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Spain: La Unión denounces delay in 151 million Euro payment
La Unión de Extremadura has reported to the Agency for Information and Food Control (AICA) that the tomato processing industry has delayed the payment of 151 million Euro, which is the cost of Extremadura's tomato production, with more than two million tonnes received by the industry.In a press release, they.....
Malaysia: Exotic fruit popsicles a natural treat
As more people become aware of the health benefits of coconut and coconut-based products, the popularity of Malaysian popsicles made with coconut milk has grown. Known as ais potong in Malaysia, the treats can now be found in a number of Asian markets.“Coconut is good for health, and as people choose to eat.....
Douglas Gilman, GL S.A.:
"Our fresh juices have an average shelf life of 55 days"
Portuguese company GL S.A. produces and sells fresh fruit juices and smoothies under the 'so natural' brand. Owner Douglas Gilman says that drinking fresh fruit juice is the easiest way to consume the daily portion of fruit. "We have a wide range, we produce both vegetable and fruit smoothies and.....
After the success in London, now Madrid and Berlin
Zerbinati proceeds with its expansion abroad
Zerbinati, leader in the Italian market of ready-to-serve fresh vegetables and fresh ready-made dishes, was founded in 1970 by Ferdinando Zerbinati, a fruit and vegetables dealer who combined passion and quality to build a real 100% Made in Italy success over the years.Today the Italian brand offers more.....
retail activities Frizzy taken over
Heemskerk to cut fruit again after 15 years
Vegetable processor Heemskerk fresh & easy and fruit processor Frizzy have agreed that Heemskerk will take over most of Frizzy's retail activities. Heemskerk and Frizzy have been working together for some time now. The partnership began with Frizzy as a supplier of apple slices and grapes, used for.....
Fresh still king while AU frozen berry market ramps up
Frozen berries certainly have a future in the Australian retail space, but fresh varieties will not lose appeal for growers, according to Westerway Raspberry Farm’s Richard Clark, whose farm was offered a Nurture Fund grant of $260,000 to introduce new frozen berry technology to Australia on its operations.....
The fruit-and-vegetable counter generates many emotions in customers
"Visually overstimulating customers prevents sales"
“Is it worthwhile to distinguish between buyers and consumers?” Dr. Gunnar Mau of the SHOPPERMETRICS GmbH & Co.KG asks this question in his lecture "Too healthy to be delicious? Emotions at the POS: Knowledge for a successful fruit and vegetable section" at the 5th German fruit and vegetable congress in.....
Italy: First chips that do not absorb oil
Skinless potatoes fry in just 25 seconds whereas those with skin need 50 seconds - these are the new potato slices that do not absorb oil!The Distretto tecnologico agroalimentare della Regione Puglia (DARe) of the Puglia region combined the needs of private companies with the findings of researchers to.....
Plant closing to impact AU potato growers
Western Australian potato growers are shell-shocked after being informed the Smith's Snackfood Company will close the doors on its Canning Vale crisp manufacturing plant next year.About a dozen WA potato growers in Busselton, Myalup, Dandaragan, Gingin, Manjimup and Pemberton supply 12,000 tonnes of potatoes.....
New markets in non-member states
Increased EU agricultural exports despite Russia-embargo
The EU-Commission views the agricultural exports as being on the right track. After a year of Russian import prohibition, the EU’s exports of July are nevertheless clearly above those of the same month last year, as shown by the latest statistics of the EU-Commission. Concretely, the agricultural exports in.....
Italy: A visit to the Spreafico facility Dolzago
Spreafico's headquarters are located in Dolzago (Lombardy), but the company also has branches in Emilia Romagna, Lazio and Tuscany as well as stands in the main Italian wholesale markets (Milan, Bologna and Verona).Spreafico's headquarters in Dolzago.The facility has been completely renewed after a.....
Poland: Sokpol-Koncentary investing in new refrigerated warehouse
The Polish company Sokpol-Koncentary is currently constructing a new refrigerated warehouse in Zagłoba, in the Lublin region, which is expected to be completed in early 2016.Sokpol-Koncentary has permanent headquarters at Lublin's "Powisle", one of Poland's largest storage locations for raw materials......
More than just good and bad potatoes
Marcelissen's optical sorting machine raises the bar
The Dutch company Marcelissen offers an optical sorting machine with a wide range of different sorting possibilities. "This kind of optical scanning is completely new in the trade,"ť explains Guus Treuen, Managing Director of Marcelissen. "We already have several machines up and running."ť One of those.....
Food manufactures under pressure from consumers, retailers
Food manufactures are under ever-increasing pressure from consumers and retailers to improve food quality and safety against a backdrop of growing cost pressures and tighter margins.Click here to view the video report.In response, food manufacturers are doing the right thing, becoming more efficient and.....