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OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEPPER MARKET

Whether red, green, yellow, bell or pointed, peppers are grown worldwide. Depending on the country, the product remains on the domestic market or is mostly exported to neighboring countries. In Europe, the supply is shifting. The season is coming to an end in Northern Europe, while the first shipments from Southern Europe are…

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Corn and tomato crops flattened by Hurricane Michael

The Florida panhandle and southern Georgia won't be functioning normally for several weeks after Hurricane Michael caused widespread destruction to the region. The storm crossed the coast as a category 4 hurricane and has been labeled as the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle. As a result,…

European gooseberry market much more established than the US

Gooseberries are still having a difficult time gaining any momentum in the US market. Unlike in Europe where the fruit is much more accepted and is an established part of the produce aisle, gooseberries are still treated as a specialty item in the US. "Gooseberries are generally more popular in Europe, and particularly…

Betting on region's potential for export growth

Terra Exports opens South African Office

Terra Exports opened a South African Office on October 1, 2018 based in the Western Cape region, betting on its potential for growth in produce exports. “With the quality of…

Flavorful Brands forms partnership with Bejo Seeds

Bejo Seeds, a non-GMO hybrid seed company, has licensed to Flavorful Brands their seeds to grow produce. Flavorful Brands will run the new partnership to commercialize this…

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Canada ‘yet to realise’ fruit export potential in Europe

Canada has huge opportunities for fruit exports to Europe that are being left unrealised, despite the opening up of trade between EU countries and the North American nation. This is a key message that Canadian trade visitors to fresh produce trade exhibition Fruit Attraction will be delivering this month…

Major brand facelift for Ambrosia apples to be revealed

Apple brand, Ambrosia, will be revealing a new brand identity at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando next week. According to Nielsen FreshFacts data, Ambrosia apples were the top selling branded apples in the U.S. for the 2017 crop year, leading by more than $20 million dollars in sales. “The McDougall family has a legacy…

US lifts ban on pomegranate aril import from Peru

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has lifted the suspension of pomegranate aril imports from Peru. This means federal…

California Giant focused on fostering collaborations

While most of the attention is on partnerships focused on breeding, mechanical harvesting, and sustainability, a unique partnership is on the horizon as California Giant plans…

Autumn Glory harvest begins in Washington

Autumn Glory® apple harvest has begun. This is a crop Superfresh Growers® has been anticipating all year, and the company says the flavor is exceptional. “It is exciting,” exclaims Dave Gleason, Horticulturist and Proprietary Variety Developer. “All year long we’ve been watching this fruit grow, watching it apple…

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Ethylene company to showcase its ripening products at Fresh Summit

In 1973, Catalytic Generators invented a system that creates ethylene in ripening rooms. Today their products are used worldwide to ripen fruit. Catalytic Generators will be showcasing their ethylene generators and Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit…

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Europe

Serbia: 43 people arrested for illegal exports to Russia

Last week, Serbian police arrested 36 people suspected of illegally exporting fruit to Russia that was originally imported from the European Union (EU), violating local and EU…

Availability of organic products on the rise in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a small, but rapidly growing organic sector. The acreage that has been transformed or is in the process of restructuring for organic farming has tripled in two…

Value of Turkish fruit and veg exports so far this year exceeds 1 billion dollars

Turkish fruit and vegetable exports have increased by 17 percent so far this year, up until the end of last month, compared to the same period last year. The Turkish Fruit and Vegetable Exporters'…

Spain: Experts from eight countries analyze fruit preserves market

Food industry experts from eight different countries will meet in Murcia to analyze the development of the fruit canning market and the latest technologies to improve the quality of these products, while studying alternatives to reduce the costs of the disposal of waste and brines. They will do this in the framework…

Nicoló Sparacino, BioFruit Trading:

"We do not only want to be a part of the supply chain - we want to be every part."

