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  • May 28, 2020
    The benefits of elevated hydroponic systems over soil for...
    The development of the hydroponic elevated systems helps producers to be more efficient in terms of quality and quantity,...
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  • May 28, 2020
    Argentina expects drop in lemon production and higher orange...
    Despite the challenging growing conditions, the production of lemons for the fresh market to be roughly is expected to...
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  • May 28, 2020
    California grape crop to be earlier and larger than...
    The 2020 forecast is for 106.5m boxes, which higher than 2019's 104.8m boxes, but below the three-year average of...
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  • May 28, 2020
    Philippines to be world's second-largest banana exporter within a...
    The FAO projected the Philippine banana production would continue expand in the following years on the back of “successful...
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  • May 28, 2020
    Meals on Wheels People – IFCO partnership puts meals...
    PRESS RELEASE Portland, Oregon - Meals on Wheels People, a food relief organization serving meals to food...
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  • May 27, 2020
    India combats locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic
    Large and aggressive swarms of these crop-devouring short-horned insects have invaded more than two dozen districts covering more than...
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  • May 27, 2020
    Apeel raises US$250M amid rapid global growth
    The California-based company has developed a plant-derived coating that is sprayed onto freshly harvested produce to reduce water loss...
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  • May 27, 2020
    "Strong" South African citrus season in U.S. expected
    Clementines will be the first fruit to arrive this month at the New York port, with more easy peelers...
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  • May 26, 2020
    Canada: Vancouver frozen fruit processor reports 38 Covid-19 cases
    It appears to be the Portland area’s biggest workplace outbreak thus far, excluding the healthcare sector. The post Canada: Vancouver...
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  • May 26, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Plummeting asparagus volumes from Peru boost...
    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to volumes of Peruvian asparagus in the U.S. sharply falling, resulting in a big...
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  • May 26, 2020
    Analysis: Six major areas of consumption affected by Covid-19
    Nielsen says the retail environment that consumers face and the disposable money they have in their pockets to spend...
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  • May 26, 2020
    U.S.: Cows may have caused romaine-linked E. coli outbreaks,...
    Numerous E. coli outbreaks late last year that sickened nearly 200 people who ate California-grown romaine lettuce were likely...
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  • May 25, 2020
    U.S.: Cows may have caused romaine-linked E. coli outbreaks,...
    Numerous E. coli outbreaks late last year that sickened nearly 200 people who ate California-grown romaine lettuce were likely...
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  • May 25, 2020
    Afrupro, a growing force in the avocado market
    Afrupro says that in the tumultuous ocean of global agriculture, it is a "beacon guiding you and your produce...
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  • May 25, 2020
    Indian fruit and veg exports plummet by 70% during...
    With airlines increasing their freight charges by as much as 166% to Rs 250 (US$3.30) per kilo, trade has...
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  • May 25, 2020
    Argentine blueberry industry concerned about air freight shortage ahead...
    The Argentine Government has canceled all commercial flights until Sept. 1, which could cause problems for the early fruit...
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  • May 25, 2020
    Hazel Tech and Grower Alliance announce melon partnership
    PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – ​Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new technology solutions for fresh produce...
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  • May 25, 2020
    Superfresh Growers announces the arrival of Super Cherry brand
    PRESS RELEASE Yakima, WA- May 21, 2020 It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Cherry™! Superfresh Growers® is...
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  • May 25, 2020
    Mexican avocado export value soared by nearly a third...
    The increase was driven by a huge increase in March - with exports rising by 56% from US$243 to...
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  • May 22, 2020
    Analysis: Will Covid-19 awaken U.S. retail?
    Ellie Pinto, an analyst at Kantar US, says retailers’ efforts to combat the adverse effects of COVID-19 will set...
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  • May 22, 2020
    Japan: Imported fruits in short supply as retailers raise...
    Bananas and mangoes, among other imported fruits, are in shorter supply in Japan as the coronavirus pandemic caused numerous...
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  • May 21, 2020
    Boragen and Dole team up to develop boron-based Sigatoka...
    Boragen is collaborating with Dole Fresh Fruit Company in the search for innovative and more sustainable solutions to protect...
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  • May 20, 2020
    U.S. becomes only country with access to Filipino fresh...
    The development comes on the heels of fresh blueberry market access to China, which industry representatives say is a...
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  • May 20, 2020
    Changing consumer behavior during Covid-19 and its impact on...
    Gina Garven of Robinson Fresh says that although most supply chains and production of fresh fruits and vegetables are...
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  • May 20, 2020
    U.S.: Fresh produce growth holds at 17% in week...
    Meanwhile, over recent weeks has been the gradual recovery of fresh produce's share of total produce sales, while frozen...
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  • May 19, 2020
    USDA unveils details of $2.1B Covid-19 relief for specialty...
    However, representatives of the United Fresh Produce Association, Western Growers, and the National Potato Council say more support is...
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  • May 19, 2020
    Chilean citrus cleared for access to China
    China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) has issued the protocol for all citrus types, following the signing of an...
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  • May 19, 2020
    U.S. and Turkish set for good cherry production, while...
    A report by Tridge says U.S. and Turkey are expected to see good cherry harvests due to optimal growing...
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  • May 19, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: The role of Mexican blueberries in...
    The rise of Mexican blueberries in the U.S. market has been no small achievement. In 2010, they represented a...
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  • May 18, 2020
    Mission Produce ships first Peruvian Hass avocados to South...
    The container was expertly packed by Mission’s South and Central America team operating out of Mission’s Peruvian packing house. The...
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  • May 18, 2020
    Most dangerous Atlantic storm season since Katrina may be...
    Hurricanes in previous years, such as Irma in 2017, caused widespread disruption to fruit and vegetable operations in the...
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  • May 18, 2020
    Van Doren Sales acquires Agjet
    PRESS RELEASE Van Doren Sales Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of Agjet LLC. Van Doren Sales (VDS)...
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  • May 18, 2020
    South African citrus: Avoiding logistical issues will be key...
    The season's record marketing crop estimate of around 143m cartons still stands, but Justin Chadwick says that it could...
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  • May 18, 2020
    Locked down shoppers turn to vegetables, shun ready meals
    Shoppers cut spending on ready-made meals and bought more fruit and vegetables, turning to healthier eating during coronavirus lockdowns,...
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  • May 18, 2020
    How NYC urban farms are pivoting to stay in...
    The rise of the pandemic has called the resilience of our food system into question, shifting our focus to...
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  • May 18, 2020
    U.S. fruit imports rose by 4% in Q1
    Total fruit imports into the U.S. in the first three months of the year rose by 4%, driven largely...
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  • May 16, 2020
    South African citrus: Avoiding logistical issues will be key...
    The season's record marketing crop estimate of around 143m cartons still stands, but Justin Chadwick says that it could...
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  • May 15, 2020
    Chilean table grape shipments down on 2019, but Europe...
    Chilean table grape exports as of May 10 were 7% lower year-on-year at 602,000 metric tons (MT), according figures...
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  • May 15, 2020
    U.S. researchers identify romaine lettuce varieties that last longer
    Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified five romaine lettuce varieties that both brown less quickly...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Moleaer launches Neo nanobubble generator to improve water quality...
    PRESS RELEASE Torrance, CA — Moleaer, the leading nanobubble technology company, is launching the Neo, its fifth nanobubble generator...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Wish Farms promotes local businesses, donates gift cards
    PRESS RELEASE Plant City, FL - International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms,...
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  • May 14, 2020
    India approves in-transit cold treatment for Australian fruits
    Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the move is a "major breakthrough" for the country's farmers, who will be able...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Chinese market opens for U.S. blueberries
    China has said that it will allow imports of U.S. blueberries, as part of the Phase One trade agreement...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Opinion: If Australian cafes, restaurants have clarity, growers do...
    Bill Bulmer, chair of Australia's AUSVEG, says growers that service the foodservice sector need confidence that if they start...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Q&A: Ag-tech company The Yield to accelerate growth after...
    We caught up with Ros Harvey, founder and managing director of The Yield, to hear about plans for the...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Peruvian fruit exports grew sharply in March despite Covid-19
    Avocados and table grapes were the growth drivers in both March and the first quarter of the year, according...
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  • May 14, 2020
    Yakima Valley fruit company workers protest alleged lack of...
    Officials at all three companies maintain they have worked to meet federal, state and local health guidelines, including those...
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  • May 13, 2020
    UNITEC is close to its customers in the world,...
    PRESS RELEASE We have 100% experienced that, during this storm, UNITEC became our lighthouse. Even during the lockdown in...
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  • May 13, 2020
    Filipino banana exports could slide by 40% this year
    Banana production in the Philippines is being drastically reduced by Fusarium wilt and climate change, with the aggravating impact...
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  • May 13, 2020
    U.S.: PMA "very encouraged" by early May fresh produce...
    In the week ending May 3, fresh produce sales were up 17.2% year-on-year, with vegetables 24% higher and fruit...
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  • May 13, 2020
    U.S.: May grape sales likely to be up on...
    John Pandol spoke about the Mexican grape deal, the reasons behind the lower weekly grape sales year-on-year during the...
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  • May 13, 2020
    Giumarra to expand mystic grape program for Mexican season
    This is a first for the program, which originally included only Chilean red seedless grapes and expanded earlier this...
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  • May 12, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Citrus pricing holds relatively stable despite...
    Pricing has been relatively unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic - in many cases lower than in 2019 - despite...
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  • May 12, 2020
    New research explores blueberries' positive effects in men with...
    The double-blind study was conducted at the Stratton Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Albany, New York. The post New...
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  • May 12, 2020
    Tanzania's avocado industry hits the ground running
    Both farm gate prices and exports have soared over the last five years, reaching US$0.65 and 9,000MT respectively. The post...
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  • May 11, 2020
    Kiwifruit Claim heads to NZ's Supreme Court
    The move comes a month after the Court of Appeal decided to allow the Crown to appeal a High...
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  • May 11, 2020
    California cherry harvests kick off, with more fruit likely...
    The cherry harvest has started in California, amid expectations that a higher proportion of fruit will be sold within...
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  • May 11, 2020
    Q&A: Westfalia has "performed well" during Covid-19 pandemic
    CEO Alk Brand told us about how they've been handling the multiple challenges stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, expectations...
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  • May 11, 2020
    U.S. apple holdings still up significantly over 2019
    Fresh apple holdings specifically totaled 46.8m bushels, 21% greater year-on-year, while processing holdings totaled 18.4m, 18.1% higher. The post U.S....
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  • May 8, 2020
    Ahold Delhaize's Q1 results "significantly impacted" by Covid-19
    Dutch international supermarket chain Ahold Delhaize has reportedly substantially higher sales and income in the first financial quarter of...
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  • May 8, 2020
    New York greenhouse emerges as new coronavirus hotspot
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo at his daily briefing likened the spread of Covid-19 at Green Empire Farms in Oneida to...
