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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Lemon numbers down in California

The Mexico and Chile lemon seasons are coming to an end right now, which means that all US supply at the moment is coming from domestic growers. Demand has been solid and, despite a lighter crop, size profiles are well represented. Prices also remain firm across all categories."Prices are consistent thanks to.....

California persimmons see strong demand but less supply

Demand and pricing have looked strong for California persimmons this season. “The persimmon deal out of California is starting to wind down,” says Michael Reimer with Reedley, Ca.-based Brandt Farms Inc. “There’s probably a couple of weeks left so by mid-December it’ll be winding up. That’s a bit earlier than.....

Local market strong for Pacific Northwest carrots

Carrot crops in the Pacific Northwest have benefitted from ideal weather conditions the last few months. The market has wavered as supplies have been affected by either gaps in seasons or natural disasters in other areas."Yields have been fantastic this season," said Mike Kern, of Hilltop Produce Farms in.....

Organic apple demand keeps growing

This coming season Washington expects to see 20 million bushels of organic apples. Viva Tierra specialises in 100% organic products, such as apples. “There is no indication, whatsoever, that the demand for organic fresh produce, such as apples, is slowing down”, says Luis Acuña, this company’s President and.....

Arizona has started

Michigan red radish season cut short due to rain

Rain at the end of the October was the only down point for an otherwise good red radish season in Michigan. The harvest in Michigan has just finished up, giving way to the Arizona season, which has shown a lot of promise in terms of growing conditions. Expectations for the red radish season there is positive,.....

Minister of Agriculture strengthens Canada's agri-trade partner's with China

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today wrapped up a successful 10-day visit to China, finishing a series of promotional events and meetings that raised the profile of Canadian agricultural products to our second-most valuable agri-food export market.The three-city mission will help.....

Freight Farms expands reach into Asia with new partnership with Everlane

Freight Farms today announced Everlane as a new partner, who plans to purchase and launch three of the company's Leafy Green Machines at Saitex, their LEED-certified denim factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Everlane will be placing the farms at Saitex to provide its workers with two healthy meals a day. This.....

Washington apple company launches #GivingTuesday campaign

Stepping into the #GivingTuesday social media phenomenon for the first time, Naches, Wa.-based Allan Bros. Fruit Company has developed a new campaign involving donating cases of apples. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday that falls after U.S. Thanksgiving (this year, it’s November 28th) and began as a concept.....

Jon Clark - Fruit Growers Alianza

"It is not about competition, but increasing consumption together"

The fruit business is constantly changing as are exchange rates, politics, protocols and borders. Fruit Growers Alianza (FGA) is a company which has to deal with this kind of thing on a day to day basis. The company is owned by two leading Chilean growers, GESEX and San Clemente, and enables those farms to.....

Tulare County crop report for week end Nov.18

US: First pecans exported to New Zealand

Deciduous tree fruit, nuts, and grapes:Table grape harvest is nearing completion, and grapes are being exported to China, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad &.....

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Brexit doesn’t scare Dutch onion exporters

After Senegal, the United Kingdom is the second largest export destination for Dutch onions. Last year, total exports to the UK increased by more than a third compared to the year before, so that exports amounted to more than 140,000 tonnes, about 14 per cent of the total exported volume of Dutch onions. All.....

Jon Clark - Fruit Growers Alianza

"It is not about competition, but increasing consumption together"

The fruit business is constantly changing as are exchange rates, politics, protocols and borders. Fruit Growers Alianza (FGA) is a company which has to deal with this kind of thing on a day to day basis. The company is owned by two leading Chilean growers, GESEX and San Clemente, and enables those farms to.....

Less room on spot market in coming years

During his military service, Jan-Willem Grievink of FoodService Instituut (FSIN) worked as a ‘pilot-officer-observer.’ His job was to simply observe changes on the ground from his plane, and to report those changes to the ground troops. “I’m still doing that, but for retail,” he says during the AGF.....

Italy: Clementine demand exceeds supply

"Our citrus fruit campaign starts in mid-October with the Caffin variety, followed by Spinoso and seedless Clementines from early November. The production cycle was affected by drought this year, as it didn't rain for over five months," explains Maria Malagrinò from Fruttone Srl in Corigliano Calabro.....

Greece: Kiwis profitable despite internal competition and calamities

Current trends suggest that Greek Kiwis will follow the current market trends this November – heading into Christmas. The Kiwi market during Christmas has been good during the past few years. According to Christina Manossis of Zeus Kiwi SA, “During this season we face less competition from Greece, therefore.....

Eurotec on the internal transporter Lowpad

"Automatically controlled vehicle is much lower than conventional models

Eurotec have announced the launch of their Lowpad: a very low AGV (Automatically Lead Vehicle) for internal transport. Because it has a height of only 12 centimetres, up to 30 centimetres lower than regular AGVs, Eurotec claims it is the beginning of a new era for transport in warehouses.The small Lowpad under.....

Pink Lady apples get dressed up in new Christmas promotion with Amazon and Tesco

Pink Lady apples has announced a series of value-added offers and promotions with Tesco and Amazon Fresh to finish off the year with a bang, just as the northern hemisphere crop hits UK retailers.The company will be offering a free apple cosy in every Pink Lady 6 pack sold in Tesco Express stores. The festive.....

Berlin startup company Wholey offers fresh smoothie kits

Fresh smoothies are healthy, delicious and rich in vitamins and minerals. However, the preparation of these smoothies - researching recipes, purchasing and processing - are time consuming. In contrast, ready-to-go smoothies are usually produced long before consumption, thereby losing many of the valuable.....

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AU: An overwhelming response to Sydney's pop-up avocado cafe

Organisers of Sydney's pop-up avocado cafe say its success has exceeded expectations, attracting thousands of visitors in just a few weeks.With Australia's growing love for avocados known across the industry, the Good Fat Cafe was about capitalising on that demand, while at the same promoting the versatility.....

Zespri wins 2degrees Best Growth Strategy award

Zespri was recognised last night in the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 Awards for its strong growth strategy, with the kiwifruit marketing company on track to more than double global sales to $4.5 billion by 2025.Zespri Chief Executive Dan Mathieson says the 2degrees Best Growth Strategy award is welcome recognition.....

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Low volumes will mean high demand for French apples

“The demand for french apples this year is quite exceptional”, says Marc Peyres from Blue Whale, a French growers co-op. The frost damage experienced in northern Europe means that by the end of the season this year, there will be 3 - 4 million tonnes less fruit available than last year in Europe .“Since early.....


The World Avocado Organization has designated November as the world's avocado month. The Netherlands has offered its capital for a whole month for this event, so Amsterdam is now becoming the "avocado capital of the world." Looking purely at the trends worldwide, avocados hardly need any promotion. The demand.....


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Q4 sales gains posted by Metro

Canada retail sales remain sluggish as growth slows in 2nd halfSales for Canadian retailers continued to disappoint in September, adding to evidence consumers are paring back in the second half of this year. Retail sales rose 0.1% during the month, versus forecasts for a 1% gain, after dropping 0.1% in August......

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