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OVERVIEW GLOBAL BELL PEPPER MARKET

There is currently an abundance of peppers on the global market. In fact, Spain and China are dealing with surpluses. South Africa, Mexico and Italy can be satisfied with the current state of the harvest. This situation is causing pepper prices to fall in most markets. Only in the United States does the…

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Greenhouse grower to reveal new member for its family of products

“At PMA Fresh Summit in 2018, we shook the tomato category with the launch of Sweetpops,” says Leona Neill with Red Sun Farms. Since then, the company continued to add new products to its ‘Sweets Family’. “In March of this year, we Picked a Pack of Perfect Sweetpeps and at Fresh Summit today the newest…

Bolthouse Farms re-imagining business after Campbell exit

In June this year, Campbell Soup sold off Bolthouse Farms - the company it had acquired seven years prior. The move means that Bolthouse Farms is returning to its roots of being a vertically-integrated fresh produce business. FreshPlaza spoke with Jeff Dunn, CEO of Bolthouse Farms, and asked what the new…

New way of advertising newer variety of apples

It seems that newer varieties of fruit are being marketed in newer ways. SweeTango apple growers have partnered with nine podcasts to launch an ad campaign to promote the apple. “As we looked for new ways to reach more apple fans, including Millennials and Gen Z, we learned that podcast advertising was a…

Sneak peek of Wonderful Pistachios' new holiday bin at PMA

Wonderful Pistachios is giving visitors to PMA Fresh Summit a sneak peek of their new holiday-themed bin. The company said the new design follows on from the 2018 holiday season with The Grinch, adding that the 2018 campaign generated a 15 percent sales lift during Christmas. According to Adam Cooper…

"The JASA Sleever offers a solution to the increasing demand for plastic-free packaging"

Coming weekend, on October 18 and 19 PMA Fresh Summit Expo will be held at the Anaheim, California congress center. PMA Fresh Summit empowers global connections, consumer insights, and innovative business solutions. For JASA, the Summit is an excellent opportunity to show JASA’s revolutionary…

NBA Star: "I never thought I’d have my own grape brand”

Two-time NBA World Champion Danny “Green Ranger” Green ofthe Los Angeles Lakers has partnered with Blanc Vineyards, Delano Farms, and Four Star Fruit; some of California’s largest family-owned produce growers, to encourage kids to live healthy lifestyles, beginning with what they eat. Green Ranger…

IMG Citrus celebrates 40th anniversary in Florida citrus industry

IMG Citrus, a family-owned, vertically-integrated citrus grower, packer, and shipper in Vero Beach, FL, is celebrating its 40 years of business. Their Florida Citrus business began in 1979 when Michel Sallin, IMG Citrus President, traveled to Florida seeking investment opportunities in agriculture.…

New jumbo raspberry variety launched

Naturipe is proud to introduce its latest proprietary berry – the Pacific CentennialTM raspberry – expertly crafted to appeal to berry lovers’ palettes, adapt to growers’ environments, and provide enhanced shelf stability to meet grocers’ needs.The Pacific Centennial is a jumbo raspberry that balances…

Limoneira launches app to educate consumers on using food as medicine

The Limoneira Company, a leading agribusiness with prime agricultural land and operations, real estate and water rights in California, today announced the launch of a new…

Home compostable fruit label in development

From its inception and for over 18 years, Accu-Label has been developing fruit labelling solutions with a focus on environmental sustainability, food safety, and optimal…

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Europe

Primeur's Fruit Attraction exhibition edition

The 11th edition of Fruit Attraction is set to take place in Madrid from October 22 through 24th. In honor of the event, Primeur collaborated once again with FreshPlaza to put together a new edition in both Spanish and English, which is becoming more and more international! Besides a selection of the…

The future of grapes according to Fruitsland

Fruitsland has significantly increased its grape production, with interesting feedback when it comes to quality. Now that the season is over, the company can make an assessment on the evolution of the grape sector: new markets, various consumption modes and innovative company strategies to improve…

Brexit-update: It all comes down to the numbers

On Thursday the EU and the UK reached a deal in the Brexit negotiations, but it is still unclear whether PM Johnson could gain the numbers he needs in the House of Commons. Johnson has to assemble a coalition of MPs to vote for his Brexit deal. This morning, Northern Ireland’s DUP stated that it will…

Ton van Dalen, Best of Four:

"Dutch cucumber market recovered well; reasonable bell pepper season"

The various Dutch greenhouse vegetables developed very differently this season. For example, cucumber prices recovered well. This, after a very average start to the season. Aubergines had a difficult season. Tomatoes have been trading at reasonable to good prices for a while. And the price formation of…

Sicilian Purple Artichoke: good quantities are expected

Renowned since ancient times as a healthy vegetable, and with an increasing domestic and international market demand, the artichoke still needs to gain its recognition on the shelf, and is still relatively unknown in some Northern European countries, despite the specific nature of its taste and its…

