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OVERVIEW GLOBAL MARKET MANGO
The mood in Latin America is variable. On the one hand, there are larger volumes available and there has been an overlap between seasons, which has put downward pressure on prices; on the other hand, Peruvian exporters report that the demand has also increased, which has prevented an excessive pressure on.....


Photo Report New York Produce Show
On Wednesday December 7, the 7th annual New York Produce Trade Show was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Jim Prevor, President of Produce Business, was very happy with the turnout. “Until the day before the show, more attendees had registered than last year and traditionally, about.....

Japanese Sumitomo Corporation bids 751 million Euro for Fyffes
The Irish banana giant Fyffes has agreed to a takeover bid from the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation. The managements of both companies have agreed on the acquisition and, as a result, the Irish giant will be taken over by Swordus Ireland Holding, a subsidiary of Sumitomo."We have long respected Fyffes because.....


South-East Europe: Cooperation would boost emerging potential
At the recent South-East Europe Forum, held in Belgrade in the middle of last week, Branko Bajatovic from Bluemond, said that it was important that companies in the region analyse standards. "Even though we are small, we need to make sure that we are representing ourselves in the best possible way. We also.....


Kees Havenaar, Frutas Luna:
“December could turn into a good month for Spanish greenhouse vegetables”
The Spanish greenhouse vegetable season has been under way for a number of weeks. Kees Havenaar from Frutas Luna gives an update on the current market situation. From unprecedentedly good prices for aubergine, tomato and cucumber, to the bell pepper market, which has declined sharply after some good weeks:.....

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South African citrus exports to EU increased 5%
The 2016 South African citrus season has come and gone. The 2016 crop was down 8%, largely due to drought. The export to Europe increased by 5.1% in a total of an 8% lower crop. YearTotal SA export EU/UK volume% crop2014 112.0 m cartons 40.1 m cartons 36%2015 118.3 m cartons 43.4 m cartons 36,7%2016 109.2 m.....


José Manuel Álvarez, Calvera Inc. and Cítricos Cadillo:
"The biggest problem is the saturation of the lime market"
One of the largest markets for Persian limes in Mexico is the United States, where there is a large Hispanic population, but the excess supply of a mix of limes of good and poor quality can have a negative effect on producers, exporters and importers."According to official statistics, the acreage devoted to.....


Chilean Cherries arrive in Canton and Shanghai
Yesterday, the first batch of Chilean cherries reached Canton and Shanghai for sales. Early this morning, the sales started. This marks the official start of the 2016 Chilean cherry season by sea transport.Compared to previous years, the number of Chilean cherries transported by air has increased.....


UAE fertile market for Greek strawberries
A grower and exporter of strawberries in Greece expects their volume of strawberries shipped to the Gulf region to steadily rise this year, if the current demand is anything to go by. According to Georgie Rorgorar of Kaplanis Fruits, the company expects to ship 30 tons weekly to UAE to feed their growing.....

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Europe


Piet van Vugt:
Shortages on herb market because of bad weather in Spain
Bad weather in Spain is currently having many consequences for the herb supply on the market. “We cultivate mint and coriander in Spain. The mint grows on slopes, and water streamed down those in the past week. It was a few days before the ground could be walked on again. Because of that, we could not.....


Spain: 20% increase in garlic acreage for the coming campaign
The garlic campaign is developing at a lively pace in terms of sales; so much so, that producers and marketers are rejecting orders for fear of not being able to comply with contracts and programs already signed with regular customers in the European Union and overseas."We are afraid of not being able to.....


Tomra changes naming scheme for new machines
TOMRA Sorting Food has launched a new way of naming its food sorting machines to bring clarity to the way its sorters can be identified and specified by customers.The company’s new sorting machines will be classified in platform series, numbered between 1 and 5, with the numbers being used for.....

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Aubergine prices up to 17 euro
High prices for courgette, cucumber and aubergine
Many Spanish vegetables are currently hard to come by, because production has decreased as a result of the rain in Spain. “The plants concerned are mostly those that are quickly affected by bad weather, for example, courgettes, cucumbers and aubergines. All three of these products are very dependent on the.....


