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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Texas beet grower to introduce 1lb bags

Growing conditions for beets have been rather mixed lately, with some rain slowing production in recent weeks. Growers say that quality remains high however, and specialty varieties of beets are continuing to see healthy demand."Demand has been fair and we've enjoyed steady flow and volume, despite some.....

SunGold kiwifruits expand their presence in North America

Yellow-fleshed kiwifruit is still relatively new in the North American market. However, they have not entered unnoticed, and growers have said there is a burgeoning market for them. Consumers are willing to try new flavors and as a result, Zespri - a New Zealand based global kiwifruit producer - is now looking.....

North Carolina sweet potato grower-shipper files Chapter 11

Faison, N.C.-based Southern Produce Distributors, Inc. a grower, packer, shipper of sweet potatoes, has voluntarily filed Chapter 11 to strategically restructure and effectively handle financial burdens. The company’s operations are strong and will continue unhindered throughout the financial restructuring.....

Millennials moving towards pears

Washington pears wind down in supplies

After what’s been described as a normal season, Washington pear availability is beginning to wind down. “We’re wrapped up in Bartlett pears—that wrapped up about a month ago. Our Green Anjou movement is pretty good. While the season was pretty normal, the green Anjou crop was the shortest crop we’ve had in.....

Organic and conventional Vidalia onions offered this year

In accordance with the Apr. 20 start date announced by the Vidalia® Onion Committee, Giumarra will begin shipping both organic and conventional Vidalia onions the third week of April. Giumarra Southeast is pleased to offer promotable volumes of Nature’s Partner-brand Vidalia onions in bulk and bagged pack.....

Label manufacturer develops anti-counterfeit labels

A recent online survey of over 1000 respondents conducted by researchers at Dalhousie University showed that 63 percent of Canadians are concerned about what they see as a widespread practice known as food fraud. According to the study, 40 percent of Canadians polled said they had purchased a food item that.....

Steve Young joins British Columbia grower-shipper as VP of Sales

As the CPMA kicks off their 93rd Annual Conference in Vancouver, BCfresh announces the appointment of Steve Young in the role of VP, Sales, commencing April 23rd, 2018. Young joins the company with almost 15 years of produce experience, with the last 7 years spent in senior sales management positions.Murray.....

New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz, showed a list of blueberry varieties the university has released over the years.Those 21 blueberry varieties have many.....

US radishes set to increase in domestic volume

Imported radishes are beginning to wrap up so supplies are less for now. “We’re coming to the end of our radish production in Mexico so supplies are a bit lighter than in the past couple of months,” says Lori Bigras with Green Giant™ Fresh.While supplies seem to match the volume brought in last year, in May.....

Mangos: Farmed with love

Native to southeast Asia, mango trees thrive in tropical and subtropical climates all around the globe – Central and South America, the Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii, Asia, Africa, Australia, and parts of the Mediterranean. In these beautiful regions, mango farmers nurture and harvest this luscious nutritious.....

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New concepts boost sales

Focus on innovation within vegetable convenience

Meals always have to be quickly and easily prepared, but consumers also want to eat healthily. The space created between these two factors is where processed fresh produce can find opportunities. The growth within this segment is two-fold: the traditional products are sold more, but the market is also growing.....

Frank Bennemeer of Palletcentrale sees turnover increasing year after year

“Selling pallets online results in additional customer segment”

Palletcentrale supplies a broad range of new and used pallets, both nationally and internationally. With five branches and their own production, the pallet company offers a 100 per cent availability guarantee. The increasing wood prices, however, are currently causing wood shortages.The wholesaler of used and.....

Turkey: Cherry harvest is approaching

In Kemalpasa town of Izmir, where 10% of sweet cherry production in Turkey takes place, the growers are preparing to harvest the first products of the season and to offer it to the market at 25 -30 USD per kg.Annually around 60,000 tons of cherries is grown in Kemalpasa and the products from the area are well.....

New agreement between Greenyard Fresh and Carrefour Belgium

Greenyard announced that on 18 April, Greenyard Fresh and Carrefour signed a new cooperation agreement under the name ‘First-In-Fresh’. This further strengthens the long-standing cooperation between the two parties. The new cooperation involves the logistical bundling of various product categories adding more.....

Mandarin tops the list

Turkish export figures of fruits and veg to Russia first quarter of 2018

Turkey has exported 74,119 tons of mandarin to Russia in the first quarter of 2018 and generated a revenue of 42.3 million USD in return. East Black Sea Region Exporters Association President Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan: “In order to develop the trade relations between two countries, it is imperative to lift the.....

Global artichoke consumption on the rise

Artichoke consumption and production are on the rise following the growth of the global frozen vegetable market which was valued at over $25 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $35 million by 2023 (Business Wire). Overall, the global frozen food market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth.....

A less bureaucratic CAP that focuses more on digital technology

European farmers should invest and bet on agriculture beyond 2020, as it will be less bureaucratic, more focused on making the most of digital technology, and much more focused on improving the quality of life of farmers, according to what the Commissioner of Agriculture of the European Union (EU), Phil Hogan,.....

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Seeka buys T&G Global Northland kiwi operations

T&G Global Limited (T&G) has reached an agreement regarding the sale of its Kerikeri-based kiwifruit orchards, packhouse facilities and assets to Seeka Limited (Seeka). The agreement, valued at approximately $40 million will see Seeka purchase T&G’s post-harvest facilities in Kerikeri for the.....

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At the moment, the situation in the global market is strongly determined by the high prices in the US. Exporters in countries such as Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia prefer this market as a destination for their fruit, as in the US, prices are about twice as high as in the same period last year. This choice on.....

France: New varieties shown at Indoor Lettuce Discovery Day

Last Thursday, March 29, lettuce professionals met for the Indoor Lettuce Discovery Day, organized at the Gautier headquarters in Eyragues. The event was in two parts: a visit of the trial platforms followed by a technical conference on the bioaggressors.The afternoon began with a visit to the tunnels at the.....

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Map showing travel time to nearest city with at least 50 K residents

Map shows travel time to the nearest city with at least 50,000 residents.
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Battle of the Oranges

Ivrea, Italy: World’s craziest festival

Every year, the small northern Italian town of Ivrea comes under attack during the ‘Battle of the Oranges’. Thousands of people come from far and wide to take part in the annual Carnevale di Ivrea. In most cases, the participating teams usually dressed up in brightly coloured medieval costumes and engage in a.....

New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz, showed a list of blueberry varieties the university has released over the years.Those 21 blueberry varieties have many.....


Food Lion tests robots to spot out-of-stocks, hazards, pricing issues

Walmart Canada: zero food waste by 2025

US: Food City is building 3 new supermarkets in North GeorgiaFood City chief executive Steve Smith said that three stores the grocery chain is building in Northwest Georgia are part of up to $60mln that Food City is now investing into the Chattanooga market. "It's a real opportunity for us," he said, adding.....

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