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Situation in the lime market currently starting to improve
According to Andreas Schindler, owner of Don Limon, the situation in the lime market has been bad since the end of August, although it is currently starting to improve. The company, specialised in supply chain management, has a close relationship with producers in Mexico, Columbia and Brazil is involved in.....

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€ 39 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products
The European Commission yesterday approved 27 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 77.4 million of which the EU contributes € 39 million. The.....


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Photo report State Farmers Market Raleigh, North Carolina
The Farmers Market still plays a prominent role in the United States. Last week I visited the State Farmers Market of Raleigh, the largest in the state of North Carolina. The Farmers Market in Raleigh has a consumer and a wholesale section. In 2013, the market was visited by 4.8 million people. The market is.....

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Peru exports 23% more tangerines in first half of 2014
Peruvian tangerine exports between January and August this year amounted to US $77 million, 23.1% more than in the same period of 2013, when they totalled $62.5 million, stated the management of ADEX Agro.According to them, shipments of this product were divided into two batches, fresh or dried mandarins,.....


China: Good colour and big sizes for new season Fuji
The harvest of Fuji apples at Isnaet, China has come finished for the season, the apples are on the market and in storage. Peter Zhu from the company said there are some differences compared to last season."Sizes are larger this year, especially in the Yantai growing region. Yields are down 20% but prices.....

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First Egyptian supply at Masr Fruit
UK: High prices for spring onions
The UK market is short of spring onions, this is due to storms last week which effectively put an end to the Dutch and German supplies, the English season also ended early leaving the market pretty empty."This has put the focus on the Egyptian crop," said Zine Zouggari from Masr Fruit's UK office. "We will.....


New Zealand asparagus predictions positive
The temperature in Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand has been ideal for asparagus cultivation lately, according to grower Lindsay Kay. “We’ve just had days that were around 20 degrees, which is perfect for the cultivation, the asparagus flourishes under these conditions. This means the season should be good. There.....


Fernando González, CEO of Naranjas Torres
Spain: "Citrus campaign starts with similar difficulties as last season"
After a very dry year in the Valencian coast, with high temperatures in late summer and early autumn, "the citrus season has started with similar difficulties as last season, in the context of a financial crisis that is slowing sales down," explains Fernando González, CEO of Naranjas Torres, during.....


US: Sakata Seed launches new watermelon plant program for SE states
Sakata Seed America, Inc. announces this week the launch of the company’s Watermelon Plant Program for the Southeast. Effective immediately, young transplants of Sakata’s Bold Ruler and Affirmed triploid watermelon varieties and Ace and SSX8585 pollenizers are available to order through Siegers Seed Company,.....

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Cabbage harvest Russia partially destroyed by frost
Russia catches smuggler Polish produce
Russian authorities announced having sent back shipments of fresh produce in various locations in the country, because the documents weren’t in order. Bell peppers and eggplants were sent back to Belarus, and pomegranates from Egypt were refused. Most notably, the inspection caught a smuggler. The truck.....


Greece starts harvesting organic kiwis this week
The organic kiwifruit harvest is getting started this week at Georgios Kyriakopoulos' company. The orchard is located in Agios Vasillios, three kilometres north of Mesolongi. The grower was visited on Monday, October 20. This visit was part of the press trip organized(between October 18 and 21) by BioNet.....


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"It’s very important to invest in connecting the network"
At the recent Cool Logistics event, held in Rotterdam, Joris Tenhagen, of Seacon Logistics, stated that not only is re-using containers very important nowadays to remain profitable, but also connectivity, “as is the case in the fruit and vegetable cluster, which combines all the different activities.....



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Asoex got together with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Chile
The Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG, Asoex, paid a courtesy call to Li Baorong, the new Chinese ambassador to Chile, in which they spoke about the collaborative work developed by both countries in the economic sphere, especially regarding Chile and China's fruit industry.The meeting was attended by.....

USDA restricts PACA violators in Texas, Idaho from operating in produce industry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:Mercatropic.....

Mexico and Israel increase their cooperation in agriculture
During his tour to Israel, the Secretary of Agriculture, Enrique Martinez y Martinez, visited production and research units in order to exchange information and experience on issues related to the productive development of desert areas.In particular, he stressed, the technological advances in crop irrigation.....


