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Painting to showcase 95-year-old produce icon

The Ball Design booth at the PMA Fresh Summit 2018 will take a unique approach to the company’s tradition of featuring an oil-painting portrait demonstration in the booth. This year the portrait will honor produce trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan in celebration of her 95th birthday. "At the time of…

"Companies choose Fruit Attraction to present their innovations to the world"

"More and more companies are choosing Fruit Attraction to present their innovations to the world," said the director of this fair, Raúl Calleja, a few days before the start of its tenth edition. The event, which will be held again at Ifema from October 23 to 25, "has grown at a rate of between 15 and 16% since its…

Peru prepares for the International Blueberry Seminar

This year, the International Blueberry Seminar of Peru will be held on October 24 at the Casa Andina Premium hotel in Trujillo. The previous editions of the event were held in…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

Africa’s first Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition:

Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Nigeria crowned champion

A Nigerian business is celebrating after winning a competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwarah State was crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch…

During Fruit Attraction in Madrid

Cydiance presents "Fresh 2 China" Program

Over the past few months, Cydiance has been devoted in the developing of Cydiance Book 2.0, which is probably the world’s only supply chain management platform designed especially for importers and exporters in the international fruit trading business. Cydiance C1/C1+ – PDF/CSV USB temperature data…

'Captain of Retail' Jorg Snoeck to speak at APS

Jorg Snoeck, renowned speaker in the Benelux on retail issues has joined The Amsterdam Produce Summit (APS) speaker line-up on November 13 at the Royal Tropical Institute…

Portugal Fresh takes 42 companies and organisations to Fruit Attraction in Madrid

Portuguese fruit and vegetable producers want to achieve €500 million in exports to Spain by 2019

For the 8th year running, Portugal Fresh – the Association for the Promotion of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers from Portugal is going to take part in Fruit Attraction, one of…

Onions Australia 2018 Annual Conference and AGM coming up

The Onions Australia AGM and Conference is on in Ulverstone on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October. There is an exciting program on offer including a not to be missed…

New season smoothie "Winter Magic" coming to Madrid

SanLucar will exhibit at the Fruit Attraction fair in Madrid once again. This time, the company will present itself with a novelty: The seasonal smoothie “Winter Magic”. Two years ago, the premium brand for fruits and vegetables launched the new product line consisting of smoothies and natural juices for the German…

FreshPlaza special Fruit Attraction edition available

From 23 to 25 October, in Madrid, the Fruit Attraction event will take place for the 10th time. On the occasion of this fair, Primeur, in collaboration with FreshPlaza, has once again released an edition in both Spanish and English. In addition to a selection of the best articles from 2017/2018, more…

DeltaTrak showcases FlashLink and FlashTrak products at CAMX 2018

DeltaTrak®, a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions, today announced it will feature its FlashLink -80°C In-Transit Data Logger and FlashTrak Telematics Out-Time Solution at CAMX Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (Booth BB55), at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas…

Adora returns to Fruit Attraction Madrid with big changes

Adora was one of last year’s star newcomers and, after a very successful 12 months, it’s returning to Fruit Attraction with some big changes. Adora is reinforced by Verdita's, a company…

Obeikan MDF takes its tenth anniversary celebrations to Madrid

The packaging company’s participation in the Packnet session kicks off  the first day of the International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Madrid Valencia, 15 October 2018. The Spanish…

Dutch ripening technology expert will share most recent innovations at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

Interko to bring latest fruit ripening advances to the Americas

Interko, designer, manufacturer and installer of fresh fruit ripening technology, will present its latest cutting-edge advances during next week’s PMA Fresh Summit, taking…

Greek participation in Madrid three times larger than last year

Top Greek fruit and vegetable enterprises will be participating in ‘Fruit Attraction’, a large international trade fair to be held from 23 to 25 October 2018 in Madrid that…

