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Kelly van Aarle, Gebroeders van Aarle:

“We've grown into a full service fresh produce wholesaler in 50 years”

In the final link of the supply chain from grower to consumer, an ever-increasing diversity of companies is poaching the same part of the market. When it comes to seducing consumers to do their daily shopping with them, the supermarket, the specialist greengrocer’s, the market vendor, the farm shop and,.....

A new collapsible container to revolutionize maritime transport

A collapsible container might revolutionize maritime freight, with the support of the Port Authority of Valencia and the main shipping companies operating in that port. The 20-foot collapsible container is able to place 5 folded units in the space occupied by a current standard container, thereby minimizing.....

Vietnam officials seize 3 tonnes of ivory hidden among fruit

Vietnamese authorities have found and seized nearly three tonnes of ivory hidden among boxes of fruit, officials said yesterday, the latest haul to spotlight the country’s key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa found 2.7 tonnes of tusks inside cartons on the.....

China: Heavy rainfall destroys almost 67 hectares of orange orchards

In the past few days, persistant heavy rainfall in the region of Guangxi province has caused orange orchards in Guilin city, Liuzhou city and many other places to be flooded. The damage for fruit farmers is disastrous. The orchard of Liu Guochen is located in Xi Tun village, part of the Tangbao village in.....

The world is wearing watermelons this year

Beach stripes, floral prints, bodysuits, swimsuits... many trends are flooding the streets this summer, although none as bold as the one now circulating on social networks, especially on Instagram.It's the watermelon dress - a challenge that consists of cutting a piece of watermelon into the shape of a dress.....

Pakistan rupee sees highest drop in nine years

Pakistan's currency dropped on Wednesday by the most in nine years amid rumours of devaluation due to a surging trade deficit and the shrinking exports of the country.The rupee hit its lowest level since 2013 by shedding value of more than 3 per cent to 108.1 against the US dollar, according to data compiled.....

AU: Dealing with Panama disease has made us stronger

Banana growers can be confident that there is an effective destruction method for Panama Disease Tropical Race 4 (TR4) that is a part of major research, according to an expert at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.Banana Production Systems Team Leader, Stewart Lindsay told the Australian.....

Uruguay: Union blocks the export of fruit to Europe and the US

Yesterday, a group of workers from the packaging area of the Citrícola Salteña SA company (Caputto) prevented 13 containers from leaving to the port of Montevideo with fruit that was to be exported to Spain, Italy, northern Europe, and the United States.The general manager, Jorge Caputto, said the company had.....

Mexico: Yucatan could send agribusiness products to Russia

Yucatan could start exporting agribusiness products to Russia within a six-month period, stated the Secretary of Industrial Development, Ernesto Herrera Novelo.After making a trip to make contacts in that country, the state official said that large Russian consumers were interested in tomato, lemon, fruits,.....

The Chinese solar farm that is shaped like a panda

Panda Green Energy Group, formerly known as “United Photovoltaics Group ” has announced that the world’s first Panda Power Plant in Datong Shanxi was officially connected to the grid.Datong Panda Power Plant has an aggregate install capacity of 100MW, of which the first phase 50MW project has already been.....

European countries by non-working public holidays

source: jakubmarian.com

Goal is to raise another $57,000 within next three weeks

Riders gear up for Tour de Fresh this month

Tour de Fresh riders are gearing up for a beautiful three-day ride through the central coast of California, which takes place July 25-27 prior to PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo. Presented by the California Giant Foundation, Tour de Fresh has a goal to raise at least $150,000 by the event, which will.....

Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Colombia: Pineapples, avocados and citrus have opportunities in the Pacific Alliance

The Pacific Alliance Summit could help internationalize and increase the export level of three agricultural products from the Valle del Cauca: pineapple, Hass avocados, and citrus fruits, such as the Tahiti lime.According to the department's Secretary of Agriculture, Maria Milena Banguero, these three products.....

Luca Battaglio:

Italy: “Growth in Asia positive for European importers”

Increasing demand in emerging markets, such as Asia, is also advantageous for European importers, according to Luca Battaglio of the Italian group of importers. Additionally, he also talks about other trends on the market, such as conservatism in Italy, which is slowing the rise of, for example, organic.....

AU: New import conditions to come into effect on June 30

The Australian Government will be making a number of changes to the permit conditions for certain items of fresh produce from selected countries, which will come into effect on Friday, June 30.Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources revised the requirements.....

Australian Banana Industry Congress upcoming tech talk:

Predicting consumer behavior with a body scan?

Can you imagine travelling overseas to discuss an export trade deal, and not having to take a translator - instead you just take a pill? Well that situation may only be a few decades off, according to one of Australia's leading social futurist.‎Chief Strategy Officer at WPP AU/NZ, Rose Herceg told the.....

Panama: Pineapple, melon, and watermelon exports decrease

Even though total exports have increased by 7.7%, experts say that the economic situation and lack of support from the Government continues to affect the tropical fruit sector.According to a report by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, in the first four months of the year exports of.....

Chilean fruit has opportunities in the Middle East

There is no doubt that the Middle East is a region that has a permanent commercial appeal for Chile. Its desert features make it highly dependent on foods, primarily perishables like fresh fruit.The group of 6 countries that are members of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,.....

Companies affected worldwide

Hackers knock APM Terminals down

On Tuesday afternoon hackers once again attacked computers on a large scale with a ransomware. One of those affected by the hack is APM Terminals, subsidiary of the shipping company Maersk. The virus knocked all systems down. Maersk Line also had to deal with the hackers. Customers received an email confirming.....

