Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Taking a peek at the 2022-2023 Peruvian grape season

An early look at the Peruvian grape season indicates high-quality fruit will be coming again this season. “Things are looking great at our ranches in Ica, Peru. Our executive team just returned from Peru and their report indicates the vineyards are progressing as planned,” says Vanguard CEO Craig…

Grapa ARRA 1st field day for 2022:

Big interest as new ARRA table grape varieties launched in California

The new very early generation of ARRA varieties launched at the recent field days in California has seen big interest from growers around the world with even more varieties set to be launched at the second field day planned for later in August. The new varieties under the new prefix named ARD are ARD 35,…

Canadian grower adds space to indoor strawberry farm

Ever Tru Farms, a vertically integrated year-round supplier of premium strawberries and a division of Soave Hydroponics, is launching phase two of its expansion. The farm will expand an additional 15 acres (653,000 sq. ft.), bringing it to a total of 40 acres of production. The company begins planting…

Pacific Trellis Fruit expands organization

Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms welcomes Matt Tanner, Evangelina Kaudze and Shawn Young to its team. Tanner joins the company as senior sales executive. He brings nearly 30 years of produce industry experience and has held various sales and sales leadership roles throughout his career. Most…

Studies show “remarkable” potential for health benefits of grape consumption

Recent studies released by Dr. John Pezzuto and his team from Western New England University show “astonishing” effects of grape consumption and “remarkable” impacts on health…

Monterey Mushrooms welcomes sales manager

Jill Moran, a long-time Monterey Mushrooms teammate, rejoined the sales team as a sales manager based out of Watsonville, California. Moran will manage fresh mushroom sales…

Inflation hits organic fresh produce in Q2

Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7 percent increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline in organic volume of 2.8 percent, according to Q2 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by the Organic Produce Network (OPN)…

Stord unlocks cold storage with Fresh Del Monte partnership

Cloud supply chain company Stord is adding cold storage capacity to its growing network of flexible warehousing. The company has announced a partnership with Fresh Del Monte…

Blue Diamond Almond Growers spearhead ‘Almond Express’ rail service to Ports of LA and LB

As a result of cutbacks in sailings to the Port of Oakland, Blue Diamond Almond Growers are supporting two new rail services transporting almond exports from Central…

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reports strong Q2 2022 net sales amidst unprecedented cost pressures

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has reported financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2022. "We delivered strong net sales during the second quarter, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of net sales growth compared with the prior-year periods — demonstrating the resilience of our iconic brand.…

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Pacific Trellis Fruit expands organization

Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms welcomes Matt Tanner, Evangelina Kaudze and Shawn Young to its team. Tanner joins the company as senior sales executive. He brings nearly 30 years of produce industry experience and has held various sales and sales leadership roles throughout his career. Most…

Monterey Mushrooms welcomes sales manager

Jill Moran, a long-time Monterey Mushrooms teammate, rejoined the sales team as a sales manager based out of Watsonville, California. Moran will manage fresh mushroom sales…

Stord unlocks cold storage with Fresh Del Monte partnership

Cloud supply chain company Stord is adding cold storage capacity to its growing network of flexible warehousing. The company has announced a partnership with Fresh Del Monte…

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reports strong Q2 2022 net sales amidst unprecedented cost pressures

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has reported financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2022. "We delivered strong net sales during the second quarter, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of net sales growth compared with the prior-year periods — demonstrating the resilience of our iconic brand.…

Provides fiscal year 2023 outlook

Lamb Weston reports fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2022 results

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. has announced its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2022 results and provided its outlook for fiscal 2023. “We finished the year on a strong note,…

Mpact pleased with improved results for the six-months ended 30 June 2022

Strong local demand and new product sales contribute to improved interim results

Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in Africa, reported their interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022. Bruce Strong, Chief…

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Shipping jam negatively affects exports

