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Peruvian agro exports increased by 10% in July

Peruvian agro exports have consolidated their growth. Between January and July they totaled about US $ 2,852,749,000 which means a growth of 10% compared to the similar period of 2016, reported the Agroexport Management of the Exporters Association (ADEX).The Agroexports' guild manager, Paula Carrión Tello,.....

Thailand trade mission to increase trade of dry fruit

A high-level Thailand trade delegation, led by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, will make its way to South Africa from September 18 to 22 to build trade links between the two countries.The delegation will comprise representatives from various.....

Tesco launches new veg range marketed at children

Getting your kids to eat their vegetables is an age-old challenge, so Tesco have decided to take a different approach to the mission: selling vegetables in the shape of stars and faces.As the first supermarket to target vegetables directly at younger children by sculpting fresh fruit and veg into fun shapes,.....

Shareholders approve Refresco Group's acquisition of Cott

Refresco Group, an independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for today announced that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of Cott's bottling activities during a shareholders meeting held today. With this transformation acquisition, right at the heart of Refresco's buy and build strategy,.....

Queensland fruit producer to offer shredded papaya

A North Queensland producer has taken a step away from growing and selling whole fruit, and has started a packaged line of shredded green papaya.Cameron Mackay, Mackay’s Bananas, Tully, said the line would be sold mostly in Far North Queensland originally, and will appeal to the Asian tourism market.Mr Mackay.....

Italy: SunProd exports citrus juices and products worldwide

"Our company is oriented towards the global market, while at the same time maintaining a deep Sicilian identity. We operate globally thanks to our wide range of citrus fruit available throughout the year and take advantage of the different seasons in the various continents and of our partners in multiple.....

Oregon startup raises $35M to produce mushroom powder

Four-year-old Oregon based MycoTechnology, which makes mushroom-based powders that curb the taste of bitterness or add protein to foods, raised $35 million, according to an SEC filing Aug. 29.This is the startup’s largest investment round to date, bringing the total amount of outside funds raised to $45.5.....

Chinese company looks for Asian opportunities

The Asia Fruit Logistica will be held in Hong Kong this year, betweenSeptember 6-8, andTheJiuye Supply Chain Management company will attend as one of China's leading domestic fresh food supply chain platforms. The company has reached the highest results on the domestic market and want to present their work to.....

Spanish guacamole receives prestigious Superior Taste Award

Frutas Montosa received the two star "Superior Taste Award" awarded by the prestigious International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi), based in Brussels, which is the leading organization devoted to the tasting and promotion of superior-tasting food products. With the participation of about 1,000 companies.....

Ardo and VLM Foods join forces in the North American Market

European frozen food company Ardo has acquired a majority stake in VLM Foods, a well-established supplier of processed food in North America, headquartered in Montreal with sales of EUR 129 million (USD 143 million).Besides VLM Foods, the deal includes a controlling stake in Compañia Frutera La Paz S.A., Costa.....

Snact releases snack bars made from unwanted bananas

The Snact brand has announced the launch of a new range of snack bars, which uses ‘unwanted and unloved’ bananas, following a recent successful Crowdfunding campaign.The bars have been created as part of Snact’s #deliciousprotest campaign, which aims to help reduce the amount of edible bananas being thrown.....

Fresh-cut pineapple cups in Canada test positive for Hepatitis A

Consumers in Alberta, British Columbia who bought ready-to-go pineapple cups from the Western Family brand recently are being advised by Alberta Health Services to check the date of production after the hepatitus A virus was found in a sample produced Aug. 12.The fruit cups may have been sold starting Aug. 12.....

Rwanda cooperative finds good business in dried pineapple

Emmanuel Hafashimana, a pineapple farmer from Kirehe District, Eastern Province, Rwanda, remembers when a pineapple weighing three kilogrammes used to cost Rwf50, leaving farmers without tangible gains from their investments.Realising that the farmers’ produce was being sold at a giveaway price, and some.....

