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  • April 19, 2021
    Del Monte Fresh Produce expands organic fresh-cut fruit production
    The Organic Fresh-Cut Fruit expansion will allow for added retail convenience, as the fruit will be cut to order...
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  • April 19, 2021
    U.S. to potentially import eggplant from Morocco
    Morocco's government has asked USDA's APHIS to authorize fresh eggplant imports for consumption into the continental U.S. The post U.S....
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  • April 19, 2021
    Global Cherry Summit announces webinar that will analyze recent...
    The online event will act as a preview of the in-person event that has been postponed to August 2021...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Five food trends and how they are shaping new...
    Kirstie Jones of U.K.-based Navitas SafetyNow says: "Businesses should be seeking to utilize the rise of these five food...
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  • April 19, 2021
    BerryWorld's new Dutch distribution center receives outstanding eco certificate
    The new BerryWorld distribution center managed to obtain five stars in all areas and therefore received the BREEAM-Outstanding certificate. The...
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  • April 16, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh to hold member vote on...
    The Boards of Directors of the PMA and United Fresh will each host a member vote-seeking consent in support...
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  • April 16, 2021
    U.S. retail produce sales report berries with robust increases...
    The notable exception to decreasing sales is berries as in addition to being the biggest seller, still managed robust...
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  • April 16, 2021
    SanLucar ships citrus from Spain to Germany via rail...
    For the first time in its history, SanLucar is transporting its products by rail from Spain to Germany using...
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  • April 16, 2021
    French frosts "greatest agricultural catastrophe of 21st century" -...
    At least a third of French wine production worth almost €2 billion in sales will be lost this year...
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  • April 16, 2021
    100 days post Brexit, what are the impacts on...
    John Giles of Promar International says: "They always say Rome wasn’t built in a day – but neither has...
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  • April 15, 2021
    New sustainable packaging project to extend guacamole's shelf life
    This project will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and focuses on the reduction of food waste...
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  • April 15, 2021
    USDA invests over $330M to promote food supply chain...
    "We launched USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers to respond in a broader, fairer way to the pandemic’s impact across...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Zeder share price surges as it considers Capespan sale...
    South African-based agricultural investment company and Capespan owner Zeder said it had received approaches from third parties regarding some...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Colombia aims for 10 percent growth in banana exports...
    Colombia hopes to boost its banana exports by 10 percent this year, which would bring in $1 billion in...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Organic fresh produce sales up 9 percent in Q1,...
    Packaged salads remain the single largest driver of organic dollars, accounting for 17 percent of all organic sales, with...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: IBO to open up global blueberry...
    The International Blueberry Organization (IBO), in collaboration with Agronometrics, is currently in the midst of developing the 2021 State...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Nature Fresh Farms introduces new imperfect produce program
    With the goal of reducing food waste, Waste Me Nots is a loss-conscious program focusing on selling imperfect produce...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Peruvian grape exports grew 48% in February
    "I would like to highlight the performance of non-traditional exports, as they increased for the seventh consecutive month. This...
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  • April 14, 2021
    France declares ag disaster after spring frost hits fruit...
    Farmers across France will receive government support after the agriculture minister acknowledged the damage the low temperatures last week...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Total Produce completes $1.4B refinancing amid Dole merger
    Proceeds of the facilities will be used to refinance the existing debt agreements of Total Produce and Dole, which...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Jazz apples partner with DreamWorks Animation's new movie
    The movie is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Maf Roda launches most accurate system on cherry defect...
    PRESS RELEASE The latest developments made by Maf Roda in their Cherry systems improve Cherry facilities performance. Cherryway 4...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia reschedule dates and announce...
    PRESS RELEASE Leading trade fairs for Southeast Asia with attractive event formats – “AGRITECHNICA ASIA and HORTI ASIA Regional...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Opinion: How has the blueberry market changed over recent...
    Ignacio Santibañez of QIMA Produce says: "Although the leading spot is being disputed between Chile and Peru, we cannot...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Zespri launches SunGold marketing campaign in North America
    The New Zealand-based company says that SunGold is now the largest and top-growing kiwifruit, and that retailers making it...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Peru confirms TR4 detection in banana plantation
    The confirmation that the devastating and highly contagious fungal disease is spreading through Latin America spells trouble for the...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Mexican and Californian blueberry production driving strong spring season...
    Berry People says that "South American supply delays caused by weather, port clearance and unloading delays caused by Covid-19...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Pink Lady chips to be launched in U.K.
    Nim’s Fruit Crisps, the UK’s only manufacturer of air-dried fruit and vegetable crisps (chips) has signed an exclusive agreement...
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  • April 12, 2021
    T&G to harvest first commercial crop of new "super-sized"...
    T&G Global is set to harvest the first Australian commercial crop of new "super-sized, superior tasting" blueberry varieties to...
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  • April 12, 2021
    South African citrus: Freight capacity and infrastructure may be...
    While hopes are high for the South African citrus season in terms of production volume, the industry looks set...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Berries drive increase in U.S. fruit imports in February
    Strawberries and blueberries were among the biggest growth items in February for U.S. fruit imports, while avocados saw a...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Australia declared free from citrus canker
    Australia has been declared officially free from citrus canker following remaining restricted areas in the Northern Territory (NT) being...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Economic cost of major foodborne illnesses in U.S. increased...
    To determine the economic cost of foodborne illness, the USDA's ERS looked at the costs of medical care, the...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Mexican researchers developing new varieties of lemon
    Mexican researchers developed a new lemon variety with higher yields, traits and adaptability as part of the Ministry of...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Peru detects possible TR4 case on banana plantation
    Peruvian authorities say they have detected a possible case of Fusarium wilt tropical race IV (TR4), the highly contagious...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Cornell’s Ed McLaughlin sees smaller format stores with secondary...
    Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor recently interviewed Ed McLaughlin of Cornell University about the interaction between the produce industry and...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Oppy expects smooth SH apple transition despite production challenges
    Oppy is anticipating a smooth apple transition to the Southern Hemisphere despite production challenges, and also noted that packaged...
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  • April 8, 2021
    Del Monte restructures divisions and names new senior vice...
    The North American region is to be led by Jesus Rodriguez following the departure of former Senior Vice President,...
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  • April 8, 2021
    Mission Produce releases inaugural ESG report
    Avocado company Mission Produce has announced the release of its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report, titled “Finest...
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  • April 8, 2021
    AgroFresh's Harvista 1.3 SC solution provides dramatic benefits for...
    Leading AgTech company, AgroFresh, has announced that its pioneering near-harvest Harvista 1.3 SC solution is now available to U.S....
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  • April 8, 2021
    Leverage the power of perishables by differentiating fresh food...