Vegetable Summit 2018 came with three big announcements

Peas Please was delighted to hold the Vegetable Summit 2018 at City Hall on Monday 8th October. The Vegetable Summit 2018 marked the publication of the first Peas Please Progress report , which details action taken by Peas Please pledgers since they first committed to support veg intake a year ago, and…

Omni-channel retailing opens floodgates of produce marketing issues

Last week it was announced that branding and packaging expert Lisa Cork will take to the stage at this year's Amsterdam Produce Summit on November 13 at the KIT, Royal…

Interpoma 2018

The future of wholesale markets

A convention at Interpoma on 16th November 2018 will discuss the future of Italian wholesale markets - are there going to be fewer of them, working as a system and focusing on local high-quality products? "If we look at what's happening in Spain, France and Germany, we can see how there are only a few dozen markets and that they work together,…

Vachamon Awards 2018 attendee hopes to boost apple and pear imports in Thailand

Golden Bay Fruit, an apple grower-packer-exporter in the Southern Island of New Zealand attended the first edition of Vachamon Awards last 22nd September 2018, a new concept gathering the top 100 wholesalers in Thailand. GBF, via Julien Baumann – its SEA Business Development Manager, introduced new apple and pear…

Rosie Favela Cornelius wins this year's “Pillar of the FPAA” award

The produce season for Nogales is almost here. The Fresh Produce Association of the America’s also wants to remind people that it's time for the Association's Nogales Produce…

Opening of new markets and transport logistics

On Tuesday, October 23, the tenth edition of FRUIT ATTRACTION will hold a conference on The opening of new markets: bilateral negotiations and logistics, which is being organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, IFEMA, and FEPEX. The conference will address new opportunities in the…

Full list of Prestige Agri Awards regional winners announced

After months of criss-crossing the province, looking for the Western Cape’s best agri-workers, all 16 regional winners have now been chosen. The competition, sponsored by Shoprite since 2012, aims to recognise the hard work and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce. The last seven awards…

Lasting white cauliflowers and increasing resistances at Syngenta on Open Days Open Field

"Once the foundation is right, it's about the refinement, the details"

On Wednesday, September 26, around noon, it was quite busy at the open days for open field vegetables at Syngenta in Wevershoof. The fields are full, but there is also time for lunch. There is Gina pepper soup, there is cauliflower to taste, there are some companies that show their systems, but above all…

New Zealand exporters invited to find out more about opportunities in the Gulf region

Kiwi horticultural exporters are invited to attend New Zealand Trade & Enterprise’s Gulf Opportunities Showcase being held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and…

More than 21,000 are expected to attend Fresh Summit

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) expect that this year's Fresh Summit, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, from October 18 to 20, have a record number of exhibitors, visitors, and type of leadership. According to expectations, more than 21 thousand people will visit this year's version, 3,200 of which…

Registration now open for Southern Exposure 2019

At Southern Exposure 2019 the Southeastern Produce Council will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with the theme: Produce like it’s 1999. Registration is now open and this year’s event will take place March 7 to 9, 2019 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. According to the organization, this conference…

Once Upon a Farm co-founder and CEO

John Foraker confirmed as keynote speaker at Organic Grower Summit 2018

John Foraker, co-founder and CEO of Once Upon a Farm, has been announced as the keynote presenter at the Organic Grower Summit 2018, this coming December in Monterey, CA.…

Cuna de Platero announcing its bet on digital transformation and the 4.0 industry

The cooperative Cuna de Platero has reported that it will be announcing its bet on digital transformation and the 4.0 industry at the Fruit Attraction trade fair (23-25 October, Madrid). This is what its general director, Juan Báñez, has stated during Agrobank's "Innovation in the agricultural sector in…

Berry Growers Day at Nature's Pride

On Wednesday 26 September, Nature's Pride organised a Berry Growers Day especially for its berry growers. As an importer of berries and exotic fruit and vegetables, they attach great importance to looking to the future together with its growers and to inspire each other. This day gave us ample…