Freddi Prodotti Ortofrutticoli launches shallot 3.0
"First there was the French produce, then the seed one introduced by the Dutch which changed the market. This season, we launched shallot 3.0. Thanks to research, there are many varieties available but only seed, semi-oblong and round shallot are available on the market. We launched an oblong shallot seed.....


René and Peter Bouman, FMI:
“We see plenty of opportunities as niche players”
Limes, lemons & more. That is how the brothers Bouman, René and Peter, describe FMI’s core activities, short and to the point. “After some internal changes, we continued with new energy and with a small team at the beginning of the year. We do not have ambitions to be large, but we want to be the best at.....


Russia considering lifting boycott of various Turkish vegetables
The boycott of Turkish bell pepper, aubergines, pumpkin and lettuce may soon be lifted, according to Sergey Dankvert, head of the Rosselkhoznador, the phytosanitary service of Russia. He also indicated the negotiations regarding tomatoes have been postponed. This was reported by the Russian news agency.....

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Fresh Business Expo Ukraine welcomed 3,623 trade visitors
The Fresh Business Expo Ukraine, which took place from 29 November – 1 December, welcomed 3.623 trade visitors and 125 companies from 10 countries worldwide participated in the event, occupying some 2.500 m2.Once again the exhibition has proven to be a great additional marketing tool for companies to establish.....

Italy:
Marlene apples at Christmas markets in South Tyrol
From 8 to 11 December, a Marlene apple tree and bright blue “Santa Girls” will welcome visitors to the Christmas market on Piazza Terme and will hand out lovely Marlene apples. The partnership with the Terme di Merano Spa made this welcome possible.Photo: VOGVOG organized several seasonal Christmas.....

Swedish potato production recovering
Swedish potato production is showing signs of recovery, with an estimated 553,000 tonnes expected this year. Overall, this is a 5% increase over the numbers for 2015. This trend is showing a recovery for the crop in the country. The increase in production is due to a push to develop more land for potato.....

Resumption of Turkish agricultural imports to Russia unlikely before New Year
The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, stated that the supply of fruits and vegetables from Turkey to Russia is unlikely to resume before the New Year, since he believes that it will be very difficult for an agreement on the issue to be reached in what remains of 2016.He.....


Oceania

Ausveg announces new CEO
Ausveg has announced its new choice for CEO. Former Incitec Pivot leader, James Whiteside, was their choice. James has a long background in the agriculture industry and the company believes this means bright things for the vegetable and potato industries. “The Ausveg board is confident that Mr Whiteside is.....

"I'm allergic to diets"
Rachel Skelton, a 45 year old mother in Queensland was enjoying her every day snack when death knocked at her door. She quickly rushed to the hospital where "The doctor explained that i was in anaphylactic shock and I was given an adrenalin injection... immediately my airways started to clear," Ms Skelton.....

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Cebu Pacific Air reconsidering Melbourne
After delaying plans for expanding into the Australian market in 2015, Cebu Pacific Air is reconsidering. This planned expansion will involve new flights to Melbourne which they hope will stimulate further demand in the Philippines and Australian markets.Since originally shelving the plan in 2015, the.....


World


The snowball of debt.
This map shows how much each citizen would have to pay to completely remove their country's debt. The closer to the center a country is, the higher the cost per head.Click here to see a larger version of the map.

Terrorist attacks caused economic damage in Belgium
“A few years ago lychees were still shuffling along”
“In Belgium it took a very long time before consumers were convinced avocados have to be eaten ripe, and not kept in fruit bowls for weeks. The consumption of ready-to-eat Hass is finally increasing, and that can also be noticed in supermarkets. I think the share of greenskin avocados and of Hass is.....

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Year Overview April
Events, Gold Kiwi sales, and demand for specialty tomatoes picks up
April 2016 brought the last CPMA show to be held in Calgary on 12-14 April, 2016. While this year's convention was the last time Calgary would host the event, the 2016 show also brought about a first. This was the first time that the show was held midweek, and the change was very much appreciated by.....


Retail


Czech Lidl to offer more fresh food | Sonae MC opens 1st healthy supermarket
Morrisons trials to offer fresh fruit at Texaco
Carrefour Spain offers Apple Pay serviceCarrefour has become the first distribution company in Spain to offer its customers the Apple Pay service with its own credit card. The application allows Carrefour's customers to make easy and secure mobile payments with their iPhone and Apple Watch......



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