Processed fruit and vegetables

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South African food group acquires UK snack maker
Pioneer Food Group, South Africa's second-largest producer of staples including bread, rice, maize meal, and cereals, has bought UK snack maker Streamfoods for £7.5m to increase its product range in Britain with branded goods.The group says the acquisition will leverage its UK private-label portfolio and its.....

India: New fruit processing contracts for export
The city of Surat in India has entered into contracts with a number international firms for the export of mango, tomato, guava and papaya pulp tothe United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada from December 2017. A Rs210 million plant is being set up in the city for this purpose and the stone.....

Consumers will pay more for quality snacks
New research reveals that American consumers are willing to pay more for snacks made with high quality ingredients. Americans are moving away from the traditional three-meals-a-day eating schedule, and more are seeking healthy snack options throughout the day.The new research from Mintel reveals that three.....

Poland: Demand for raw apples high
In light of higher trading activity by processors, Polish growers have tried to raise their apple prices. The Polish market is currently characterized by processors’ rather high demand for raw apples, according to Fruit-Inform.Meanwhile, Polish growers have managed to ship their produce at prices similar to.....

China invests in Malawi agriculture
The Malawi-China business forum, which was hosted in Malawi last month is beginning to bear fruits, with 11 Chinese companies expressing interest in investing in the country.The forum was aimed at courting transformational Chinese investments and empowering Malawians entrepreneurs through possible business.....

Jamaica: Gov't partnership to provide tools for farmers
The Jamaican Government plans to forge a partnership with local entity Caribbean Cable Company (CCC), to source tools and equipment for small farmers.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries JC Hutchinson, says harrows, ploughs and rotavators, which are used.....

Turkish juice company receives €50m loan from EBRD
For the purpose of investment and expansion, the Turkish fruit juice company, Anadolu Etap has secured a €50m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The company will use the loan to invest in modern fruit processing machinery and equipment as well as expanding processing.....

Polish fruit growers protest against low purchase prices
"In view of the drastic decline in the purchase prices of fruits for processing, we firmly protest against the situation. The prices offered are a mockery to the cost of production," said the Association of Polish Fruit Growers in a statement.From day to day, prices continue to fall, which unfortunately is.....