    Sally Lyons Wyatt and Jonna Parker of IRI say three key areas offer retailers and manufacturers fantastic differentiation opportunities,...
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  • April 8, 2021
    South Africa expects record pome fruit harvest, but notes...
    Although South Africa's Hortgro is expecting exceptional" apple and pears harvests, it noted that the low availability of containers...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Construction to begin on Texas cold storage facility for...
    The new 45,590-sf facility, when complete, will provide increased cold storage capacity for fresh produce and will serve as...
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  • April 7, 2021
    South African grape industry expects to exceed latest export...
    Having gotten off to a slow start, the South African grape industry now expects to finish the campaign significantly...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Plastic produce container sales set to outpace other major...
    Through 2024, sales of plastic containers are expected to outpace those for all other major packaging categories, as clamshells...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Mandarins from Southern Hemisphere with good outlook in U.S.
    Several factors are coming together for a good mandarin season from the Southern Hemisphere, such as higher demand, good...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Opinion: Peru, the neighbor who became rich through agriculture
    Adriana Senior Mojica, CEO of Colombia's CCI, says: "Demand for food continues to grow, and that is why I...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blackberries reach highest prices in five...
    As shown in the graphs, prices reached a historic $10.17/kg in week 13, a 74 percent increase in comparison...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Berries Pride introduces new sustainable blueberry packaging
    After searching for an alternative to the plastic punnet, together with Bama Packaging, the company found the solution in...
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  • April 6, 2021
    First Spanish produce sent to Denmark by new rail...
    CoolRail, the company that transports fresh produce by rail from Spain to key European markets, says the goal for...
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  • April 6, 2021
    IMG Citrus adds 2,500-acre Florida grove to portfolio
    The 2,500-acre grove in Charlotte County increases its control of citrus land management in Florida by 27%, bringing its...
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  • April 6, 2021
    New platform reveals secrets of plants' performance to achieve...
    Plantarray is a high-throughput, multi-sensor physiological phenotyping gravimetric-based platform that accelerates agriculture research and shortens new products time to...
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  • April 5, 2021
    U.S. tightens import rules for Chilean plums after pest...
    The USDA's APHIS has determined that fresh plum consignments destined for the U.S. from Chile pose a "significant phytosanitary...
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  • April 5, 2021
    "A messy situation": Shippers face logjams in Europe after...
    Shippers are braced for massive congestion in key European ports and gateways following the reopening of the Suez Canal,...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Covid-19 costs climb in Spain as farmers seek seasonal...
    Farming costs are rising in Spain amid the start of the summer fruit and vegetable harvests, as growers fear...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Chile closes complex cherry season with a call for...
    The unconfirmed rumors of a positive Covid-19 detection on imported cherry packaging in China at the start of the...
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  • April 2, 2021
    The growth of a kiwifruit giant
    When missionary Isabel Fraser returned to her native New Zealand from China in the early twentieth century, little could...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Study shows U.S. shopping habits changing "dramatically" to reduce...
    "U.S. consumers are shopping more often, in smaller amounts, and buying more frozen food that will stay edible for...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Hydroponic tabletop strawberry concept to promote category growth
    The first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack is backed by a trio of partners with plans to boost the...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Wish Farms moves operations to new "magical" headquarters
    Many features inside the office utilize wood that was cut down from the site, prioritizing sustainability and adding to...
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  • April 1, 2021
    IBO's 2021 State of the Blueberry Industry Report offers...
    The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) has announced that its forthcoming 2021 State of the Blueberry Industry Report will offer...
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  • March 31, 2021
    PMA and United Fresh announce merger, plan to create...
    The two associations will continue to operate as independent organizations through 2021, with the 'new global trade association' to...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Sun World to be acquired by private equity group...
    Global fruit genetics, R&D and licensing company Sun World has announced an agreement to be acquired by Bridgepoint, an...
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  • March 31, 2021
    IFCO European Lift Lock containers become Cradle to Cradle...
    Press Release The leading global provider of reusable packaging for fresh foods, IFCO, has had its European line of...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Greenyard updates cooling tower, reduces water use by 50M...
    At the Greenyard Prepared plant in Bree, water is used to wash, process and pack vegetables in jars or...
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  • March 31, 2021
    AeroFarms and Hortifrut announce R&D alliance
    The goal of the partnership is to advance the production of the next generation of commercial blueberries and caneberries...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Chile forecast citrus export growth in 2021 driven by...
    The Asoex Citrus Committee is predicting a six percent increase in the volume of citrus exports for the 2021...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Dole Packaged Foods announces leadership expansion in the U.S.
    Dole Packaged Foods has announced the expansion of its US leadership to further sustainability and accessibility goals. Heading the...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Apeel announces 'expanded partnership network' of avocado companies
    The company says that today its extended-shelf-life avocados are available in tens of thousands of retail locations around the...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Mexico: Sonora table grape forecast down on previous two...
    The Mexican table grape forecast from the key Sonora production region has been pegged slightly lower this season year-on-year,...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Suez Canal: Ever Given finally free, but experts warn...
    The Ever Given was pulled free from the Suez Canal on Monday after cutting off traffic in the vital...
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  • March 30, 2021
    European grape market may see oversupply resolution due to...
    The European grape market is set to see improved market conditions from the several-day blockage of Egypt’s Suez Canal...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Giumarra announces return of DulceVida nectarines
    The trio of French-bred California nectarines under its DulceVida brand will be offered again this summer after a successful...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Lawsuit challenges EPA approval of antibiotic as pesticide on...
    According to the lawsuit, the EPA failed to ensure that the approved uses of streptomycin as a pesticide would...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Florida blueberries begin season with higher...
    As the first blueberries from Florida get to markets, the spot pricing being reported by the USDA is unexpectedly...
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  • March 30, 2021
    The Agricultural Water Summit will take place in September...
    The inaugural Agricultural Water Summit in Chile has been rescheduled to Sept. 7, 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Ever Given partially refloated in Suez Canal, but salvager...
    The ultra-large container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week has been partially refloated, raising...
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  • March 29, 2021
    U.S. authorizes import of pepper fruit from Colombia
    U.S. authorities have approved the importation of five types of fresh pepper fruit from Colombia into the continental United...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Sun Belle launches organic and conventional pomegranate arils program
    Berry marketer Sun Belle has launched its 2021 pomegranate arils program with Peruvian-grown conventional and organic product, packed by...
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  • March 29, 2021
    AeroFarms to become publicly traded company via merger
    New Jersey-based corporation AeroFarms, a leader in aeroponic vertical farming, announced that it will become a publicly-traded company on...
