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Friday, August 01, 2014

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Who's next? Greece?
EU exporters fear further Russian bans
The political battle between EU and Russia has hit the Polish export of fruit and vegetables. So what can we expect next?, is the question being asked by other EU exporters to Russia. “It’s difficult to predict what’s going to happen. A day before the ban on Polish fruit and vegetables was announced, I was.....

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Canada (BC): Low prices for blueberry market with lots of supplies
The year's British Columbia blueberry season has been marked by big volumes of fruit. But lots of fruit, both domestically and from the United States, has made for another year of low prices. Hot weather on the horizon also threatens to soften fruit firmness on what has been a year with excellent quality.....


Charentais currently coming from France
Since 1981, when the French company Soldive started its diversification strategy, the firm has been able to supply melons 10 out of 12 months of the year. At the moment, Soldive is supplying melons of French origin from four production sites: Montpellier (34), Royan (17), Brie (79), and Chinon (37). The.....

US (VA): High-tech greenhouse in Dublin plants 30,000 tomatoes
After about a year, one of the largest high-tech greenhouses in North America is planting its first tomatoes in Dublin.One of the first things noticeable about the sprawling property is the nearly million square feet of glass covering nearly 20 acres of tomatoes.Just off Route 100 in Dublin is where.....


EU bans vegetables from Ghana
The European Union has put a temporary ban on exports of vegetables from Ghana to their region.The ban was put in place after EU authorities identified some vegetables from Ghana that did not meet their quality standards.This is not the first time Ghanaian farmers and exporters have had to face this setback.....

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Summer brings cherries jubilee for some cargo carriers
Virtually all of the phrases that incorporate the word “cherries” denote something happy and positive. That’s certainly the case this summer for cargo carriers serving the Pacific Northwest, as the banner cherry crop has been the cherry on top of the sundae.This has been especially true for cargo carriers.....


'Life saving' super banana ready for human test
Australian and African scientists are collaborating to genetically modify bananas into a rich source of vitamin A. A trial crop is bearing fruit in far-north Queensland and the first bunches have been sent to the United States for human trials.On the outside the bananas look like the ordinary Cavendish.....


Northern Territory melon farm goes bananas
A watermelon grower in the Douglas Daly region of the Northern Territory has diversified the business by planting 14 hectares of bananas.Mike Black happily admits to having no experience in growing bananas, but hopes the crop can be a successful one."We thought we've maybe got all our eggs in one basket with.....

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CMA CGM confirmed to keynote at Cool Logistics Global 2014
Alexis Michel, Senior Vice President Container Logistics and Reefer for CMA CGM, the world’s 3rd largest container carrier, will give a keynote speech on Day One of the 6th Cool Logistics Global conference. The 2014 conference takes place aboard the iconic SS Rotterdam on 30 Sept - 2 Oct, hosted by Port of.....

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AU: Scientists put the squeeze on avocados so you don't have to
Professor Daryl Joyce and his research team from the University of Queensland in Gatton have been tracking avocados from the packing sheds all the way to kitchens to find the cause of bruising."We were able to rule out everything up to the point of the ripening process," he said."We placed an instrumented.....



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Russia can impose embargo on greengrocery from Ukraine
As stated by the head of the Service, Sergey Dankvert, the embargo on Ukrainian greengrocery can be imposed in case it turns out that the green products are imported into Russia via Moldova. It is assumed that Ukrainian suppliers could buy up the fallen in price Moldovan fruit and vegetables, and then resell.....

Greek stonefruit exports greater than last year
Greece's watermelon shipments are significantly lower than last year due to oversupply in both the European Union and third countries (Russia, etc.), with little improvement over the previous week in terms of prices. As for fresh peaches, the EU has been asked to take measures to address the fruit's low.....

FPC focus on charges for official controls for fresh produce imports
The Fresh Produce Consortium is one of two trade associations selected by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to carry out a review under the initiative Business Focus on Enforcement.FPC is reviewing charges for official controls on fresh produce imports in England in relation to EC.....

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Seasonal produce best way to deal with summer heat
During the summer, nature offers us a vast range of fruit and vegetables, to better satisfy the needs of our body in a season when, due to the heat and excessive sweating, dehydration and appetite loss are frequent. For these reasons summer produce is different from autumn and winter ones: lighter,.....


