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Rijk Zwaan to present broadening fresh produce ranges
From 2-4 September, Rijk Zwaan will once again be exhibiting at Asia Fruit Logistica with its own stand. By presenting a variety of innovative products, the breeding company is keen to demonstrate to its Asian chain partners that broadening the fresh produce category can boost fruit and vegetable.....
Temasek joins MBK in bid for Tesco's Korea business
Albertsons comps rise in 1Q | Walmart to expand in Brazil
Woolworths braced for board shake-up Woolworths has bowed to pressure from shareholders and is set to announce a board shake-up, clearing the way for the appointment of a new CEO to replace outgoing CEO Grant O'Brien. Woolworths chairman Ralph Waters, who had intended to stay on the board until a new.....
Bad image of genetically engineered food
According to market research firm HealthFocus, 87 percent of consumers in industry- and emerging countries assume that food without genetically engineered organisms is healthier. 55 percent of those consider genetically modified plants to be damaging for the environment.In Europe, 90 percent of the.....
US expert: 1 large mushroom a day reduces cancer risk
Mushrooms are king, says a visiting cancer specialist who has found just 100g a day is a major line of defence for our bodies.Dr Shiuan Chen, who has discovered mushrooms contain natural aromatase inhibitors which he links to a reduced risk of breast and prostate cancer, was in Adelaide to speak to an.....
Enza Zaden showcases the power of healthy food
From 2 to 4 September, Enza Zaden will once again be attending the Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. Enza Zaden will present a wide variety of vegetables at its booth. This year's theme is healthy food.Enza Zaden's breeders are constantly working to develop healthy and delicious vegetables. The trend of.....
Partnerships and JVs allow a continuous supply
RipeNow LTD, is a UK company based in Peterborough specialised in supplying ripened mangoes, as well as other exotic fruits, for the UK retail and processing market.RipeNow's Malian Exporter discussing the harvest with the grower and the Agronomist.Throughout the year mangoes are sourced from multiple.....
Dutch Jumbo ‘outperforms’ the market in H1 | Tops posts Q2 gains
Tesco/Asda/Morrisons register more declines, Sainsbury's grows
US: 7-Eleven completes acquisition of Tedeschi Food Shops7-Eleven has completed the acquisition of around 180 Tedeschi Food Shops, a deal that adds to its existing 150 stores in the greater Boston and southern New Hampshire area, kamcity.com reports. The acquisition is part of the c-store giant’s.....
Asia Fruit Awards 2015: join the winners
The 2015 Asia Fruit Award winners will be unveiled on the 1st of September before the Networking Lunch at Asiafruit Congress.The Asia Fruit Awards are given in three categories – ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’, ‘Importer of the Year’ and ‘Produce Retailer of the Year’ – with the winners selected by.....
Global grocery 2020: China and US leading | Target may start food delivery
Tesco gets 3 bids of $6bn for Korean chain | Lidl US buy land for DC
US: A&P Thanksgiving Day layoff list grows to 8,500 jobs The latest round of filings bring the total number of potential layoffs to more than 9,400, for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which operates under the brands A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh and Food Basics in New Jersey,.....
Wall Street concerned with The Fresh Market | Woolworths CEO leaves
Tesco sale plan hit by slide in Korean won | Lidl expands in the Balkans
Russia increases pressure on AuchanBfm Business reports that Russian authorities have announced that they are currently carrying out a series of controls on Auchan’s Moscow stores, which have already been accused of carrying out multiple infringements of health regulations. Auchan has a large presence in.....
2-4 September 2015, Hong Kong
Amazing insights at Asia’s leading produce show
Visitors to Asia Fruit Logistica and Asiafruit Congress can look forward to an unparalleled combination of business, networking and information opportunities on 1-4 September in Hong Kong. Well over 8,000 top-level buyers and trade professionals from more than 60 countries are expected to pour through the.....