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  • March 29, 2021
    China: Cherry import season was "challenging for everyone"
    Although the CEO of e-commerce platform Frutacloud said that the 2020-21 cherry import season was severely complicated by the...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Five lessons from a climatic catastrophe for the table...
    Chilean agronomist Martín Silva Armanet gives his take on the lessons taught by the recent climatic disaster that struck...
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  • March 26, 2021
    U.K.'s top court in landmark ruling against Asda in...
    Asda shop workers have won the latest stage in their fight for equal pay in a ruling that could...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Southern Hemisphere fruit export value rose in 2020 despite...
    Shipments to China have increased by 90 percent from 2016, and it was the top destination for exports last...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Suez Canal: Shipping rates surge with blockage likely to...
    While it is unclear what the impact on perishables trade is, it is likely that some of Europe's fresh...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Hortifrut profit soars in 2020
    Chile-headquartered berry company Hortifrut has posted strong financial results from 2020, in which profit soared to US$52.02 million from...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Suez Canal: Unprecedented blockage continues and could impact global...
    Experts have said that impacts of the ongoing Suez Canal blockage are not going to be simple and immediate,...
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  • March 25, 2021
    "Peru has to make its way in this segment"-...
    As organic avocados are currently a niche market in Peru, ProHass Director told FreshFruitPortal.com that the market is still...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Costa Rica: 3.5MT of cocaine found in container loaded...
    The discovery by the Drugs Control Police (PCD) was made on Monday at the APM Terminals in Moín, Limón....
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  • March 25, 2021
    Driscoll's appoints two new members to Board of Directors
    Berry company Driscoll’s has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors to bring strong brand growth expertise...
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  • March 25, 2021
    SCEA HERMANT invests in TOMRA 3A sorting machine
    Press Release For two years, SCEA HERMANT carefully considered acquiring a new optical sorter to sort and grade potato...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Cosmic Crisp and Autumn Glory apples see strong growth
    The Nielsen data for the three-month period ending on Feb. 27 showed the two varieties leading the national apple...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Sustainable 'Super banana' launched by Port International
    Port International has announced the launch of a new 'Super banana' in Belgium that combines organic and free trade...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Indian grape exports to Europe down by 18%, but...
    Indian table grape exports to Europe have fallen by 18 percent to 74,944 metric tons (MT) this season, but...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Zespri announces New York office and new North America...
    New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri has announced that it will establish a New York office and that it has...
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  • March 24, 2021
    U.S. retail produce sales: Apples starting to "make power...
    The top 10 growth items in February report seven vegetables and the three fruits - berries, mandarins and apples. The...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Suez Canal blocked by stranded ultra-large container ship
    Egypt's Suez Canal, one of the world's most important waterways, has been blocked after an ultra-large container ship operated...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Opinion: Unity is a necessity to achieve greater goals
    Cristian Tagle, President of the Chilean Cherry Committee, says the industry must come together following an unprecedented and challenging...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Federal judge sides with hydroponic farmers in organic fight
    The legal battle in the U.S. over whether hydroponic farms can qualify for the certified organic label appears over...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Peruvian citrus exports see significant boost in 2020 driven...
    According to Idexcam, mandarin shipments increased in destination markets with the U.S. ranked as the main destination reporting a...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Mexican produce exports to U.S. have soared over last...
    "In 2002, Mexico was exporting 360 million in tomatoes and now it is way above 2.1 billion," Georgius Gotsis,...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Current scenario for Chilean avocados in...
    Chilean avocado exports have been rising to numerous markets around the world. But the situation with the U.S. market...
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  • March 22, 2021
    New Zealand further cuts apple export forecast due to...
    The New Zealand apple and pear industry has readjusted crop forecast resulting in a 14 percent drop in exports...
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  • March 22, 2021
    PMA webinar discusses what technology advances mean for ag...
    New advances in AI and technology and the possibilities that these developments could bring to the produce industry were...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Del Monte announces avocado partnership with Apeel
    With an infrastructure already in place to help support growth in the category, Fresh Del Monte’s new and existing...
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  • March 22, 2021
    World Water Day: Strategies to combat agricultural water crisis
    To commemorate World Water Day, FreshFruitPortal.com spoke with sources in the agricultural sector around the world and asked them...
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  • March 22, 2021
    SAVE Insurance Brokers: Decades of advising on perishable risks...
    SAVE is an international insurance broker, specialized in transportation insurance. With decades of experience, both the owners and the...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Hazel Tech to host first annual Cherry Quality Summit
    Press Release Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Latent demand in avocado market pushing up prices -...
    Prices in the U.S. avocado market are beginning to edge upward amid a gradual reopening of the economy and...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Shipping congestion at Los Angeles ports shows signs of...
    Shipping congestion outside the biggest U.S. gateway for imports from Asia showed signs of easing over the past week...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Country Fresh may tap bankruptcy loan as produce suppliers...
    Fruit and vegetable producer Country Fresh Holding Company has obtained court approval of a $13.4 million loan to fund...
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  • March 19, 2021
    South Africa forecasts another record citrus export year, driven...
    The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) said estimates are for 158.7 million cartons for South Africa this...
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  • March 19, 2021
    U.S. industry groups welcome House passage of Farm Workforce...
    U.S. produce industry groups have welcomed the passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the U.S. House of...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Frozen blueberries with potential for "strengthening prices"
    During an NABC/USHBC Spring Conference session, industry members shared projections for the frozen blueberry industry, speaking of good market...
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  • March 18, 2021
    LatAm researchers use gene editing to breed hardier crops
    Researchers are using CRISPR to breed tomato and kiwifruit varieties that can tolerate drought and soil salinity, as well...
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  • March 18, 2021
    U.S. fruit imports see slight drop in January as...
    The January 2021 drop in fruit imports to $1.95 billion was led by avocados and table grapes, while the...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Orsero boosts profit and revenue in 2020
    European fresh produce company Orsero has posted an increase in net profit and revenues for 2020 despite the effects...
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  • March 18, 2021
    EWG continues to release “Dirty Dozen” produce list despite...
    The Environmental Working Group has released its 2021 "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" lists of fresh produce items despite...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Westfalia to build first packhouse in Peru
    Westfalia has announced it will soon begin construction of its first packhouse in Peru, which it expects to process...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Del Monte moving two energy efficient vessels to West...
    Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. has announced that two of its energy-efficient container vessels will be moving to the...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Tesco trials unwashed potatoes to help cut down on...
    It has been more than 50 years since major UK retailers have sold unwashed potatoes in their stores, but...
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  • March 17, 2021
    The mango industry is "ready for a leader" -...
    Mission Produce CEO Steve Barnard said on a recent earnings call that the company is up for the challenge...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Independent supermarkets demand anti-trust investigation into Big Grocery
    The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has urged Congress to initiative Big...