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  • May 8, 2020
    Experts apply microbiome research to agricultural science to increase...
    The U.S. researchers believe technological advances in microbiome science will ultimately help farmers around the world grow more food...
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  • May 8, 2020
    Sterile Insect Technique opens new markets for Ecuador's fruits
    Ecuado is adding non-traditional fruits to its export portfolio as a result of successfully fighting off the Mediterranean fruit...
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  • May 8, 2020
    Asia Fruit Logistica reschedules to November
    Asia Fruit Logistica is rescheduling to Nov. 18-20 2020 in Singapore, which it says is to ensure a successful...
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  • May 7, 2020
    Freshfel Europe releases Covid-19 impact assessment
    The assessment, which covers the effects of the pandemic on the European fresh fruit and vegetable sector until the...
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  • May 7, 2020
    California avocados: Strong retail demand helping to offset loss...
    The California Avocado Commission's Tom Bellamore said while there have been challenges, "we have to step back and think...
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  • May 7, 2020
    iFoodDecisionSciences acquires Trimble's HarvestMark business
    The acquisition of HarvestMark lays a strong foundation for iFoodDS to maximize the effectiveness of a combined solution for...
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  • May 7, 2020
    U.S.: Northwest cherry growers set for smaller and more...
    Industry body the Northwest Cherry Growers has forecast a crop size of 20.5m box equivalents in its first estimate...
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  • May 6, 2020
    Driscoll’s introduces mom generated content series for Mother's Day
    PRESS RELEASE WATSONVILLE, CALIF.— Driscoll’s employee-based mom community has created a special content series of shared stories, challenges, and...
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  • May 6, 2020
    Stemilt's large cherry sizes could result in big wins...
    PRESS RELEASE WENATCHEE, Wash. – With spring in the air and summer quickly approaching, Stemilt is ramping up for...
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  • May 6, 2020
    Opinion: Air travel demand and the cargo impact
    Keith Nehring, senior product development manager at C.H. Robinson, examines some of the mid to long-term impacts of Covid-19...
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  • May 6, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: The effects of Covid-19 on Florida's...
    It's been a complicated few weeks for the U.S.'s earlier blueberry production region, as Colin Fain explains in this...
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  • May 6, 2020
    South Africa's blueberry production soars in 2019-20
    The South African Berry Producers Association (SABPA) said the 53% year-on-year increase was testament to the growing investment in,...
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  • May 6, 2020
    Empaque Don Jorge opens amidst heightened demand & Covid-19
    PRESS RELEASE El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico – Empaque Don Jorge I (EDJI) opened last week for the season. EDJI...
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  • May 6, 2020
    Prima Wawona empowers stone fruit retailers with key category...
    PRESS RELEASE Fresno, CA — Prima Wawona (prima.com), the largest stone fruit producer in the U.S., has partnered with...
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  • May 5, 2020
    U.S.: Fresh produce retail sales up by nearly a...
    The sales figures for the week ending April 26 mark a substantial jump over the previous week - which...
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  • May 5, 2020
    Chinese JV aims to add value to seedless grape...
    U.K.-based Hochfeld International hopes that through its deal with China's Zhuang ‘an it will be able to significantly increase...
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  • May 5, 2020
    Q&A: How has Covid-19 affected the fresh produce sector...
    Promar International's John Giles says the pandemic has shown 'how fragile our fresh food supply chains are; but they...
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  • May 5, 2020
    Invasive Asian giant hornets spotted in U.S. for first...
    Beekeepers in Washington state have reported piles of dead bees with their heads ripped off, an alarming sight in...
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  • May 5, 2020
    Is Integrated Pest Management the future of agriculture?
    “The lack of incentives for adopting IPM is probably the strongest barrier”, says Surendra Dara of the University of...
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  • May 4, 2020
    Awe Sum Organics offers Fair Trade certified organic grapes...
    PRESS RELEASE We are thrilled to offer our new crop, Organic and Fair Trade Certified seedless table grapes from...
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  • May 4, 2020
    Oppy brings top cherry brands and new exciting addition...
    PRESS RELEASE As one of the few seasonal fruits left, cherries are among Oppy’s most anticipated offerings due to...
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  • May 4, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte CEO: We see a lot more...
    Chairman and CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh has spoken about how he expects the company to emerge from the crisis stronger...
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  • May 4, 2020
    South Africa's Afrupro eyes further growth in avocado production...
    The producer-driven company, whose name is an acronym for Avocado Fruit Producers, has grown by 50% since 2017 based...
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  • May 4, 2020
    Packers innovate with Hazel for apples
    PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – ​Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new packaging solutions for fresh produce...
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  • May 4, 2020
    Sun Belle and Giddings Mexico announce long-term berry agreement
    The agreement solidifies the companies' 18-year relationship and is expected to extend their reach as principal producers and distributors...
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  • April 30, 2020
    Northwest Cherry Growers optimistic for exports despite Covid-19
    While there have been fewer flights in recent weeks, the low cost of fuel should help growers deliver fruit...
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  • April 30, 2020
    Driscoll’s introduces Berry Big Strawberries
    PRESS RELEASE Watsonville, California — Driscoll’s introduces Berry Big™ Strawberries, larger sized strawberries with versatility for endless everyday eating...
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  • April 30, 2020
    Camposol notes "strong performance" in 2019 despite challenges
    Camposol's financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2019 was affected by lower avocado volumes than the previous year...
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  • April 30, 2020
    Q&A: From seed to shelf - The Jupiter story
    Fresh Fruit Portal spoke to the husband-and-wife founders Mark and Yvonne Tweddle to learn more about their business, the...
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  • April 30, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte's Q1 results impacted by Covid-19
    Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and CEO, explained that beginning in January in Asia and ramping up in March, the company's...
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  • April 30, 2020
    Spanish project developing bioplastic packaging using olive stone waste
    The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) and the cooperative Olivarera de los Pedroches (OLIPE) have teamed up to find...
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  • April 29, 2020
    T&G Global supports NZ small businesses with apple ship...
    PRESS RELEASE T&G Global has chartered a ship to take about 31 million apples to Antwerp, as a way...
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  • April 29, 2020
    Blueberry industry ensuring supply, helping drive demand in support...
    PRESS RELEASE The blueberry industry realizes that food processors, packers, distributors and retailers are all experiencing significant challenges as...
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  • April 29, 2020
    Opinion: How the supply chain might look after Covid-19
    John Perry, managing director of SCALA, says we cannot lose focus on efficiency and the need to offset the...
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  • April 29, 2020
    New York terminal loses court bid to block Maersk...
    A last-minute court plea – infused with rhetoric about coronavirus fallout – has failed to derail Maersk’s plan to...
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  • April 29, 2020
    Oranges, lemons and avocados a bright spot as fruit...
    Year-on-year fresh fruit sales last week dipped below 2019's levels for the first time since early March, with table...
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  • April 28, 2020
    Tanimura & Antle introduces new HarvestSelect box
    SALINAS, CA – Tanimura & Antle will begin shipping HarvestSelect boxes with an assortment of field-packed fresh produce to...
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  • April 28, 2020
    JBT commits to building on strong record for sustainability
    PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, IL — JBT Corporation, the technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, has...
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  • April 28, 2020
    Sun World opens Brazilian office and appoints new licensing...
    Andrea Pavesi, who has already been working with Sun World for the past 12-years, has been appointed Licensing Manager...
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  • April 28, 2020
    Healthcare responders to receive more than US$1M in fresh...
    PRESS RELEASE Leading fresh fruit and vegetable companies in collaboration with PRO*ACT are donating more than $1 MM in...
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  • April 28, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: A snapshot of Chilean stonefruit pricing...
    Prices of Chilean plums, nectarines and peaches in the U.S. market this year have generally been significantly higher than...
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  • April 28, 2020
    USDA too slow to respond to farm crisis caused...
    A two-pronged disaster that has deprived farmers of billions of dollars in revenue while millions of newly jobless Americans...
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  • April 28, 2020
    Chinese agricultural market stabilizes following period of fluctuation and...
    Movement and prices of agricultural products in the Chinese market have largely returned to normal following a period of...
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  • April 28, 2020
    Beva Fruits International boosts retail presence and launches new...
    The citrus, table grape and avocado specialist last year launched the Benji label, which it says has been well...
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  • April 27, 2020
    Stemilt expects larger California cherry crop, different packaging focus...
    The California season is about to get underway and will run for about four weeks, with volumes available from...
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  • April 27, 2020
    Global Container Terminals seeks injunction to block Maersk's New...
    APM is seeking to switch over to the nearby Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, site operated by APM subsidiary APM...
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  • April 27, 2020
    GreenTech webinar: Safe and secure food systems
    PRESS RELEASE Amsterdam – GreenTech will host for the first time a webinar on Thursday 7 May. The webinar...
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  • April 27, 2020
    Chilean table grape exporters look to Europe amid challenging...
    While some table grape markets around the world have maintained good levels of consumption, the situation in the U.S:...
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  • April 24, 2020
    Ecuador reassures Europe of continued fruit supply
    PRESS RELEASE London, UK – PRO ECUADOR announces that the Ecuadorian fresh fruit trade remains open for business in...
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  • April 24, 2020
    U.S.: Mango prices surge amid low supplies and high...
    Crespo Organic said that while it's "complicated and baffling" for many in the industry, it's essentially "a demand and...
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  • April 24, 2020
    Dole reveals new sustainability framework, 'The Dole Way'
    Dole Food Company has announced the release of its 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, which includes its first-ever...
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  • April 24, 2020
    Global container shipments set to fall 30% in next...
    Shipments have probably fallen about 15% so far this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to International Chamber of...
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  • April 24, 2020
    Florida slams USDA decision to allow Chinese citrus imports
    Nicole Fried, Florida's Agriculture Commission, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing her "strong opposition" to the...
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  • April 24, 2020
    California table grape acreage falls slightly in 2019
    The total estimated figure fell to 130,000 acres from 132,000 in 2018, according to an annual grower survey. The post...
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  • April 23, 2020
    Ecuadorian banana sector is fulfilling its contracts despite Covid-19
    PRESS RELEASE The Banana Cluster of Ecuador is conformed by producers and exporters represented in The Association of Banana...
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  • April 23, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte Produce launches UAE e-commerce store, plans...
    The new store will allow consumers to gain easier than ever access to the wide variety of Del Monte’s...
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  • April 23, 2020
    Analysis: The impact of Covid-19 on the food and...
    Hoshik Shin, founder and CEO of Tridge, looks at the global disruption continually growing due to an increasing amount...
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  • April 23, 2020
    Virtual fresh produce marketplace e-FRESCO launches blockchain services
    e-FRESCO, a virtual marketplace for fresh fruit and vegetables that supports cross-border trade, has launched blockchain-based services for customers...
