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Friday, July 19, 2019

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL ORANGE MARKET

The global orange market is facing a number of challenges. South African oranges, and citrus fruits in general, are troubled by problems in the ports of Durban and Port Elizabeth. In Argentina, the frost has probably caused considerable damage. Spain also suffered from the weather this season and in Italy the Tristeza virus had…

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Canada: "Orri mandarins are popular when available"

Seedless mandarin arrivals into North America from the southern hemisphere are remaining steady, with no reports of any major issues or delays. Toronto-based North American Produce Buyers are currently sourcing seedless mandarins from Chile and Argentina, with arrivals expected soon from Peru and South…

Exporting Mayan fruit to the world

A relatively new company based in Mexico is aiming to bring fruit out of the primarily indigenous regions of Mexico to the world market. After several years in planning, Mayan Fruit Trading Company officially began trading in May 2019, and the company's initial line of fruits includes some of the more…

Strawberry supplies from California improving

Supplies of strawberries from California are improving after a period of stagnant production. For the past month and a half, production has been hampered by rain, cooler weather and more recently, hot weather. This resulted in growers struggling to maintain consistent volume especially of fruit that is…

Mexican limes lean on good quality supplies

Supplies of imported limes from Mexico are looking slimmer right now. “The overall supply of limes has tightened after hitting record-breaking crossings in mid-June. And it’s especially tight for bright green color fruit, which many North American consumers perceive as quality,” says Nico Giraldo,…

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Greenhouse grower introduces new Procurement Manager in Mexico

NatureFresh™ Farms has announced and welcomed the newest addition, Paul Hulsbos, to their sales team as Procurement Manager based in Mexico. With over 21 years of experience…

HKW announces add-on acquisition by Fresh Direct Produce

HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, today announced that its portfolio company, Fresh Direct Produce, Ltd. (“Fresh Direct Produce”),…

Tour de Fresh connects with 2019 salad bar school district recipients

Since 2014, Tour de Fresh, a four-day cycling event presented by the California Giant Foundation, has donated more than 230 salad bars across the nation to help increase children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables. This year, Tour de Fresh expects to provide at least 50 salad bars to schools across…

USApple commends H2A proposal

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) said it is pleased that the Labor Department is proposing to improve and streamline the H-2A program. The official publication of the proposal is expected to…

Statistics Canadian report

Canada: 2019 potato acreage up 3.3% on 2018

Statistics Canada released their first estimate of potato acreage in Canada as a result of data obtained from their survey of potato growers in Canada. Statistics Canada has…

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Europe

Moldovan apricots and cherries reach German market for the first time

A first batch of Moldovan apricots and cherries, delivered by Fani SRL and Farm Prod SRL, arrived in Germany on July 15. The fruit was imported by OGA / OGV NORDBADEN EG…

First Polish plums of the season, more expensive than last year

According to analysts of the EastFruit project, this week, the first plums from local orchards have hit the shelves in Poland. At the moment, only a very small volume is…

European Commission facilitates EU agricultural exports to Japan

Following the entry into force this year of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the EU has stepped up efforts to address agricultural market access interests…

Four steps to achieving successful demand forecasting

The Grocery Code Adjudicator states that suppliers to UK grocery retailers deserve to receive timely and accurate forecasts. Its Grocery Store Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP)…

Russia prevents entry of almost 27 tons of Egyptian oranges

26.88 tons of oranges, which had arrived at the Novorossiysk Sea Port from Egypt, were prevented from entering the Russian Federation, as reported by the correspondent of the…

Belgian auctions report fitful start of strawberry season - Part II

“The bar for quality and variety choice is set higher every year”

Regarding strawberries and woody berries, Jurgen de Braekleer, Product Manager Soft Fruit for REO Veiling, has noticed that prices fluctuate a lot. He mentions that this can happen quite quickly when days have a bit more or a bit less production. “We could actually say that the more extreme the weather…

"We offered the first IQF Processing Line dedicated to IQF spinach in China"

The demand for IQF spinach and herbs has been increasing steadily over the past few years. The convenience of using the exact amount needed of ready-to-use, chopped leafy products which don’t need to be thawed, is appealing to both end-consumers as to restaurants, catering companies and ready-meals…

Sophie Ye, KX Food

"Brazilian and Peruvian ginger now also in our assortment"

"It's tough on the ginger market. It's almost the fifth week of the sale prices for Chinese ginger being lower than the import prices. The import price for the 12 kilo is around € 18.50 whilst the sales prices are around € 16," says Sophie Ye of KX Food. The cause of the high import prices is the quality…