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  • March 16, 2021
    U.S.: Inclusivity proves key for retailers to reach Hispanic...
    As the Hispanic population in the U.S. continues to grow, it is of the utmost importance that retailers realize...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Westfalia Fruit Group celebrates founder’s 150th birthday
    Today marks the 150th birthday of Westfalia Fruit Group founder Dr Hans Merensky, an acclaimed geologist and a dedicated...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Cosmic Crisp's first commercial trials in Europe "off to...
    The first commercial trial campaign for the Cosmic Crisp apple in Europe has got off to a "flying start",...
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  • March 16, 2021
    People are more likely to buy misshapen foods labelled...
    Calling vegetables and fruits "ugly" can be a recipe for sales success, according to new research from the University...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: USDA begins reporting on imported organics...
    The category most affected by this new data is far and away blueberries, which has seen tremendous growth in...
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  • March 15, 2021
    EU requests new protocols for citrus exports to U.S....
    The U.S. and the EU agreed to suspend tariffs that arose as a result of the Boeing and Airbus...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Port of Antwerp sees strong growth in reefer segment...
    Belgium's Port of Antwerp, which is the second-largest in Europe, handled a total volume of 1 million TEU reefer...
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  • March 15, 2021
    BrandStorm shares global perspectives on branding and packaging
    Opening up the third day of the United Fresh Produce Association's BrandStorm 2021 session was the webinar Global...
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  • March 15, 2021
    California avocados exported to China for first time
    Mission Produce and its partner Mr. Avocado, one of China’s leading avocado brands, have sent the first-ever shipment of...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Jupiter to trial South African plum varieties in Northern...
    U.K.-based fresh produce company Jupiter Group has announced it will trial six new varieties of South African plums in...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Chile: Asoex forecasts greater table grape export decline
    In a third estimate for the 2020-21 season, Asoex President Ronald Bown Fernández said the forecast was now for...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Migiva Group differentiates premium table grape offer
    PRESS RELEASE In line with its commitment to supplying the freshest, most fabulous and flavorful fruit, Migiva Group –...
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  • March 12, 2021
    A.P. Moller-Maersk exec has "never seen anything like" current...
    Around the planet, the pandemic has dramatically disrupted trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Calavo Growers sees Q1 decrease in total revenue
    Total revenue saw a 19 percent decrease in comparison to last year during the same period due to lower...
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  • March 12, 2021
    UK to postpone new import requirements for EU fresh...
    The UK has agreed to postpone the introduction of phytosanitary certification obligations for most fresh produce from the EU...
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  • March 12, 2021
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  • February 12, 2021
    Mexico: Jalisco avocados expect continued double-digit growth in 2021
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  • February 11, 2021
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    Opinion: The debate on blueberry imports vs domestic supply...
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  • February 10, 2021
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    Peru: Agrarian Promotion Law paralyzes Hass Avocado investments
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    Europe could see grape oversupply amid “sluggish” global markets,...
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    U.K.'s Ocado says grocery shopping has "changed for good"
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    Costa Rica to scan all pineapple shipments after major...
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  • February 9, 2021
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  • February 9, 2021
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    Church Brothers Farms launches premium Little Gem pack for...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Chile's Asoex sees recovery in Chinese cherry market
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  • February 9, 2021
    IFCO becomes Walmart's exclusive RPC provider for produce in...
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  • February 9, 2021
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  • February 8, 2021
    FDA announces new sampling plan for Yuma-grown romaine
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    U.S.: Fruit import growth nearly ground to a halt...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Grapes found to protect against UV skin damage
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    Spain: Second half of citrus season yields better prices
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    Brazil eyes opportunities to strengthen fresh-fruit ties with UK...
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  • February 5, 2021
    New Zealand kiwiberry ‘a healthy choice’
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  • February 5, 2021
    Namibia: Strong table grape season wrapping up with high...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Australian exporters face delays due to container shortages
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    West Coast container vessel port congestion continues, spreads
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    Grimmway welcomes Keri Morrelli as Product Innovation, Development Director
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  • February 5, 2021
    Chile: Weather-related fruit losses pegged at $150M
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    Chile: Late-season red grapes spared in mixed picture for...
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  • February 4, 2021
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  • February 4, 2021
    Compostable packaging to extend fresh produce's shelf-life
    A laser micro-perforated compostable film packaging has been created for fresh produce through a partnership between TIPA and PerfoTec. The...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Bayer reaches $2B deal over future Roundup cancer claims
    Glyphosate will remain on the market, and Bayer agreed to seek permission from the U.S. EPA to provide a...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Del Monte opens restaurant in Miami
    The FRSHst menu offering invites guests to fully customize their fresh-to-order items. Customers can take a trip around the...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Article retracted
    FreshFruitPortal.com has retracted an article published on Feb. 4 regarding the risk of transmission of Covid-19 via frozen foods. The...
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  • February 3, 2021
    South Africa boosts grape export forecast
    South Africa has increased its table grape export forecast following "very good quality and harvest conditions" in the Northern...
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  • February 3, 2021
    San Miguel's exports to U.S. and China on the...
    Despite last year being difficult for every company around the world San Miguel is starting the new year on...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Naturipe Farms promotes three employees
    Press Release Naturipe Farms is pleased to announce the promotions of three of its valued long-term employees. Jerry Moran,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Timorex Act biofungicide now registered in Mexico with Syngenta...
    Press Release STK bio-ag technologies, Israel’s innovative leader in botanical-based organic and hybrid solutions for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    David del Curto purchase could mean investment increase in...
    After the Hancock Natural Resource Group's purchase of majority stake in the company David del Curto, experts predict a...
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  • February 3, 2021
    ‘I think we’ve proved our case to the ITC’,...
    In an interview after the ITC hearing, a member of the Blueberry Coalition said that they don't believe there...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Rihanna weighs in on major India farm protests, drawing...
    Tens of thousands of young and old farmers have blocked roads leading into New Delhi for more than two...
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  • February 2, 2021
    ALPS signs facility contract with Bluehouse Greenhouse
    ALPS, a construction management and commissioning consultancy company, has made a deal with Bluehouse Greenhouses to develop a new...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Kiwifruit prices high compared to previous...
    As can be seen from the graphs, kiwifruit prices are high this season compared to previous years all the...
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  • February 2, 2021
    New Zealand apple industry facing difficulties meeting demand
    Despite high global demand for apple, the New Zealand apple industry is facing obstacles such as lower volumes and...
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  • February 2, 2021
    SiCar announces commitment to net zero
    Press Release SiCar Farms is leading the way in initiatives towards sustainability. SiCar Farms has added more than 3,600...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Spain's CGC calls for EU to stop citrus imports...