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  • April 23, 2020
    Chile ‘half a century behind’ in water infrastructure investment,...
    Felipe Martín, CEO of consultancy firm MAS Recursos Naturales, says Chile is way behind countries like the U.S., Australia...
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  • April 23, 2020
    South Africa: Hortgro says exports to UK will continue...
    Although the industry is still running on schedule, it is inevitably facing numerous logistical challenges due to the impact...
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  • April 22, 2020
    Analysis: Mexico's transitioning mango regions
    Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes provides an in-depth look into what is happening in the Mexican mango industry...
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  • April 22, 2020
    Virtual fresh produce marketplace e-FRESCO launches blockchain services
    e-FRESCO, a virtual marketplace for fresh fruit and vegetables that supports cross-border trade, has launched blockchain-based services for customers...
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  • April 22, 2020
    Kroger launches 'blueprint' for reopening businesses while Covid-19 risk...
    Kroger has published the first installment of its 'blueprint' for businesses in numerous different areas to consider as they...
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  • April 21, 2020
    Nature Fresh Farms thanks fresh food heroes in newly...
    PRESS RELEASE Leamington, ON – Nature Fresh Farms posts a personalized thank you video extending their gratitude to their...
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  • April 21, 2020
    Robust vegetable sales drive fresh produce retail growth in...
    Fresh produce increased 16.3% year-on-year in the week ending April 12. Representatives from 210 Analytics, IRI and the PMA...
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  • April 21, 2020
    Berries in Charts: Large volumes and Covid-19 lead to...
    Price declines have not been limited to blueberries in the berry category, but also raspberries, blackberries, and to a...
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  • April 21, 2020
    Relying on 'local food' is a distant dream for...
    The results of a study in Finland clearly show that local production alone cannot meet the demand for food;...
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  • April 20, 2020
    Chilean table grape exports down 6% as harvests wrap...
    The Chilean table grape season is wrapping up with a 6% year-on-year drop in exports, but shipments still increased...
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  • April 20, 2020
    U.S.: $2.7B in financial support announced for fruit and...
    Representatives of United Fresh, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, National Potato Council, and Western Growers comment on widespread damage...
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  • April 20, 2020
    U.S.: $2.7B in financial support announced for fruit and...
    Representatives of United Fresh, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, National Potato Council, and Western Growers comment on widespread damage...
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  • April 20, 2020
    Spain: Huelva's berry campaign characterized by uncertainty amid Covid-19
    The industry in the southwestern municipality of Huelva is dealing with challenges related to logistics, poor market conditions, and...
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  • April 18, 2020
    Zespri's season running well ahead of last year
    In an interview on a New Zealand radio station, Zespri's David Courtney gave an update on how the season...
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  • April 18, 2020
    Spain: Huelva's berry campaign characterized by uncertainty amid Covid-19
    The industry in the southwestern municipality of Huelva is dealing with challenges related to logistics, poor market conditions, and...
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  • April 17, 2020
    Kroger CEO sees opportunity in the chaos
    The Kroger Co. is determined to come out of the coronavirus crisis “in better shape than we went in,”...
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  • April 17, 2020
    Greenyard's financials benefit from lockdown measures
    Greenyard has reviewed upwards its financial guidance for the year following a period of greater sales stemming from demand...
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  • April 17, 2020
    U.S.: PMA welcomes flexibility in H-2A guest worker announcement
    U.S. authorities announced a temporary final rule that eases certain rules for the guest worker visa program that's critical...
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  • April 17, 2020
    Australia's Costa Group removes guidance despite "robust trading"
    Uncertainty regarding the duration and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced Australia's Costa Group to remove its financial...
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  • April 17, 2020
    European apple market: "See-sawing demand" in March amid Covid-19
    The start of the lockdown first in Italy in early March - and then gradually in many other...
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  • April 17, 2020
    State of the Market: Stonefruit and grape prices fall...
    Prices and volumes of stonefruit fell in the U.S. in week 15, while the reported prices of grapes also...
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  • April 16, 2020
    U.S. fruit imports have reason for "concern" as summer...
    Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg says "it's going to be a difficult end" to the table grape import...
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  • April 16, 2020
    New Zealanders urged to eat more avocado after industry...
    NZ Avocado chief executive Jen Scoular said 20 - 30% of New Zealand's avocados would usually go to foodservice...
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  • April 16, 2020
    South Africa: Capespan providing for vulnerable farming communities amid...
    Capespan outlined it's charitable foundation's efforts to provide food to its producing regions and give to vulnerable populations amid...
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  • April 16, 2020
    Unearthing bacteria to make agriculture more efficient, new discoveries...
    A nitrogen-boosting alternative to ensure plants find the most productive path possible without harming the earth is the goal...
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  • April 15, 2020
    Grocery sales the star of March amid record retail...
    Although total retail sales saw a the worst decline on record in March, falling by 8.7%, grocery sales surged...
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  • April 15, 2020
    Crowley expands refrigerated cargo capabilities with new USDA inspection...
    PRESS RELEASE Port Everglades, FL - Crowley Logistics recently expanded its on-terminal, perishables handling capabilities by constructing a new...
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  • April 15, 2020
    African farmers face difficult times as they lose export...
    Millions of family farmers across Africa are facing economic devastation as COVID-19 pandemic disrupts exports and global food supply...
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  • April 15, 2020
    WHO and EC new guidelines stress that food "highly...
    Newly released Covid-19 guidelines highlight that the food supply chain poses no threat to consumers and imposes new safety...
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  • April 15, 2020
    U.S.: Fresh produce sales bounce back at beginning of...
    Fresh produce sales growth at U.S. retailers rebounded at the beginning of April, reversing the decline that had been...
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  • April 15, 2020
    Peruvian avocado industry assures supplies despite challenges as volumes...
    An industry representative says that while there have been some disruptions to the international market and domestic operations, there...
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  • April 14, 2020
    U.S. authorizes fresh citrus imports from China
    Market access for five citrus varieties was a requirement under the Phase One trade deal signed between the two...
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  • April 14, 2020
    U.S. extends hours of service waiver for food by...
    The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the hours of service exemption for truck drivers delivering fresh...
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  • April 14, 2020
    U.S.: Avocado sales were outpacing fresh produce at end...
    Avocado sales growth was far outpacing the total fresh produce category overall in the U.S. at the end of...
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  • April 14, 2020
    U.K.: Thousands apply for fruit and veg grower jobs
    While there are still many jobs to be filled, there is a massive surplus of UK labor at the...
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  • April 14, 2020
    Blueberries in Charts: Florida's prices far lower than last...
    As Mexican blueberry volumes have increased in the past 5 years and Covid-19 uncertainty impacts pricing, uncertainty arises for...
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  • April 14, 2020
    Fresh food sales in China boosted by Covid-19
    Chinese consumers may be cooking more in their homes even after Covid-19 and marketing strategies should capitalize on health...
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  • April 13, 2020
    Zespri dedicated to delivery Vitamin-C packed Sungold kiwis to...
    PRESS RELEASE Zespri is excited to announce the early start of their kiwi season from the beginning of May...
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  • April 13, 2020
    Oppy charts path to market for ground-breaking shelf-life technology
    PRESS RELEASE With a proven track record of introducing innovative solutions to the market for decades, Oppy has completed...
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  • April 13, 2020
    TOMRA Food makes its test and demonstration centers virtual
    PRESS RELEASE Leuven, Belgium - TOMRA Food is taking further action to ensure business continuity while protecting its employees’...
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  • April 13, 2020
    North American blueberry industry concerned by market disruptions as...
    The coronavirus pandemic has created a huge number of challenges for the blueberry industry over the past few weeks....
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  • April 13, 2020
    China: Port of Shanghai fruit imports almost fully recover...
    As the situation with Covid-19 stabilized in China, companies gradually returned to their operations, spurring on a rapid recovery...
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  • April 13, 2020
    South American satsuma season suffers amid Covid-19 restrictions
    South American citrus, especially Peruvian satsumas, are facing challenges in destination markets as pricing and marketing is hit by...
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  • April 10, 2020
    North American blueberry industry concerned by market disruptions as...
    The coronavirus pandemic has created a huge number of challenges for the blueberry industry over the past few weeks....
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  • April 10, 2020
    NZ: Court allows Crown appeal against Kiwifruit Claim decision
    Strathboss and Seeka alleged that the Crown was liable to kiwifruit growers and post-harvest operators for granting an import...
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  • April 9, 2020
    Heliae, Agricola Cerro Prieto launch partnership to collaborate on...
    PRESS RELEASE GILBERT, AZ –Heliae Development, LLC and Agricola Cerro Prieto (ACP) today announced the launch of a new...
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  • April 9, 2020
    Chile forecasts big rise in soft citrus exports this...
    Chile has forecast total citrus exports of 353,000 metric tons (MT) this season, an 8% rise driven entirely by...
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  • April 9, 2020
    Driscoll’s to deploy more than US$4M in charitable funds...
    PRESS RELEASE Driscoll’s will deploy more than US$4m in global charitable funds across health clinics, food banks, fresh berry...
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  • April 9, 2020
    Coronavirus/produce industry survival guide: Q&A with specialty produce supplier...
    Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit reached out to Babé Farms, a producer heavily focused on foodservice, to help the industry...
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  • April 9, 2020
    EU produce supply chain long-term stability in doubt amid...
    Freshfel says that the European fresh fruit and vegetable sector is facing "significant challenges", including insufficient labor availability and...
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  • April 9, 2020
    U.S. apple holdings remain 15% up, EU declines further...
    U.S. total apple holdings have remained consistently high so far this year, holding steady at 15% up year-on-year, while...
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  • April 9, 2020
    U.K. food supply chain "steps up" after initial panic,...
    In an unprecedented release prior to its annual fiscal report, Tesco says panic buying is subsiding as it continues...
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  • April 9, 2020
    The human side of sustainable water, new platform incorporates...
    Breakthrough technology paired with involved community action to monitor real-time data on water movement in Chile's Aconcagua basin critical...
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  • April 8, 2020
    Apeel Sciences and Starr Ranch team up to offer...
    PRESS RELEASE Santa Barbara, California — Apeel Sciences, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of TIME Magazine's...
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  • April 8, 2020
    Brazil's tropical fruit exports hit by Covid-19
    Facing challenges with decreased demand from Covid-19 lockdowns in Europe and as consumers prefer longer-lasting fruit, Brazil's tropical exports...
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  • April 8, 2020
    India's apple imports could fall by 50% this year...
    Tarun Arora of IG International explained that the outbreak and subsequent lockdowns in countries around the world including India...
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  • April 8, 2020
    Wineries in India shift to table grapes following weather...
    After wine variety grapes suffered losses and table grape growers were unable to reach consumers, Indian wineries buy table...