Seven Star Fruits
India: Mobile app to help production, traceability monitoring
In today’s digital age all sectors are growing rapidly and connecting each other by using mobile and internet technology. The aim of Seven Star is to provide a digital solution to growers for improving traceability in production. The company is committed to food safety and would like to ensure that every.....
Small sizes Europe, high demand Latin America
Onion market shortage drives up prices India, Brazil and Argentina
Smaller sizes, shortages and reasonably optimistic expectations for the new season, that's the global onion market in a nutshell. In Europe and the United States, dry weather and high temperatures result in smaller onions of good quality. Germany, France and Spain are among the countries facing these.....
Ahold's new fresh format Bfresh to unveil | Morrisons faces huge bill
French Lidl low on fresh fruit and veg | Coles pleased with sales
Forbes puts ‘Magnit’ in the world’s top 100 most innovative companies listThe Russian retailer ‘Magnit' was the only representative of Russia in the magazine’s list, taking 23rd place, as reported byria.ru. The list was published Wednesday 19 August. According to Forbes, the Russian retailer managed to.....
large apple harvest and normal pear production
EU top fruit prognosis: 11,974,000 tonnes of apples, 2,343,000 tonnes pears
The apple production in the 28 EU countries is estimated to be 11,974,000 tonnes this year. The pear harvest is estimated at 2,343,000 tonnes, based on the harvest forecasts that were made public at the annual Prognosfruit convention this morning. More than 300 representatives of the international.....
Asia Fruit Logistica 2015
Global trade set to do more business in Asia
Asia remains the fastest-growing market for the global fresh fruit and vegetable trade, and Asia Fruit Logisitica is the place to meet and do business with the industry leaders driving the expansion. Asia’s only dedicated fresh fruit and vegetable trade show – which returns to Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo.....
Tesco criminal probe heads final stage | Fairway reports 1Q loss
Dutch supermarket delivers for free and keeps prices low
Metro proposes Barry Callebaut chief as its chairmanGerman retailer Metro has proposed that Juergen Steinemann, outgoing chief executive of Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, should take over as chairman from Franz Markus Haniel next year, Reuters reports. Metro said in a statement that its.....
Tesco Lotus price fresh food cut by 15% | Ingles boosts Q3 sales
Earnings Publix hit $1bn milestone
Thailand: Tesco Lotus cutting price fresh food by 15%The hypermarket chain said it was spending Bt3 billion to lower prices, focusing on mother-and-baby products with cuts of up to 20% on more than 870 product lines, nationmultimedia.com reports. It will also lower fresh-food prices to wholesale levels.....
Asia full of potential for Egyptian fresh produce
Major Egyptian fruit producer PICO believes Asia will be the ‘next Europe’ and is full of potential for Egyptian fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly given the increasingly developed nature of the supply chain in Asian countries.Speaking ahead of its appearance at upcoming trade fair Asia Fruit.....
Casino declares itself a ‘good citizen’ in agrifood price dispute
Morrisons is expected to lose 25% profit
NZ: Countdown's top-3 products are bananas, tomatoes and broccoli A spokesperson for Countdown, one of New Zealand’s biggest supermarket chains, told Radio New Zealand that many consumers are buying fresh produce instead of the myriad chemical-laden junk on shelves. “The first department our customers see.....
Asia Fruit Logistica: New Zealand pavilion stand #8
SeekaFresh Kiwiberries – the fresh berry super snack
A sweet, ready-to-eat taste sensation, SeekaFresh kiwiberries are quickly becoming a family favourite. Retailed in the fresh berry section, SeekaFresh kiwiberries pack the tangy taste of fresh kiwifruit into a bite-sized berry that’s perfect for kids’ lunches, a quick snack, or a healthy addition to your.....