    The CGC has urged the European Commission to stop citrus imports from Turkey amid the presence of unauthorized phytosanitary...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Naturipe kicks-off FeBLUEary with new digital platforms
    Press Release Naturipe, the world’s largest producer of fresh blueberries, is excited to announce its celebration of FeBLUEary for...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Chile: Table grapes hardest hit by storm amid agricultural...
    Fedefruta estimates that half of the mid-season varieties in two key central regions have been lost due to splitting,...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Southeastern Grocers pulls IPO amid market volatility
    Florida-based Southeastern Grocers has postponed an initial public offering just a week after its launch, amid ongoing market volatility...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Chilean cherries: Supplies accumulate in China but sales continue...
    The situation in the Chinese cherry market remains troubling for Chilean exporters, with some 2,000 containers more arriving over...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Total Produce UK's 24 sites complete transition to 'Deep...
    Major Ireland-based fresh produce supplier Total Produce says the group’s entire UK operations have completed the transition to 100%...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Chile reports "serious damage" to fruit crops following unseasonal...
    Asoex said that weekend rainfall has caused damage to fruit crops including blueberries, table grapes, and stone fruit, and...
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  • February 1, 2021
    TOMRA Food announces new organization
    Press Release TOMRA Food announced today its new organization focused on two business areas, Fresh Food and Processed Food....
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  • February 1, 2021
    ASTRA Peeling machine can peel the thin yellow surface...
    ASTRA fruit peeling machine is completely different from the ordinary peeling machine. It uses a peeler blade to peel...
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  • January 29, 2021
    U.S. investment group buys majority stake in Chilean fruit...
    HNRG, a company of Canada-headquartered Manulife Investment Management, said the strategic acquisition of the leading fruit grower-exporter helps to...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Tesco's customers turning to greens during lockdown
    The retailer said they have seen an uptick in cabbage, spinach and sprouts sales as shoppers, still saddled by...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Global orange and soft citrus production to rise in...
    Is it a mixed forecast globally for the main citrus categories in different production countries, with soft citrus set...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Apple and pear varieties have enjoyed nationwide growth
    Data has shown that apple, specifically Cosmic Crisp and Autumn Glory varieties, and pears have seen increasing sales through...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Spain's lemon estimate unchanged despite cold snap
    According to a release from Ailimpo, Spanish lemon forecasts remain the same in spite of recent adverse weather conditions...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Dole’s Acuña Delcore talks impact of hurricanes in Latin...
    The Dole representative says 'the damage will dramatically limit supply volumes from Honduras and Guatemala for the foreseeable future...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Oppy invests in enhancing California cherry deal
    Oppy invests in a California cherry deal, bringing together top cherry brands, Katicich Ranch and Brookside, to form Katco...
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  • January 28, 2021
    U.S. table grape supplies looking strong into February
    Peruvian and Chilean table grape volumes are larger year-on-year, and quality for the U.S. market is shaping up to...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Cherry sales in China show slight improvements, but market...
    Consumer and distributor confidence in cherries increase amid social media campaigns encouraging consumption of the fruit, in a statement...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Red Sun Farms announces 2021 growth plans
    Greenhouse grower, Red Sun Farms has announced plans for continued expansion in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico in 2021. The...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Giumarra partners with South American blueberry company CarSol Group
    CarSol Group farms approximately 1,200 hectares of its own blueberry production throughout major growing regions in Chile, Peru, and...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Church Brothers Farms Hires Marketing Director
    Press Release SALINAS, Calif. – Jennifer Wagner Sanchez has joined Church Brothers Farms as director of marketing. Sanchez has...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Sorma Group launches HyperVision, a new platform for optical...
    PRESS RELEASE Sorma Group launches HyperVision, the new high-tech platform for SormaTech optical sorting machines. A patented system that...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Cocaine shipment found in banana shipment at UK port
    Police found almost a metric ton of cocaine in England port, hidden in a banana shipment on its...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Zespri proposal to buy counterfeit kiwifruit rejected by KNZ
    Kiwifruit producer, Zespri’s proposal to buy counterfeit Chinese golden kiwifruit has been rejected by Kiwifruit New Zealand The post Zespri...
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  • January 27, 2021
    AQUA4D: A revolution for the management of salt in...
    Switzerland’s AQUA4D provides a case study showing how its innovative technology can help plants in salty soils to flourish,...
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  • January 27, 2021
    West Coast ports experience heavy congestion and delays
    Over the past months, the container vessel congestion at West Coast ports has been coming together to create the...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Chilean cherry exporters say China situation "critical" as market...
    Chile's Asoex said that movement in wholesale markets is just 4 percent of what would normally be expected for...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Pacific Trellis Fruit extends cherry season with premium, Argentine...
    The company says that with the air-shipment-based Chilean cherry season coming to a close at the end of January,...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Westfalia Fruit acquires Hausladen Fruchthandel in Germany
    Westfalia Fruit CEO Alk Brand says the deal to acquire a controlling interest in the Munich-based fruit supplier will...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Hunts Point Produce Market strike comes to an end
    An almost week-long strike over wages at Hunts Point Produce Market ended when a contract was signed to raise...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: The American Blueberry Alliance dives into...
    Capital Trade, Inc. has done a study on behalf of the American Blueberry Growers Alliance, explained by our In...
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  • January 25, 2021
    MSC Chile exec on challenges and trends on logistics...
    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about more challenges for the fruit sector. In the agricultural industry there has been...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Alarm as China allegedly detects Covid-19 on imported cherry...
    The major development - which is yet to be officially confirmed by Chinese authorities - comes at a critical...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Capexo to collaborate with Chiquita bananas in France
    Capexo is collaborating with Chiquita to import their full assortment of bananas into the French market. The post Capexo to...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Cocaine-containing bananas shipped to Canadian grocery stores in botched...
    The discovery happened on Feb. 24, 2019, when two separate grocery stores both found what they believed to be...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Midwest-developed EverCrisp apples now available
    The Michigan Apple Committee recently announced the EverCrisp apple, a cross between a Honeycrisp and a Fuji, now...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Biden's immigration reform "fundamentally different" in emancipating farmworkers -...
    The United Farm Workers and UFW Foundation said the bill is unique in granting immediate legal status to eligible...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Oppy adds Southern Hemisphere grapes to Ocean Spray
    Fruit marketer and distributor Oppy has announced a new grape program building on its exclusive partnership with Ocean Spray,...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Organic produce sees growth in sales and volumes
    Organic produce saw significant growth last year for both sales and volumes as a result of new consumer habits...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Egyptian citrus exports to grow by 20 percent
    The Egyptian citrus season has started well fuelled by strong demand and is likely to see a big increase...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Peru's ADEX says trade relations will be strengthened under...
