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Nigeria: Sonia Foods increases tomato production capacities
As part of an ongoing plan to meet growing demand for its products, Sonia Foods Industries Limited, a wholly owned Nigerian company and manufacturer of Sonia Tomato Paste is making major improvements to its Shagamu, Ogun State factory plant.The capital improvement project, valued at more than $8 million,.....
As 'dumping duties' imposed
AU: Italian tinned tomato prices rise
On Thursday 11 February, the federal government announced that “dumping duties” would be applied to Feger and La Doria tinned tomatoes on the advice of the Anti-Dumping Commissioner, reports theguardian.com.Feger and La Doria account for at least 40% of the Italian tinned tomatoes exported to Australia. Both.....
AU: Italian canned tomato exporters guilty of dumping
The Australian federal government decidedtoday (11 Feb.) that all Italian canned tomatoexporters are guilty of dumping product inAustralia, vindicating food manufacturer SPC.SPC Managing Director Reg Weine said: “The Australian Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) and the Australian government have made the right.....
Big export plans for Pomegreat
Wonderful extends pomegranate juice assortment
The company Wonderful presented its new drink Pomegreat during Fruit Logistica 2016. Tom Hazelof, sales director of Wonderful Europe, says that the brand Pomegreat was bought over in 2015. "Of course we already have a pomegranate juice in our assortment, Pom Wonderful, but with Pomegreat we are serving a new.....
Peruvian canned artichoke exports down 28%
Canned artichokes have been one of the agricultural industry's main export product this century. However, last year they had a setback, as export volumes fell by 4.1%, from 34,852,825 kilos in 2014 to 33,413,141 kilos in 2015. Additionally, according to data released by Agrodata Peru, the price of canned.....
Falling sales of Polish apple juice concentrate
Poland's apple juice concentrate exports in the first 4 months of the season 2015/2016 (July-October) have fallen by 9% to 84 thousand tonnes. The decline in foreign sales has mostly been the result of the much smaller exports to Canada (-2 thousand tonnes), and to Russia. Exports to the U.S. have also.....
Irish Stew Mix a St. Patrick's Day favorite
Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a division of Calavo Growers, Inc., is now taking pre-orders of their popular Garden Highway brand Irish Stew Mix.This festive blend is pre-cut and ready to cook, consisting of green cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, and red and yellow onion. New this year,.....
Russia: Belaya Dacha to produce potatoes for McDonalds
Russian holding company Belaya Dacha plans to cultivate potatoes in the Lipetsk Oblast, and McDonalds could be their main customer. The company plans to sign a corresponding agreement during the first quarter of the year to start work with a new investment partner, the company's founder, Victor Semenov,.....
Kagome Australia begins tomato harvest
Last Monday, 25 January, Australia's largest tomato processor Kagome Australia began harvesting crops. The harvest will continue until early April, by which time Kagome will have harvested 250,000 tonnes of tomatoes from its own farms and other suppliers.Teams of four workers operate in three eight-hour.....
Spain: Frozen vegetable production on the rise
According to the Spanish Association of Frozen Vegetable Processors (ASEVEC), the production of frozen vegetables continues to grow and show its strength in recent years, despite the economic crisis. Also, it is marketed as "100% Spanish produce."As explained by ASEVEC, "due to higher domestic demand and.....
US (CA): Canned tomato growers seek consumers on social media
Growers of canned tomatoes, faced with the fresh-is-better mantra among consumers, have taken their case to Facebook and other social media.They gathered in Modesto this week to hear the latest on this campaign and other issues facing the industry such as water and exports.Leaders said business generally is.....
Spain: Artichoke season saved by canning industry
Artichoke growers have benefited from the high demand of the canning industry, which is helping alleviate the impact on the fresh market of the atypical weather conditions this autumn-winter."The high temperatures cause the production to accumulate, preventing the harvest from taking place in stages, as.....
Orange juice futures rise
Before Thursday 21 January, orange juice had had only two winning sessions this month, losing 17% in that span. Yet, orange juice prices have now gained for a third straight session, the longest rally in two months and a possible sign of a bottom after a recent collapse. Florida producers are responding to.....
Ghana citrus growers appeal for processing plant
Citrus growers in Adansi South, Ghana, are hoping to set up a citrus processing plant with the help of the district assembly, in order to provide a ready market for the fresh fruit they have been producing in huge volumes. Presently they are finding it difficult to market the fruit, which is deterring.....