Royal treatment for the 'King of the frozen fruits': the strawberry

The consumption of frozen strawberries on the global market is one of the highest among IQF fruits and IQF berries. With such a big demand, and quite stable figures in terms of volumes sold, it might seem that there is no need for improvement. On the contrary, because of this, the competition gets tougher when.....

Coca Cola launches orange Minute Maid sourced from India

As part of its increasing focus on non-sparkling drinks, Coca-Cola today launched an orange variant of its pulpy juice Minute Maid.The company is sourcing oranges from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and the product is made at the joint venture it has with Jain Irrigation in Thane district. The JV is also.....

Bulgaria: 191 thousand tonnes of fruit and veg processed last year

87.9 thousand tonnes of fresh fruit and 103.1 thousand tonnes of fresh vegetables were processed in Bulgaria last year, according to data released by the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAF).A total of 183 processing plants in Bulgaria produced 71.5 thousand tonnes of finished fruit.....

Peru exported less canned asparagus from January to July

During the period from January to July of this year, Peru exported 15,164,914 kilograms of canned asparagus for a FOB value of US $ 51,378,732. This record marks a decrease from the 20,570,349 kilos shipped in that same period in 2016 for a value of US $ 70,352,442.According to the Agrodata Peru portal, the.....

Colombia aims to realize valuable business at the Pacific Alliance's business roundtable

ProColombia expects that entrepreneurs will realize businesses of more than one million dollars during the Pacific Alliance's business roundtable, being held in the city of Pereira.This was confirmed by Felipe Jaramillo, director of ProColombia, who said that "that figure will increase significantly during the.....

Migros is testing the sale of Migusto Foodboxes

Migros has now started a new pilot project. In six selected stores in German-speaking Switzerland one can now buy the so-called Foodbox ingredients which change on a weekly basis. Every box contains all the ingredients for a special Migusto-meal for two persons and costs between 22.50 and 33 Swiss.....

Timo Hoogenboom:

“Legumes no competition for fresh vegetables”

Brand names are becoming more and more important on the market for tinned foods, beans and legumes. Looking at the market shares, the share of private labels is decreasing. Compared to this, HAK has seen its market share rising. The vegetable producer sees a lot of potential in the market for beans and.....

Hungary: Investments to increase tomato processing capacity

Kecskemét-based Univer Product Zrt. is investing a total of 4.3 billion forints (about 14.08 million Euro) in the expansion of its processing capacity, with a non-repayable state subsidy of 2.1 billion forints (about 6.87 million Euro). The Hungarian Minister of National Economy Varga Mihály emphasised that.....

Polish juice market is on a surge

Health trends are behind the gradual growth of juice consumption in the Polish market. According to data from Euromonitor, the total value of the juice market in 2016 amounted to PLN 5.5 billion (about 1.29 billion Euro), compared to PLN 5.1 billion (about 1.20 billion Euro) in 2015. In turn, the forecasts.....

Italy: Orogel grows by 11% in six months

CEO Bruno Piraccini and General Manager Giancarlo Foschi announced that, over the first six months of 2017, Orogel increased its turnover by 11% reaching €120 million.The press conference to illustrate financial statement data"The growth is quite significant, as the first six months of 2016 already registered.....

Do’s and Don’ts when freezing IQF mango

The global trend for a healthy lifestyle is one of the reasons why the IQF fruit market is experiencing such an increase in demand, mostly for IQF mango, IQF strawberries and IQF raspberries. IQF fruit are more and more used as raw ingredients for bakery, confectionary and dairy products, gaining more.....

McDonald's launches Durian McFlurry in Malaysia

Yesterday, fast food giant McDonald's launched the D24 Durian McFlurry in Malaysia. The sweet treat costs RM8.99 (S$2.86) and contains actual D24 durian pulp, McDonald's said in its online menu.The fast food chain's menu features other locally inspired limited edition desserts, including Kon Gemilang -.....