Matthijs Verburg, Fresh Mushroom Europe:

“With the right attention, mushroom consumption can be encouraged in the summer months”

One of the most popular wild mushrooms of the moment, the mini girolle, is currently widely available. “The girolles, which we now supply, come from Lithuania and Russia. Essentially, we supply girolles year-round, but this is the best time for the mushroom. Quality is very good, and the product looks…

Toon Smetsers supplies Dutch clients with French fruit on commission

"Good quality and quantity of French peaches, nectarines, and Charentais melons"

"The quality and quantity of this year's French stonefruit are good. My suppliers have had little trouble with hail damage. They are located along the Rhone and in Southern France," says Toon Smetsers in the Netherlands. "We are receiving an ample supply of French peaches and nectarines. There is demand,…

Onion peeling line processes 12,000 onions per hour

The video below shows an onion peeling line developed by Finis. With the aid of sensors the onions are laid out straight, so that they can be peeled by air streams. The line can process up to 12,000 onions per hour.

This is what goes on in a cruise ship's galley

"Action in the galley. No restaurant or hotel resort can achieve what cruise ships do every day - preparing 40 new dishes. And serve these anew every 7, 14, 21, or 30 days. All of this with the highest culinary credo", says Rudi Sodamin, the Holland America Line's Consultant Master Chef, on LinkedIn.

Moroccan tomato exports to Europe, at the same level as Almeria's

The Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organizations of Almería, Coexphal, has taken stock of the past season in Almería, describing it as a good campaign. It also highlights what a big competitor Morocco has become for the Andalusian tomato exporting sector. Competition According to Coexphal…

Selling without fixed prices is a common illegal practice

Spanish organization UPA denounces illegal sale of thousands of tons of fruit

The Union of Small Agricultural Producers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA) has reported the imbalances that are again resurfacing in the summer fruit production and distribution chain. The agrarian association denounces that the Law of the food chain is not being respected in this sector. This rule requires the…

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Asturian blueberry producers join forces in a new association

Berry Blue World S.L. is a new association that brings together eleven producers of Asturian blueberries from the municipalities of Tineo, Grado, Oviedo, Villaviciosa, Nava and Salas, and through which they'll be able to market their blueberries without intermediaries. The idea of ​​joining forces came…

Czech Republic: Garlic season begins with high prices due to drought

The Czech Republic imported 4.7 million euros worth of garlic in the first five months of 2019, mostly from Spain and China, following the decline in the national harvest in…

Spain: Valencian plum campaign has so far been disastrous

As reported by LA UNIÓ de Llauradors, the plum campaign in Valencia has been "a real disaster." Plum sales have so far been poor and prices at origin have sunk in recent weeks, falling by almost 80%. Faced with this situation, LA UNIÓ has already requested an urgent meeting with the new Councilor of…

A look behind the scenes of the Elbe-fruit distribution company

Local cherries from the orchard to the shelf within a short time

At the northern distribution company Elbe-Obst, the cherry harvest is currently in full swing. In addition to apples, cherries from protected cultivation are the main product from the Altes Land on the Elbe. After harvesting, the plump, regionally produced stone fruits are immediately processed, sorted…

Eco Terra GmbH is interested in new sales concepts

"We want to actively contribute to sustainability, with our customers"

Eco Terra GmbH is a 15-year-old family business. The core business of the company is import and production in its factory in Germany. The sale of high quality raw materials for industrial customers, private label productions and the production of products under the own brand "Nutfields" are part of it.…

Fruchthof Stadtsteinach: "People clearly eat with their eyes as well"

Colorful cauliflower now sees large summer sales

The Franconian wholesale trade knows that colorful cauliflowers are a popular item in the restaurants during the summer. At Fruchthof Stadtsteinach too, the colored cabbages are coming in more often and in all variations, says managing director Susanne Schramm. "We sell the products in the colors purple,…

Market Report Austria KW 29/2019:

'Manageable supply of new potatoes, price pressure shapes onion market'

The Austrian new potato market is showing an unusually stable outlook. The main factor for this market situation is the supply situation, which is still tight. With the…

Number of delivery points is increasing at a rapid pace

Need for fresh office fruit is growing steadily in Germany

Many companies now offer their employees free fruit. People can organize that themselves or can employ a delivery service. These are now available in almost every town, says the Handwerksblatt . Enzio Reuß has been the proud managing director of Fruitful Office since 2011. The delivery service is based,…