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  • April 8, 2020
    U.S.: Fresh produce sales fall from peak but remain...
    Fresh fruit and vegetable sales in the U.S. saw a marked decline from their mid-March spike in the last...
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  • April 7, 2020
    Strong first season for Bigbucks from South Africa
    PRESS RELEASE The most successful new apple variety in the history of South Africa, Bigbucks, the fruit of which...
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  • April 7, 2020
    Italy: Severe frost damages half of yellow kiwifruit production...
    The weather event in Laziocomes one week after a similarly severe frost in the country's northern Emilia-Romagna region caused...
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  • April 7, 2020
    GreenTech experiencing sky-high demand for horticultural technology expertise
    FreshFruitPortal.com caught up with GreenTech's director of horticulture Mariska Dreschler to hear about the massive demand for its inaugural...
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  • April 7, 2020
    California avocado harvests slow following March demand spike
    The California avocado season is running far ahead of last year following "very strong pull" pull from retailers in...
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  • April 7, 2020
    New date announced for Global Cherry Summit 2020
    The event had been due to take place on April 23 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic....
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  • April 7, 2020
    Australian citrus sector trials blockchain traceability system
    The organization representing Australia’s citrus fruit growers has commissioned a pilot study to improve traceability using unique digital identifiers...
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  • April 6, 2020
    Grapes in Charts: Volumes through March running higher than...
    As countries like Chile and South Africa recorded higher volumes of table grapes into the U.S., prices will likely...
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  • April 6, 2020
    International Blueberry Organization Summit rescheduled to 2021
    The IBO Summit brings the global blueberry industry together under one roof to address common challenges and identify new...
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  • April 6, 2020
    Coronavirus and produce: “It was the best of times,...
    Jim Prevor, editor-in-chief of Produce Business, provides analysis on the current state of the U.S. produce industry and asks...
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  • April 6, 2020
    Costa Rican pineapple export demand decreases 50%
    With conflicting information from the government about debt, Costa Rica's pineapple producers are worried about thousands lost as export...
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  • April 6, 2020
    EU grape market: Red seedless to come under pressure...
    FreshFruitPortal.com caught up with Robert van Melle of Netherlands-based Origin Fruit Direct to hear about European grape market dynamics...
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  • April 6, 2020
    U.S.: Unions call for Amazon to close its warehouses
    In a letter on Friday, top unions in New York claimed Amazon was reckless in not following social distancing...
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  • April 3, 2020
    Argentine citrus exports will be "paralyzed" unless lockdown regulations...
    The Argentine citrus industry will be severely impacted if the government doesn't take immediate action to roll back some...
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  • April 3, 2020
    After Instacart workers strike, company provides safety kits to...
    After Instacart workers spoke out on health concerns on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company is...
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  • April 3, 2020
    Australian vegetable industry praises government's investment in airfreight, Ausveg...
    Following the annoucement that the Australian government invested US$66.6m in airfreight, Ausveg welcomes the support and projects optmistic outlook. The...
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  • April 3, 2020
    China's fruit farmers hurt by lockdown losses
    China’s fruit farmers, hurt by lost crops from coronavirus lockdowns and a slow recovery in demand, are reportedly looking...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Berry People expands to support steady growth
    PRESS RELEASE Hollister, CA —Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries,...
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  • April 2, 2020
    USDA proposes removing blueberry fumigation requirement for two Chilean...
    Currently, growers from regions where the European grapevine moth is known to exist - the VI, VII, VIII, and...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Nic Jooste leaves Jupiter for future in sustainability initiates
    PRESS RELEASE The Jupiter Group today announced that Nic Jooste will be leaving the company at the end of...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Fall Creek expands outside board of directors with appointment...
    PRESS RELEASE LOWELL, ORE., U.S. – Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company,...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Kroger sees 30% sales surge
    After announcing "hero worker" wages on the frontlines of the pandemic, Kroger experienced a 30% sales surge and borrows...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Covid-19's impact on Latin American ports, China's fruit pricing...
    A new report details the global impact of Covid-19 on fresh produce trade, highlighting Latin America's container shortage and...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Fresh produce foodservice demand has "virtually stopped" in Europe,...
    However, Rabobank said in a report that overall sales volumes of fresh produce are expected to remain at pre-pandemic...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Australian banana group urges visa extensions amid labor shortage...
    The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) says retaining current staff on bananas farms was "imperative" to protect the continuity...
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  • April 2, 2020
    Check out the launch video of the Agricultural Water...
    The first-ever Agricultural Water Summit will take place in Chile on August 26, 2020, addressing the water crisis that's...
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  • April 1, 2020
    U.K. grocery sales grows by fastest rate in decade
    Lidl, Sainsbury's and Tesco have all reported jumps in sales as March broke the record for the month with...
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  • April 1, 2020
    Opinion: Lessons and challenges of cooperation in times of...
    Manuel Otero of the Interamerican Agricultural Cooperation Institute stresses the importance of local agriculture in times of crisis as...
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  • March 31, 2020
    EC urges member states to open borders to seasonal...
    The executive branch of the economic bloc said countries should establish simple and fast procedures to ensure smooth passage...
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  • March 31, 2020
    Dozens of produce organizations urge USDA to develop market...
    The letter comes as the industry suffers from economic consequences related to the Covid-19 pandemic, which United Fresh previously...
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  • March 31, 2020
    USDA proposes opening all ports of entry to South...
    Currently, fresh citrus from South Africa must be cold treated and imports are restricted to Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA,...
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  • March 31, 2020
    Expert criticizes viral video that advises washing fruit and...
    The video posted by a Michigan family doctor has as of Monday been viewed over 21 million times on...
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  • March 31, 2020
    Retail "nearing normal rates" after spike in demand, says...
    Monitoring key areas like movement in Latin America and areas that have quarantine measures, Robinson Fresh explains current supply...
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  • March 31, 2020
    Avocados in Charts: Forecasting in an unstable market
    Colin Fain of Agronometrics provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. avocado market, asking what happened with Mexico's expected...
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  • March 31, 2020
    Long-term consequences as consumers adjust eating habits after Covid-19
    Looking toward transformations in eating habits and consumption in Asian markets, new data shows consumers may go "fresh" as...
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  • March 30, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte announces new chief marketing officer
    The company says that the new appointee will lead global marketing functions, executing global, regional and local marketing strategies...
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  • March 30, 2020
    Top U.S. food distributors Sysco, U.S. Foods shift supply...
    Pivoting food supplies to retail, big distributors that typically service restaurants seek to offset losses by redirecting items to...
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  • March 27, 2020
    U.S. citrus industry responds to soaring demand for juice,...
    Industry leaders told us that "as consumers seek nutritious products high in vitamin-C like citrus", the industry works to...
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  • March 27, 2020
    Chilean port workers union demands nationwide lockdown, threatening strike
    A Chilean port worker union has threatened strike action if the government does not implement a nationwide lockdown to...
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  • March 27, 2020
    Total Produce "well positioned" to respond to Covid-19 challenges
    The company, which owns a 45% equity stake in Dole Food Company, said on Friday that while it is...
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  • March 27, 2020
    U.S. decision to increase farmworker visa processing praised by...
    The fruit and vegetable industry last week became concerned when the Department announced that it would suspend processing new...
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  • March 27, 2020
    U.S. per-capital avocado consumption has tripled since 2001
    A chart published by the USDA shows the dramatic increase in the supplies of avocados in the U.S. market...
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  • March 27, 2020
    United Fresh, NGA partner to strengthen produce distribution and...
    To maintain distribution, transportation and supply chain operations in pandemic conditions, the partners will make more fluid the flow...
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  • March 27, 2020
    Freshfel urges concrete EU-wide solutions to ensure food security
    The European Fresh Produce Association says it strongly supports the consensus among Member State Ministries on the need to...
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  • March 27, 2020
    Amazon expands grocery delivery capacity in response to demand
    Responding to online grocery demand, Amazon prioritizes food items, also announced sanitation and social distancing steps to protect employees...
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  • March 27, 2020
    Alliance for Food and Farming slams continued publication of...
    Peer reviewed research and a recent survey of registered dietitian nutritionists has shown the potential negative impact on fruit...
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  • March 26, 2020
    'Most of our biocontrol customers are conventional growers' -...
    In a discussion about biocontrol in outdoor cropping systems, Chrissie Davis, of Koppert Biological Systems speaks reveals common misconceptions,...
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  • March 26, 2020
    New bioplastic made from fruit residue developed in Chile
    NatPol is a newly developed biodegradable plastic that will be used in packaging fruits in the near future in...
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  • March 26, 2020
    Late season frost hits Italian fruit and vegetable production...
    Temperatures dipped between around -4°C and -7°C at the beginning of the week for more than 10 hours in...
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  • March 26, 2020
    Argentina's fruit industry outlines supply chain challenges amid pandemic
    Argentina's fruit industry explains challenges and the specific transportation, supply chain and sanitary measures it's taken alongside the government....
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  • March 25, 2020
    Australian supermarkets ease produce specifications amid Covid-19 and drought
    "Customers may see some differences in size on some of our fruit and vegetables as we work with our...
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  • March 25, 2020
    Retail produce sales spike as consumers react to Covid-19
    As consumers shift buying habits in repsonse to the Covid-19 health crisis, new data shows a big jump in...
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  • March 25, 2020
    France appeals to “shadow army” amid labor shortage
    France appealed on Tuesday to workers laid off by the coronavirus crisis to help farmers pick fruit and vegetables...
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  • March 25, 2020
    Del Monte promises "uninterrupted access" to produce amid Covid-19...
    Del Monte announced the four steps, including sanitation measures, it's taking to mitigate supply chain disruption amid Covid-19 pandemic. The...
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  • March 24, 2020
    Rainier Fruit moves toward formal EFI certification
    PRESS RELEASE Selah, WA – As a leader in the apple category, Rainier Fruit has partnered with Equitable Food...
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  • March 24, 2020
    United Fresh estimates US$5B loss for fresh produce industry...
    United Fresh said the immediate impact would be US$5bn for exposure for lost inventory and risk to growers, US$1bn...
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  • March 24, 2020
    South African ag operations "will continue" despite lockdown, industry...
    "It would be wrong to say it is ‘business as usual’ as we will need to change some of...
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  • March 24, 2020
    Fresh produce prices soar in Australia and Spain
    Prices of vegetable items including lettuce, tomatoes, snap peas and cauliflower have skyrocketed over the last couple of weeks,...
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  • March 24, 2020
    Chilean fruit export value falls sharply as volumes remain...
    Over January and February, the value of exports fell by 21% in value year-on-year to US$1.5bn, while the volume...
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  • March 24, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Using data to predict Covid-19's potential...
    Data from the 2008 financial crash speaks to the produce industry's resilience and ability to weather massive economic shocks...