You can now book your stand

Amsterdam Produce Summit takes place on November 12-14

Brought to you by the organisers of The London Produce Show and Conference (LPS) and The New York Produce Show and Conference, the Amsterdam Produce Summit (APS) offers a…

Grape Attraction: the seedless grape celebrates the 5th edition of its congress at Fruit Attraction

The tenth edition of Fruit Attraction , which will be held from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 October in Madrid, will host the 5th International Congress of seedless table grapes,…

International Asparagus Days conference - programme finalised

With less than a month before the start of the International Asparagus Days, the three-day event dedicated entirely to asparagus to be held in the renovated pavilions of…

Expoalimentaria Peru celebrates anniversary

The tenth edition of this annual fair will start tomorrow in Lima, Peru. The Fair will be held from September 26 to the 28, and visitors will be able to meet more than 500 exhibitors from around 20 countries. Different parallel activities, such as an innovation contest, have been programmed for the three…

Fruit Attraction 2018 announces Tapas Verdes contest for non-professional chefs

Fruit Attraction is launching the Tapas Verdes (#TapasVerdesFA) competition via its social media. The competition is aimed at the general public (not professionals), who will…

DOGK: “This project is an opportunity for growth"

The eighth edition of the German Fruit and Vegetable Congress (DOGK) was attended for the first time by Portugal Fresh, the Association for the Promotion of Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers of Portugal, representing more than 3,000 producers. Portugal Fresh attended as the guest presenter at the eighth edition of the…

Photo Report: World Food Moscow 2018

From 17 to 20 September, Moscow was home to the annual World Food Moscow. This year, there were 1.516 companies from 62 countries at World Food Moscow. They presented their products and services to 29.859 visitors. In the fresh fruit and vegetable halls, there were countries from all corners of the…

Cydiance displays products in Peruvian Expoalimentaria

Expoalimentaria will take place in Lima, Peru, on September 26-28. The exposition is one of the most important international commercial platforms for Latin American food products, drinks, machinery, and facilities. Exporters and purchasing traders from all over the world gather here to exchange…

37th edition of the IKO Conference

The annual IKO ( International Kiwifruit Organization ) convention was held in Bordeaux (France) on September 9-12. The main global producers took part - Italy, Chile, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Greece and France.     As usual, the event was an occasion to discuss the various topics involved in kiwi cultivation such as production, commercialization and plant health. CSO…

September 25-27, West Lafayette

Indiana: How agriculture technologies can be scaled up to save lives

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Sept. 25-27, the first of its kind in North America. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will make opening remarks and Akinwumi Adesina, World Food Prize laureate, president of the…

FreshStart conference returns in January 2019

FreshStart 2019, the United Fresh Start Foundation’s annual conference, golf tournament and gala dinner bringing the industry together to increase kids’ access to fresh…

Mac Fruit Attraction Egypt - Cairo 2018: a global brand for fresh produce!

The next edition of Mac Fruit Attraction will be held in Cairo from 8 to 10 December 2018 as part of the trade show Food Africa, following an agreement reached with IFP Group,…

Royal Mas's “Little Durian" brand to hold promotion event in Shanghai

On October 20, 2018, the Malaysian brand, Royal Mas, will hold a special durian event in Shanghai. FreshPlaza interviewed Royal Mas's executive chairman Datuk Vincent Chan about the purpose and format of the event. He said that the promotion of Malaysian durians may be very common in Hong Kong, Singapore…

Registration for British Carrot Demonstration Day has opened

UK Carrot growers are being urged to register now for the British Carrot Day, which will take place on October 4th at Serlby, Doncaster. The day, which is being hosted by D…

Sustainability in agriculture: the Mater-Bi mulching film at Agricultural Film 2018

From 17 to 19 September at Melia Castilla - Madrid – Agricultural Film 2018 is being held, the eleventh edition of the conference that brings together the leading experts in…

FPAA to hold first ever women’s leadership invitational

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is excited to be celebrating the first ever Women’s Leadership Invitational (WLI) during the 50th fall Convention. The…

Next CIV’s exhibition at Fruit Attraction in Madrid

CIV at Asia Fruit Logistica: new successful apple, pear and strawberry varieties!