India: Cyclone means the end for many small farmers
For small farmers eking a living raising banana, cashew, or vegetables, the cyclone Hudhud has dealt a death blow.Having lost the crop that is about to bring them money, they are not able to come to terms with the destruction caused by the storm.At Appannapalem, not far from Visakhapatnam, Paila Appa Rao had.....



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Francois Hollande’s face on Japanese apples
If since 1995 Jacques Chirac is associated with apples, it looks like Francois Hollande will be too. The Elysée should soon receive a package from Japan of apples with the President’s face on them!According to the Japanese press agency, Kyodo, by sending the President this package they hope to promote.....


Argentina seeks to export fresh grapes to China
Argentina's Secretary of Agriculture reported that he had reached an agreement with the Chinese authorities so that a medical delegation from that country would visit the province of San Juan next January to certify the local table grape production, with the aim of signing the protocol of access to that.....


US (WA): Record apple crop not producing jobs
All the growth in the apple industry has created a demand for skilled technicians, though it has not yet boosted overall employment.Even though packers are expanding facilities, building new lines and boxing up a record number of apples, the number of packing jobs has remained about steady over the past 10.....

AU: Little cherry disease threatens crop
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging NSW growers to check their cherry crops for possible signs of little cherry disease. DPI Leader Plant Pest Surveillance, Dr Louise Rossiter said DPI, in partnership with industry, is supporting surveillance in NSW cherry orchards, following detection of.....

UK: Jumbled apple mess in supermarkets must be improved
English Apples & Pears chief executive Adrian Barlow has called for a "massive improvement" in retailers' displays to clearly identify English apples to shoppers."What you see now is a jumbled mess of English and imported," he told delegates at the National Fruit Show (21-22 October). We want to see.....



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India: City farmer promotes organic farming, grows rare herbs in city
At a time when a majority of farmers laughed at him, Anil Sawhney was busy cultivating rare herbs and plants without a trace of chemicals. Today, after experiencing the benefits, many others are following in his footsteps.Sawhney says, "It took me four long years to prove myself to other farmers in the.....



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San Jose, Costa Rica, November 4-6, 2014
IPO Global Pineapple Conference
Major Stakeholders from the Global Pineapple Supply Chain are packing their bags and making plans to attend the IPO Global Pineapple Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica this coming November 4-6, 2014.The venue for this year's event in Costa Rica will be The Double Tree Cariari HotelFor a List of.....



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Tangerines ripen in Russian Sochi
At Sochi Museum Garden “Tree of Friendship” the first crop of tangerines has ripened.The Sochi garden-museum is located on the hillside, thus, the citrus fruit there gets plenty of sunlight and heat, consequently, ripening rapidly. Tangerines have been grown there over the last eighty years. In the.....


It will distribute 130,000 tonnes of Spanish oranges and mandarins
Mercadona starts sale of Spanish oranges
The supermarket chain Mercadona has recently started selling early season oranges, harvested mainly in Valencia, Murcia and Andalusia.Naveline oranges are already available and will be followed by the Navel, the Navelate, Lane-Late, Lane-Late Powell and Valencia Late, which will last until August 2015,.....


Spain: Andalusian mandarins spark interest of eastern operators
Several circumstances have resulted in optimistic prospects for the mandarin campaign. The provinces of Huelva and Cadiz have kicked off the harvest season between 7 and 10 days earlier than last year, according to the report of Andalusia's Prices and Markets Observatory.The quality and calibre of the first.....



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Italy: Organic avocados are still a niche product
"We have been importing and selling avocados from Frutas Montosa for ten years, especially organic ones, which are destined to the Italian, Austrian, Slovenian and Croatian market," explains Tom Fusato, sales manager ofBrio S.p.A."The Hass variety, which is actually the most prestigious one, is still.....



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Biotochka - new name in Russian retail of natural products
Store of healthy food BioTochka located in Zelenograd (Moscow region) sells products made of natural ingredients only, without preservatives, flavourings, or chemical substitutes. The range includes healthy sweets, herbal teas, snacks, exotic fruit, muesli and handmade granola, sublimated berries and fruit,.....