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  • March 24, 2020
    Food inflation concerns over panic buying, lockdowns says FAO
    UN analysts say that panic buying and border lockdowns will have serious implications for food inflation and insecurity even...
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  • March 24, 2020
    "Looming food crisis" unless global supply chain takes action,...
    A recent FAO report details how "both lives and livelihoods" are at particular risk in the global agricultural industry...
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  • March 23, 2020
    GreenTech Amsterdam rescheduled to 20-22 October 2020
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Amsterdam is moving from 8-10 June to 20-22 October this year. The expected duration of the...
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  • March 23, 2020
    New Growing System (NGS) builds hydroponic greenhouse facility in...
    PRESS RELEASE New Growing System (NGS) has built a 5-hectare hydroponic greenhouse facility in the desert. This recently inaugurated...
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  • March 23, 2020
    Walmart latest in retail industry's wave of hirings amid...
    Annoucing that it will hire 150,000 more associates plus a bonus payout, Walmart is the latest retailer taking steps...
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  • March 23, 2020
    Chilean blueberry season wraps up with slightly lower volumes
    The Chilean blueberry season is wrapping up with lower exports than originally forecast, following a period of numerous challenges...
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  • March 23, 2020
    India's top grape producing region faces Covid-19 export challenges
    In India, grape producers in Maharashtra say containers are blocked from Covid-19 measures, this comes amid an already difficult...
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  • March 23, 2020
    Mexican table grape crop to be lower and earlier...
    The industry is expecting a 20% year-on-year drop from 23.6m cartons to 19.7m, which is largely the result of...
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  • March 20, 2020
    Australia: Queensland tells foreign trading ships to self-quarantine for...
    Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) slammed the decision, saying it may hinder Australian consumers' ability to buy goods amid the...
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  • March 20, 2020
    Argentina's cherry industry wraps up positive season despite Covid-19...
    Despite facing challenges in pricing in the last weeks of the season from coronavirus instability, Argentina's cherry exports met...
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  • March 20, 2020
    State of the Market: Grape prices down in Europe
    In week 11 this year, blueberry prices rose in the U.S. amid falling supplies but fell in Europe and...
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  • March 19, 2020
    U.K. relaxes laws on supermarket competition, drivers' hours
    The reported move allows retailers to share data with each other on stock levels, cooperate to keep stores open,...
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  • March 19, 2020
    EU border restrictions disrupting food supplies, industry groups say
    They also raised concerns over potential labor shortages, after more than a dozen countries either tightened or shut its...
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  • March 19, 2020
    U.S. apple crop quality and size would be "greatly...
    The U.S. State Department as of today has suspended processing new applications in Mexico for the critical guest worker...
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  • March 19, 2020
    Global Cherry Summit postponed
    The new date for this year's edition of the Global Cherry Summit, the world's leading event in the cherry...
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  • March 19, 2020
    Westfalia Fruit sends Colombian avocados to Japan
    Westfalia Fruit Colombia has shipped its first container of Hass avocados from the South American country to the newly...
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  • March 19, 2020
    U.S.: FDA Q&A on food safety during the Covid-19...
    It addresses many questions such as whether there must be recall/facility closure if a worker tested positive for the...
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  • March 18, 2020
    U.S. limits guest worker visas for Mexicans
    As of today, new applications will not be processed for the H2A guest worker program and only returning seasonal...
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  • March 18, 2020
    Chile declares 90-day state of catastrophe over Covid-19 outbreak
    The decree gives the government special powers to restrict transit, movement of people and gatherings to assure food supply...
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  • March 18, 2020
    Covid-19 worsens global container imbalance
    The coronavirus (Covid-19) has in effect turned the container imbalance and the market upside down, according to Germany-based Container...
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  • March 18, 2020
    Australia develops non-invasive mango ripeness-testing device
    The project sees high-resolution satellite imagery combined with data from hand-held fruit-scanning devices to better map variations in mango...
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  • March 18, 2020
    EU fruit and veg industry boosts efforts to ensure...
    The European Fresh Produce Association said that the closure of border crossings in Europe for people due to the...
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  • March 17, 2020
    Southern Africa expecting record citrus crop and remains confident...
    The Southern African citrus sector is expecting record export volumes this season, which an industry body still expects to...
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  • March 17, 2020
    GreenTech Americas rescheduled to 25 – 27 August 2020
    GreenTech Americas is the first regional event in Mexico of GreenTech, the international meeting place for horticultural technology. The post...
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  • March 17, 2020
    South Africa's high expectations for pome fruit season turn...
    With a larger apple crop and average peach production amid small domestic pome fruit supplies in Europe, the South...
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  • March 17, 2020
    No evidence that food can transmit Covid-19 - EFSA
    There have been reports over recent days that consumers may be avoiding imported produce over concerns about the long...
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  • March 17, 2020
    U.S. waives hours of service rules for emergency food...
    The U.S. has issued an emergency declaration that impacts hours of service rules regulating the trucking industry, which will...
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  • March 17, 2020
    Stonefruit in Charts: Prices of Chilean fruit in the...
    While prices of one stonefruit category have fallen in line with previous seasons, another has shot up and another...
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  • March 16, 2020
    Chinese port congestion eases further amid soaring global reefer...
    Severe Chinese port congestion is easing, although a logjam of refrigerated containers has disrupted supplies of fresh and frozen...
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  • March 13, 2020
    U.K.: Morrisons to pay small suppliers immediately
    Morrisons is to move to immediate payments for its smaller suppliers to help them manage their cashflow during these...
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  • March 13, 2020
    Fyffes boosts stake in major German importer
    Fyffes has upped its stake in Fruchtimport vanWylick by purchasing the shareholdings of Capespan and Gemüsering, thereby becoming a...
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  • March 13, 2020
    Citrus Australia warns of potential labor, farming input shortages...
    The Australian citrus industry body has warned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could impact on seasonal labor programs, farming...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Monsanto secretly funded weedkiller studies - report
    Monsanto reportedly secretly funded academic studies indicating “very severe impacts” on farming and the environment if its controversial glyphosate...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Tesco boss tells shoppers not to panic as food...
    “There’s plenty of product in the supply chain, there’s plenty of food at Tesco and other supermarkets, and I...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Numerous produce industry events canceled or postponed due to...
    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread around the world, numerous produce industry events have been either canceled...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Sun World grants new grape licenses in California and...
    “Demand for our new grape varieties and brands continues to grow -- not just in North America but increasingly...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Limoneira posts bigger Q1 loss following lemon pricing headwinds
    The company posted net revenues of US$41.7m for the period ended Jan. 30, compared to US$42m in the same...
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  • March 12, 2020
    Coronavirus outbreak likely fueling demand for local produce, says...
    Globally, there is likely to be an impact on product and brand choices being made at the checkout due...
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  • March 12, 2020
    FDA halts most foreign inspections through April due to...
    But the FDA said that inspections outside the U.S. deemed mission-critical will still be considered on a case-by-case basis. The...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Calavo posts Q1 loss despite record revenues
    Calavo packed and sold 15% more avocado pounds in the latest quarter and outstripped overall estimated U.S. industry volume...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Three Dutch start-ups win challenge Mexico
    PRESS RELEASE GreenTech Americas organized in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Business Support Office and KLM, a...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Opinion: Insights to build a tropical program for your...
    Gina Garven of Robinson Fresh provides what retailers need to know about the tropical produce category and offers tips...
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  • March 11, 2020
    Amazon to start selling cashierless technology to rival retailers
    The e-commerce giant reportedly has several retailers already signed up to use the system, which is being marketed as...
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  • March 10, 2020
    Intra-EU produce trade could be "significantly distorted" by coronavirus...
    From "severe hurdles" re-entering China to knock-on effects in other markets to a global container shortage, the potential impacts...
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  • March 10, 2020
    Berries in Charts: A pricing snapshot of the four...
    In this week's edition we take a look at how the average prices the main four berry categories have...
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  • March 9, 2020
    National Farmworker Awareness Week gives chance to celebrate farmworkers...
    PRESS RELEASE Washington, U.S. – This month, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and training organization that partners with...
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  • March 9, 2020
    California nectarines gain access to China
    California nectarines from a few regions have been granted access to the Chinese market, the Asian country's authorities announced...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Albertsons files IPO to go public again
    Idaho-based Albertsons seeks to raise US$100 million through the offering, although that amount is often used as a...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Tesco agrees to US$10.6B sale of Malaysian, Thai operations...
    On completion, Tesco will no longer have interests outside of Europe as it exited China last month through the...
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  • March 9, 2020
    New Zealand kiwifruit industry working on coronavirus mitigation plan...
    The New Zealand kiwifruit industry is working to mitigate disruption from the global coronavirus outbreak, amid expectations for an...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Giant and Safeway workers approve new contract, avoid strike
    After the workers' union said it would reject proposals for pension changes in February, the two parties came to...
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  • March 9, 2020
    Banana exports from Ecuador expect challenges
    Ecuador's banana industry outlines impacts of coronavirus on trade and the global economy, saying it will "seriously feel the...
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  • March 7, 2020
    Elon Musk's brother plans to open 'Super Farm'
    Kimbal Musk who was named "Global Social Entrepreneur" of the year by the World Economic Forum in 2017, started...
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  • March 6, 2020
    FDA unveils leafy green safety action plan
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a wide-reaching action plan to improve the safety of leafy...
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  • March 6, 2020
    New Zealand kiwifruit industry working on coronavirus mitigation plan...
    The New Zealand kiwifruit industry is working to mitigate disruption from the global coronavirus outbreak, amid expectations for an...
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  • March 6, 2020
    National Mango Board recognizes the contribution of women in...
    PRESS RELEASE Orlando, Florida – The National Mango Board (NMB) is celebrating International Women's Day on March 8, 2020....
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  • March 6, 2020
    New headquarters affirm TOMRA Food’s commitment to South Africa,...
    PRESS RELEASE Leuven, Belgium – TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers...
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  • March 6, 2020
    New bio-fungicide for citrus and table grapes in Chile
    A team of researchers in Chile announced next steps in its fungicide formula that it says will help the...
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  • March 6, 2020
    Costa Rican pineapple exports drop following weather and market...
    Exports fell by 5% to 2.12m metric tons (MT) in 2019 due to the influence of the adverse weather...
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  • March 6, 2020
    Vietnamese bakery gets creative with unsold dragon fruit due...
    A bakery in Vietnam has begun selling pink break made with dragon fruit that had gone unsold due to...
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  • March 6, 2020
    U.S.: Kroger stock jumps as coronavirus impacts sales
    Stock in the retailer jumped 8.1% in recent days due to a flurry of purchases from concerns over coronavirus,...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Total Produce notches higher revenues and profit in 2019
    It is the first year to include twelve months' contribution from Dole Food Company, of which Total Produce acquired...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Carrefour launches grocery bus in Dubai
    Carrefour's grocery bus will serve communities that don't have easy access to fresh food items by providing organic produce...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Argentina's citrus industry is optimistic despite difficulties
    Lemon and mandarin production is slightly down as the seasons kick off but Argentina's citrus industry remains optimistic, says...