Global shipping disruption is continuing, with two out of every three ships caught in what some call a 'traffic jam'. Kotahi chief executive David Ross says the shipping…

Maersk Costa Rica Express to make first call at DP World Southampton

Maersk’s Costa Rica Express service will make its first call at DP World Southampton this week. The primary import product for the new service is bananas, which will be…

Intech Worldwide GmbH

Intech Worldwide presents Green-Line container series for the agricultural sector

"We see applications for our collapsible containers everywhere along the supply chain"

Collapsible containers in all appropriate formats - from small to large - are being used more and more frequently in the fruit sector. From the harvest to the point of sale, the flexible agricultural crates have now proven their worth. And not only as transport containers, but as robust harvest helpers…

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Carbon footprint of importing food could be 7.5x higher than thought

A new study in Nature Food has found that food’s transport emissions, once thought to be a negligibly small proportion of food systems emissions, are much higher than previously estimated and that the carbon footprint estimates of imported fruits and vegetables will be particularly impacted.  If you work in…

Hapag-Lloyd LIVE: installations for real-time tracking of standard containers starts in August

Back in April, Hapag-Lloyd announced that it would be the first shipping company in the world to outfit all of its standard containers with technology for real-time data…

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Studies show “remarkable” potential for health benefits of grape consumption

Recent studies released by Dr. John Pezzuto and his team from Western New England University show “astonishing” effects of grape consumption and “remarkable” impacts on health…

European Commission

DG agri dashboard - Peaches and Nectarines

Average weighted price for peaches at €165 in week 30 of 2022

The average weighted price for peaches (in € per 100 kgs) stood at €165 in week 30 of 2022, an increase of €32 YoY. It was no less than €65 above the weekly 5-year average. In Greece, the prices came out at €114 per 100 kgs, in Spain, they were traded at €154, while in France, they sold for €200. Production of…

Grand Bernabeu, Sakata's latest piel de sapo melon for late transplants in La Mancha

Nearly 50 exhibitors have participated in this year's Ferimel fair, La Mancha's melon traditional fair, which is held every two years in Membrilla, Ciudad Real. Sakata Seed Ibérica participated in the event and presented its latest melon, pumpkin, and onion novelties. More than a hundred farmers have…

Canadian grower adds space to indoor strawberry farm

Ever Tru Farms, a vertically integrated year-round supplier of premium strawberries and a division of Soave Hydroponics, is launching phase two of its expansion. The farm will expand an additional 15 acres (653,000 sq. ft.), bringing it to a total of 40 acres of production. The company begins planting…

Taking a peek at the 2022-2023 Peruvian grape season

An early look at the Peruvian grape season indicates high-quality fruit will be coming again this season. “Things are looking great at our ranches in Ica, Peru. Our executive team just returned from Peru and their report indicates the vineyards are progressing as planned,” says Vanguard CEO Craig…

Peru increases exports of grapes, but reduces avocado and mango shipments

Non-traditional agro-industrial exports from Peru reached US$3,579 million between January and June 2022, a variation of 11.2% and representing 88.6% of the total. Fresh…

Grapa ARRA 1st field day for 2022:

Big interest as new ARRA table grape varieties launched in California

The new very early generation of ARRA varieties launched at the recent field days in California has seen big interest from growers around the world with even more varieties set to be launched at the second field day planned for later in August. The new varieties under the new prefix named ARD are ARD 35,…

Hot, dry conditions affected summer fruit harvest in Poland

It’s been a dry season in Poland this summer, with little rain and temperatures staying above 25°C. Looking at quality and volumes, the strawberry crop’s harvest duration was…

Jon Clark - FGA Farming

“This season we will export around 35% of our UK cherry production to the middle East, Asia and European markets"

As the English cherry season draws to a close the weather has been a vast improvement on last year which saw cold, dull weather  “We are very happy about how this season has gone,” said Jon Clark, Director at FGA Farming. “The weather has been very kind: dry with lots of sunshine which produced good quality,…

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