    According to Peruvian agroindustry exporters, trade relations under the Biden administration will be strengthened throughout his term in office. The...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Chilean blueberries receive Heart-Check certification
    The Chilean Blueberry Committee has announced that blueberries from Chile are now certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check...
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  • January 21, 2021
    India state renames dragon fruit 'lotus' amid souring relations...
    An Indian state's decision to rename dragon fruit because of the original name's "association with China" has set off...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Crespo Organic mangos start season strong
    Crespo Organic starts the 2021 mango season strong with high volumes earlier in the year and with new packaging...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Brexit impact on produce sector totaling $66 million
    With Brexit unfolding, the costs for the fresh produce market are mounting due to the need for new operational...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Remembering Tim Corkill, Long-Time FirstFruits Marketing’s Regional Marketing Manager
    On Saturday, Jan 9th, we lost our dear friend and coworker Tim Corkill. “Tim Corkill had such a killer...
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  • January 21, 2021
    California oranges look good in the long term despite...
    The California citrus industry reports that oranges have strong sales and a bright outlook despite uncertainty and potential problems The...
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  • January 20, 2021
    South Africa forecasts later pome fruit season and slightly...
    Apple exports are expected to rise by 4 percent year-on-year to 38 million cartons, while pears are due to...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Mission Produce's Q4 hit by lower avocado prices
    The California-based avocado company completed an initial public offering (IPO) in October 2020, with 7.5 million shares sold at...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Q&A: Under Michael Castagnetto’s leadership, Robinson Fresh launches its...
    In an interview with Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit, Michael Castagnetto, President of Robinson Fresh, speaks in-depth about the addition...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Divine Flavor adopts StePac's Xgo pouches
    Produce distributor, Divine Flavor, has adopted StePac’s modified atmosphere standing pouches after over two years of testing The post Divine...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Canada: Sollum Tech harvests first winter-produced greenhouse peppers
    Sollum Technologies, partnering with Allegro Acres has recently harvested the first greenhouse crop of winter-produced peppers. The post Canada: Sollum...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: The "green gold" craze during Super...
    The “Green Gold” craze is beginning as the Superbowl is just around the corner and avocado supply from Mexico...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Nature's Pride partners with GAIN to improve worker nutrition
    As part of the partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Nature’s Pride will roll out workforce...
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  • January 19, 2021
    U.K.: Criminals imported drugs worth millions hidden in fruit...
    An international drugs gang allegedly used a blizzard of bogus companies to import cocaine and heroin worth millions of...
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  • January 19, 2021
    VOG Consortium reports good start to apple season
    VOG Consortium reports a positive start to the season with stable operations, increased availability, and positive feedback on fruit...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Europe expecting light avocado arrivals amid low Chilean volumes,...
    Avocado suppliers say imports into Europe are predicted to be light in January and February amid lower supplies from...
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  • January 18, 2021
    U.S. Ag Secretary applauds final DOL rule modernizing H-2A...
    He said this final rule streamlining and modernizing the H-2A visa process "will go a long way in ensuring...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Peruvian grape arrivals to be concentrated
    Due to the difficulties experienced in 2020, an exporter predicts that table grapes will arrive in large, concentrated shipments...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Produce Marketing Association offers new online produce retail certificate
    The Center for Growing Talent and the Produce Marketing Association are expanding FreshEd Academy online offerings to include a...
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  • January 18, 2021
    RipeLocker containers hold blueberries eight weeks
    After eight weeks, the blueberries stored in RipeLocker containers were of "pristine quality", according to the owner of Blueberry...
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  • January 18, 2021
    South African table grape exports stay low into January
    Data recently released from SATI shows that table grape exports are down 25 percent in comparison to last year...
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  • January 15, 2021
    China steps up cold-chain inspections to prevent Covid-19 spread
    China is stepping up inspections of imported frozen products to prevent the spread of Covid-19 via cold chains, an...
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  • January 15, 2021
    Excellent outlook for Peruvian mango season pricing
    As Peruvian mangoes enter the market, January and February are forecasted to have irregular high prices due to low...
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  • January 15, 2021
    Stone fruit: South Africa, Chile happy with normal seasons
    Both South Africa and Chile are pleased with having "good, normal seasons" for stone fruit, according to industry members. The...
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  • January 15, 2021
    IDeA Agro and Agrintesa team up for Italian SunGold...
    IDeA Agro and Agrintesa Cooperativa Agricola have partnered to launch an agricultural development operation in Italy growing Zespri's SunGold...
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  • January 15, 2021
    EPA approves aldicarb to help in Florida citrus's HLB...
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 12 announced it had approved the insecticide aldicarb, which combats the...
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  • January 14, 2021
    DSV builds integrated logistics center in Sweden
    Danish logistics company DSV has announced it is building an integrated logistics center in Stockholm, Sweden, amid growing demand...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Brian Deese joins Wish Farms as director of blueberry...
    Press Release International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, Wish Farms, is pleased to announce...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Backed by grocery sales, Sainsbury's shines with strong performance...
    Grocery sales helped lead the way, growing at 7.4%, helped by a tremendous quarter from its Groceries Online, which...
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  • January 14, 2021
    USDA: 2020-21 Florida citrus forecast reports mixed figures in...
    January's USDA forecast for Florida citrus showed an array of numbers, reporting decreasing trends here to stay this month. The...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Five retail trends to watch in 2021
    Some of the trends listed by grocery sector research and training non-profit IGD are recuperative retail and system upgrade. The...
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  • January 14, 2021
    The role of the banking sector in the face...
    The Banco de Chile relates the role the banking sector plays within agriculture in the face of water shortages...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Oppy expands international reach with new team member in...
    Oppy, a fresh produce distribution and marketing company, has expanded its international team to South Africa by hiring Sila...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Dutch criminals use potato exports to African countries to...
    Dutch criminals are reportedly increasingly using exports to Africa to launder money which is subsequently invested in diamonds and...
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  • January 13, 2021
    U.S. blueberry industry groups testify at ITC trade hearing
    Groups representing two different sectors of the U.S. blueberry industry testified on Tuesday at a hearing before the U.S....
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  • January 13, 2021
    South Africa lowers table grape crop estimate
    The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) now expects the country's intake volumes to be between 61.7 million and...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Limoneira posts dip in 2020 operating income
    Limoneira released its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year financial results of 2020 to show a 4% decrease in revenue...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Peruvian raspberries said to have strong export potential
    Peruvian raspberries have the potential to become a major export for the country if they are able to obtain...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Virto Group chooses TOMRA, renews equipment with Nimbus BSI+...
