Friday, July 29, 2016

Sort by continent | Sort by sector

Greenyard Foods announces joint venture with UK fruit producer
Greenyard Foods' Fresh division, announces the closing of a joint venture with Bardsley Farms Ltd., in which it will take a minority stake. The company is a UK premium topfruit producer & packer, based in Kent, active in apples, pears, plums and apricots. Bardsley Farms Ltd. is family owned for 5.....


Summer lychee from Israel are available
In July there is a supply of the fresh lychee variety Mauritius from Israel. There are several seasons for this fruit during the year from different countries. Israeli company Galilee Export supplies lychee crop from orchards of the Upper Galilee area. “The high quality of the fruit allows to ship lychee by.....

NZ: Supermarkets experience kale, spinach shortage
Adverse weather over the past few weeks has affected the supply of kale, spinach and mesclun salad in New Zealand. Growers' leafy greens were damaged by the bad weather, subsequently creating a shortage.Countdown spokesman James Walker said stock was down because bad weather over the last two weeks had.....

NZ: Bumper harvest causes avocado prices to drop
The avocado harvest in under way in New Zealand and a bumper crop means that prices will come tumbling down. Harvesting of the new crop started early in July and on Thursday 28 July, the Countdown website had avocados at $2.29 for one, or $4 for two. The New World Willis St Metro in downtown Wellington was.....


Ignasi Iglesias from IRTA
The future of flat peaches resides in flat nectarines
"For what concerns research on flat peaches, we have a Formula 1 car on our hands, but from the point of view of commercialisation on the Spanish domestic market, we are losing the championship," explains professorIgnasi Iglesias Castellarnau from the IRTA research institute (Catalonia - Spain) during the.....

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox


Apple brand athletes share experiences
The KIKU athletes met to get to know each other, network and swap experiences. More than 25 athletes are supported by the premium apple brand KIKU. Some are professional athletes, some simply realize their dreams, all have exciting stories to tell. The ultra race biker Stefano Gamper participated at the.....

Japan interested in Pakistan's dates
According to adelegation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Pakistan possesses huge potential for the production of fruits, especially dates. The delegation stated that Japan is interested in date farming in Pakistan.The delegation was led by Prof Dr Hirashima visited Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.....


Fully automatic cherry sorting line processes up to three tonnes per hour
Stas Belgium recently placed a cherry sorting line for a Swiss growers’ association, which provides the customers need for greater processing capacity. In doing so it became the largest available line in Northwest Europe in one stroke. In order to have added value for the customer, the machine has to have.....


"Oversupply of Polish apples not going away any time soon"
The issue of oversupply for apples and pears in Poland is expected to continue in the coming season despite weather issues which caused major damages for many growers a couple of weeks ago. Hail storms two weeks ago caused serious damage over large areas to apple orchards, with some growers seeing complete.....

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox


AmazonFresh UK launches Dash | Co-op vouchers 'boost fruit sales'
Tesco to give away free fruit for kids at 800 stores
Walmart: 'Fresh Angle' for produce brings benefits - Revamped produce departments at 180 Walmart stores have helped reduce food waste, improved efficiency and received positive feedback from customers, according to a blog post on the retailer’s website. The approach, called “Fresh Angle,” positions.....



Latest photo reports

United Fresh 2016 Novelties

United Fresh 2016 Novelties

» view pictures

United Fresh 2016

United Fresh 2016

» view pictures

Retailers in Iceland

Retailers in Iceland

» view pictures

Spitalfield Market Visit 2016

Spitalfield Market Visit 2016

» view pictures

London Produce Show and Conference 2016

London Produce Show and Conference 2016

» view pictures

Sort by continent | Sort by sector

Special  —  Asia


Click here for more information about our specials


Europe


Arco sells used Slice Line for mushroom cultivation
Arco sells a second hand Slice Line for the mushroom industry. The installation was built in 2010, and is in absolute mint condition. The Slice Line was originally used for mushroom cultivation. Due to internal changes with one of our customers, the Slice Line became obsolete and is now for sale.The Slice.....

Israel launches ad campaign to increase fruit,veg consumption
The Israeli ministry of agriculture in combination with the office of public health is seeking to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables and improve their image as a healthy alternative to sweet and salted snacks. The campaign which will be launched in the coming month will encourage both.....

Value of Romanian agricultural production down 6.6% last year
In 2015, the value of Romania's agricultural production amounted to 68.98 billion Euro, down 6.6% compared to the value recorded in 2014 of 74.52 billion Euro, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). In Romania, 63.5% of the total agricultural production, i.e......

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox

Spain: New, cheaper device for testing veg pesticide levels
A new device capable of detecting and measuring the level of concentration of pesticides in vegetables has been designed by a group of researchers in Spain. The researchers from the Universidad de Jaén (UJA) specialise in the development of applied sensors for the control of agricultural and food.....