Now that Asia Fruit Logistica is over, CIV – Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti [Italian Growers Consortium] in San Giuseppe di Comacchio is looking forward to the next trade fair, Fruit Attraction 2018 (Madrid, 23-25 October) where the Ferrara Consortium will attend for the first time with their own space…

December 4-6, Kiev

”Fresh Business Expo proven to be effective platform for Ukraine's fresh produce industry”

From 4-6 December 2018 Fresh Business Expo Ukraine will kick off its 7th edition, the exhibition will once again take place at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev. The exhibition has been organized since 2011 and given the high number of returning participants it has proven to be an effective and targeted tool for companies…

"The future of fruit is digital"

In a world that needs the fruit industry to grow and gain efficiency, the question is what the digital transformation can accomplish for the industry, says Mr Chris Komatas, Vice-president of Global Operations for Compac. A growing population requires less food losses and an increase in production. He was one of the presenters…

CoolFresh to tackle issue with new project

Keeping fresh fruit and vegetables relevant in the future

CoolFresh released a statement today, concerning their upcoming project on how to keep fresh produce, like fruits and vegetables, relevant for the years to come.   "As a company we came have come to understand that…

From October 10 to 12, at UCP - Faculty of Biotechnology

Portugal: Short-Course on “Quality and Safety of Fresh-cut Produce”

Between October 10-12, several experts from Portugal, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Israel and the United States will be at the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade…

Interpoma 2018; “The Apple in the World” congress looks East

The 2018 edition of Interpoma, the biennial event organized by Fiera Bolzano exclusively for the apple production sector and scheduled for November 15 to 17 this year, promises to be bursting with new ideas and products. Among the events most eagerly awaited by the industry is “The Apple in the World”…

Innovations and vegetable varieties at Bakker Brothers open days 2018

The Bakker Brothers open days - with the theme ‘Proud Heritage, bright Future’ - are all about inspiration and knowledge exchange. Every day from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs there are…

Seminis announces Brassica iX event in Enkhuizen

On September 25th and 26th, Seminis will be open to professionals from the vegetable industry for their Seminis Brassica iX event. During these open days, visitor can…

September 8-16

Government of Canada celebrates Organic Week

The Government of Canada celebrates the contribution of organic farmers during Organic Week, taking place September 8-16. Through targeted investments, the Government continues to support the organic sector to conduct research activities, open new markets, and adopt new sustainable practices and…

The World Fresh Forum:

Taking advantage of opportunities in Canada and Saudi Arabia at Fruit Attraction

The tenth edition of FRUIT ATTRACTION will host, for the second year in a row, the World Fresh Forum, which will present the business opportunities and commercial challenges…

Day three Asia Fruit Logistica

Foundations laid in Chinese market

Friday, the final day of Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 and as expected the quietest day of all. However, a lot of exhibitors from various countries say that it seems quieter than last year. It must be said that the people who are visiting, are often genuinely interested and here to do business. It's…

China food startup Miss Fresh raises $450 mln in new funding round

Miss Fresh, an e-commerce startup that delivers fresh produce in 20 Chinese cities, has raised $450 million from investors including Goldman Sachs and Tencent Holdings Ltd,…

Asia Fruit Logistica day two:

Trade wars and tariffs are hot topics

Today was the second day of Asia Fruit Logistica 2018. According to some stand holders it was busier than yesterday, but others thought the opposite. It seems to come down to position and products, but overall most people were satisfied with the flow of visitors. Trade wars and tariffs Within the New…