When BioFruit Italy was founded in 2001 it was a company specialized in the production of Sicilian citrus fruit of the varieties Navelina and Washington Navel. The company marketed their fruit to the biggest Italian grocery chain, however only nationally. The expansion began with a newly built 2000…

Hamburg-based import company Elbe Fruit focuses on legumes from Guatemala

''We hope German food retailers will soon start selling these nutritious legumes ''

Mangetout peas and sugar snap peas are currently rarely found in the (western) European trade. However, Hamburg-based company ElbeFruit has set itself the goal of finally placing legumes from Guatemala in the local food retail trade (LEH), as well as increasingly offering its food there. Currently, the exotic vegetables…

UK: Geographical Indications scheme consultation underway

The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is encouraging Northern Ireland stakeholders to respond to a UK-wide consultation on a new UK Geographical…

Verbrugge Terminals wants to branch out into onions and potatoes

For many years now, the Dutch company, Verbrugge Terminals, has been one of the biggest players when it comes to the storage of metals. However, the economy is growing, and the London Metal Exchange (LME) regulations have changed. This has made it less appealing for clients to store metals for an…

PapaMango, the Sicilian mango

Vincenzo Amata is the CEO of this family business. He claimed, “After thirty years experience as a salesman, I have decided to care for and to promote my own farm, with a novel and avant-garde project: tropical fruits”. Amata continues, “We have put so much passion and dedication into this that the field has become an actual sub-tropical garden – also thanks…

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Peppers: Competition is between Italy, Spain and the Netherlands

The pepper is not that different from the tomato: the consumer always wants it. The productions are Italian, but also Dutch and Spanish. The Netherlands and Spain mainly export Californian peppers – the square-shaped ones – while the Italian production is more traditional. Stock picture A wholesaler from central Italy told to…

Organic oranges fertilized by floods

The agronomist Angelo Migliorisi, 55 years old, has been managing the family citrus grove together with the sisters Gianna and Antonella for 5 years. He said, “We grow oranges in Sicily helped only by nature. We have been successful in this challenge for 5 years”. From the right: Angelo Migliorisi (agronomist and owner…

Russia focusing on apples

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, recently visited an apple producing business. The attention the President pays to the sector confirms rumors that  Russia is set to become a serious competitor on international apple markets. The country is investing a lot to become self-sufficient. "A couple of years ago, I met the Russian vice-president for agriculture in…

Italy wants the Lamuyo pepper

A pretty standard season for the Caserta pepper, “Since the beginning of the campaign, the market has been quite calm and there were no price spikes. The product has been rarely missing, notwithstanding the initial one-week delay”. Salvatore Iodice was speaking to FreshPlaza. In 1982, he founded the Iodice company together with his brothers…

Automation is the future of asparagus

Automation in the asparagus sector thanks to Neubauer Automation This German company deals with innovative machinery for the processing of shoots. The development is understood to be opportunity to facilitate the workflow, to reduce the costs and to increase productivity. The company note states, “More than 800 clients of the…

"There are 2,000 hectares too many"

Spain: La Mancha's melon campaign has been a disaster

The president of the Melon and Watermelon Interprofessional of Castile-La Mancha, Cristóbal Jiménez, has lamented the fall in melon prices recorded this season. With a production that has…

Spain: Trops' avocado processing plant starts operating

S.A.T. Trops, a fruit cooperative specialized in the cultivation and sale of tropical fruits, launched a new avocado processing plant this month in Vélez-Málaga. The…

South Tyrol: wholesale prices for apples

Economic research institute WIFO in Bolzano regularly publishes a list of wholesale prices for various products. With the publication of these prices for the most important…

Increase in the marmorated stink bug is problematic

Bugs plaguing fruit in South Tyrol are spreading

"The spread of this bug is a disaster," says Agricultural State Councillor Arnold Schuler. "Some Bolzano orchards look like they were hit by a hail storm." The marmorated…

Government will soon present new design

Denmark introduces climate label for food

Next week, the Danish government will present a new food label. The aim is to make the environmental impact of the individual food traceable so that the end user can better…

'Great development potential for Chicarita novelty lettuce''

In recent years, the lettuce sector has seen a lot of changes. The Salanova varieties and mini-Romanas lettuce for instance have quickly found their way in to European trade. At the moment there is another novelty coming up, which is establishing itself at a rapid pace. It is the so-called Chicarita.…

BLE market report KW 40:

'Germany dominating cucumber market, more so than The Netherlands'