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  • March 5, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports to Asia running higher despite overall...
    Shipments to the region from Sept. 1 to March 4 were registered up by 10% at 367,000 metric tons...
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  • March 4, 2020
    U.S. House introduces resolution declaring July “National Blueberry Month”
    The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a resolution that seeks honor the blueberry industry by declaring July as...
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  • March 4, 2020
    USDA sued over hydroponic organic certifications
    The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and a coalition of organic farms and stakeholders are suing the USDA for...
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  • March 4, 2020
    U.S.: Publix sees big gains and eyes investments
    Ending the year strong, the employee-owned Publix added 30 stores this year and continues to look for investment opportunities....
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  • March 4, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports to U.S. drop 10%
    For Chilean table grapes, cherries and citrus, exports dipped slightly to the North American destination but Chilean exports of...
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  • March 4, 2020
    AIGN and Prevar Limited pen extension of agreement
    PRESS RELEASE Prevar Limited and the AIGN (Associated International Group of Nurseries) confirmed their ongoing partnership by signing a...
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  • March 4, 2020
    Maersk reduces Indian grape transit time to Europe
    Maersk says the service leverages its variety of services throughout the supply chain and will reduce the transit time...
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  • March 4, 2020
    Opinion: Navigating the cellular transition and its impacts on...
    By Matthew Neidlinger, Director — Product Management at Emerson The quickly evolving mobile device industry has thrust the perishable...
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  • March 3, 2020
    U.S.: Frozen produce sales rise as consumers stockpile amid...
    Nielsen said that as consumers assess their purchasing decisions, there’s "little doubt that buying will shift toward shelf-stable and...
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  • March 3, 2020
    U.S.: Safeway workers to strike while negotiations are stalled
    On Thursday Safeway's union will decide if it will reject the management's pension policies after being in a stand...
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  • March 3, 2020
    Australia: Fall armyworm on the march in Far North...
    Suspect moths collected at South Johnstone, Tolga and Lakeland were confirmed by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ entomologists to...
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  • March 3, 2020
    Limes in Charts: Prices jump after lowest point in...
    Lime supplies are finally normalizing and getting closer to last year's levels. We could see a rapid recovery of...
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  • March 3, 2020
    China's new round of tariff exclusions kicks in
    A new round of tariff exclusions are now available for Chinese importers of U.S. agricultural products, but it is...
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  • March 3, 2020
    Peruvian citrus to send more exports this year
    Hoping to see a rise of 5% in production, figures are looking similar to last season for the Peruvian...
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  • March 2, 2020
    T&G boosts operating profit in 2019 amid "continued transition"
    New Zealand-headquartered T&G Global Limited says its 2019 financial results demonstrate progress on its three-year roadmap for growth, with...
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  • March 2, 2020
    U.S. fruit exports slide in 2019
    Fresh deciduous fruit exports from the country were down 5% at US$2.53bn while fresh citrus exports were 10% lower...
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  • March 2, 2020
    Walmart tests e-commerce platform to compete against Amazon
    Insider sources confirmed that Walmart Plus is in the works and may potentially provide customers with an online service...
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  • March 2, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports fell by a quarter in January
    Along with reporting lower blueberry and avocado figures, Chilean fruit exports into China are also moving better and with...
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  • March 2, 2020
    Peruvian avocado exports could be number two worldwide, says...
    After a big jump for Peruvian avocado exports in 2018, the industry now believes that it can beat out...
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  • February 28, 2020
    Costa Group faced "significant challenges" in 2019
    But despite recent challenges, Costa says the 'business fundamentals' remain strong and initial trading into CY2020 has been "positive". The...
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  • February 28, 2020
    Walmart may sell majority stake in Asda
    UK's third-largest grocery chain Asda is owned by Walmart, who is now speaking with interested parties about potentially selling...
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  • February 28, 2020
    State of the Market: Grape supplies pick up in...
    In the U.S. grape prices are expected to fall amid rising arrival volumes, while in Europe supplies are low...
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  • February 28, 2020
    China's port congestion eases amid fluctuations in global produce...
    While Chinese ports are clearing their coronavirus-related backlogs, it has been revealed that produce pricing has been heavily affected...
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  • February 28, 2020
    Brexit risks produce shortage as immigration laws tighten
    Last week the U.K. released its new immigration policy that would end all movement of EU workers who supply...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Apeel Sciences welcomes Taylor Sokol as new director of...
    PRESS RELEASE Santa Barbara, California — Apeel Sciences, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and one of TIME Magazine's...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Forever Fresh expands offering as new Chilean partner comes...
    U.S.-based sales and marketing company Forever Fresh is growing with an expanded offering of South American fruit, as Provex...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Tree created that can produce 40 stonefruit varieties
    Grafting techniques have been used to create a tree that can produce 40 different stonefruit varieties, which ripen sequentially...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Australia: TR4 confirmed on fourth Tully banana farm
    Australia's Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) has confirmed the presence of Fusarium Wilt tropical race IV on a fourth Tully Valley...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Carrefour China saw significant profit this quarter
    Turning a profit for the first time in seven years, Carrefour China's new owner announced financial results for the...
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  • February 27, 2020
    Agricultural software to improve field yields
    EOS says the biggest advantage of its farm management software is its ability to handle different tasks - it...
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  • February 27, 2020
    U.S. Hass avocado grew 5% in dollars for 2019...
    Hass avocados outperformed other fruits in Q3 with a rise in dollars greater than other produce, although overall dollar...
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  • February 26, 2020
    U.S.: Amazon opens first cashierless store
    Cashierless grocery is undoubtedly a trend and people are eager to see what Amazon's new checkout-free grocery store has...
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  • February 26, 2020
    Mexican avocado industry notes rise in U.S. consumption
    The country's exporter's association met to talk about recent developments after the Mexican avocado industry's promotions, pointing to strong...
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  • February 26, 2020
    GreenTech Americas: Experts to address crop optimization in protected...
    During GreenTech Americas fifty Mexican and international speakers will present various topics for 'crop optimization in protected horticulture' and...
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  • February 26, 2020
    FreshFruitPortal.com launches new mobile website version
    The version, available on both iOS and Android, adapts to users’ mobile devices so that the content can be...
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  • February 26, 2020
    Greenyard's Q3 fresh produce sales reverse downward trend
    The strong results follow a couple of difficult years for the company, which led it to develop a 'transformational...
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  • February 25, 2020
    Skipcart says 'grocery delivery model does not work', pulls...
    Citing its difficulties turning a profit, CEO of Skipcart said that everyone in the business is losing money and...
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  • February 25, 2020
    Australian cherries see "another year of contrasts"
    Overall crop and exports this year decreased significantly but the industry is optimistic, particularly about exports to key Asian...
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  • February 25, 2020
    Zespri develops new custom-designed packaging
    The stackable, 100% recycable new packaging from Zespri is on trend as it says its products have created better...
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  • February 25, 2020
    U.S. onion growers concerned over Canadian exports
    U.S. onion growers say they cannot compete with the price of onions imported from Canada, and want the government...
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  • February 24, 2020
    FDA announces Costco as first to be approved for...
    Costco's imports will now be subject to less time-consuming import processing and get access to faster lab reports, expediting...
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  • February 24, 2020
    Avocados in Charts: Prices are jumping, will this year...
    While pricing isn't expected to be maintained, current prices are nearly unprecedented and reflect similar prices to 2017's market...
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  • February 24, 2020
    Pest control to mitigate losses in stone fruit, new...
    15% losses are being reported and this brings bad news for producers, so the INIA's new iniatiative to create...
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  • February 24, 2020
    An in-depth look into breeding programs, Canadian Vineland explains...
    Vineland Research and Innovation Center's philosophy is based in doing research that truly makes a difference for the horticulture...
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  • February 21, 2020
    U.S.: New blackberries to hit shelves, announces Driscoll's
    Making it the last berry to complete the company's line of proprietary "Sweetest Batch" berries, it says that innovating...
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  • February 21, 2020
    Hazel tech successful on kiwifruit, according to new UC...
    After tracking the impact of Hazel Technologies' packaging on the post-harvest life of kiwifruit, UC Davis researchers say it...
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  • February 21, 2020
    Peruvian exporters note complications from coronavirus
    China's coronavirus will have lasting impacts that will be more complicated than a "simple fall in prices," says Peruvian...
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  • February 21, 2020
    Trends in tropical fruit, Brooks Tropicals on what's gaining...
    Brooks Tropicals told us what it anticipates will be trendy in upcoming months, suggests consumers wait for perfectly ripe...
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  • February 20, 2020
    Zespri young and healthy virtual adventure launched
    Zespri, ASICS and the Young and Healthy Charitable Trust have launched the 2020 Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure...
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  • February 20, 2020
    Project to fight drought losses for avocados and table...
    Chilean efforts involve new irrigation systems to help farmers confront water scarcity, though there is still progress to be...
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  • February 20, 2020
    U.S.: Apple volumes up for second consecutive month
    While U.S. apple volumes are at "incredible" levels, prices are struggling and an industry representatives explains how retailers can...
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  • February 20, 2020
    Opinion: Where next for the U.K. in trade talks...
    John Giles of Promar International writes on the complexities of the U.K.'s trade negiotiations after Brexit, saying plans are...
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  • February 19, 2020
    Del Monte Produce falls short of Q4 expectations, strong...
    In 2019 it focused on "strengthening core businesses", driving an increase in profits even if dips in pricing and...
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  • February 19, 2020
    Chilean table grape volume shortage, Vanguard says
    Vanguard has received shipments from two of Chile's table grape producing regions and says it expects green seedless volume...
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  • February 19, 2020
    Opinion: Banana futures in the balance
    Alistair Smith, the international coordinator of non-profit Banana Link, discusses German buyers making a welcome move and the importance...
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  • February 19, 2020
    Climate change means farmland will increase in the future...
    Researchers from Virginia say that as farmland expands to previously untouched regions, carbon emissions could jump to record highs...
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  • February 19, 2020
    U.S: Kroger poised for better performance after Berkshire Hathaway...
    Considered a vote of confidence from Warren Buffet, the unexpected investment means that Kroger's stock could rebound from a...
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  • February 18, 2020
    Hans Sauter takes over global sustainability duties at fresh...
    Leader In Sustainable Produce And Foods Has Fresh New Face Pushing Innovation Efforts Into Future Coral...
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  • February 18, 2020
    Chilean avocado industry expects to gain entrance to South...
    Chile announced it expects first shipments of avocados to South Korea could be sent as early as next season...