Spain: Latest stone fruit news at Xtrema Fruit

The FEVAL of Don Benito has been chosen as the venue for Xtrema Fruit, an agricultural event consisting of a technical conference with commercial meetings, with a focus on…

Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 gets off to good start

Asia Fruit Logistica got underway today with more exhibitors than last year and more visitors than were expected. There was a steady flow throughout the day. As well as individual stands there were many country stands, Australia had increased in size again this year and Spain was very noticeably larger…

Event takes place 25th to 29th September

Explore Bejo during the annual Open Days

Growers and partners from the chain are invited to explore Bejo’s vegetable crops and new varieties during the Open Days from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September 2018.…

November 21-23 2018

China: The 11th Asian Fruit and Vegetable Expo

The 2018 Asian Fruit and Vegetable Expo will be officially opened on November 21-23 at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center. The Asia Fruit and Vegetable Expo is the best platform to focus on industrial production and marketing, brand marketing and technology promotion. This is the…

Fruit Attraction prepares for record anniversary year

As it marks its tenth edition, Spain’s premier fresh produce trade exhibition records a 357% growth in participating companies. Fruit Attraction, one of Europe’s leading trade…

"Blueberry producers: "Today´s demand for blueberries increases more than any other fruit"

The 9th Regional Technical Conference on blueberries starts in Concordia

The ninth edition of the Regional Technical Conference on Blueberries began on Wednesday morning, organized by the Association of Blueberry Producers of the Argentine Mesopotamia (APAMA), partner institution of the Argentinian Blueberry Committee (ABC). The meeting brings together around 200 attendees…

Next International Mango Congress to be held in Malaga, Spain

The Governing Council of the International Association of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) has approved the choice of Spain as the venue for the thirteenth International Mango Congress, which will take place in October 2020 at the La Mayora experimental station in Algarrobo, Malaga. The announcement was…

11th AMHPAC’s Annual Convention: Promoting opportunities

On Aug 22-24, the AMHPAC’s most significant event was successfully performed for the second time around in Cancún, Quintana Roo; this event gathered 400 domestic and foreign leaders of the horticultural industry, along with growers, marketers, public officials, supply chain representatives, researchers,…

MAC Fruit Attraction announces its third edition in Cairo

The fair, which has seen two editions with positive results, will once again have its annual appointment from December 8 to 10, 2018, as part of FoodAfrica With an increasingly impressive trajectory, Mac Fruit Attraction will celebrate its third edition from December 8 to 10, in Cairo, as part of…

"Seminar "Minimizing Risks in (Foreign) Trading" - Oct 25, 2018 in Hamburg"

More financial security in international fruit imports

Anyone working in the international fruit trade needs professional solutions on the payment and documents side, in order to avoid fraud or payment defaults. The seminar…

Eurocasta to take place in Plasencia from 13 to 15 September

The European chestnut sector meets in Spain

AREFLH (Assembly of European Regions producing Fruit, Vegetables and Ornamental Plants), in partnership with the Association of Cooperatives of the Jerte Valley and…

August 24-26 2018

"ACTE2018 Australia-China Economic and Trade Expo"

"ACTE2018 - the Australia-China Economic and Trade Expo" was initiated by the Australian-Chinese Business Group, sponsored by the Shanghai Branch of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, organized by the Australia-China Exhibition Co., Ltd. The international exhibition on the theme…

At 7th International Ecuadorian Mango Congress, August 30-31

Next generation Mango Quality Meter available

Key influencers in the mango crop supply chain will be given an exciting opportunity to see the newest harvest prediction tool from US-based Felix Instruments next week. Leonard Felix, the founder of Felix Instruments – Applied Food Science, a subsidiary of CID Bio-Science, will be demonstrating the…

Event to take place on the 15th of November

Seed Industry Event to offer perspective on making the most of the market after Brexit

How to make the most of the global export market post Brexit will be one of the major themes of this year’s Seed Industry Event held on 15 November in St Andrew’s. The event –…

