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Hans van Kemenade, Jakova:

"Opportunities with ready made vegetable packets are endless"

Ready meals don't have a good image, but the opportunities with ready made vegetable packets are endless, says Hans van Kemenade of Jakova. It's a trend that plays into both convenience and conscious and healthy eating. "There is always the interest in food, but these days consumers are more conscious about.....

Uruguay: Puro Jugo, bag in a box, a new 100% natural apple juice

Puro Jugo is a new way for Uruguayans to consume fruit. It is a way to make them see that they can consume healthy and tasty food in a very convenient manner, by just pressing a button and serving it in a glass. This new product of the Moizo Fruit company is being marketed in the innovative Bag in Box system,.....

Italy: Sipo's new mushroom range

Mushrooms are popular, especially if they are promoted well. Sipo has drawn up an assessment regarding the new Sapori del mio Orto fresh mushroom range. Sliced and stuffed portobellos and the ready-to-cook mushroom mix are particularly popular."We are developing the fresh mushroom range and are currently.....

Polish fruit market report

Average prices offered for apples in November 2017, in comparison with November 2016 increased by 104% in export companies, by 98% in horticultural cooperatives, and by 94% in wholesale markets. Pear prices increased by 47% on wholesale markets, by 24% in horticultural cooperatives, and by 23% in export.....

"New Year, New You" promotional campaign rolls out

Mann Packing say they want to revolutionizing the way people think about fresh veggies, and it is aiming for this with its “New Year, New You” promotional campaign. With an IRC on its award-winning Veggie Slaw Blends, and newly formed partnerships with Registered Dieticians across the U.S. and Canada, the.....

Poland: Chinese purchase of Appol to have impact on concentrate market

Appol's purchase by SDIC Zhonglu Fruit Juice, a transaction in which KPMG was pleased to act as financial advisor, is a testament to the growing interest of Chinese companies in the Polish market, which is already translating into real investment projects," says Piotr Grauer, director at KPMG.He added that, in.....

Fresh cut range already accounts for 20% of the business at Vicente Peris

"People consume about 40% more fruit if it's peeled and sliced"

Although the Peris and Vicentín brands for Piel de Sapo melons and watermelons are already consolidated in the Spanish market, the fresh cut range already represents around 20% of the business for the Valencian company Vicente Peris, which decided to bet heavily on it a few years ago.The new facilities of.....

From Bejo's Carrot Magazine

"You only miss carrots in a dish when they're no longer there"

She apologises for the mess on her desk. Among the papers is an example of the 'Heemskerk clock' - a beautifully designed cardboard clock that depicts a healthy meal or snack at seven times of the day. This is to inspire consumers. But it is also because our eating habits are changing from the traditional.....

Italy: NeroFermento introduces Italian black garlic

"Our ambition is to supply a superfood that is entirely made in Italy with PDO-certified raw material and that can compete in a growing market as it stands out against foreign competitors," explains Tommaso Pavani (in the photo), sales manager forNeroFermento.Nero di Voghiera is a black garlic produced.....

EU tomato production stable with higher value expected

EU production of fresh tomatoes is expected to remain relatively stable despite increasing yields driven by longer production seasons. However, the value of production is likely to continue to rise as greater product segmentation adds value. Consumption of fresh tomatoes is expected to go down slightly. By.....

"From 40 000 to 4 million litres of fruit juice per year"

Flevosap sees opportunities in China

The brothers are bursting with pride. Roel and Wyno Vermeulen of Flevosap in Biddingshuizen, the Netherlands got their own bottling plant this year. “It was a substantial investment of more than EUR 3 million. With this production line, we can fill more than 6 000 bottled an hour. This amounts to 7 million.....

Chinese potato production forecast to rebound, french fry imports to fall

China’s MY2017/18 fresh potato production is forecast at 97 million metric tons (MMT), about a five percent increase from the estimated 92 MMT in MY2016/17, due to a continued expansion of potato area.China’s exports of fresh potatoes have held stable at 300,000-500,000 MT annually since MY2010/11, a.....