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Nuts and dried fruits

China's tariff on the US opens opportunities for Chilean prunes

"China's additional 15% tariff on certain US products can, without a doubt, consolidate the presence of dehydrated plums in the Asian continent," stated Andres Rodriguez, the executive director of Chile Prunes.Rodriguez made this statement after the Ministry of Finance of China confirmed on Monday that it.....

Berries to be Australia's most valuable horticulture commodity

The combined value of berries production was Australia's top fresh horticulture produce category in terms of production value for the 2016-17 year.It was worth was $866.6million, with strawberries making up $506.5m - citrus was the next highest category with a combined production value of $724.2m, while.....

Adam Cooper on the Wonderful Company’s vertical integration

“We like to have control and make impact”

The Wonderful Company is well-known for its Halos, Wonderful Pistachios as well as POM Wonderful juice. What is unique about the company is that it doesn’t only sell premium brands but is fully vertically integrated. “Our vertical integration and leadership position is very important to us,” says Adam Cooper,.....

Italy: Chestnut cultivation needs to step up

Chestnuts have been doing well over the past three years. Quantities increased between 2015 and 2017 after the serious damage caused by the chestnut gall wasp. However, Elvio Bellini, president of the Chestnut study centre in Florence, warns producers not to let their guard down."Italian production is seldom.....

Egyptian date exports: 127% increase for first two months 2018

The Food Export Council announced in a press statement on Monday, that Egyptian exports of dates during January and February had a value of $ 20.5 million, an increase of about 127% compared to the same period of 2017. It also stated that there was an increase of 81%, reaching 21,600 tonnes during the first.....

Colombia: Dehydrated fruits are gaining ground in the world market

Some companies from Norte de Santander have been betting on the dehydrated fruit business.Unknown to many, the dehydrated fruit sector is gaining ground in the world market.According to experts, dehydrated foods have a smaller size, weight, and longer shelf life than the original foods, without losing their.....