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UK: Bananas top produce choice for Slough
Banana are Slough’s favourite fruit, it has been revealed.Bananas are one of Britain’s favourite fruits, and this is particularly the case in Slough, according to a unique map of the UK’s fruit and vegetable eating habits.In Slough bananas are bought more regularly than anywhere else, while apples are.....


Tim Priem, United Fresh Service:
"Banana market is hot, but green and yellow price not on par"
The banana market is hot at the moment. "There isn't that much fruit available right now, either from Colombia and Costa Rica or from Africa. It takes four to five weeks for the fruit to get here, and during the holidays not many people were packing at the plantations. The dollar exchange rate also plays a.....


Argentina: Good prospects for banana and pineapple imports
COSUR, based in Rosario, with cooling facilities in Villa Regina, in the Argentinian province of Rio Negro, annually produces 12,000 tonnes of pears, apples and peaches for the domestic market and their export to Italy, paying particular attention to developing in Eastern Europe. Looking to diversify, the.....


Mark Sullivan - Banabay
"Things need to change in retail environment"
BanaBay has diversified their product range since the last time they attended Fruit Logistica a year ago and have seen expansive growth. Their product line has expanded from a banana business with a few pineapples with intentions to start on plantain, to now being able to source bananas from all of South.....

Spider alert in Neustadt supermarket
When the banana boxes were unpacked in a supermarket in the German Neustadt last Saturday, fruit was not the only thing employees found. At 2 pm the store leader informed the Neustadt police inspection that they had found a spider whilst emptying the banana boxes that were delivered that morning. She.....

Davao banana production up by 11%
Banana production in Davao Region rose by at least 11.63 percent as of the third quarter last year, the Department of Agriculture's (DA) regional office reported. Production increased to 762,040.78 metric tons (MT) in 2014 as compared to 682,633.25 MT in the same period of 2013.DA-Davao Regional Director.....

Ecuadorian banana exporters in a difficult position
In 2014, Ecuadorian banana exports broke new records. Earlier in the year, the price per box in the spot market is higher than the official.Ecuador finally joined the trade agreement between the European Union and the Andean Community of Nations (ACN), as a result of which we can predict that sometime in.....


Spanish researchers develop flour from Canary bananas
A group of scientists of the Canarian Institute of Agrarian Research has developed a type of flour from green bananas from the Canary Islands. This product can be consumed by coeliacs and diabetics, as it has no gluten and contains a slow-absorption starch. This innovative project was presented last week at.....

Czech Republic: Tropical fruit prices stable for 25 years
Tropical fruit prices in the Czech Republic have remained stable for the past 25 years, despite the fact that the purchasing power of Czechs has increased by about seven times in the same period. In contrast, for instance, a kilo of apples in 1989 cost, on average, eight crowns; a price which, in absolute.....

Fruidor to re-market banana as 'snack'
Fruidor, the French fresh produce supplier, is to use innovative packaging to re-market the banana as a 'snack'.The notion is that bananas will have packaging not dissimilar to that of confectionary, and will be placed in supermarkets where snack foods are on display.This follows the move by the American.....


Maximixe Consulting
Peru: Banana exports could increase 20% in 2015
According to calculations made by the consulting firm, Maximixe, domestic production of bananas and plantains will increase by 2.6% in 2015.According to Maximixe, there are four factors that will lead to an increase in the production of banana and plantain. The first factor is that there is an increase in.....


Northern Territory Citrus Farm Takes on Banana Crop
Citrus farmer Richard Byllaardt, Managing Director of citrus farm Sevenfields, is taking on a new crop, bananas, following the eradication of nearby banana plantations by an outbreak of banana freckle disease. There are 600 plants in the ground, and the crop is expected to be commercially viable by the.....

India: Traditional banana varieties to get boost
The National Agro Foundation (NAF) and the Tamilnadu Banana Producers Company Limited (TBCL), along with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, signed an agreement on Friday to utilise the lab facilities and expertise of the NAF for producing several tissue culture varieties of native bananas such as poovan and.....