October 24-25, Detling

UK: Top up your BASIS points at the National Fruit Show

BASIS members attending the National Fruit Show, from 24 – 25 October, will have the opportunity to collect up to four BASIS CPD points. Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, explains that to collect their points for attendance, members should visit stand H8 and present their membership card to be scanned. Those…

October 1-2, Cologne

Harvest failures due to drought: innovations in food production in sight

Food security is becoming an important issue even in Europe, where this year's summer drought has led to significant crop failures. How can future food security be guaranteed in times of climate change? Are digitisation, robotization, biostimulants and new possibilities of food production in cities, seas…

China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair takes place in November

Xinfadi + 81 Major Fruit & Vegetables Suppliers at China FVF

This November, Xinfadi Wholesale Market is going to be a host again at the China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair in Beijing. Exhibition Hall No. 9 will be dedicated to the theme of “The World’s Xinfadi, China’s Fruit Basket” where Xinfadi will showcase the freshest fruits and vegetables from 81…

November 13-15

11th iFresh Asian Fruit and Vegetable Industry Expo in Shanghai

The 11th Asian Fruit and Vegetable Industry Expo will be held in Shanghai's New International Expo Center on November 13-15. The 11th Asian Fruit Festival will include two major industry exhibitions that are held over the same period and in the same place: the 22nd Shanghai International Food & Beverage…

Event is held between 25 and 27 September in Birmingham, UK

Packaging Automation to present fully electric machine at PPMA 2018

For 55 years Packaging Automation has driven the tray sealing market with its unrivalled expertise and innovation providing not only the fastest but the most environmentally friendly machines on the market today that can reduce your carbon footprint. At PPMA 2018, PA will present the only fully electric…

On the 3rd of September

2018 South China Fruit Industry Conference to be held in Shenzhen

As the Southern Gate for fruit import and export and the first fruit distribution center for domestic fruit, Shenzhen's fresh food industry has been flourishing. Whether it is emerging communities, physical chain stores, or large wholesalers, seeking new development breakthroughs is a new problem at the…

January 18-27, Berlin

Messe Berlin sets the scene for Green Week 2019

Messe Berlin is setting the scene for the International Green Week Berlin (IGW) 2019. From 18 to 27 January 2019 the consumer show for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture will be inviting trade experts and the general public to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds for the eighty-fourth time. This is…

Program

Almost time for the AMHPAC Annual congress

Next week it’s time for the 11th AMHPAC (Association Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida) annual congress. Wednesday is the first day, which is mainly the registration and, it's important to mention, the Welcome cocktail, sponsored by HortiConnect. It’s also the day of the General ordinary meeting, during…

International Guest Program, one of Fruit Attraction's most appreciated tools

The international buyers program at FRUIT ATTRACTION, which will have 1,000 guests from over 85 countries this year, is one of the most appreciated tools by the exhibitors,…

Tenderstem hits the festival circuit for summer experiential

Tenderstem, the leading fresh produce brand, is hitting the food festival circuit for a schedule of summer experiential activity to encourage trial and raise brand awareness.   The brand, whose tag line is “make every dish a little adventure with Tenderstem”, will be appearing at The Great British Food Festival at…

Sustainability Symposium to focus on biological products

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) will hold its 2018 Fall Meeting and Sustainability Symposium in Rochester, New York on October 9-10 and will be immediately…

The most important fair for the agricultural sector arrives to Bogota: Expo Agrofuturo

Bogota, Colombia. May of 2018. With the objective of promoting innovations for a new agriculture and integrating the entire Colombian agribusiness value chain, Expo Agrofuturo 2018 arrives in Bogotá, the leading business and knowledge platform for the agro sector in Colombia and Latin America. Marketers,…

Attendee registration now open for 2nd Annual Organic Grower Summit

General attendee registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 12-13 in Monterey, CA. A joint-production between California Certified…


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