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Austria: recalled lettuce due to broken greenhouse
Due to a damaged greenhouse all salads "Häuptelsalat, 1 Stück lose" from last Monday are being recalled in Germany. It is possible that bits of glass may have gotten into the lettuce. This concerns the deliveries from the 24th, 25th and 26th of October.The vegetables originated from Marksteiner und.....



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Eat Smart launches new consumer website optimized for mobile devices
Apio, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Landec Corporation (LNDC) and a leading national producer of fresh-cut vegetable products, announces the launch of their new Eat Smart consumer website. Optimized for busy, on-the-go consumers, EatSmart.net not only provides consumers detailed information on all the.....



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It will research products like lettuce and peppers
Spain: Seed grower Ramiro Arnedo opens new physiopathology lab in Calahorra
Last Friday, the president of the Region of La Rioja, Pedro Sanz, inaugurated the new Phytopathology Laboratory with which the seed company Ramiro Arnedo not only expands its facilities in Calahorra, but also takes another step in its on-going commitment to engage in new research, development and innovation.....



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UK: Kent-based specialist producer takes on South Korea
Bennett Opie Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributer of high quality produce and specialist producer in pickles, ginger and cocktail products, is announcing its expansion into South Korea. Led by owner William Opie, this growth solidifies the brand’s international presence, with products now available.....

NZ: Growers worried about Watties closure
Asparagus growers are worried about the impact that closing a major canning facility will have on their industry.Asparagus Council chair Tony Rickman said the industry was struggling to make money from exports due to the high New Zealand dollar. It was also likely to lose another avenue for its product with.....



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Air disinfection cooling cells by Bioclimatic
A bacterial- and mould-free cold storage unit is essential for the proper storage of fresh products. For its location in Breda, Aartsenfruit, has reinvested in air disinfection for their fresh fruit cooling units. Earlier in 2013 Bioclimatic delivered an air handling unit in the cold room that destroyed.....



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Virginia grower recalls fresh cilantro for potential salmonella
Shenandoah Growers Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA, announced Wednesday that one lot of its conventional fresh-cut cilantro was being recalled due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.The company said the single lot, consisting of 465 plastic clamshell containers in all, was shipped to two customers in.....



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Major Nigerian ecommerce platform launches fruits delivery service
Gingerbox.com.ng has been launched in Nigeria to deliver fruits and nuts to offices. GingerBox was formerly Jaramall an ecommerce platform that was offering over 700 products.Adekunle Jinadu, CEO and founder of the company told HumanIPO the decision to stop Jaramall was not as a result of fierce competition.....

Borges brings California walnuts to India
Borges India Pvt Ltd has brought California walnuts to the country. It is available in 90g and 180g packs.Commenting on the launch, Rajneesh Bhasin, the company’s managing director, said, “Backed by our core philosophy (to offer healthy foods), we are delighted to add California walnuts to our product.....

Georgia peanut growers plagued by spider mite in 2014 season
An abnormally dry and typically hot August provided the perfect conditions for heavy spider mite damage in Georgia’s non-irrigated peanuts, the worst in recent memory.“This has been an incredibly heavy (year for insects and mites). I’ve had people tell me I may never see another one like this in my career,”.....



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‘One light-One fruit’ software
Marco introduce new developments YCM
Pack house productivity specialists Marco have introduced two new technology developments, further increasing the effectiveness of their well-established YCM Yield Control Module. The YCM already has a strong track record in pack houses around the world, deskilling the labour-intensive manual packing.....



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UK: Seasonal new potatoes, fresh from Italy, hit supermarket shelves
Branston, one of the UK’s largest potato suppliers, will this week unveil their fresh new season crop of fluffy skinned potatoes exclusively supplied from a small grower in Italy across Tesco stores nationwide.The seasonal new potatoes are imported into the country from the Puglia region where they are grown.....



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British food winning over French consumers
“You can’t trust people whose cuisine is so bad.” It was 2005 when France’s president Jacques Chirac made his infamous put-down of his British neighbours. But almost 10 years on, British food is flying off French shelves – so much so that posh crisps from companies such as Tyrrells are known as “English.....

