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Thanks to the early end of the European season, South Africa was able to increase its exports to the continent. This was a necessity, as production in the country has risen sharply, which puts pressure on prices. In Europe, the trade is currently focused on Argentinian blueberries, but there are concerns about.....

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Florida squash recovering after being hit by Irma

Despite suffering the effects of Hurricane Irma, Florida squash growers are looking at a solid summer crop. “We lost 100 per cent of the squash in the hurricane so while we’re on time with our summer squash, our winter squash will be a little late because we lost everything in the ground,” says Steve Veneziano.....

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Guatemala: Sugar snap production significantly down

As the end of the rainy season approaches in Guatemala, sugar snap growers are still trying to recover from the cost of torrential rainfall during the season. It's not unusual for a dip in sugar snap production to occur during this time, however this year has been one of the worst in recent times and has.....

Golden Gate Produce Market completes $8 million transformation

The Golden Gate Product Market, the largest and busiest produce terminal in Northern California, today announced the completion of a major upgrade to the facility. The existing Produce Market was built over 50 years ago and the expansion comes just in time to cater for burgeoning growth.To recognize the.....


Pacific Trellis Fruit announces strategic partnership with Brazil’s largest table grape grower

Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, CA officially announced today their strategic partnership with Labrunier, the largest table grape producer in Brazil. With over 900 hectares in production Labrunier, located in the state of Bahia, has one of the world’s largest areas for growing and testing new table grape.....

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Fresh cut vegetables recalled across North America after Listeria found

Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single positive result found during random sampling by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. To.....

CA: McCain Foods opens new $65M potato line expansion in New Brunswick

McCain Foods has officially opened its new $65M potato specialty production line, expanding the company's flagship potato processing facility in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick in Canada.The company claims the new 35,000 square foot McCain Foods potato specialty production line addition represents the.....

Sun Pacific debuts new packaging for the holiday season

Cuties & Mighties promote healthy holiday snacking

Cuties clementines, parents’ most preferred produce brand, and Mighties kiwi are helping families make healthier holiday snack choices with new seasonal packaging, hitting stores this November through the new year.The 5-pound boxes and display cartons feature the brand’s lovable characters, Lil’ Zipper and.....

US potato sales across all categories see growth

August was a great month for retail potato sales in the United States, with all categories enjoying volume growth when compared to the same four weeks a year ago.Deli potatoes (mostly potato salad) led the charge this month with a 2.9% increase followed by; Fresh up 1.3%, Dehy up 1.0%, and Frozen and.....

Arizona pecan acreage growth doubles

Pecan production in Arizona continues to gain steam with more affordable inputs and good market demand as the main drivers.Joshua Sherman, commercial horticulture area agent with the University of Arizona (UA) Cooperative Extension, says 2017 is closing with double the number of new pecan acres planted over.....

South Jersey's cranberry crop forecast to be down from last year

Cranberry farmers in South Jersey are busy harvesting their crop, which is forecast to be down from last year.As of Oct. 10, the state’s 2017 cranberry production was forecast to be down 9 percent, according to a study released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of.....

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Theresa May admits Brexit negotiations have hit “difficulty”

Theresa May has admitted for the first time that Brexit negotiations have hit “difficulty” as she beseeched European leaders to give her a deal she can sell to the British people.The Prime Minister explicitly conceded last night that talks were in trouble ahead of her key intervention in Florence two weeks.....

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'Market modernisation challenges' to be highlighted at WUWM Congress

Market modernisation will be the key theme at next week’s World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress in Melbourne and Sydney from 23 to 27 October.Chair of Borough Market Trustees Donald Hyslop said he was looking forward to sharing the Borough Market’s experiences of market change with colleagues from.....

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Emerson launches new brand and shipment tracking app

Emerson announced today, at the annual Produce Marketing Association convention, a new consolidated brand for its widely-used temperature tracker and logger product lines.GO Real-Time Trackers, formerly marketed by Locus Traxx, and GO Loggers, formerly marketed by PakSense, are now included in a full.....


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German Metro reports sluggish sales growth

Eurotorg successfully prices Belarus' first corporate EurobondBelarusian retailer Eurotorg has successfully priced a $350 million eurobond, with an annual coupon rate of 8.75%, maturing on 30 October 2022. Earlier this month it was reported that the supermarket operator was set to issue the bond, which is the.....

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