana Exporters (AEBE) began its XX International Convention, Banana Time 2023, at the...
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  • October 26, 2023
    California Avocado Commission’s new marketing approach
    A key part of the plan is to consolidate consumer advertising and public relations activities from two agencies to...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Lower Sonora plantings boosting melon markets
    Honeydew and watermelons will be coming from Hermosillo until Dec. 20. The post Lower Sonora plantings boosting melon markets appeared...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Mexican mango region declared fruit fly free
    The declaration is valid for 24 months, during which time growers must continue to monitor and control the pest...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Mexico’s ‘Flor Loca’ crop fuels an...
    Mexico stands as the primary supplier of avocados, following the conclusion of both California and Peru's harvest seasons. Additionally,...
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  • October 26, 2023
    Zespri CEO: A promising future for the global kiwifruit...
    An overview of the current season and future plans for the world’s largest kiwifruit grower with Dan Mathieson, CEO...
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  • October 25, 2023
    Duda launches celery dippers
    President Mark Bassetti tells FreshFruitPortal.com that the new products won’t be released to the market until February 2024. The post...
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  • October 25, 2023
    Chilean table grape exports project 5% uptick for 2023-24
    For the upcoming 2023-24 term, the U.S. is projected to take 56% of overall shipments, with Asia and Europe...
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  • October 25, 2023
    Florida ag commissioner fighting to protect rural land from...
    The program focuses on buying conservation easements, which generally allow landowners to continue using their property while preventing development. The...
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  • October 25, 2023
    California walnuts amid great season
    “There’s a lot of new storage technology that's coming out that helps preserve that that freshness that we want...
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  • October 25, 2023
    Bloom Fresh wins legal battle in South Korea over...
    The firm successfully demonstrated that the patented variety named IFG Six and the trademark Sweet Sapphire were in wide...
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  • October 24, 2023
    Berry breeding coming to fruition for North Bay
    Brian Klumpp, North Bay’s director of sales and marketing, tells FreshFruitPortal.com that several new varieties “are hitting at the...
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  • October 24, 2023
    AUTUMNCRISP Brand Grapes Pique Consumer Interest
    AUTUMNCRISP® grapes are transforming the table grape category, and consumers are taking notice. The post AUTUMNCRISP Brand Grapes Pique Consumer...
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  • October 24, 2023
    Zespri extends Brighter Bites partnership for 2024
    The kiwifruit giant also made a monetary donation and committed to volunteer days to support Brighter Bites in its...
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  • October 24, 2023
    Agrovision CEO on Peruvian blueberry varietal transition 
    Steve Magami, CEO and co-founder of Agrovision spoke with FreshFruitPortal.com and shared his excitement at the fact that the...
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  • October 24, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Peruvian grapes bridging supply gaps left...
    Peru has been on a strong growth streak, with an average increase of 20% over the past three seasons...
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  • October 23, 2023
    Canadian government announces $219 million fund for drought and...
    The support comes as farmers and ranchers in Western Canada deal with extraordinary costs due to drought conditions and...
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  • October 23, 2023
    TOMRA Food reveals new, AI-powered fruit sorting and grading...
    All-new TOMRA Neon blueberry pre-grader and new-generation Spectrim X series optical grading platform with LUCAi™ technology shown publicly for...
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  • October 23, 2023
    Avocados From Mexico celebrate 10 year anniversary
    AFM released its top 10 impacts since becoming a brand, along with an infographic that shares exactly what they...
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  • October 23, 2023
    Chilean table grapes: Struggle to get Systems Approach approved
    We spoke with Andrés Rodríguez, agricultural attaché of the Chilean embassy in the U.S. about negotiations on the approval...
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  • October 20, 2023
    Fresh del Monte posts 2022 sustainability report
    One of the report’s biggest milestones is launching the new line extension, Del Monte Zero Pineapple, a carbon-neutral pineapple...
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  • October 20, 2023
    Ron Vachris appointed CostCo CEO
    Longtime chief executive Craig Jelinek will be stepping down, as the succession is part of a long established plan....
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  • October 20, 2023
    Chilean apricots and peaches granted China access
    According to the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture statement, once the audit is in conformity, exports are expected to start...
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  • October 20, 2023
    IFPA 2023 promotes healthier world; calls for industry to...
    Cathy Burns, CEO of the International Fresh Produce Association delivered a State of the Industry address during the opening...
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  • October 19, 2023
    A Promising Year for Chilean Stone Fruits: Controlled Atmosphere...
    Controlled Atmosphere plays a critical role in the export of stone fruits such as D'Agen plums or white-flesh nectarines,...
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  • October 19, 2023
    WAPA revises Northern Hemisphere apple and pear forecast
    The World Apple and Pear Association announced a revision of its August crop estimates, with further declines projected for...
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  • October 19, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Commencement of Jalisco's raspberry season causing...
    Prices witnessed a notable decrease over the course of week 40, however, pricing levels were still approximately 33% higher...
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  • October 19, 2023
    GrubMarket unveils innovation at GPFS 2023
    The company and its ensemble of subsidiaries will exhibit their pioneering solutions and products. The post GrubMarket unveils innovation...
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  • October 19, 2023
    USDA expands HLB quarantine in California
    APHIS is adding portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties in California to the...
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  • October 18, 2023
    Mr. Avocado introduces two new ripening centers in China
    Mr. Avocado, brand of ripened, ready-to-eat avocados, has completed the construction of its new ripening and distribution centers in...
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  • October 18, 2023
    First 2023-24 Chilean cherry shipment arrives in Shanghai
    The season's first shipment saw a decrease in volume, but with larges sizes and high sugar content. The post First...
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  • October 18, 2023
    Fresh blueberry shipments to the U.S. keep falling
    The intensity of the rains during February and March will be a determining factor in the volumes shipped in...
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  • October 18, 2023
    California Walnuts volume up in 2023
    With a 1% increase in production from 2022 and excellent quality expected due to favorable growing conditions, the 2023...
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  • October 18, 2023
    Riveridge creates new customer relationship role
    The firm represents more than half of Michigan’s fresh apple crop and is a leader in food safety, new...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Florida citrus groves selling to developers
    The state has been shifting away from its agricultural roots for years, driven by a changing state economy, swings...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Agronometrics in Charts: Rabobank projects a favorable outlook for...
    Despite a 5% reduction in global exports during the 2022-23 season, numerous countries are strategically adjusting their production methods...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Marlene Bio Organic Apples: New look for the daughter...
    PRESS RELEASE VOG has the right organic apple for every need, all year round. The South Tyrolean Consortium, one...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Sun World International expands global marketing and quality teams
    Announced hirings are Elena Hernandez, as director of global marketing insights, and Pablo Gómez as director of quality insights....
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  • October 17, 2023
    Q&A: Frutura CEO David Krause on huge dual acquisition
    "We knew we wanted to be in the berry space in a meaningful way, and when the opportunity presented...
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  • October 17, 2023
    Super Starr boosts Mexican winter melon volume
    The firm describes itself as “Mexico’s premier papaya and melon grower, shipper, and processor.” The post Super Starr boosts Mexican...
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  • October 16, 2023
    Frutura to acquire Giddings Fruit and Sun Belle
    “The agreements we announce today are among the most significant acquisitions Frutura has made to date,” says David Krause,...
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