    PRESS RELEASE Virto Group, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe,...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Freshfel research shows increase in fruit and vegetable consumption
    Freshfel Consumption Monitor found daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables has gone up over the last five years. The...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blueberry Coalition publishes analysis in response...
    This week Colin Fain analyzes the blueberry markets for the Coalition for Progress and Health, an organization that was...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Opinion: More hope within the banana sector this year
    José Antonio Hidalgo, Executive Director of the Association of Banana Exporters in Ecuador (AEBE), says the banana sector continues...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Cold snap hits Spanish fruit and vegetable production
    The severe cold weather in the southeastern regions of Almeria and Granada will reduce yields of numerous crops including...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Dole has eyes on Georgia for new frozen fruit...
    Dole's new frozen fruit facility will begin production with a phased approach and should be fully operational by September...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Dole has eyes on Georgia for new frozen fruit...
    Dole's new frozen fruit facility will begin production with a phased approach and should be fully operational by September...
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  • January 11, 2021
    USDA establishes weekly report to highlight seasonal and perishable...
    “This report will help the federal agencies involved in overseeing the supply chain understand import trends as we work...
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  • January 11, 2021
    Ahold USA testing UV disinfection robots in distribution centers
    The new disinfection robot by Ava Robotics disinfects both air and surfaces at a rate of approximately 9,000 square...
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  • January 11, 2021
    U.K. supermarkets running low on some fruit and veg...
    Gaps are appearing on British supermarket fruit and vegetable shelves amid warnings that supplies are being squeezed by Brexit...
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  • January 11, 2021
    New Zealand cherry harvest "devastated" by rain
    Although the full extent of the damage is yet to be quantified, it is expected that up to 50%...
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  • January 11, 2021
    USITC to investigate the effects of cucumber and squash...
    The investigations were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a letter received on Dec. 7, and the...
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  • January 8, 2021
    U.S.: Q4 retail potato sales show continued growth
    While all categories, except deli-prepared sides, grew in dollars and volume sales from October to December, dehydrated potatoes saw...
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  • January 8, 2021
    Peruvian avocado exports up by 100,000MT in 2020
    Peruvian avocado exports experienced significant growth of 32 percent in 2020. The value of these exports, however, experienced only...
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  • January 8, 2021
    Grape exports from India face uncertainties in EU market
    Due to recent lockdowns in Europe, Indian grape exports face an uncertain market with the start of the season...
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  • January 8, 2021
    2021 trends in fresh produce
    Breakthrough Solutions has summarized the top consumer trends for produce suppliers in the coming year, all of which it...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Limoneira announces organizational changes to marketing department
    John Chamberlain, who served the company for over 15 years, in his most recent role as Vice President of...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Chilean ag minister steps down
    Antonio Walker has stepped down from his role as Chile's Agriculture Minister and will be replaced by María Emilia...
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  • January 7, 2021
    England to consult on enabling gene-edited foods post-Brexit
    The British government is to begin a consultation on enabling the use of gene-edited crops and livestock in England,...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Mexican avocado exports show record rise
    Mexican avocado exports reach all-time highs and are projected to continue this trend even through price fluctuations due to...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Yentzen Group launches revamped website
    Yentzen Group, the leader in news content, consultancy services and events for the global fruit industry, has announced the...
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  • January 6, 2021
    International blueberry coalition formed to oppose U.S. import limitations
    Leading U.S. and international blueberry industry members, including Driscoll’s, California Giant Berry Farms, Agroberries S.A., and Family Tree Farms,...
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  • January 6, 2021
    Peruvian grape exports started season with 11% growth
    Exports during October, the season’s opening month, rose by 11% year-on-year to US$80 million, but there is some unease...
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  • January 6, 2021
    Freshfel Europe launches SpeakUp4FruitVeg campaign
    Freshfel Europe has launched a digital campaign for 2021, which both celebrates the UN’s International Year of Fruits and...
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  • January 6, 2021
    U.S. summer Hass avocado sales continued to grow in...
    The Hass Avocado Board’s recently published Q3 holiday recap report indicates that Father’s Day, the 4th of July and...
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  • January 6, 2021
    South African table grape packing disrupted by heavy rains
    Producers in the region expect to resume packing towards the end of the week and the weather outlook over...
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  • January 6, 2021
    Ahold Delhaize completes FreshDirect acquisition
    The Netherlands-based supermarket chain and Centerbridge Partners have closed the acquisition of New York City-based online grocer FreshDirect after...
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  • January 5, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: The top stories from 2020
    In the year's first installment of Agonometrics in Charts, we're going to take a look at the five most...
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  • January 5, 2021
    GM tomatoes could be alternative for Parkinson's patients
    Scientists have produced a genetically modified tomato enriched with the drug L-DOPA, used to treat Parkinson's patients. This could...
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  • January 5, 2021
    Avocado: The green gold hits some stumbling blocks
    The avocado has grown in popularity and supply during recent years while maintaining prices. The global pandemic, however, has...
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  • January 5, 2021
    Colombian banana industry to "overcome challenges" in 2021
    Emerson Aguirre Medina, president of the Colombian Banana Association (Augura), spoke about the plans of the sector through 2021. The...
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  • January 4, 2021
    Former Hortifrut exec joins Terra Exports
    Long time berry industry executive Felipe Juillerat has joined fresh fruit company Terra Exports' advisory board. The post Former Hortifrut...
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  • January 4, 2021
    U.S. federal judge blocks H-2A wage rate freeze, reforms
    A federal judge is blocking the Trump administration from carrying out changes to the H-2A minimum wage rates that...
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  • January 4, 2021
    Peru: Farmworkers unblock northern highway amid anger over new...
    Hundreds of Peruvian agricultural workers were last week maintaining a blockade of the key Pan-American Highway in the north...
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  • January 4, 2021
    Naturipe announces new VP of Finance
    In his new role, Alvaro G. Alezard will manage Naturipe’s finance department and help implement strategies to optimize operational...
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  • January 4, 2021
    What does 2021 hold for the international fresh produce...
    John Giles of Promar International speaks about some things happening around the world in the fresh produce sector and...
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  • January 4, 2021
    EU citrus production poised to grow in 2020-21 campaign
    Mandarin and lemons are expected to see the biggest year-on-year increases, with oranges rising by a smaller degree and...
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  • December 14, 2020
    U.K. minister tells shoppers not to stockpile food as...
    U.K. shoppers worried about the government failing to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union should not...
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  • December 14, 2020
    USDA announces grants to help solve problems in avocado...
    New grants totaling US$6.3 million will help to solve problems including diseases and pests in America's avocado orchards. The post...