U.S. economy grows 3.5% in third quarter
The U.S. economy grew by a 3.5% annual rate in the third quarter, fuelled by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years.Although growth slowed from a 4.6% pace in the spring, the economy continued to show solid if unspectacular improvement during the period stretching from July.....

Kroger leaders aren't worried about Amazon in online grocery battle
Kroger Co. is aggressively going after online supermarket sales and isn't worried about a battle looming with competitors like Amazon. That's what the Cincinnati-based supermarket operator's executives told analysts and investors on Wednesday during the company's annual investor conference held at the METS.....

Natural Food Channel analyses Trader Joe`s
Renowned for its quirky personality and unique products, Trader Joe's Co. is an $11.3 billion, not-quite-nationwide, chain of more than 400 small-footprint stores that likewise appeal to both natural food shoppers and gourmets and command intense fandom. Unlike conventional supermarkets, Trader Joe's is a.....

Jerónimo Martins spotlights deflation in Q3 results
Portugal-based Jerónimo Martins has announced results for the third quarter saying that sales rose 7.3% to €3.3 billion, with growth driven by its Biedronka chain in Poland. However, the retailer noted that the increase in sales came ‘despite food deflation’, which ‘increased pressure on sales value and.....

Colombia: Latin America’s next big thing?
Boasting Latin America's third biggest population and strong economic growth prospects, we look at how Colombia is emerging as a market of opportunity.An emerging force in Latin AmericaIn the past Colombia hasn't had the best track record. But the country as a whole is on the up. Bogotá sits as the fulcrum.....

Asia: Winning loyalty from senior shoppers
Singapore's NTUC FairPrice launches three new initiatives aimed at attracting older shoppers to its stores.New Pioneers programme has threefold benefitsUnder the banner "Pioneers OK!", FairPrice has designed a programme of discounts and treats exclusively for older shoppers which will run until the end of.....

Four global developments shaping Aldi beyond the store
From discounter to 'supermercado'As part of the relaunch of its website, Aldi Nord has adopted a distinct and new positioning as a 'supermercado'. The discounter has changed its logo as part of this revamp and now refers to itself as Aldi Supermercados - Aldi Supermarkets, in line with its new sophisticated.....

Wal-Mart's Japan stores, Seiyu, will close 30 stores
Wal-Mart says its Japanese unit Seiyu plans to close 30 underperforming stores.Seiyu says the stores are "not aligned with the company's strategy." It also plans to remodel about 50 stores in its next fiscal year. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says the store closings will cost it 4 to 5 cents per share in one-time.....

Morrisons executive Paul Coyle on insider trading charges
The former treasurer and head of tax at the Morrisons supermarket chain has appeared in court charged with two counts of insider trading.Paul Coyle, 50, appeared at Harrogate Magistrates' Court earlier.The charges relate to trading in Ocado Group shares between February and May 2013. The two firms announced.....

For fancy Xmas fare, Lidl ties with Waitrose
Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.BBC Good Food compared more than 240 festive treats from 11 supermarkets and both won three categories.Fellow discounter Aldi won two of the 30 gongs on offer across six categories, the.....

AU: Woolworths ramps up click-and-collect options
The strategy will reduce BIG W's fulfilment costs, as it is cheaper to deliver multiple online orders to a single store rather than to a dozen homes. The strategy will reduce BIG W's fulfilment costs, as it is cheaper to deliver multiple online orders to a single store rather than to a dozen homes......

Replacement named as Food Lion president announces departure
Food Lion President Beth Newlands Campbell is leaving the company, with the grocery chain naming Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham as her replacement, effective Saturday.Salisbury-based Food Lion said Newlands Campbell is departing for personal and professional reasons. She has been the company's.....



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QUAFETY Scientists demonstrated superior performance of Layer-by-Layer edible coating in preserving fresh-cut melon quality
In the framework of the EU project QUAFETY – Comprehensive approach to Enhance Quality and Safety of Ready to Eat Fresh products, scientists coordinated by Dr Victor Rodov at Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center (Israel) have compared the.....



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