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SUNSET campaign reaches $60,000 in donations towards men's health

For the third consecutive year, SUNSET has partnered with the Movember Foundation to raise awareness about men’s health. This year’s $20,000 donation brings the total amount raised by SUNSET for the Movember Foundation to $60,000.“At SUNSET, we pride ourselves on helping our customers to live healthier lives”.....

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Photo report Amsterdam Produce Show

PHOTO REPORTLast week saw the second edition of the Amsterdam Produce Show take place in the Westergasfabriek. There were noticeably more Dutch stand holders and certainly more Dutch visitors than last year. Our photo report reflects this, but there are a few familiar faces from overseas and also a few new ones. In the.....

Red River Valley

Potato growers losing business due to truck shortage

Potato growers from the Red River Valley region are enjoying a bumper crop this year, with many farmers recording record yields. The problem now, however, is getting those potatoes to market. A truck shortage in this region is escalating and has meant a slowdown in the amount of product that growers can get to.....

Italy sending fewer organic kiwifruit to US this season

The weather has not been kind to the organic green kiwifruit crop in Italy, as importers are seeing lower numbers coming from growing regions. Golden varieties, however, escaped the effects of the weather and have performed well."We bring our organic kiwifruit out of Italy to the East Coast," said Matthew.....

Positive start to Peru sweet onion season

Vidalia sweet onions have ended in Georgia and therefore many suppliers are looking to Peru to fill inventories until the next season rolls around. Growing conditions have been very good and production early in the season was high. As the next few months progress, suppliers are expecting a slight dip in.....

Can produce growers be hurt by overproduction?

As a result of globalization, fresh produce is more readily available than ever before. Out of season produce can be supplied from another region, 'bad' weather may not necessarily mean a product is completely unavailable and the advancements in growing solutions often lead to higher yields. But is there too.....

Florida farmers want to have advantages over Mexico in NAFTA

Unlike most of the agricultural and grain industries in the United States, Florida's fruit and vegetable producers are pushing for advantages over Mexico, its partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).The fifth round of negotiations to update the NAFTA will begin on Friday in Mexico and the.....

“Water shortage could knock out banana sector”

Water will be one of the biggest challenges for the future of agriculture. “Seventy per cent of global water use is for agriculture,” says Manfred Pulm of Greenyard. “Water use is increasing because of the growing global population, and that is leading to scarcity.”A lot of water is used in the production of.....

A look beyond the glass:

US: NatureFresh Farms holds first Open House in Delta, Ohio

On Wednesday, November 15th & Thursday, November 16th NatureFreshFarms opened their doors to the community in Delta, Ohio for their first ever Open House.“The Ohio community has been extremely supportive throughout the entire build and we have continuously received many inquiries from our neighbors wanting.....

US: Raley's wins Amaize Sweet Corn Retailer of the Year Award

Amaize Sweet Corn has honored Raley’s with the 2017 Amaize Sweet Corn Retailer of the Year Award. Raley’s was chosen for their comprehensive support of the program and their dedication to the Amaize variety.Raley’s was the first retailer in the West to carry Amaize in 2012, and has developed loyal consumer.....


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Freon prices rising explosively due to phasing out of coolants

Due to European regulations curbing the use of synthetic coolants more and more, the market for these coolants has changed into a market with sharply increasing prices. Natural coolants offer an alternative, but these aren’t new. Frank Boeijen of Van Kempen Koudetechniek says the company was already building.....

Photo report Amsterdam Produce Show

PHOTO REPORTLast week saw the second edition of the Amsterdam Produce Show take place in the Westergasfabriek. There were noticeably more Dutch stand holders and certainly more Dutch visitors than last year. Our photo report reflects this, but there are a few familiar faces from overseas and also a few new ones. In the.....

Francisco García, Manager of Frutas Los Pisaos:

Spain: "The sweet potato production has recorded a massive growth"

The sweet potato production is growing at a frenetic pace all over the world, perhaps faster than the demand. Spain is an example of this, as the production there is expected to be about 40% greater this year."The sweet potato production has skyrocketed this year, and we are feeling the pressure on prices. The.....

Jan-Wilem Kaslander: "Children often get forgotten"

Total Produce develops a kids concept around melons

When he took office at the beginning of the year, Total Produce Rotterdam's Commercial Director, Jan-Willem Kaslander, indicated he wanted to introduce more innovations in the market. At the Amsterdam Produce Show this fruit importer from Rotterdam presented a kids concept around melons for the first time......

Ayelet Lantzer (Adafresh) on the start of the Israeli herb season

"More basil produced, edible flowers gaining popularity"

The Israeli herb season has begun and “all herb varieties are available again. The market is still somewhat difficult as the warm weather in Europe has resulted in a larger local production. We do, however, expect the market to immediately improve when the weather gets colder. We usually see a peak around.....

