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Falling sales of Polish apple juice concentrate
Poland's apple juice concentrate exports in the first 4 months of the season 2015/2016 (July-October) have fallen by 9% to 84 thousand tonnes. The decline in foreign sales has mostly been the result of the much smaller exports to Canada (-2 thousand tonnes), and to Russia. Exports to the U.S. have also.....
Irish Stew Mix a St. Patrick's Day favorite
Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a division of Calavo Growers, Inc., is now taking pre-orders of their popular Garden Highway brand Irish Stew Mix.This festive blend is pre-cut and ready to cook, consisting of green cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, and red and yellow onion. New this year,.....
Russia: Belaya Dacha to produce potatoes for McDonalds
Russian holding company Belaya Dacha plans to cultivate potatoes in the Lipetsk Oblast, and McDonalds could be their main customer. The company plans to sign a corresponding agreement during the first quarter of the year to start work with a new investment partner, the company's founder, Victor Semenov,.....
Kagome Australia begins tomato harvest
Last Monday, 25 January, Australia's largest tomato processor Kagome Australia began harvesting crops. The harvest will continue until early April, by which time Kagome will have harvested 250,000 tonnes of tomatoes from its own farms and other suppliers.Teams of four workers operate in three eight-hour.....
Spain: Frozen vegetable production on the rise
According to the Spanish Association of Frozen Vegetable Processors (ASEVEC), the production of frozen vegetables continues to grow and show its strength in recent years, despite the economic crisis. Also, it is marketed as "100% Spanish produce."As explained by ASEVEC, "due to higher domestic demand and.....
US (CA): Canned tomato growers seek consumers on social media
Growers of canned tomatoes, faced with the fresh-is-better mantra among consumers, have taken their case to Facebook and other social media.They gathered in Modesto this week to hear the latest on this campaign and other issues facing the industry such as water and exports.Leaders said business generally is.....
Spain: Artichoke season saved by canning industry
Artichoke growers have benefited from the high demand of the canning industry, which is helping alleviate the impact on the fresh market of the atypical weather conditions this autumn-winter."The high temperatures cause the production to accumulate, preventing the harvest from taking place in stages, as.....
Orange juice futures rise
Before Thursday 21 January, orange juice had had only two winning sessions this month, losing 17% in that span. Yet, orange juice prices have now gained for a third straight session, the longest rally in two months and a possible sign of a bottom after a recent collapse. Florida producers are responding to.....
Ghana citrus growers appeal for processing plant
Citrus growers in Adansi South, Ghana, are hoping to set up a citrus processing plant with the help of the district assembly, in order to provide a ready market for the fresh fruit they have been producing in huge volumes. Presently they are finding it difficult to market the fruit, which is deterring.....
Positive results in 2015 according to VdF
Fruit juice consumption Germans increased
According to the VdF, the German Association of Fruit Juice Producers, 2015 was a good year. There are three main reasons for this success but the most important reason is the increase of fruit juice consumption with one litre per person per year (to 33 liter). Furthermore the apple juice-pressing season.....
US: Orange-juice demand lowest in 30 years
According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, domestic orange-juice demand will slump to the lowest in at least 30 years, due to consumers shifting a wider array of beverages. Domestic demand for the breakfast staple will drop 11 percent to 600,000 tons in the 12 months that started Oct. 1, the.....
Brazil: Less orange juice due to the climate
"High temperatures have caused the loss of many fruits during the growing stages (...) and there have been almost no new flowerings later because the soil was wet. This may result, once again, in a limited supply of oranges," pointed out the Centre of Advanced Studies in Applied Economics, linked to the.....
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Worldwide: Conserve Italia to attend Marca 2016
Conserve Italia - European leader of processed fruit and vegetables with over 550 thousand tons of processed produce by over 3,300 employees and a turnover exceeding €1 billion - is once again taking part inMarca 2016 (BolognaFiere, 13-14 January 2016), the international exhibition-conference dedicated to.....
Spain: Processing of Piquillo peppers of Lodosa
Canned products don't normally attract much attention, but they are also considered essential in any pantry. They are one of those affordable luxuries that, perhaps because of their moderate price and our being accustomed to seeing them on the shelves, we do not fully appreciate.Canned vegetables also.....