17-18 August 2017

International open day for Randwijk Experimental Garden

17 Fruitconsult BV, the Dutch Fruit Growers Organisation (NFO), the Central Advisory Service for Fruit Cultivation (CAF) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are organising open dags at the Randwijk Experimental Garden, to be held on 17-18 August.This year, for the first time, two open days are being.....

Rafael Domínguez, manager of Freshuelva:

"Berry plantations prevented fire from reaching the municipality"

This Sunday, moments of chaos and stress have been caused by the fire that was declared on Saturday night in Moguer, Huelva, and which has spread to Mazagón and Matalascañas, devouring hectares of forest and affecting some farms devoted to the cultivation of strawberries and other berries. The high.....

"A company can't go without social media anymore"

"Google knows everything about us. We're more honest with Google than with our partner or doctor. The information that people look for via Google can help companies get to know their target audience. Let's say you want to know how often people searched for potatoes last month. You can request this from Google.....

Bavaria:

Clear tendency towards regional foods among consumers

The results of a representative poll of citizens on nutrition in Bavaria showed that Bavarians trust in their region: 61% of Baviarians fully trust the foods from their local growers. 56% trust foodstuffs from all of the state Bavaria. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Bavarian state ministry for.....

New board game helps children eat vegetables

Every parent dreams of having fun during dinner, but the reality is often different. Are your children picky eaters? Do they refuse to eat anything green, resulting in them not eating enough variety? The board game De Reis van 5 (A trip for five) wants to change that.You and your children become pirates, and.....

Shipment from Colombia

Spain: 47,678 grams of liquid cocaine in a batch of coconuts and bananas

The Guardia Civil, in a joint operation with the Tax Agency carried out at the Adolfo Suárez airport in Madrid-Barajas, has arrested three people and seized a batch of fresh fruit which was used to hide 47,678 grams of liquid cocaine. The batch, shipped from Colombia, had been declared to consist of fresh.....

More intensive collaboration between Dutch and Belgian customs

Dutch customs signed an agreement with Belgian customs last week to collaborate more in searching for drugs in the ports. "Joining forces past national borders is needed to deal blows to drug networks," says Gera van Weenum, spokesperson for the Dutch customs. "They also operate internationally and have no.....

The London Produce Show & Conference

Chile exhibited its fruit export offer in London

The London Produce Show & Conference in London is an event in which various actors from the food chain are present. It is a platform where suppliers, buyers, nutritionists, chefs, and other professionals linked to the world of food, can find all sorts of food products, including seeds, that can be used to.....

Beware of identity fraud

Criminals hack email of shipper for Dutch importer

It's a well known fact that as a fruit and vegetable trader you have to look out for emails from supermarket buyers who suddenly order trucks full of trade from you. But nowadays identity fraud is quite a bit more refined. An importer in Barendrecht recently received a request to pay an overseas shipper in.....

Costa Rica: Preparing the Food Industry for the New US Regulations

Officials of the State Phytosanitary Service (SFE), the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG); the Ministry of Economy Industry and Commerce (MEIC), and of the private company (LAPINA) were trained so that they could conduct training and education programs to comply with the preventive controls of foods.....

Less than average rainfall over large parts of Europe

The sun has been shining brightly for the last few weeks and there has been hardly any rain. As of April 1, there has been considerably less precipitation in large parts of Europe compared to the norm. The KNMI summarised this information in a number of maps that clearly show that there has been less rain than.....

East-West Seed helps small cultivation companies in Vietnam

The almost globally operating company East-West Seed has been known in Vietnam as Hai Mũi Tên Đỏ (HMTD), ever since it was introduced on the Vietnamese market in 1997. Right from the start focus has been on market-oriented improvement of seeds and an increased availability of this for local.....

EU must decide on extension of sanctions

Turkish export to Russia starting

The first Turkish strawberries and grapes have been exported to Russia, according to Turkish media based on data from the Turkish customs. Russia supposedly imported 322 tonnes of strawberries and three tonnes of grapes. This means the sanctions have been officially lifted. Tomatoes are still being boycotted,.....

The cargo was destined to Europe

Ecuadorian authorities seized 2.5 tons of cocaine hidden in banana boxes

The Ministry of Interior stated that Ecuador's police seized 2.5 tons of cocaine hidden in banana boxes destined to Europe on Saturday, June 17, 2017."In total, the police found 2,407 packs of drug weighing approximately 2.5 tons," the ministry said in a statement.The cocaine packages were inside a cargo that.....

AU: New South Wales budget tackles water security

Water security infrastructure was the big winner for the agriculture sector, out of the New South Wales budget, which was handed down on Tuesday afternoon.The State Government announced that $1billion would go towards the Safe and Secure Water program, which will prioritise key water infrastructure projects –.....

ProChile and Asoex visit Mercamadrid to see the Chilean fruit's arrival process

The new Commercial Director of ProChile in Spain, Roberto Paiva, and the Marketing Director of ASOEX for the Asian and European markets, Charif Christian Carvajal, paid a visit to Mercamadrid to get to know the process of arrival of the Chilean fruit, the way in which it is distributed, and to establish.....

Jacques Vandermeiren:

"Alliance ship owners hate uncertainty"

The Port of Antwerp has 13,000 hectare on its left and right bank. If it were up to the Port Company, an extra dock will be added by 2022. The "bigger is better" trend in the shipping industry is an opportunity for the port, but it also has a downside. This is according to the CEO of the Antwerp Port.....