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  • February 18, 2020
    U.S.: FDA issues warnings over FSVP violations
    At least six warning letters have been sent by the FDA since August. Three of these were sent in...
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  • February 18, 2020
    U.S.: Investors unsure of Walmart's e-commerce profitability
    Investors are anxious to know what Walmart's e-commerce results will show as numbers will be released Tuesday, look to...
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  • February 17, 2020
    Avocados In Charts: Documenting the rise of Mexican avocados
    This In Charts focuses on the progression of the presence of Mexican avocados in the U.S. market after the...
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  • February 17, 2020
    Digital Agronomist among TOP 20 start ups at Fruit...
    Commercial orchards are often a patchwork quilt – blocks with different cultivars, planted in different years. Varieties have different...
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  • February 17, 2020
    PMA's new chief science officer: 'We must be brave...
    The new chief science officer at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is hitting the ground running with plans to...
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  • February 17, 2020
    Crop pollination may be helped through strawberry flowering, study...
    Research finds that flowering strawberries impact bee pollination in predictable way, meaning pollination might be fostered through certain practices....
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  • February 17, 2020
    U.S.: Strong supply of Northwest pear crop
    Superfresh Growers announced that the pace of organic pears in the U.S. is steady, with supplies enough to keep...
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  • February 17, 2020
    U.S.: Instacart stimulates revenue, according to new research
    What, exactly, is the impact of online grocery delivery and why is it so critical to the retail sector?...
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  • February 14, 2020
    Ahold Delhaize to close U.S. e-commerce unit, comes out...
    Finishing the fiscal year strong, the food-retailer said it is on track to meet growth goals for 2021 despite...
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  • February 14, 2020
    Digital integrated pest management: A conversation with Farm Dog's...
    UAV-IQ's Thomas Grandperrin sits down with CEO of digital pest management platform to discuss using drones for pest control,...
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  • February 14, 2020
    Coronavirus: Chilean exports to China could lose nearly US$100...
    Chile's government has held talks on how to mitigate losses, re-direct shipments and preserve fruit amid coronavirus's ripple effects...
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  • February 13, 2020
    A sneak-peek into Amazon's new grocery facility
    Located in Los Angeles, its first store has been kept under wraps for months and now has photos showing...
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  • February 13, 2020
    New Zealand kiwiberry growers predicting a good crop for...
    PRESS RELEASE The NZ Kiwiberry harvest is due to start in early February, and is expected to run for...
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  • February 13, 2020
    Demand spikes for online grocery in response to coronavirus
    As consumers seek alternative eating options amid the epidemic, online grocery delivery services have seen a huge spike in...
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  • February 13, 2020
    Mission Produce talks South African avocado plans and California...
    Mission Produce's director of marketing Denise Junqueiro and VP of global sourcing Keith Barnard say the company has big...
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  • February 13, 2020
    New eco-friendly disinfectant developed by Chilean company
    After years of development, disinfectant Dacetix, made with eco-friendly compounds, is preparing for commercial roll-out with various partnerships in...
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  • February 12, 2020
    The Chilean cherry season has come to an end,...
    The Chilean Cherry Season is so important it keeps all the operators in the cherry sector with bated breath,...
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  • February 12, 2020
    Digital marketing award presented to BerryWorld at Fruit Logistica
    The company's innovative digital marketing campaign made it a standout worthy of an award, capturing the attention of FreshFruitPortal.com....
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  • February 12, 2020
    Rainier Fruit family grower, Allan Bros. Fruits unveils state-of-the-art...
    PRESS RELEASE Selah, WA - Innovation and technology, along with service have always been priorities for Rainier Fruit and...
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  • February 12, 2020
    Opinion: A 2020 vision for the Southern African citrus...
    Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa, gives his expectations for the season ahead, including...
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  • February 12, 2020
    WAPA forecast apple, pear production slightly down in Southern...
    Across the region, "climatic havoc" impacted production for apples and pears this year, notably for Australian apples and across...
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  • February 12, 2020
    Ecuador: Strategies for strengthening the fruit industry
    Ecuadorian official explains how the industry faces barriers, combats pests and grows key categories like pineapples to better position...
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  • February 11, 2020
    Bayer asks California to overturn US$86 million Roundup cancer...
    Bayer says the plaintiffs' lawyer violated court orders, claims the jury's verdict - that the couple's cancer was caused...
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  • February 11, 2020
    C.H. Robinson speaks out about lawsuit, calls allegations "blatant...
    In response to the $1.1m lawsuit, C.H. Robinson claims it is a ploy for attention, contains "self-serving falsehoods" and...
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  • February 11, 2020
    Blueberries in Charts: Chilean blueberries see lowest prices in...
    Industry representatives say that it's time to face the "inevitability" that the market just isn't what it was twenty...
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  • February 11, 2020
    Australian veggie exports jump, proving more valuable than ever...
    Onions were critical to export growth for the Australian vegetable industry, increasing 67% in value as producers sent more...
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  • February 11, 2020
    Chile: Table grape industry announces two new commercial varieties
    The two red seedless varieties await commercial rollout, a researcher for the program tells us it's a step for...
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  • February 10, 2020
    Oppy reveals sustainable sugar-based packaging
    A new, plastic-free, tree-free packaging was introduced for the company's kiwifruit brand, something Oppy says is part of a...
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  • February 10, 2020
    Innovation of the year awarded to Yoom tomato, Fruit...
    The Yoom tomato changes color depending on the light, making it a unique pick for Fruit Logistica 2020's innovation...
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  • February 10, 2020
    Peruvian blueberry exports rose 50% in 2019
    ADEX explains why key markets - the U.S. and the Netherlands - saw increased Peruvian blueberry imports, while exports...
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  • February 10, 2020
    French Carrefour in talks to acquire Brazilian Makro
    The French retailer's Brazilian branch is thought to be in talks for a deal worth US$1.2 billion for the...
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  • February 10, 2020
    Wonderful Citrus "poised for very bright future" despite industry...
    Zak Laffite, who took over the role from David Krauss in January, said the citrus industry's "not in an...
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  • February 10, 2020
    European organic produce project reports "impressive results" for first...
    Campaign to support Italian organic produce annnounces success in first year, reporting specifics of European markets accross Italy, Germany...
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  • February 7, 2020
    LGS Specialty Sales announces strong start to the Morocco...
    PRESS RELEASE New Rochelle, NY - LGS Specialty Sales, a leading importer of citrus, avocados and grapes, announces the...
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  • February 7, 2020
    U.S.: Hy-Vee cuts hours, makes changes
    Midwestern grocery retailer announces that its stores will no longer be open 24/7, one of the various changes in...
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  • February 7, 2020
    California Navel season to be "more catastrophic" than last...
    Prices over recent weeks for California Navels have fallen even lower than last year, largely because of the ongoing...
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  • February 7, 2020
    Mushrooms could address vitamin D deficiencies, 'global public health...
    Vitamin D is hard to find outside of direct absorption from the sun - which can be damaging -...
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  • February 7, 2020
    Pineapples can be used for alternative energy, new research...
    Colombian researchers unlocked the thermal and chemical potential of pineapple skins, showing that the fruit industry's waste can benefit...
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  • February 6, 2020
    Ocean Mist Farms hires new sales representative, Tom Botelho
    PRESS RELEASE Castroville, Ca – Ocean Mist Farms is pleased to announce the hire of Tom Botelho as Sales...
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  • February 6, 2020
    Europe: Good apples sales expected to continue through rest...
    That is thanks largely to a small crop this year, which has ended up being even lower than previously...
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  • February 6, 2020
    Australia finds new case of suspected TR4 on banana...
    Biosecurity Queensland officers identified banana plants that displayed symptoms typical of Panama TR4 during a routine inspection of the...
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  • February 6, 2020
    Hortifruit buys non-controlling stake in Portuguese berry producer
    Euroberry - Hortifruit's commerical platform - will be responsible for selling BFruit's berries, the companys says it has big...
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  • February 6, 2020
    Zespri unveils new look
    Zespri's investment in marketing - that it says will help it grow in upcoming years - has produced a...
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  • February 5, 2020
    NZ: T&G Global and Plant & Food Research form...
    The breeding program will produce new varieties of that will provide improved yield and resistance to disease while also...
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  • February 5, 2020
    Five new blueberry varieties introduced by Fall Creek
    Expanding its offerings, Fall Creek announced four new blueberry varieties for mid and high chill growing environments and one...
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  • February 5, 2020
    U.S.: Kroger announces success of women-in-business diversity program
    Diversity programs that pushed women in business to the forefront gained Kroger an award from the Women's Business Enterprise...
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  • February 5, 2020
    Calls for fresh fruit and vegetable sector to lead...
    Following increased efforts in the EU to enact environmentally conscious policies, Freshfel Europe says the produce sector is well...
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  • February 5, 2020
    Opinion: Expectations at the start of the Mexican mango...
    Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes provides an overview of what to expect from the different Mexican mango growing...
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  • February 4, 2020
    Major berry organizations commit to recycle-ready packaging by 2025
    The cornerstone of this international collaboration is the commitment to new label standards, which will optimize the recycle readiness...
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  • February 4, 2020
    Amazon Fresh delivery doubled from last year in Q4,...
    In its quarterly report, Amazon announced that its online grocery Amazon Fresh orders more than doubled this quarter compared...
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  • February 4, 2020
    Philippine banana sector seeks exit price caps
    The move comes amid industry challenges including the present situation in China as well as the emerging competition from...
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  • February 4, 2020
    Ghana opens massive new 'Greenhouse Village' project
    An agreement was reached in 2015 with an Israeli company to help restructure the vegetable sector, with view to...
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  • February 4, 2020
    Apples in Charts: Is Honeycrisp's reign over?
    As Honeycrisp apple prices plummet, will the powerhouse variety be able to bounce back as more varieties enter the...
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  • February 4, 2020
    Chilean fruit exports drop 5% year-on-year in 2019
    Various fruit categories saw declines in exports in 2019, however, Chilean cherries remained successful as the export landscape changes...
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  • February 3, 2020
    Taiwanese dwarf banana variety harvested for first time in...
    The new Taiwanese banana variety is expected to be a good option for climate change adaptation measures and for...
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  • February 3, 2020
    NZ catches 14 fruit flies in a year at...
    Auckland's fruit fly response has come in just under budget, at nearly NZ$18 million. With just 14 flies...
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  • February 3, 2020
    Amazon to shake up grocery retail despite major retailers...
    A new UBS report shows that Amazon grocery plays an increasingly important role in food retail despite Kroger and...
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  • February 3, 2020
    Argentine lemon volumes down slightly from 2019
    Citing "favorable conditions" for exports due to global competitors' lower volumes, a representative of Argentina's lemon industry outlines expectations. The...