Italy: Big attendance at FuturPera

Many operators took part in FuturPera in Ferrara. The venue was divided into three distinct sections: commercialisation, technical means and mechanisation.The inaugurationThere was a big turnout on the first day and exhibitors were rather pleased. The stand of Vivai F.lli Zanzi, for example, was always full.....

PinKids® to join forces with the minions to increase marketing reach

PinKids is launching packaging to celebrate the release of Despicable me 3. The scrummy little apple, is launching its themed packaging with Gru and his minions.Available from November to January, the 3-month campaign will include trays of 4, 6 and 8 apples as well as pouchbags and collectors stickers on each.....

Italy: Edible ink replaces stickers at Futurpera

VIDEOThe machine presented by the Lesepidado, company specialising in printing on food products, raised a lot of interest among the new products on display at Futurpera. The idea is to impress a logo or writing on a piece of fruit or vegetable using edible ink.Watch the video!"This system can replace traditional.....

Vroegop-Windig sees growth in food service

"Exotic mushrooms gaining popularity"

The magical world of mushrooms with its extensive assortment of exotics is still inspiring food service in particular, according to Vroegop-Windig. Among fruit and vegetable specialists, oyster mushrooms, chanterelles, white and chestnut mushrooms are particularly popular. Vroegop-Windig is playing into the.....

They’re just like superfoods: traditional Dutch vegetables

Goji berries, coconut oil or seaweed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The health benefits of superfoods sometimes seemed to good to be true. The superfood trend is no longer at the same level it was a few years ago, so how is it doing now, and are there any new health trends in the field of fruit and.....

Equipped with electronic valves

Transcritical CO2 cooling system for mushrooms

The Dutch company, Huijbregts Koeltechniek, was recently assigned the task of installing a transcritical cooling system. This system, ordered by Prochamp in Velddriel, needs to have a 120 KW capacity, and will be used to keep mushrooms cool. The system will have a Danfoss regulator, equipped with electronic.....

Spanish company increases its raspberry varietal offer

So far, Green Valley Berries (GVB) has focused all its efforts on Kwanza raspberries. Practically 90% of the 15 hectares that the company has in production are dedicated to the cultivation of this variety. It is the flagship product of this young horticultural company from Huelva, which was established in.....

Onion packing centres updated about Eqraft optical sorting machine

Last week, the onion sector was brought up to date about upgrades made to the Eqraft optical sorting machine in the past six months. This was done at Dutch onion trader, Hoza, who have the first model of the Eqrafts Eqrader. This machine sorts onions by size, colour, form, weight, and internal as well as.....

15 percent of fruit area in Germany is organic

In Germany organic stone fruit is grown on an area of 7,500 hectares, the NFO reports. This translates into a share of 15 percent of the total fruit tree area. Most of the organic area, over 6,000 ha, consists of apples. In pears, sweet cherries and plums the area is around 300 hectares for each. Sour cherries.....

Italy: Innovative edible fruit coatings

Innovative edible organic coatings made using agri-food production waste to maintain nutritional values unaltered for longer without affecting flavour. This new concept comes from the University of Pisa, where a research group coordinated by Professor Annamaria Ranieri conducted an experiment whose results.....

Citrus greening will reach Spain via southern Portugal

The 2nd Citriculture Forum of Huelva brought together technicians and producers from the Andalusian sector, mainly from Huelva, in Gibraleón, one of the citrus producing municipalities of Huelva.The Forum, organised by Ecovalia, was attended, among others, by the general director for Health of the Agricultural.....

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AU: Success at home and abroad for a Western Australian citrus grower

One of Western Australia's largest citrus companies says growing export markets in Asia was the highlight of its 2017 season.Moora Citrus says demand for its produce has been strong at home and Export and Distribution Manager, Damien Guthrey says the plan was to forge ongoing relationships with one of.....

One step closer to China

Exports drive significant growth in New Zealand avocado industry

The value of the New Zealand avocado industry increased significantly over the past year, on the back of strong export growth.The total value reached $200.3 million in 2016-17, which was up from $133.9 million the previous year. Exports were valued at $155.5 million, up from $91.4 million, while the processing.....

New Zealand could soon export fresh avocados to China with new protocol

New Zealand hopes to be exporting fresh avocados to China soon after talks to meet regulatory requirements.A protocol has been signed between the Ministry for Primary Industries and China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.AQSIQ will audit New Zealand's system for.....

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“Water shortage could knock out banana sector”

Water will be one of the biggest challenges for the future of agriculture. “Seventy per cent of global water use is for agriculture,” says Manfred Pulm of Greenyard. “Water use is increasing because of the growing global population, and that is leading to scarcity.”A lot of water is used in the production of.....

Retail


Door to Door Organics abruptly cease operations

Lidl US has made a change to its promotional strategy

CA: Nations Fresh Foods opens “foodertainment” store in TorontoThe marriage of food and entertainment takes centre stage at Nations Fresh Foods’ first Toronto store, which celebrated its grand opening. This is the grocer’s fourth store in the province and by far its largest. The additional space at the Toronto.....


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