Italy: Fruit and vegetable sales affected by the crisis even during summer
The cities empty and the shops close - the holidays have finally arrived. Fruit and vegetable purchases also halt, but for a totally different reason."We usually tend to sell more to wholesalers located in the holiday areas this time of year but, this year, nothing really happened," explains Pier Paolo.....

Greek exports strengthen in the EU compared to third countries
An analysis from the Panhellenic Exporters' Association (PSE) and the Centre for Export Research and Studies (MRTC) of the temporary data for EL-STAT in May revealed signs of reduced pressure on the total value of exports, but also signs of recovery in a number of different product sectors, bringing the.....


Poland takes the bite out of Russian apple ban
Prominent Poles post tongue-in-cheek photos on social media to endorse campaign against Russian ban on fruit importsWarsaw bar owner Jozef Czarnocki bites an apple and holds a bottle of cider in defiance of Russia's ban. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty ImagesIn Poland, an apple a day not only keeps.....

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Oceania


Australian pest problem: NT growers plot against magpie geese
The Northern Territory horticulture industry is drawing the battle lines against a native bird that many farmers say is destroying their crops.Over the past few years, mango farmers have complained magpie geese are taking over their farms, come harvest time, and eating valuable crops.Magpie geese have always.....

Sunbeam welcomes Riverina prune expansion but wary of overseas buyer
Australia's largest buyer of prunes is watching closely the growth in overseas demand for south-west New South Wales fruit.If Californian prune co-operative Sunsweet snaps up local supplies in the next few years, it will have ramifications for packers.Angas Park, a subsidiary of dried fruit company Sunbeam.....

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Africa


EU bans vegetables from Ghana
The European Union has put a temporary ban on exports of vegetables from Ghana to their region.The ban was put in place after EU authorities identified some vegetables from Ghana that did not meet their quality standards.This is not the first time Ghanaian farmers and exporters have had to face this setback.....


World

Asia Fruit Logistica Hall 3 K-24
New member of the team at Pink Lady
Pink Lady will again be attending Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. This year there will be a new member of the team on the stand, Ryan Au. Ryan has been appointed Brand Manager at Pink Lady Development Ltd (PLD) and will be based in Kuala Lumpur, serving the SE Asian region, he starts on Monday the 4th of.....


September 4 & 5, 2014
IV International Ecuadorian Mango Congress
The Mango Ecuador Foundation that gathers all the country´s growers, packers and shippers is wrapping up some last minute details towards their IV INTERNATIONAL ECUADORIAN MANGO CONGRESS to be held at the Oro Verde Hotel in Guayaquil – Ecuador on September 4 & 5, 2014.The Congress which takes place every.....


Retail

India: Shoppers Stop Q1 down 54.26 per cent
Retail chain group Shoppers Stop Ltd today reported 54.26 per cent decline in standalone net profit to Rs 75.10 lakh for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014 on the account of higher finance cost.The company, which operates retail chain such as Shopper's Stop, Crossword, Mothercare and Hypercity, had posted.....

Spar continues growth in Russia with Bashkortostan Eurospar
Spar International has launched the Eurospar supermarket in the Russian province of Bashkortostan.On 17 July, the supermarket opened in the town of Sterlitamak. The 1,200sq m store was the second to open in the region, after the successful introduction of a smaller Spar supermarket four weeks earlier.Spar’s.....

Aldi to surge past Waitrose to become UK’s sixth largest supermarket
It’s a supermarket sweep for Aldi and fellow budget supermarket chain Lidl, as the discount stores continue their siege of the British grocery market.Aldi is now poised to take Waitrose down a peg by growing its customer base to steal sixth place in the UK’s largest supermarket list.Despite strong growth.....

Carrefour declines on concern French margin growth unsustainable
Carrefour SA (CA), France’s largest retailer, fell in Paris trading on concern it may be forced to cut prices or concede market share in its domestic market, putting pressure on profit margins.French competitors including Géant and Leclerc SA have reduced price-tags while Boulogne-Billancourt-based Carrefour.....

Croatian Agrokor bids for remaining Mercator shares
Croatian food and retail concern Agrokor has offered to buy the remaining shares of Slovenia's largest food retailer Mercator, in which it gained a majority stake in June.The bid of 86 Euro per share, which runs to Sept, 1, is pitched at the same level as Agrokor paid for the 53.1 percent stake in Mercator,.....



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