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OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

The banana production volumes have decreased somewhat due to some cooler temperatures in the tropics. Consequently, prices have risen. Nevertheless, the price level in Europe either remains stable or records only slight increases due to transport costs. European banana producers in the outermost regions are concerned about a…

FL blueberry season arrives early as import season winds down sooner than usual

Blueberries are supplied in the US year-round from many different origins. Right now, the supplies come mainly from imports from the Southern hemisphere, but the Florida harvest will begin soon and the domestic season has a good outlook so far. Early start to the seasonJR Pierce of Astin Strawberry Exchange…

Lack of weather issues mean plenty of kale

Supplies of kale are ample right now. “Like most commodities, supplies of kale are good,” says Russ Widerburg of Oxnard, Ca.’s Boskovich Farms Inc. “Production on everything is good because the weather is good everywhere. There haven’t been any cold snaps or rains or anything like that.” While he says…

UC Davis and Oppy™ complete successful trials with Hazel™ for kiwi

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new packaging solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, announced the successful completion of two separate successful supply chain trials with the University of California, Davis and and…

California avocado company receives Whole Foods Supplier Award

Whole Foods Market has announced the winners of its eighth annual Supplier Awards, honoring 32 of the company’s suppliers which include Del Rey Avocado, for their outstanding achievements in 2019 and ongoing commitments to quality, environmental stewardship, organic integrity, innovation, purpose and…

Limited edition premium blackberries launched

Driscoll’s announced the launch of Limited Edition Sweetest Batch™ Blackberries. The flavor-packed blackberry is the sweetest sensation to hit the produce aisle this winter and now Driscoll’s markets a complete berry patch premium flavor offering across strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and…

Chicago-area tomato grower completes expansion

With the completion of its Phase 3 greenhouse in fall of 2019, Chicago-area tomato grower MightyVine is harvesting 22.5 acres of premium-quality tomatoes. The expansion, built by VB Group and financed by Rabo AgriFinance, has been driven by strong demand since the company’s first harvest in October 2015.…

California-based lemon company highlights sustainability practices in new report

Limoneira Company released its inaugural Sustainability Report, outlining its history of commitment to environmental and social responsibility and sustainability programs and…

Katie Fitzgerald to be keynote speaker

United Fresh Women in Produce nominations now open

Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh Convention & Expo, Women in Produce recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects…

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Statement by Tim O'Mally of Nationwide Produce:

"Where are we going to find workers from for our industry?"

It’s difficult to know where to begin with latest policy by the Home Office to effectively put a block on low-skilled labour from Europe. Let’s start with the hypocrisy of it.…

Sustainability, new varieties, and the Coronavirus

Fruit Logistica 2020 photo report

FruitLogistica is the largest trade show in the fruit and vegetable sector. Exhibitors from all over the world once again converged at this fair. As in every year, it had a central theme. This year, it was, again, sustainability.  However, the coronavirus garnered  much attention this year. There were 94 Chinese companies…

Detecting Salmonella in less than eight hours

Germany: Researchers developing rapid Salmonella detection tester

A team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses are working with the German microbiology and food analysis…

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

The banana production volumes have decreased somewhat due to some cooler temperatures in the tropics. Consequently, prices have risen. Nevertheless, the price level in Europe either remains stable or records only slight increases due to transport costs. European banana producers in the outermost regions are concerned about a…

High speculation in Spain makes selling difficult and facilitates competition from third countries

"We will not ship oranges to China until normality is restored"

Spanish orange exporters are still uncertain about how the events in China and the trade crisis caused by the coronavirus will develop. "At the moment, exports of Spanish oranges to China are very slow due to the influence of the coronavirus," says Daniel Blanco, commercial director of the Andalusian…

A producer from Lleida presents a new apple and chocolate snack

The Alpicat-based family business, dedicated to the production of fruit, has presented an innovative project in which a selected and large-sized Lleida apple (80-85) ends up becoming three chocolate-dipped mini-donuts. A few years ago, the SAT Ort Bell company developed a cold dehydration system for the…

First prison sentence for the illegal exploitation of the Orri mandarin in Spain

The Criminal Court number 12 of Valencia has sentenced a producer to three months and one day in prison, losing also the right to passive suffrage during the time of the sentence, as well as the payment of the costs, for the illegal exploitation of the protected vegetable variety Orri on a plot of…

Benjamin Vincent, Blue Whale:

“Our cardboard trays for 4 organic fruits will be available in early March”

At Fruit Logistica 2020, Blue Whale presented its tray for 4 fruits “Elément Terre Bio” made of 99.6% cardboard. “We started developing the project a little before the beginning of the season in September. After working on the design of the tray for a few months, we decided to present it to our clients…

Bruno Volonteri, CondiFrance:

“Delicate phase for the garlic market”

“The garlic market is in a delicate phase. For five weeks now, the imports from China have been completely blocked because of the coronavirus, which leads to great confusion on the global market. Spain and Argentina want to take advantage of the situation by raising prices, but not everyone is ready to…

March 10, Horst (Netherlands)

Delphy organizes fourth International Blueberry Conference

On Tuesday 10 March 2020, Delphy will organize the fourth International Blueberry Conference. The venue for this event will be the Park Hotel in Horst in the Netherlands. This…

Annual Sustainability Certificate to be awarded to retailers for third year in a row

IFCO is awarding its annual Sustainability Certificate in Europe and North America for the third time in a row. IFCO’s sustainability certification initiative was inaugurated…

Ellepot GrowBag and AIR Tray

Plastic bags no longer needed in propagation

Following on their success within the fruit and nut segments, the company has developed the Ellepot GrowBag, which along with their AIR Tray technology, eliminates the requirement for plastic bags in propagation. "With the new GrowBag and AIR tray system, growers can eliminate the need for plastic bags…

The latest GNA's horizontal packaging machine

"We have created a fast and efficient translating head system"

Each machine is the result of cutting-edge technological research, which guarantees high-quality standards, strength and reliability. "To assure our customers' production is our goal", state Massimiliano Nucci and Gabriella Bolzoni (pictured below) of the Emilian GNA. Gabriella Bolzoni (export sales) and…

Oceania

BerryWorld harvests first Tasmanian raspberries

BerryWorld Australia has begun picking its first Tasmanian-grown raspberries, with the Orielton region now the third to enter production since joint venture partner Piñata Farms established the growing arm in 2016.BerryWorld-branded premium raspberries are also produced in winter at Wamuran and in summer…

World

Carrefour and Nestlé intent on improving child nutrition

Carrefour and Nestlé have announced that they are joining forces to help parents get their children to adopt a healthier and more sustainable diet, promoting daily consumption…

The health benefits of soursop

For centuries, soursop juice has been a form of pain reliever while pulverized seeds and concoctions made of leaves are also popular forms of natural remedies. The fruit is mostly found in Mexico, the Caribbean, parts of South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.  The rich nutrient content of soursop includes vitamin C, vitamin B,…

World revised figures show halt in rise of potato production

The increase in world potato production stalled in 2018 and failed to recover significantly in 2019. World output slipped by 1.5% to 368.247 million tonnes in 2018 figures just released by the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation show. However, that was still the third highest total ever after 2017 and…

The plastic packaging problem

The most common form of food packaging is plastic. It's cheap, it's disposable, it won't break if you drop it, and it ticks the boxes for food safety. Bonus: there's even a recycle symbol on it.…

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