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Is America ready for a new potato?

From the Russet to the red and yellow, to specialty potato varieties, the US is a large producer and consumer of potatoes. In recent years, more people are seeking out new varieties and there is an increasing focus on flavor. One US-based company has been tasked with distributing one of the newest varieties of.....

Rainfall brings mixed outcomes for GA, MI bell pepper growers

Georgia is producing strong volumes of bell peppers at the moment as summer temperatures encourage strong growth. Meanwhile in Michigan, growers are preparing for their harvest in a month's time. Both states have experienced significant rainfall in recent months, but each have very different results from those.....

EU imposes additional tariffs on US blueberries

The European Union will impose additional tariffs worth 2,800 million euro on almost 200 products from the United States - such as orange juice, whiskey, tobacco, jeans, blueberries, motorcycles or peanut butter - in response to the tariffs that President Donald Trump decided to impose on steel and aluminum.....

Retailers of all sizes welcome to participate

Mango mania display contest kicks off

The National Mango Board (NMB) will host their annual Mango Mania Display Contest during the month of July. Retailers big and small have a chance to win big prizes. The NMB will also send a $15 digital gift card to each valid entry. Additionally, stores that include Tajín fruit seasoning will receive a second.....

Nichols Farms welcomes new chief sales and marketing officer

Nichols Farms, a grower of pistachios and almonds, announced the recent hire of marketing veteran Tristan Simpson as the new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. The company has taken several steps in continuing to further their branding and innovation platform.Nichols Farms are a third generation farming and.....

New Director of Foodservice Sales

Masser Potato Farms welcomes Chip Callahan

Foodservice industry veteran Charles “Chip” Callahan is joining Masser Potato Farms as Director of Foodservice Sales, effective immediately. Charles Callahan: “My entire career has been devoted to the foodservice industry. I learned early in my career as a restaurant owner/operator that in order to grow the.....

Invasive insects: Top 4 ‘Most Wanted’

In the U.S., each decade seems to bring increasingly damaging species from exotic locales. Of course, is also true that there are more than just invasive insects out there: in places, garlic mustard has taken over the forest and waterways have to deal with zebra mussels and Asian carp that dramatically change.....

Melon merchandising for the summer holidays

Savor Fresh Farms announces the return of their Independence Day themed retail display cartons. Just in time for 4th of July displays, the company says the red, white and blue cartons will help retailers highlight their Kiss Melon promotions during the holiday.Working with retail partners, Savor Fresh Farms,.....

Meridian Fine Foods allegedly owed more than $130,000

Allegedly, a Los Angeles County business has failed to pay for fruit delivered by a Texas company. Meridian Fine Foods filed a complaint on May 21 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Dhoroz Inc. and Does 1-25, alleging breach of contract. The plaintiff alleges that they entered into a consignment.....

California Lamb Hass avocado to enter market this July

Index Fresh is excited to offer the late season avocado variety, the California Lamb Hass. A short season from July to September makes this Hass variety a special fruit.“This season Index Fresh had tremendous success bringing the California Gem variety to market. Highlighting lesser-known California varieties.....

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Tomato Forum Düsseldorf 2018

Tomato Forum Düsseldorf 2018

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London Produce Show 2018

London Produce Show 2018

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Village Farms visit

Village Farms visit

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Sutherland Cherry Packing House

Sutherland Cherry Packing House

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Europatat Congress 2018

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“A sea of vegetables”

Elenbaas invests in new salty Zeeland productions in greenhouses

For more than 20 years, Hans Elenbaas has been active in the trade of sea greens. He was brought up on the love of sea greens. In the 1930s, his grandfather cut sea greens, as a little girl, his mother went door to door with the greens, and he and his brother started looking for glasswort and sea aster when.....

Weather, prices and labour affect Polish soft fruit growers

The market situation for Polish soft fruit growers has been a difficult one; plagued by weather issues, low prices and labour issues. "There has been talk of crop failure. Although you would think that the lack of problems this year, like frost or hail, would be appreciated by the growers, the prices have.....

Spain: The dangers of pre-cut fruit

We are not at home often, so we are unable to look after our eating choices as much as we would like. That is why when we are presented with the option of buying our groceries in the evening, or eating fresh cut fruit as a dessert at work, we see it as an opportunity to "do things right"; to eat something.....

FlyDubai cargo starts operations in Italy: new chances for fresh products

From 13 June 2018, FlyDubai will offer to the Italian freight forwarders' community daily direct flights to Dubai, connecting with more than 100 destinations of the Airline's Network in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe/Russia. (click here to download cargo flights map).Flights will be operated by the most.....

Intelligent containers: CMA CGM introduces TRAXENS by CMA CGM

The CMA CGM Group, a global shipping group, is pleased to announce the marketing of its networked container solution: TRAXENS by CMA CGM.As the first company to invest in TRAXENS, and having been instrumental in its development, CMA CGM has already conducted numerous tests with this unique solution. As of.....

EU imposes additional tariffs on US blueberries

The European Union will impose additional tariffs worth 2,800 million euro on almost 200 products from the United States - such as orange juice, whiskey, tobacco, jeans, blueberries, motorcycles or peanut butter - in response to the tariffs that President Donald Trump decided to impose on steel and aluminum.....

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Curtin University research

Fruit and vegetables linked to changes in skin colour

Skin colour in young Caucasian men is strongly linked to high levels of fruit and vegetable consumption, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism, suggests that skin colour can be a clear indicator of whether a person has a.....

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The supply of summer fruit affects the banana market in the northern hemisphere in different ways. In some markets, including Poland and China, the supply of summer fruit had a good start, so consumers have shown a preference for that fruit. This results in pressure on the banana market. French warehouses are.....

Three times the original number of vessels - double the users

Maersk extends contract for advanced vessel tracking & monitoring solutions

Following the initial signing of a two-year contract in September 2016 with BigOceanData for the supply of vessel tracking services, Maersk has now extended and expanded the contract for another 30 months to cover three times the original number of vessels and nearly double the number of users. 300 vessels are.....

Fruity nail designs, perfect for the summer

Fruit prints seem to be big this summer, with lemon and pineapple dresses selling out at online stores. Some women even start transferring the look to their nails.We’ve come across a selection of fruit-printed nails. Here are a few of our favourites:

Cool Chain Association chairman appeal:

Air cargo community should create its own supply chain standard

The air cargo community should drive its own standard for perishables without waiting for other groups and agencies to establish them. This is according to Stavros Evangelakakis, Cool Chain Association (CCA) Chairman and Global Product Manager Healthcare & Perishable, Cargolux.At the “World without Food.....

Map of Europe and Asia Minor- focusing on rivers

Let's call it a flowchart.


Southeastern Grocers: SEG Media Hub

Kroger: 2018 Q1 results

US: Supervalu partners with Instacart to support independents with ecommerceUS-based Supervalu has entered into a reseller agreement with the on-demand delivery service, Instacart. Through this agreement, Supervalu will be able to offer online shopping and delivery services to more than 3,000 independent.....

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