IT

AgroFresh showcases IoT platform for produce freshness

The fresh produce supply chain now has end-to-end visibility for logistics management, as a result of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc.'s  FreshCloud™ Transit Insights. One of the first…

Streamlining and cutting down on waste

Afresh Technologies uses AI to optimize fresh food stocking

For standard grocery stores, fresh food is a double-edged sword. It’s one of the main reasons that customers still prefer food shopping in physical stores instead of online,…

New data loggers introduced at PMA

DeltaTrak will introduce the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth 1562, October 19 - 20, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to…

Dutch fresh produce company hot on Instagram

NJ Witkamp BV is very active on Instagram. “We put photos of our products on our Instagram and on our story every day. Because we started using Instagram, we now have 760 customers who see our activities every day, and the number of customers is still growing. Every day, we have dozens of new followers…

Port of Dover: Sanderson Group IT solutions chosen for new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal

Sanderson Group has been appointed to supply the Warehouse Management and Cargo Terminal Management software for the new Refrigerated Cargo Terminal (RCT) as another step in…

App prevents heat illness for farm workers

On Sunday, October 7, Apple demonstrated its Apple Watch heat based capabilities by featuring "Calor", a new app aimed at protecting rural farm workers toiling in summer fields picking the nation's fruits and vegetables. Calor, conceptualized and created by 18-year-old Faith Florez, alerts farm workers about their…

New digital marketing service

Fruit Attraction is offering exhibitors a new Digital Marketing service, which will allow them to impact the Fair's digital community and its database two weeks before the start of the event and during the event. The DIGITAL MARKETING PACKAGE service will allow the first 25 exhibitors who contract it to expand their reputation, convert leads,…

Ukraine: Using Bitcoin to pay for carrots and tomatoes in Kiev market

Ukraine is taking its first steps towards the general adoption of cryptocurrencies by accepting payment with 13 digital currencies in one of the central markets in its capital, Kiev. Transactions will be carried out through Paytomat, an Estonian cryptocurrency payment processor, which is facilitating the payment of…

Compac's new sizer simulator aims to improve productivity of packhouses

Compac has launched the Sizer Simulator, a simulation tool which enables fruit and vegetable packhouses to upskill operators and prepare for incoming fresh produce batches. Sizer Simulator also enables users to optimize packing efficiency by extracting maximum performance from existing equipment. This innovation means that…

FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger showcased at WOP Dubai

DeltaTrak will be featuring the new FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger at WOP Dubai, Hall 1, Stand A01, from October 1 - 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in…

Software package calculates nutritional value based on recipes

For seven years, the Dutch IT company Care4It has marketed the Care4Fresh package, specifically for the fresh produce sector. “We focus on the segment of companies with up to 75 employees,” says Hermen Mensink. In the latest version of the package, the computer firm has added a novelty that automatically…

INNOVAGRO 2018 Awards

CT Tecnova, wins prize for technological innovation

INNOVAGRO is an international network for the management of innovation in the agricultural food sector. It is a space where companies from all over the world can exchange their experiences and technological advances. The goal is to promote and disseminate a culture of innovation among the agricultural…

Iowa based grower transitions to new software

Since 1949, Capital City Fruit has been a grower and supply chain manager of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Iowa. With the industry continuing to push for more…

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China: Origin tracing boosts kiwifruit trade

Apart from farming tools like insect-killing lamps and worm traps, Wu Daocheng, veteran kiwifruit farmer and supplier to local firm Xiuwen Agricultural Investment and…

Naturipe teams up with SAP in blockchain initiative

Naturipe Farms is working with SAP on an initiative for retailers and consumer products companies using blockchain technology to improve safety and reduce waste in the global…

Solution to the headaches caused by IT in the food sector

Why do ERP selections last so long? It's not because there are no adequate solutions, consultants and/or ERP providers, but because clients often seem very surprised with the implementation that follows." We speak with Danny Cevaal, who has been working in the sector for 18 years. He is devoted to food…

Prophet keeps track of complexities within fresh produce supply chain

“The fresh produce market is more complex than people from other industries realise,” says Prophet South Africa Director, JD van Wyk. “The traditional South African fresh produce exporter, who is the primary focus of Prophet SA’s QX product, for example buys produce in South African Rand, pays shipping…

"AU: Digital market "Phoenicia" aims to create greater transparency in supply chain"

Creators of digital marketplace Phoenicia says its online platform provides a vital link in the long-term sustainability of the Australian horticulture industry. Developed by fourth generation fruiterers, Anthony and Paul Joseph, from one of Australia's leading fresh produce suppliers, Alfred E Chave,…


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