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  • February 3, 2020
    Spanish lemon industry cuts forecast
    Industry association Ailimpo is now estimating that 1.02m metric tons (MT) of lemons, which is 90,000MT lower than the...
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  • January 31, 2020
    New red mandarin brand launched by PCN
    Named the MandaRosa, the new proprietary variety of red mandarin is a mix between a clementine and the Tarocco...
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  • January 31, 2020
    Dutch researchers build demo emission-free greenhouse
    The demo, emission-free greenhouse "offers us the opportunity to experiment in ways that are impossible in actual practice,” a...
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  • January 31, 2020
    Crux Agribotics demonstrates SortiPack at Fruit Logistica in Berlin
    SortiPack is a fully automated system that enables the agriculture industry to anticipate upon market-growth and shortage of labor....
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  • January 31, 2020
    Walmart’s first Super Bowl ad counters Amazon's push into...
    Walmart will air its first Super Bowl commercial – a super-charged version of last year’s pre-game ad about the...
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  • January 31, 2020
    Dutch supermarkets dry mist produce to solve dehydration problems
    Shoppers in the Netherlands likely encounter the 'dry misting' - used to reduce food waste - by Contronics as...
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  • January 31, 2020
    Mexican avocado industry attributes much of success to marketing...
    The Mexican avocado producer's association, APEAM, told us about marketing strategies as the Super Bowl nears and gave insight...
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  • January 30, 2020
    Citrus greening could be managed with oak leaf extract
    Scientists in Florida have found that the extract in oak tree leaves impact the nutrient uptake by citrus trees...
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  • January 30, 2020
    Camposol returns to international capital markets with US$350M bond
    The transaction will refinance existing debt and has the objective of increasing maturities and release all collateral, in order...
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  • January 30, 2020
    Fruit and vegetable distribution optimization gets a tech upgrade...
    Colombian Waruwa just began its operations 8 months ago and already works with more than 1,000 producers to streamline...
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  • January 30, 2020
    Scientists turn to caffeine in quest for 'ultimate sterile...
    Researchers say the finding has the potential to make sterile insect technique (SIT) that focuses on Queensland fruit flies...
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  • January 29, 2020
    Chilean cherry sales 'not significantly affected' by Coronavirus, says...
    The situation in China was intensifying just as the Chinese New Year celebrations - the biggest selling period for...
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  • January 29, 2020
    First open-field trial of GM moth 'could herald new...
    Researchers believe that the results of the GM moth study pave the way for an effective and sustainable approach...
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  • January 29, 2020
    Opinion: What Chilean table grape reconversion means for the...
    Jorge Valenzuela of Fedefruta explains how varietal reconversion will provide worthwhile changes for producers, even in the face of...
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  • January 28, 2020
    U.S.: Aldi and Publix to buy Lucky's Market stores
    After Lucky's Market filed for bankruptcy, Publix said it already has contracts in place and Aldi is looking to...
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  • January 28, 2020
    Indonesia reviews restrictions on Chinese imports amid coronavirus concerns
    China is Indonesia's main source of imports and now, amid rising concerns of the coronavirus, Indonesia is evaluating next...
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  • January 28, 2020
    SNFL hails new protocol allowing direct Spain-Peru plant material...
    Until recently, protocol-sponsor SNFL had to ship plant material between Spain and Peru via Chile, where it had to...
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  • January 28, 2020
    Driscoll's builds stake in JV partner Costa Group
    It is unknown when Driscoll's first established the stake that is just below the 5 percent "substantial shareholder" threshold,...
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  • January 28, 2020
    EDEKA and Apeel now also give citrus fruits a...
    PRESS RELEASE Hamburg, Germany - The EDEKA Group is now further extending its commitment to fighting food waste and,...
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  • January 28, 2020
    Stonefruit in Charts: Prices at the start of the...
    Over the past few weeks, stonefruit from Chile has been arriving in the U.S., this gives a first glimpse...
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  • January 28, 2020
    U.S.: Kroger shares fresh food trends for 2020
    U.S. retailer Kroger has announced its top food trend predictions for 2020, which include nostalgia, food as medicine and...
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  • January 28, 2020
    Ecuador: Mango volumes surpass expectations
    After adjusting expectations in the middle of the season due to unfavorable weather, Ecuador's mango industry exported more than...
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  • January 28, 2020
    Namibian table grape exports double in four years
    The value of Namibian table grape exports increased from N$407m (US$28m) in the 2015 season to N$840m (US$57m) in...
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  • January 28, 2020
    Spanish olive growers win first battle in U.S. court...
    The U.S. Court of International Trade has given the Commerce Department three months to argue why the duties on...
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  • January 27, 2020
    New variety for berry growers at Alpine Fresh and...
    PRESS RELEASE A new year begins with a new variety for berry growers at Alpine Fresh, Inc. and Berry...
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  • January 27, 2020
    EU: Carrefour Q4 sales jump
    Leading French grocer Carrefour released its Q4 results Thursday, citing that its growth remains in line with its 'transformational'...
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  • January 27, 2020
    Most citrus categories to see global production drops in...
    All major citrus categories are forecast to see year-on-year global production declines in the 2019-20 season with the exception...
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  • January 27, 2020
    South African table grapes see improved markets and diversification
    Willem Bestbier of the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) speaks to us about the healthier markets, ongoing diversification,...
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  • January 27, 2020
    Video: Evolution of global grape production
    A video shows the evolution of production volumes from 1961 - 2017. It includes wine grapes, table grapes and...
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  • January 27, 2020
    Australian stonefruit popular for Chinese New Year
    Following promotional efforts across China, Malaysia and Thailand, Australian stonefruit sees interest spike among consumers. The post Australian stonefruit popular...
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  • January 24, 2020
    U.S.: Changes in lunch program may impact fruit industry
    Rolling back Michelle Obama's lunch program, the USDA's new proposal which supposedly cuts food waste means less fruit and...
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  • January 24, 2020
    New leaders bring big changes for Walmart, Sam's
    Beginning in February, new leaders are stepping up for Walmart and Sam's Club. As Walmart's chief merchant Steve Bratspies...
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  • January 24, 2020
    U.K.: Morrisons cuts thousands of management jobs in major...
    The U.K.'s big four supermarkets, including Morrisons, are all making changes to try to stem the flow of shoppers...
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  • January 24, 2020
    New red-fleshed apples sell out quickly in Europe
    Italian Red Moon apples hit shelves two and a half months ago and the variety is now sold out,...
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  • January 23, 2020
    U.S.: Hass Avocado Board releases new category Market Development...
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  • January 23, 2020
    Spain: Valencia estimates €46M citrus losses from devastating storm...
    The weather front crashed into eastern Spain at the start of this week, bringing heavy winds, heavy rains, snowfall...
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  • January 23, 2020
    Fostering collaboration in agricultural robotics, Naïo Tech outlines the...
    Providing autonomous mechanical weeding, a French startup tells us about its unexpectedly collaborative platform and how it solves the...
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  • January 22, 2020
    South African Flash Gala shipments to reach Far East
    After the variety's discovery nine years ago, the first shipment of South African Flash Gala apples - known for...
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  • January 22, 2020
    StePac automated bulk packaging solutions cut food loss in...
    PRESS RELEASE Tefen, Israel – The US foodservice industry is discovering the benefits of receiving fresh green bean supplies...
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  • January 22, 2020
    Colombia's Pacific Fruits acquired by Irsaeli conglomerate
    Pacific Fruits, a leading Colombian avocado exporter, was acquired by Managro, a conglomerate founded by Israeli businessmen in 2014. The...
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  • January 22, 2020
    North American greenhouse growers in legal dispute over tomato...
    An Illinois-based greenhouse grower is suing Mastronardi Produce over its use of the term “mighty” in its branding. The post...
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  • January 22, 2020
    Mexican bananas exported to China for first time
    The 39-metric-ton shipment of Mexican bananas left from the state of Colima on Tuesday, according to Agriculture Minister Víctor...
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  • January 22, 2020
    Carbon neutral bananas now offered by Belgium's Delhaize
    In Belgium, the grocer Delhaize has found a way to engage in intiatives that have resulted in offering "carbon...
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  • January 22, 2020
    Mexican citrus exports to rise slightly despite drought
    Increased demand in international markets is projected to impact exports despite continued droughts that will undoubtedly impact volumes for...
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  • January 22, 2020
    Q&A with John Pandol: The changing table grape industry
    Grape expert John Pandol discusses several key areas undergoing rapid change in the global industry, including varieties, value retailing,...
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  • January 21, 2020
    Mission Produce establishes Southern African avocado operations
    Mission Produce says its partnership with two South Africa-based companies will create the "most powerful trading platform for avocados...
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  • January 21, 2020
    Calavo Growers to acquire fresh-cut fruit company
    Calavo Growers' subsidiary is to acquire Simply Fresh Fruit, a privately held processor and supplier of a broad line...
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  • January 21, 2020
    China announces major phase-out of single-use plastics
    Under China's far-reaching plans, markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables will have until 2025 to phase out the bags,...
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  • January 21, 2020
    Blueberries in Charts: Opportunities and challenges for the U.S....
    The Chinese market looks set to soon open for U.S. blueberries. There are opportunities for exporters, but none of...
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  • January 21, 2020
    German grocers agree to promote living wages for workers
    Enabling traceability and attending to human rights, the agreement by top German grocers responds to consumer demands for transparency...
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  • January 21, 2020
    Bayer close to settling on thousands of Roundup cases...
    The news comes after a surge in claims to almost double the number disclosed by the company in September,...
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  • January 21, 2020
    Australia: High-tech map shows fruit, macadamia farms hit by...
    Amid devastating bushfire activity across Australia, scientists have released a map that shows avocado, mango, olive, banana, macadamia and...
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  • January 20, 2020
    South Africa: Rains delay table grape harvests in key...
    But fortunately, the potential impact of the rain is limited to only the table grapes that were ready for...
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  • January 20, 2020
    Phil Rindone joins Pandol Bros as director of berry...
    PRESS RELEASE DELANO, Calif –Pandol Brothers., Inc., a leading marketer of table grapes and blueberries, welcomes Phil Rindone to...
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  • January 20, 2020
    Grocery sector was a star of U.S. holiday period...
    Grocery sales were up 2.9% in November and December year-over-year, while most others were below 2% growth or experienced...
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  • January 20, 2020
    U.S. avocado, blueberry industries see potential in Chinese market
    Lifting barriers on various U.S. imports, the deal signed last Thursday opens processes for blueberries, nectarines and avocados to...
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  • January 17, 2020
    Berries Australia laments still not having blueberry access to...
    Berries Australia president Peter McPherson says it's "frustrating" that blueberry growers have to sit by and watch on as...
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  • January 17, 2020
    Westfalia Fruit announces new capital investment
    Westfalia Fruit announced an investment by a U.S.-based institutional investor that will enable it to expand its prominence in...