Quick temperature checks en route

The new Bluetooth loggers, model “B1” from Cydiance, can be quite useful when intermediate checks are needed in the fruit logistic routes. Cydiance B1 – Bluetooth temperature logger with USB PDF report "You may now use mobile phone to access to the temperature history, without stopping or even touching…

Switzerland:

Organic vegetables mostly wrapped in plastic

More than 80% of organic fruit and organic vegetables are offered in plastic packaging. Consumer Protection Foundation (SKS) has randomly tested 221 products - including cucumbers, hot peppers and apples - in 10 different stores in Bern and Basel. The SKS noted that the majority of products (54%) are…

Syngenta :

Presentation of new varieties at Melon, Watermelon and Courgette Open Day

On July 9, 2019, Syngenta held an open day at its Sarrians (Vaucluse) site to present new products in its melon, courgette and watermelon ranges. Throughout the day, the Syngenta and BFP Prosem sales teams welcomed technicians, distributors, specifiers, nurseries and producers, mainly from the…

“Buddy’s” - A new name in English cherries

FGA is a grower owned business, formed in 2009 when Andrew Wallace brought together two of Chile’s most respected grower exporters, San Clemente and Gesex. Offices in the UK (Fruit Growers Alianza Ltd) and Europe (Fruit Growers Alliance BV) were formed to look after the interests of both growers and all…

UK and Central America sign continuity agreement

Yesterday, the UK government signed a trade and political continuity agreement with Central America. Trade between the UK and Central America was worth £1bn in 2018. The…

Food firm signs UK-wide deal to supply Ayrshire potatoes

The delicious Ayrshire potato - made a protected geographical food status by the EU - is available for summer salads and posh picnics throughout the British Isles this summer.…

Norovirus most often responsible for foodborne outbreaks in Finland

More than 130 foodborne outbreaks were recorded in Finland between 2014 and 2016. Data comes from a register of foodborne and waterborne outbreaks maintained by the former…

Dirk Garos (Restrain) sees great demand for etylene as potato sprout inhibitor

"Worldwide search for residue-free CIPC alternatives"

As of 2020, the European Commission has banned CIPC as a potato sprout inhibitor. This poses a challenge for many growers. Storage equipment company, Restrain's, Dirk Garos has been working on introducing ethylene in storage situations for 13 years already. This chemical compound halts the formation of…

Scandinavia’s major new forum to lead the sustainability debate

Award-winning international event organiser Diversified Communications UK has announced the launch of a major new sustainability conference dedicated to senior retail…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL ORANGE MARKET

The global orange market is facing a number of challenges. South African oranges, and citrus fruits in general, are troubled by problems in the ports of Durban and Port Elizabeth. In Argentina, the frost has probably caused considerable damage. Spain also suffered from the weather this season and in Italy the Tristeza virus had…

Oceania

NZ: Another fruit fly discovered in Auckland

Another fruit fly has been discovered on Auckland's North Shore, bringing the number discovered since February to ten. The find could have serious consequences for New…

Up-and-coming Australian food businesses grow through Future Food program

Up-and-coming food and agriculture businesses from across South East Queensland are taking their next step through the Future Food Initiative. The FFI is an industry…

Riding a wave of smoothies and superfood benefits

Australia: Kale enjoyed significant sales growth in 2018

Kale has enjoyed significant dollar sales growth in 2018 while riding a wave of green smoothies and superfood benefits. Kale was purchased by 13% of Australians over the 52 weeks ending 20 April 2019; this remained relatively unchanged compared to the previous year. Volume consumption, however, grew by…

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22nd July - 2nd of August, 2019

FreshPlaza office will be closed 2 weeks for summer holidays

From the 22nd of July to the 2nd of August, the FreshPlaza office will be closed for the summer holiday. This means that we will not be publishing during this period, but will resume on the 5th of August.

Please feel free to continue to send us emails or news you would like to share, we promise that we will follow these up on our return.

We wish you all a nice summer holiday and hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

The Freshplaza Team

FreshPlaza is taking a Summer Break

The FreshPlaza team are taking a summer break. We will be back on Monday August 5 to bring you all latest news in the fresh produce world.

US: Avocados are almost too pricey to serve

At this moment in time in the US, restaurants and consumers alike are suffering from skyrocketing avocado prices. For the first week of July, the wholesale price of a 25-pound…

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