Germany was ahead of The Netherlands with regard to cucumbers. Spanish supplies overtook those from Belgium and played an increasingly important role. However, their quality…

Strauss Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH at 2018 International Asparagus Days

Automated harvesting options to combat labor shortages

The Strauss company from Buxtehude in Lower Saxony, develops, designs and builds machines for harvesting and processing asparagus, apples and leeks. This fall, they are will also be present at the International Asparagus Days, from October 16th to 18th in Cesena. There they will inform us of the…

Vegetable Summit 2018 came with three big announcements

Peas Please was delighted to hold the Vegetable Summit 2018 at City Hall on Monday 8th October. The Vegetable Summit 2018 marked the publication of the first Peas Please Progress report , which details action taken by Peas Please pledgers since they first committed to support veg intake a year ago, and…

Campaigns to have the wording “A consommer de préférence avant le” changed on its Carrefour products

Carrefour joins forces with Too Good to Go

To mark World Food Day on 16 October, Carrefour is joining forces with start-up Too Good to Go in a bid to reduce food wastage and support the #Changetadate petition.…

Israeli farmers’ plan to feed billions

Agriculture: Drones in the air - sensors in the ground

The number of people in the world is growing rapidly, and agriculture is trying to improve to feed all those mouths. In the 20th and early 21st centuries the attempts have been successful, if barely. Thanks to sophisticated fertilization, advanced irrigation and pest control, humankind has managed to…

Belgium: Port of Antwerp on track for sixth, record year

In the Port of Antwerp, transshipment continues to grow. After record semi-annual figures, the total transshipment after nine months stands at 177,026,550 tons – a sharp 6% increase year-on-year. With these results, the port seems to be on track for the sixth record year in a row. The recent wave of…

Oceania

NZ cherries head to Europe for Christmas

Last year the New Zealand cherry crop was early, but this year it is right on track to start 15th or 16th of December, which is ideal for supplying the Christmas market then continuing into Chinese New Year. “We are just through flowering and have a good fruit set,” explains Sharon Kirk, International Sales Manager from…

AU: Projects underway in Northern NSW to increase berry growing efficiency

A berry co-operative in New South Wales is involved in two projects aimed at improving productivity and efficiency in the region. Oz Group Co-Op Ltd Chief Executive Brett Kelly explains that…

Growth for Innovar: "We have gone further"

Freshmax Group Subsidiary Innovar™ has entered a new phase of growth and opportunity this month having become an independently incorporated commercial organisation. For many years, the Freshmax Group has played a major role in the commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP) Brands and varieties in…

Australia: Mother Nature knocks down Queensland fruit farmers again

The storm that annihilated the Francis family's peach and nectarine orchard came and went in 20 furious minutes. In that short time, however, the squash-ball sized hail it dumped has left the family with losses totalling $2 million. "A couple more weeks and we would have had all the fruit off the trees," said Shane…

Pooraka, Australia

30th anniversary of South Australia Produce Market

The South Australian Produce Market (SAPM), a staple of South Australia’s horticultural sector, is celebrating 30 years in the field. In that time, the state’s only wholesale market has achieved a self-sufficient energy supply and a continued reputation for supporting local growers who attribute much of…

Australian rockmelon listeria investigation:

'Outbreak that killed seven was largely caused by dust storms'

An investigation into a series of deaths linked to listeria on rockmelons has concluded the contaminated fruit came from a single farm in New South Wales, and the outbreak was largely caused by the weather. Between January 16 and April 10 of this year, 22 cases of listeriosis occurred across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland…

World

The Chiquita blue sticker turns pink for a good cause!

200 million Chiquita bananas will be wearing the special pink-colored sticker. For the whole month of October, Chiquita’s iconic Blue Sticker will turn bright pink to contribute to raise awareness on the pressing topic of breast cancer. Many people have been touched by this illness  and Chiquita is committed…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEPPER MARKET

Whether red, green, yellow, bell or pointed, peppers are grown worldwide. Depending on the country, the product remains on the domestic market or is mostly exported to neighboring countries. In Europe, the supply is shifting. The season is coming to an end in Northern Europe, while the first shipments from Southern Europe are…


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