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  • December 14, 2020
    Chilean cherries: Latest forecast pegs exports even higher
    Exports of 316,184 tons of Chilean cherries are now predicted, which will be an increase of 38.3% compared to...
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  • December 14, 2020
    Banana Link hits out at banana multinationals after force...
    Two of the biggest banana companies, Del Monte and Dole, last week announced they would begin imposing a ‘force...
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  • December 14, 2020
    BerryWorld partners with FareShare over Christmas to provide the...
    Press Release At BerryWorld we know that sustainability is a natural part of being a successful business. When earlier...
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  • December 11, 2020
    UK retail industry warns of higher good prices with...
    If the U.K. finishes the Brexit transition period on Dec. 31 without a trade deal with the EU, it...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Egyptian table grape exports to rise by 13 percent
    The higher estimates exports would come amid a 2.5 percent rise in commercial production to 1.42 million MT, driven...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Spain: Valencian citrus sector concerned by warehouse worker strike
    The Valencian Association of Farmers expresses concern over an upcoming citrus warehouse strike, claiming it will harm citrus growers...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Container shortage affecting exporters in U.S. and Europe
    U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) chairman Michael Khouri recently emphasized the issue of shipping lines not supplying containers to...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Wish Farms expands Florida strawberry farm acreage
    While the new farmland being used this season is over 90 percent of the Sweet Sensation strawberry variety, several...
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  • December 10, 2020
    Chilean avocado exports forecast flat this season - USDA
    The USDA report also said that production next year was forecast at around 220,000MT, putting it in between volumes...
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  • December 10, 2020
    California Giant forecasts steady blueberry volumes
    California Giant predicts a strong winter blueberry volume even though there was an unusual freeze event at the end...
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  • December 10, 2020
    Chile: Fedefruta voices concerns for potential lockdowns during peak...
    Jorge Valenzuela, President of Chile's Fruit Growers Association (Fedefruta), said: "The pandemic is clearly complicating both the availability of...
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  • December 10, 2020
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  • December 9, 2020
    EU recognizes UK organic certifications for one year
    The European Commission's recent decision will mean that the UK's six organic certification bodies will be recognized for 12...
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    California avocados: Cautious optimism ahead of 2021 season
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    Why ASTRA fruit peeling machines are so special
    ASTRA Inc. is an innovative Japanese peeler developer, famous for its unique ‘Peeler blade’ technology which it says is...
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  • December 8, 2020
    South African table grape exports remain far below previous...
    Compared to last year, data shows a 34 percent decrease of South African table grape exports by week 48. The...
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    U.S. imports more citrus and blueberries, fewer avocados and...
    Blueberry imports hit a new peak in October, while Chilean avocado imports almost fell off the map and citrus...
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    Agronometrics in Charts: Lower apple volumes set spot market...
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  • December 7, 2020
    NZ: T&G launches fresh produce charity for struggling families
    T&G has launched a new charity to provide lower-income families with fresh produce from its domestic division and growing...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Tesco CEO discusses current supermarket environment, support for others
    Jason Tarry said Tesco's in-store stock levels are still strong but is warning that the retailer may have to...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Ag industry likely to see more compromise under Biden...
    As Biden steps into office, he will have many decisions to make on key issues and will most likely...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Mission Produce's Jim Donovan to retire
    During his expansive stretch at Mission, Donovan garnered a strong reputation in sales, operations, and industry relations, but spent...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Peruvian protests: 'Normal operations to resume' after protests, harvest...
    "As a consequence, harvest and packing of table grapes, blueberries and asparagus were delayed for a few days and...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Pixofarm sets sights on southern hemisphere with apple crop...
    Austrian-based Pixofarm has developed an app that uses advanced image processing technology to analyze photos taken in the field...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Peruvian farmworker protests: Harvests hindered as exporter says 'grapes...
    The demonstrations in Peru spread north into key agricultural areas of the Andes, hindering harvests of some crops, crippling...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Exotic fruit to drive growth in reefer shipping trade
    Thanks to new technology that is lengthening potential shipping distances and opening up new markets where discretionary spend is...
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  • December 4, 2020
    EU and U.S. avocado markets have room for growth...
    U.S and EU avocado markets could at least double in upcoming years, but it will be necessary to increase...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Nili Capital acquires fresh produce packaging specialist StePac
    Nili Capital acquired StePac L.A., Ltd. and has plans to make it the center of its modified atmosphere packaging...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Colombia aims to fill global lime market gaps and...
    Colombia's lime industry is on track to becoming an "exporter of sizeable volume", says industry authority as the farms...
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  • December 3, 2020
    San Miguel appoints new CEO
    The Argentina-headquartered fresh produce company has named Pablo Plá as its new CEO. The post San Miguel appoints new CEO...
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  • December 3, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte Produce joins Science Based Targets initiative
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  • December 3, 2020
    Mexican avocado exports up through October
    Mexican avocado export volumes are up by almost five percent despite the export value being down by nearly seven...
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  • December 3, 2020
    Nanobubbles: The technology that allows for efficient use of...
    Nanobubbles are a technology that helps to promote water efficiency in agriculture. Kapicoa is the company that has pioneered...
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  • December 2, 2020
    USITC to monitor bell pepper, strawberry imports
    The "monitoring factfinding investigations" were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a letter received on Nov. 4,...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Pure Green Farms - Hydroponic greenhouse putting down roots...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Greenyard settles with regulator over late communication during 2018...
    Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) said that Greenyard had in July 2018 disclosed misleading information regarding the...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Farmworker protests in Peru hit agro-export sector
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  • December 2, 2020
    Nature Fresh Farms expands operations into Texas
    The greenhouse vegetable grower says the new 61,000 square foot Distribution Center in Laredo, Texas, provides a new major...
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  • December 2, 2020
    LatAm banana groups seek clarification from Rainforest Alliance
    Latin American banana producers and exporters have called for a meeting with chiefs of the Rainforest Alliance (RFA) after...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Clarifruit's automated QC solution provides big benefits for both...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Citrosol improves the preservation and transport of avocados with...
    Press Release Over the last few years, Citrosol has kept pace with the avocado market, burgeoning on a global...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Kenyan avocado exports see price spike
    Export prices for a four kg pack of avocados rose Sh800 (US$7) in November, which is a 33 percent...
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  • December 1, 2020
    South Africa: Hortgro 'concerned' by blueberry IP rights dispute
    The umbrella association for the pome fruit and stone fruit industries said that such public disputes could impact the...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Sun World opens new breeding and genetics research facility
    The center is located on a 160-acre campus, a space that includes a 17,000 sqr. ft. building, an experimental...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Price update for berries in the...
    Check out the prices of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries in the U.S. market in comparison to previous seasons. The...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Fruit Control: New trends in horticultural produce storage and...
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