Russian embargo caused Turkey to lose $209m in Q1
Russia’s Economic Development Ministry said in its report for January - June 2016 that Turkey lost $209 mln in the Q1 of 2016 due to the food embargo introduced by Russia on certain imports to the country."Import of goods prohibited from January 1, 2016, to enter the Russian Federation from Turkey, in the Q1.....

Spain: Berries benefiting the economy
Demand abroad for Spain's berries is continuing to rise: four out of every 10 berries in British kitchens now come from Spain, or more specifically Huelva, where 95% of the country’s berries are grown. Demand for berries within the country is low, but a plan is in place to change this.“Demand for this kind.....

European cucumbers rule domestic markets
EU demand for cucumbers reached 1.27 million tons of import, for a total value of €1.1 billion and a 7% increase.Extra-EU imports represent only 4% of total European imports. Indeed, EU cucumbers have a clear supremacy on their domestic market, and their import volumes have still increased +7% in value and.....

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox

2016 industry tomato campaign
Polo Distrettuale del Pomodoro da Industria del Centro Sud Italia and rganismo Interprofessionale del Pomodoro da Industria Nord Italia have completed their estimate regarding the areas destined to the cultivation of industry tomatoes during the 2016 campaign.It emerged that, in 2016, 68,640 hectares were.....

Table grape exports to Canada possible once again
The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy reported that the negotiations to restart Italian table grape exports to Canada - blocked since 2010 - went well. The new agreement followed a positive assessment provided by the phytosanitary experts sent by the Canadian government in October to visit.....

Russia: Price of carrots doubles in St Petersburg
In the first half of the year, carrots increased in price the most in St Petersburg, by 51%, as the head of the city department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Vadim Vladimirov, reported on Wednesday 27 July.In July, the prices for white cabbage increased 43%, potatoes 36%, onions 20% and apples 19%......

Jumbo 100% ecolabel, AH prohibits 28 pesticides
NFO: “Supermarket chains strengthen own image by trampling Dutch cultivators”
Today Greenpeace, SNM (Natuur & Milieu, a Dutch organisation committed to a healthy natural environment) and supermarket chains Jumbo and Albert Heijn announced they have reached an agreement on pushing back the use of pesticides for the production of potatoes, fruits and vegetables. By agreeing on.....


Oceania

Not just the crop
AU: New project to focus on growing farm business
Victorian vegetable growers are set to get a helping hand with their farm businesses, as a new industry program will help them focus on growing the business, rather than just the crop.Growing VicVeg is one of 10 projects nationally to have been commissioned by Horticulture Innovation Australia and delivered.....

AU: Pineapple growers brush up on chemical use
A two-day Pineapple Field Days in Yeppoon last week attracted more than 100 people, with suggestions that 80 per cent of Australia's pineapple farms were represented. The event was used to brush up pineapple growers knowledge on the widely-used herbicide diuron.In a break from the traditional field day.....

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox

AU: New pawpaw varieties increase the fruit's popularity
North Queensland farmer Gerard Kath dreams of increasing the pawpaw's popularity to the levels of those of mango and avocado. Although the fruit is disliked by many Australian's for its sickly smell and vomitous aftertaste, new varieties could help Kath's dream come true.The Mareeba grower's Lecker Farm.....

AU: New partnership to develop macadamia industry
According to newly released figures, the Australian macadamia business was worth more than $217 million at the farm gate last year, up from $110 million in 2013. With the Northern Rivers playing a crucial role in that upsurge, the Australian Macadamia Society and North Coast Local Land Services have entered.....


World


Supply chains tracking CO2 emissions will be required by law
The Agro-food sector is strongly threatened by the impact of the Climate Change and, on the other hand, the sector itself is causing a great deal of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Even though there is a growing interest on the Climate Change related issues, there are currently, only a few agro-food sector.....

AU: Fruit growers benefit from Chinese e-commerce
One of the China’s fastest growing food e-commerce platforms, Fruitday.com, is being used by millions of young Chinese consumers to order premium Australian fruit from their mobiles.With a turnover of $US160 million in 2015, the website sells mostly imported fruit and delivers it to customers wrapped in.....

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox

Belarus starts blueberry exports
The Belarusian Cooperative Union has started to export the new crop of blueberries, reports the Union’s head of management Oksana Skinder."The Belarusian Cooperative Union started export supplies to Poland and Lithuania of frozen blueberries from the current crop. Foreign consumers are interested in the.....


Retail


AmazonFresh UK launches Dash | Co-op vouchers 'boost fruit sales'
Tesco to give away free fruit for kids at 800 stores
Walmart: 'Fresh Angle' for produce brings benefits - Revamped produce departments at 180 Walmart stores have helped reduce food waste, improved efficiency and received positive feedback from customers, according to a blog post on the retailer’s website. The approach, called “Fresh Angle,” positions.....



FreshPlaza Funny

Unlikely friendships