Wimco Groenendaal, Groda AGF:

"Stable Dutch top fruit market, but growers must be prepared to keep selling"

Apple picking season is fast nearing its end. "We have had good volumes, especially in the center of the country," says Wimco Groenendaal of Groda AGF. This company is based in Est, the Netherlands. "The last harvest of apples did not color all the way through. However, their overall quality is…

Italy: Extra-quality grapes are the only profitable segment at the moment

The reason why table grapes are not doing well on the market is still unknown to producers and traders. Yet one thing is clear: the extra quality produce is the only profitable one at the moment.  "We are currently working with the Italia, Red Globe and Black Pearl varieties at the moment. Despite the excellent quality,…

Consentio, the revolutionary digital platform for the sale of fruits and vegetables

Connect directly, buy and sell; this is the simple concept of the new Consentio communication technology platform that has been launched in Spain, which could revolutionize the sale of fruit and vegetables (and of agricultural products in general) with a website and a free mobile application.Consentio is…

Photo reportage: Frischezentrum moves efficiently into the future

Bremen's wholesale market focuses on convenience and comprehensive service

Wholesale market Bremen, designed as a freshness center, now has one of the most modern facilities in Europe. Its close-to-the-city location in the old harbor areas in the upcoming Überseestadt and the good trans-regional transport links are offering the best conditions for a prosperous development.Today's era…

James Hutton Limited and Global Plant Genetics

New raspberry varieties on display

James Hutton Limited and Global Plant Genetics (GPG) recently showcased a range of new raspberry varieties from the James Hutton breeding programme. The fruit varieties are due to be commercialised in the near future. The varieties on show included two new primocane varieties (coded P4 and P5). In a…

Mulder Onions reports defaulter: Omar Antonio Orozco Mairena in Nicaragua

Dutch wholesaler, Mulder Onions, wants to warn colleagues in the sector. They are advising people not to do business with this buyer from Nicaragua:  Omar Antonio Orozco MairenaMercado de MayoreoNicaragua "After years of regular trade, Omar abruptly stopped paying for his goods. Initially for no real reason.…

Renovation of facilities of Frutas E. Sánchez at Mercamadrid

"Big retailers require quick responses"

“Consumption trends are shifting and reducing the reaction time is a key requirement to meet the demand of retailers or large distributors. To compete, we must be able to ship the fruit in better conditions. Our investment in greater refrigeration capacity at Mercamadrid is a key step to adapt to a…

Almería breaks Guinness record with a 600 m2 heart made of fruits and vegetables weighting 23 tons

The plant improvement company Sakata and the Almería City Council have managed to easily break a Guinness world record. Initially, the plan was to beat it with 550 m², but eventually, the fruit and vegetable heart has exceeded the 600 m². To do this, some 25 workers of the company have been placing more than…

OMIP is officially launching it at Cibus Tec

New pitting machine for sweet and sour cherries

A new cherry pitting machine/puncher, designed to work for all cherry processing companies worldwide, is able to offer the highest economic advantage by reducing the number of skilled personnel necessary for processing and maintenance operations, plus the expenditure on spare parts. It is the Cherry…

Organto announces record third quarter revenues

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of fresh organic vegetables and fruits today updated previous revenue guidance that was provided on August 21, 2019, noting…

Tomra Food, Compac and BBC Technologies show new sorting solutions in Anaheim

Tomra exhibits the TOMRA 5A, its avant-garde model for potato sorting. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance. And BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi™ software, bringing sophisticated artificial intelligence to fresh blueberry sorting. Tomra Food has a strong…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BELL PEPPER MARKET

There is currently an abundance of peppers on the global market. In fact, Spain and China are dealing with surpluses. South Africa, Mexico and Italy can be satisfied with the current state of the harvest. This situation is causing pepper prices to fall in most markets. Only in the United States does the…

Oceania

Report on Australian vegetable trade value, markets and volumes

AU: Onions recorded the largest growth in export value in 2018/2019

Australian vegetable exports have nearly doubled in since 2011/12 after a seventh consecutive year of growth in 2018/19. Growth in the value of exports was assisted by a recovery in the average export price of vegetables after a decline in 2017/18, however it was a rise in export volume, resulting from…

World

It’s not what you think

Here’s how bananas help in treating piles

As is well-known, the human metabolism plays a pivotal role in determining the health conditions. No wonder, our metabolism is directly related to our digestive system, as the…

'Consumption orange juice is dropping at slower rate'

An annual report on global orange juice consumption, based on data from CitrusBR (Brazilian Orange Juice Exporters Association), Tetra Pak, Euromonitor International, Planet…

Immigrant workers are preparing for automation in agriculture

Inside Taylor Farms’ massive warehouse in Salinas, California, millions of pounds of lettuce, cabbage and spinach are processed each day. Vegetables from nearby fields are sent here to get chopped, washed, dried and packaged. When they’re ready for packing, a yellow robotic arm called a Quik Pick & Pack…

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