Lactic acid bacteria to improve safety and shelf-life of fresh cut fruit and vegetables
The consumption of fresh cut fruits and vegetables continues to increase, but the use of chemical preservatives not always are able to guarantee the safety of fresh cut fruits and vegetables during their shelf-life that is of 4-10 days at refrigerated temperatures. For this reason, scientists are stimulated.....
Total global trade worth 1.7 billion euros
Netherlands losing ground in fresh mushroom trade
Worldwide, 1.7 billion euros worth of fresh and processed mushrooms are traded. The Dutch share is roughly 30%. Volume-wise, this is 1.2 million tonnes. In terms of value, the international trade in fresh mushrooms accounted for 800 million euros in 2014. A total of 730 million euros in mushroom preserves.....
Burgers with tomatoes instead of buns
The Japanese will not be fazed by your black or red burger buns anymore, even if you conspicuously shove a deep-fried frog in between, so what's a fast-food chain gotta do around Tokyo these days to get attention? It looks like MOS Burger's answer was to put in a bulk order for giant tomatoes and wait.The.....
Market garden to showcase British ag innovation
In August and September Hammond Produce is welcoming local residents and businesses to a market garden featuring dozens of rare varieties of vegetables and herbs where they will be able to sample the produce of the garden straight from the plot at its 700-acre farm, located just four miles from the city.....
7-Eleven to enter Vietnam by 2017 | How Dixy replaces banned imports
Carrefour first-half profit rises as Spain leads Europe gain
South-Korea: MBK said to team up with goldman in $6bn Tesco Korea bidMBK Partners Ltd. plans to team with a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. private-equity fund to jointly bid for Tesco Plc’s South Korean business, which could fetch about $6bn, people familiar with the matter said, bloomberg reports. MBK,.....
Biobest sets foot on British soil
For the first time, Biobest – a leading global player in pollination and biological control with HQ in Belgium – will present itself to British soft fruit growers at FRUIT FOCUS. Soft fruit production in the UK is steadily growing in volume and sophistication. High tech greenhouses extend the season for.....
Ahold 1st retailer to protect farmers | Delhaize posts surprising results
Whole Foods sales sour after price scandal
Amazon Italy adds food to rangeAmazon Italy has added a selection of food and household products to its website, igd.corm reports. The food ranges cover "thousands" of national and international brands, and are mainly products with a long shelf life. Later in the summer Amazon Italy will offer.....
New US variety benefits Queensland strawberry grower
A Queensland strawberry grower hopes a new variety from the United States will help ensure the security of his future in the industry.Ray Daniels, grows the fruit at Wamuran north of Brisbane, and is of the first Australian growers to plant the new variety, called splendour. The splendour strawberries are a.....
Walmart warns suppliers about labels | AU grocery revolution goes on
SuperValu might spin off fast-growing Save-A-Lot business
German Lidl and Aldi chew into the 'Big Four' British supermarketsAldi and Lidl have grabbed a record share of the grocery market as sales fell at the big four supermarkets, express.co.uk reports. Takings at the German rivals soared by 16.6% and 11.3% respectively and account for a combined 9.6% share.....
UK : Waitrose sells French apricots
Apricots from the Languedoc-Roussillon will be available in British Waitrose stores between the 22nd July and the 19th August. The high end supermarket will offer these apricots that have “ripened on the tree” at 175 sales points, mainly in England. The contract was obtained by Sud de France Development (a.....
Ozone increases productivity by 40%
The use of ozonated water on crops can increase productivity by between 15 and 40% if appropriate methods are employed, as has been found in a study conducted by ASP Asepsia (http://www.aspozono.es) on more than 250 crops in greenhouses of Almeria. This is because ozone promotes oxygenation of the roots and.....
Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosphila suzukii)
Cleaner, more reliable approach to SWD trapping
With the current monitoring systems in use, growers and advisors are generally relying on wine and vinegar based blends of liquid attractants to both monitor and catch Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosphila suzukii) or SWD. The liquids have a short life, as the attractive volatile components dissipate quickly.....